Captain Anoop Kumar Sharma takes over as CEO of Essar Shipping

Captain Anoop Kumar Sharma has taken over as whole-time director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Essar Shipping Ltd (ESL).

He replaced Ramakrishnan A. R. who had retired from service on 31 March 2015.

Sharma has been associated with ESL since August 2008. Previously he was associated with Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) for 16 years.

In SCI he had served as the Senior Vice President of the Chartering division and was responsible for exploring global business opportunities for SCI.

Sharma is an Alumni of Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai and was a fellow of Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, London. He is also member of the Governing council of Narottam Morarjee Institute of Maritime studies and Services export promotion council.

Earlier ESL also had appointed S. Gayathri as an Additional Director of the Company to fulfill the requirement of having at least one woman director on board.

Essar Shipping Ltd operates a diversified fleet of 15 vessels. It includes very large crude carriers (VLCCs), Capesize, Mini-capesize, Supramaxes, tugs and mini-bulk carriers.

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