Mr. Sanjay Shesh To Chair A Session in "India Ship Management Summit 2016- Creating Opportunities in Ship Management, Manning & Training Industry"


The Shipping Tribune is pleased to announce that Mr. Sanjay Shesh, Managing Director, Crowley Accord Marine Management Services, will be Chairing a Session in "India Ship Management Summit 2016- Creating Opportunities in Ship Management, Manning & Training Industry” a one-day Conference on 6th Oct 2016 at Holiday Inn, Andheri (East), Mumbai. He is a well known name in the industry with more than three decades of experience. The Conference presents a unique opportunity to interact with who’s is who of the shipping industry. The Shipping Tribune is pleased to announce that several leaders of the Industry, not only from India but also from far east, middle east and Europe will be participating in the summit. A new contact or fresh idea, a new customer can be a blessing in these challenging times.


About Mr. Sanjay Shesh

Mr. Sanjay Shesh, Managing Director of Crowley Accord Marine Management, is one of the better known names in Indian shipping industry. He has been instrumental in developing Ship Management companies for business houses in India. He has been directly involved in the employment of more than 15,000 merchant navy professionals. No wonder when he says “Creating employment is my passion”.

With a couple of friends for company, Mr. Shesh chose Marine engineering over other vocations.  Making the best of what life offered to him, Mr. Shesh moved ahead. The recession of 1985 had the biggest impact on his life.  It taught him skills to survive in the shipping industry and develop the competitive edge among his peers.  He started his shipping career with Tolani shipping in 1985 as a 5th Engineer and cleared all his examination with 5 years and became a chief engineer. 

He joined UNIVAN as 4th Engineer in 1987, where he started receiving his initial exposure to ship management business. Always goal oriented,  after getting his first class and becoming a second engineer, he got promoted. People recognized his good work. Being critical of himself, he worked hard and tried to stay ahead to remain in contention with the job. Soon he became the chief engineer. Having always sailed with people who were older to him, he was now faced with a young crew. This triggered him to excel at the skill of managing people.

Very soon in his career without much trying he got a shore Job, when, his mentor suggested that he should take the job of a superintendent for future growth prospects, Hence he joined Univan as a Superintendent.  Mr. Shesh finally joined a new start up Ship Management under the leadership of his mentor.

With the intent of providing employment to thousands of people and wanting to diversify and explore more opportunities in him, Mr. Shesh chose a different path as an entrepreneur.  The path led him to explore the technical side and starting a HR company. After discovering his core strengths, he took up an opportunity in fleet management wherein he was in charge of setting up new businesses.

He was responsible for the buying of Accord in 2009 and turning it around. In 2014, his team earned enough respectability within the organization and outside that the company Crowley came in and bought 51% stakes.   Taking great pride in being a part of one of the biggest Indian ship management  companies, he tried to create a lot of opportunities and expand as much as possible.

Currently, Mr. Shesh wants to put his efforts in realising two dreams for his fellow Indians.  First is to see more Indians seafarers working on ships worldwide.  The second is to see more Indians in decision making positions in various big companies whereby they  promote Indians and get India into a larger global map.  These two dreams are fuelled by his the belief that  Indians can do very well in the field of shipping but somewhere down the line getting get contented too early and avoid exploring more possibilities in the industry.

About India Ship Management Summit 2016

The 3rd Annual India Ship Management Summit, the most awaited conference in the country, is back. The first two editions of this Summit were hugely successful in bringing together the entire shipping industry and various stakeholders under one roof to deliberate and explore future course of the industry. This creates a unique opportunity for organizations to enhance their visibility and promote their brand on such a platform. Our e-Newsletters and promotional mails help the organizations reach a huge number of industry professionals in various geographical maritime areas. A unique opportunity to Gain Information. Knowledge. New ideas. Potential clients. Important contacts. All of these just in ONE DAY under ONE ROOF!

The entire Shipping Industry will convene at this prominent conference, a hub of knowledge and ideas, to make this a memorable experience. Who’s who of the industry attended this conference last year. This year the conference is going to be even bigger and better.


Venue: Holiday Inn, Sakinaka, Andheri East, Mumbai

Date: 6th October 2016

Timings: 08:45 to 18: 00


The following eminent personalities have consented to Chair the Session/Speak at the Conference:

Mr. Sabyasachi Hajara, Chief Advisor, ELEKTRANS Group ,Ex-Chairman and Managing Director of The Shipping Corporation of India

Capt. Sudhir Naphde,ex Nautical Advisor to the Government of India

Capt. M.C. Yadav, Director( Maritime Education & Training), FOSMA Maritime Institute and Research Organisation

Mr. Sanjay Shesh, Managing Director, Crowley Accord Marine Management Pvt. Ltd.

Capt. Michael ElwertGroup Chief Executive Officer, Elektrans Group


Capt. Shajan Lucose, Head of Maritime at Fleetwood Nautical Campus, Blackpool and The Fylde College.

Capt. Sanjay Prashar, Managing Director. VR Maritime Services Pvt. Ltd

Capt. Jaideep Dhamankar, Director( Country Head), MTM SHIP MANAGEMENT (INDIA) PVT. LTD


The Organizers have invited few more stalwarts from the industry to speak at this event, we shall announce their names once we receive confirmation from them.


Introduction & Objective of The Summit:

Global Shipping Industry is under extreme pressure for last several years due to overcapacity. Commercial and Technical fitness of the vessel is of paramount importance in these market conditions. Quality & Safety of operations, Crew management, and reducing costs for ship owners are some of the major challenges faced by the ship managers today.

Third party ship management business is estimated to be over 5 billion US Dollars worldwide. Can India be the hub of ship management business? Why technical management and manning of the foreign vessels is a distant dream for Indian entrepreneurs based in India? Can Mumbai or Chennai be next Hong Kong or Cyprus? In spite of having wealth of knowledge and experience, what is impeding the growth of Indian entrepreneurs?

India Ship Management Summit will address these important issues that exist for various stakeholders in the industry. The conference aims to provide a common platform for various stakeholders in the ship management business to exchange ideas and make informed decisions in their businesses. Delegates shall participate in the “Open Forum” to discuss the latest issues with other participants and experts from the industry.


For sponsorship & delegate registration, please contact:

Capt Virendra N. Mishra, Conference Director





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