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For ace entrepreneur Mahimananda Mishra, age is just a number when it comes to success

Born into an aristocratic family of Odisha, one might expect Mahimananda Mishra to be a little casual about his family business. On the contrary, the OSL Managing Director is far from being satisfied with all what he has achieved. Even at the peak of his career, Mishra is more determined than ever in his zeal to expand his business.

Mahimananda Mishra was born on May 7, 1953, and is an alumnus of Christ College, Cuttack. After completing his graduation, he laid the foundation of OSL Group in 1978 with a far-reaching vision of offering professional Stevedoring and Logistic services across the globe.  

Starting with a core team of around 15 employees, the group expanded its operations and workforce with time. At present, it has a dedicated team of 7000+ employees and handles over 35 million tonnes of cargo in different sectors. Under the leadership of Mahimananda MishraOSL Group achieved commendable success and emerged as one of the largest corporates across the East Coast of India. 

In his successful career spanning over several decades, Mishra has been deeply involved in all port-related activities of the East Coast Ports of India. Stevedoring, Steamer Agency, Custom House Agency, Chartering, Intra Port Transportation, Freight Forwarding, Port development and Mining, to name a few.  

Age never deterred the ace business tycoon from taking his entrepreneurial vision forward. Owing to his zeal to expand and achieve more, Mahimananda Mishra also forayed into the fields of hospitality, media productions, aviation, education, manufacturing of LAM coke, Steel Re-rolling mills, healthcare and sugar production, apart from end-to-end Logistic Solutions, Port Development and Mining. His diverse business ventures include Gopalpur Ports Limited, OSL Motors Private Limited, OSL Automobiles Private Limited, OSL Prestige, OSL Auto Cars Pvt Ltd, Metaloy India, OSL Marine Solutions Pvt Ltd, OSL Balaji Entrepot Pvt Ltd, OSL Healthcare Pvt Ltd, OSL Luxury Collections Pvt Ltd, among others.  

Mahimananda Mishra is also the sole authorised wholesale distributor and stockist for several leading FMCG products and MNCs in Odisha, among the many other avenues OSL group has a presence in. Apart from his focus on entrepreneurial success, he has always been steadfast in his commitment towards the environment, community and employees. 

While a number of people give up on their goals thinking that they're too old and their ship has sailed, a few others aren't willing to settle down even after achieving commendable success.  Mahimananda Mishra certainly believes in the latter. His entrepreneurial journey shows that age is just a number when it comes to following your dreams, and continuous innovation and expansion is the only key to success in any business.




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