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Jitendra Misra | Managing Director

Capt. Jitendra Misra has devoted 39 years of his life to the Maritime industry. With a career that started as a Deck Cadet with India Steamship in 1971, he steadily ascended the ranks to become, at 25 years old, one of the youngest Master in the Indian shipping fleet. After eight years in command he stepped ashore in 1988 to take up commercial challenges with a firm in UK.

He came to Dubai in February 1990 to set up the ship-owning division for a large business conglomerate. This was the beginning of Emarat Maritime and Capt. Misra has been the Managing Director of the Company since 1997.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (London) and the founding Chairman of the UAE Branch, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (London) and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London) and a founding member and Secretary General of the UAE ship owners association.

His contributions to the Shipping Industry have been recognized by a number of organizations. In 2007, ClassNK set up their Middle East technical committee with Capt. Misra as the Chairman. In 2009, he was also elected Director of BIMCO.

He has been bestowed with various accolades over the years, the most recent being the Life Time Achievement Award, from International Bulk Journal.


Sanjeev Kharkar | General Manager - Finance

Mr. Sanjeev Kharkar is a Chartered Accountant by profession with over 30 years of post qualification experience, 18 of which have been in the Shipping industry, where he has worked with various organizations in India and overseas.

He has been involved in setting up joint a venture arrangement in India with one of the large Japanese shipping line connected with ship agency, port development and marine transportation infrastructure.

He has been with the group since 1995.


Benny Alex | General Manager - New Buildings

Mr. Benny Alex is a qualified Naval Architect by profession, with post qualification experience of about 30 years in the Maritime Industry. Having started his career with a major ship building yard in India for about 10 years, he has served the French Classification Society Bureau Veritas for over 5 years as their Country Manager in Colombo, Sri-Lanka, thus gaining valuable experience in ship design and construction, ship classification and ship surveys & certification in addition to Quality & safety Management system audits and certification of various Companies and ships.

Mr.Benny Alex is registered as a QMS Lead Auditor with International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA, UK) for ISO 9001 & ISO 14001 standards and a Certified MLC-2006 Trainer in addition to holding a Diploma in Ship Management in Ship Chartering, Ship Broking and Technical Management from the National Sea Training Centre, North West Kent College, UK.

He has joined Emarat Maritime in 1997 and is in Charge of the New Ship Building and Technical Services division since then.


M.S. Sangwan | General Manager - Technical

Mr. Sangwan started his sea career in 1973 and has sailed with reputed companies like Anglo-Eastern and Mitsui OSK shipping lines, as a marine engineer, ascending to the capacity of Chief Engineer. During this tenure he has been part of a team for pre-purchase inspections, supervision of new buildings in prominent shipyards and takeovers. He has vast experience in repairs & dry dockings of vessels of different types. He was also involved in technical inspections, internal & external audits of fleet vessels and implementation of safety and quality system.

He joined Emarat Maritime in 2002 & currently heads the Technical department.


Suma Easo | Head - Commercial Dry

Ms. Suma Easo, started her career in the shipping industry in 1998 as a Chartering Executive with a leading ship broking and ship management company in Dubai and has been part of the Emarat Maritime dry bulk team since 2004.. During her tenure in Shipping, she has expanded her knowledge and experience in varied facets of Shipping, such as Chartering, Operations, S & P, Agency, etc.

She has a graduate degree in English Literature & History & a post-graduate degree in History, and also holds a post graduate diploma in Public Relations Management from Mumbai University.

She is also a Member of Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, London.

Suma currently heads the Dry-Commercial department at Emarat Maritime.


  Pradeep Kumar Sawhney | Head - Commercial (Tankers)

Capt. Pradeep Sawhney started his sea career in 1980. After sailing for 20 years as a nautical officer in different ascending capacities up to the rank of Master on various sizes of crude and product tankers he started a career ashore when he joined EML in February 2001.

He holds an MBA degree in Finance and is a Fellow at the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (London).

He presently heads the Commercial department of the tanker fleet comprising of Aframaxes.

  Sanjay Mehta | General Manager

Capt. Sanjay Mehta has over 24 years of experience in maritime industry. He is a Master Mariner with over 15 years of Sailing experience mainly on Oil & Chemical tankers. He has been with Emarat Maritime since 2008 with various departments and positions. With his immense dry-docking and New building experience, Sanjay is well versed with commercial, operational and management aspects of shipping.

He has been instrumental in setting up Company's Office in Mumbai, India with an aim to provide operational and technical support along with strengthening the relationship with Sailing staff. Prior joining Emarat Maritime he worked as Project Leader of New Building Team & Senior Technical Superintendent with "Eitzen Maritime Services" managing their Operational, Fleet Personnel and Technical strategies for new buildings.

He is presently working with Emarat Maritime as General Manager responsible for their Dry Bulk Commercial & Post Fix ops, Tanker operations, Operations out of India operations and also heading their Fleet Personnel Dept.


Rajesh K Dabral | Head - Fleet Operations (Dry Bulk)

Capt. Rajesh Dabral started his sea career as a deck cadet in 1982 by joining T.S. Rajendra. He is an experienced Master Mariner with a sailing experience on various types of ships. He stepped shore in 1996, as an ISM implementer on board ships. He has versatile experience in Fleet operations, port captaincy, PNI correspondence, Ship Agency. and offshore vessel operations. He is MBA in shipping & logistics and Member of Indian council of Arbitration.

He joined EML in 2007 and currently heads the Fleet operations for Dry Bulk fleet.


Sankara Subramanian | Head - Insurance & Claims

Mr. Sankara Subramanian is a graduate in Economics & also holds a Diploma in Insurance Law. He is also a Member of the Insurance Institute of India, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport.

He has over 31 years of experience in the Marine Insurance / Shipping Industry where he started his career as a Marine Cargo Surveyor, before moving into a major International Insurance Company.

He joined EML in 1997 & currently heads the Insurance & Claims department.


  Baskar Shanmuganantham | Head - IT & Communications

Mr. Baskar Shanmuganantham is a graduate in Mathematics and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications.

He started his career in 1993 as a Systems Analyst and held various positions in Information Technology divisions of diversified business entities. He has gained extensive knowledge in various IT and Communications business solutions over a period of 22 years.

He joined EML in 1999 and has been in the shipping industry since. He is currently heading the IT and Communications department.




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