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Mr. Sabyasachi Hajara, Chief Advisor, ELEKTRANS Group, To Address Industry Professionals at "India Ship Management Summit 2017" 21st September 2017, Mumbai


The Shipping Tribune is pleased to inform that Mr. Sabyasachi Hajara will be addressing the global audience at "India Ship Management Summit 2017" A One Day Conference on 21st September 2017 at Holiday Inn, Andheri (East), Mumbai. The Conference presents a unique opportunity to interact with who’s is who of the shipping industry. Several stalwarts of the Industry, not only from India but also from far east, middle east and Europe will be participating in the summit.

About Mr. Sabyasachi Hajara,

Mr. Sabyasachi Hajara, is one of the best known names in the shipping industry. He is the chief advisor to Elektrans Group, a recipient of Varuna Award (highest award in Indian Maritime Sector).

He was the Chairman and Managing Director of Shipping Corporation of India (SCI), the largest Indian shipping company, from 2005 to 2012. He was ranked among the top 100 influential personalities in the global shipping industry in 2010 by Trade Winds and Lloyd's List, two reputed industry journals. He was the only Indian to figure in both these journals between 2010 and 2012 and he was first ranked amongst the Indians.

Mr. Hajara, born on December 3, 1952, hails from Kolkata. He graduated from the University of Calcutta with a Silver Medal in B.Sc (Chemistry) degree in 1970.  He completed his MBA from prestigious Indian Institute of Management Calcutta in 1973. He stood second in the order of merit and was placed in the institute’s Roll of Honors. As a child, it was his dream to become a Doctor because he always believed that it is the most Nobel profession on earth. A super achiever, right from his school days, he passed higher secondary at the age of 14 and was barred from joining medical college (as he was underage as per admission criteria). He completed a degree in Law from University of Calcutta in 1977. His quest for knowledge has been insatiable. He completed Post Graduate Diploma in Shipping and International Maritime Law & Marine Insurance from Norwegian Shipping Academy in 1988 and was ranked first.

Mr. Hajara joined the Shipping Corporation of India on May 2, 1973. While in Kolkata, he headed the European Desk and with the efforts of himself and his team, he could take SCI to No.1 position in European market by substantially increasing SCI’s market share.  He was elevated as General Manager (Bulk Carriers & Tankers Division) in 1997 and was In-charge of entire commercial and technical operations of all Bulk Carriers, Liquefied Petroleum Gas Tankers, Phosphoric Acid Tankers as well as Corporate Chartering Wing. He is also credited with SCI’s foray as the first Indian Shipping Line in the niche area of Liquefied Natural Gas transportation.

On September 1, 2005, he assumed charge as Chairman and Managing Director of The Shipping Corporation of India Limited and after holding the charge for more than 7 years, he superannuated on December 31, 2012. During his tenure of more than 7 years, the turnover of the company increased substantially and the increase in the Gross asset value was twofold. The average profit achieved during his tenure was more than Rs.600 crore per year which is almost double as compared to the profit during the tenure of his immediate predecessor and manifolds of all other predecessors. Recognizing the performance of the Company, the Government of India conferred the most coveted “Navratna” status on SCI in August, 2008. He is the only person in independent India in the Indian shipping industry to have held the most important post of the President of Indian National Shipowners Association (INSA) for 5 years in a row. As the President of INSA, he pursued many critical issues of Indian ship-owners with the Government of India and other organizations for their amicable settlement from time to time. The ‘Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers’, UK has elected him as an Emeritus member - the only person from India to have been thus elected. He was also a Director and Vice President of the International Shipping Federation – the most important shipowners’ forum in the world, which represents the ship owning fraternity in ILO, IMO and other UN bodies. He was on board the board on numerous national and international maritime boards including IACS and IG members and various apex chambers of commerce. He represented India in various international fora like ILO, IMO etc. and won innumerable awards and accolades during his career.

About India Ship Management Summit 2017

The 4th Annual India Ship Management Summit, the most awaited conference in the country, is back. The first three edition of this Summit were hugely successful in bringing together the entire shipping industry and various stakeholders under one roof to deliberate and explore the future course of the industry. The Shipping Tribune offers an unmissable opportunity To Speak & Promote Your Organisation at "India Ship Management Summit 2017"A One Day Conference on 21st September 2017 at Holiday Inn, Andheri (East), Mumbai. 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.

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.

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? Despite having wealth of knowledge and experience, what is impeding Indian entrepreneur’s growth? One of the goals of Ministry of Shipping is, increasing the share of Indian Seafarers in the global shipping industry.

What kind of specialization and training is needed for the trade?

Do we have a roadmap to achieve these goals?

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 & crew recruitment business to exchange ideas and make informed decisions in their business.

Come, join us and benefit from the opportunity to connect, confer and conduct business!


For sponsorship & delegate registration, please contact:

Capt Virendra N. Mishra, Conference Director


+91-22- 41271324

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