Business Functions
Mr. Tapas Icot(Executive Director & President - Shipping)
Mr. Icot is a Commerce graduate with a post graduation in Management studies. He joined the company in 1991, as a Manager in the Claims department and thereafter has been instrumental in key roles including creating a Strategic Planning Cell and heading the Commercial function of the company. He is now the Executive Director and Head of Shipping Business. He started his career with United India Insurance Co. Ltd. before moving into the shipping industry. He has had stints with India Steamship and Essar Shipping before joining GE Shipping. He is an Associate of the Insurance Institute of India and a Fellow of the Indian Council of Arbitration.He has also completed his Masters in Financial Management from Mumbai University.
Mr. Reginald Sequeira(Head - Bulker Chartering)
Mr. Sequeira is a management graduate from XLRI and has around 30 years of industry experience before joining G E Shipping in 2006. He heads the Bulk Carrier Division of the company. Prior to joining us he has worked with companies like Shipping Corporation of India, Chowgule Steamships and Noble Chartering.
Mr. David Birwadkar (Vice President - Training and Assessment)
A Marine Engineer from Mumbai Port Trust, he joined us in 2006 and currently heads the Training and Assessment function. As a marine engineer he has sailed with SCI and subsequently with Wallem, where he rose to the position of Chief Engineer. He held key positions in Technical function with Anglo Eastern Ship Management and Essar Shipping. prior to this role he was heading the Technical function in Great Eastern.
Capt. Prakash Correa (Head - Tanker Operations, International)
He is a Master Mariner who joined us in 2004 to handle the operations of the tankers that are in the international trade. Including sea-time, he has experience of about 30 years in various capacities in shipping companies like Transworld Group and Varun Shipping.
Mr. Somesh Kapila (Head – Tanker Chartering)
An MBA from IIM-Lucknow, Mr. Kapila joined Great Eastern Shipping in 1995. Prior to joining us, he was employed with Shipping Corporation of India. He heads the Tanker Division of the company.
Mr. V K Chandrasekharan (Head – Quality & Safety)
A Marine Engineer from 1980 Batch of DMET, he has had a career on sea from 1980 to 1989 with SISCO, Chennai upto the rank of Chief Engineer. From 1989 to 2006, he was with the Classification Society Surveyor - Lloyd’s Register of Shipping. He was also a Lead Auditor and Trainer for ISO 9000, ISM and ISPS codes. In 2003, he did an executive MBA with LR and European School of Management. He joined the GESCO group in the offshore company, Greatship (India) Limited in 2006 and was Head of Ship Building until joining GESCO in July 2013 as Technical advisor to Managing Director. He is currently the "Designated Person Ashore" (DPA) under ISM code as well as "Management Representative" (MR) under ISO standard.
Capt. P K Dhyani (General Manager – Coastal Operations)
Capt. Dhyani is a Master Mariner who has been with the company over 3 decades and began his sailing career with us. During his sailing career with us he took over as Captain and then moved on to join the shore office of the company. Currently he heads the Coastal - Operations function at GE Shipping.
Corporate Functions
Mr. Jayesh Trivedi (President - (Secl. & Legal) & Company Secretary)
Mr. Trivedi has been with the company since 2000. He is a Company Secretary and Law graduate by qualification. He heads the Legal and Secretarial department of the company. Prior to joining GE Shipping, he has worked with DCW Home Products Ltd. and Synthetics Chemicals Ltd
Mr. G. Shivakumar(Executive Director and Group CFO)
He joined us as a management trainee immediately after completing his post-graduation in management from IIM Ahmedabad in 1990, and is currently the Chief Financial Officer. His diverse exposure within the company includes stints in key functions like Treasury, Corporate Finance, Human Resources, and Strategic Planning, and was also as CFO of our subsidiary Greatship (India) Limited.
Mr. Salil Raghavan (Head - Human Resources)
An Engineer and MBA from XLRI, Salil joined GE Shipping in 2005. He heads the Human Resources department of the company. Prior to joining us he has worked with companies like Marico, BPL Mobile, BILT and TVS.