Our Advisory Board

Mr. Sanjeev S. Vakil

Shri. Sanjeev S. Vakil,

A Mechanical Engineering Graduate choosing Marine Profession which saw him serving as a Chief Engineer on various types of vessels. Founder & CEO of Hindustan Institute of Maritime Training, Chennai. With a Penchant for Imparting Quality Maritime Training Mr. Vakil started HIMT in 1998. He has helmed with great dedication & professionalism to elevate HIMT as a most reputed Maritime Training Institution with over 2 decades of providing Quality Maritime Training to Mariners. HIMT which started with Three Modular Courses and by 2001 it became India’s Largest Maritime Training Institute in terms of Number of Courses approved by DG Shipping. HIMT has received several prestigious International Awards & National recognitions. Mr. Vakil has been the 1st Marine Engineer in the World to be conferred with the Fellowship from Nautical Institute , UK. He is also the fellow of Institute of Marine Engineers, Institute of Engineers, Chartered Engineer , MBA. He is also an active Committee member in various professional bodies.

Capt.S.Krishnamurthi, Past President, Nautical Institute, UK

Capt. Sivaraman Krishnamurthi,
Executive Vice President - Operations (Technical), Sanmar Shipping.

He began his career at sea in 1982 as a deck cadet with the Dredging Corporation of India. Krish later joined the Indian merchant navy through Essar Shipping Ltd and in 1993 gained his Master Class 1 Certificate of Competency after studying at Sydney Technical College in Australia. He served, in ascending capacities, to Master, with Univan, Bergessen Worldwide, Bernard Schulte and Tanker Pacific. In 2007, after seven years of command on ocean-going oil tankers, he came ashore to ship management positions. He joined The Nautical Institute in 1996 and played a key role in setting up the India (South) Branch in 2001. He was elected to the governing Council of the Institute in 2004, became a Vice-President in 2006, and was elected as a Fellow in 2008.

Capt. Ramadass Venkatarao,
Head,CMS Team- Synergy Maritime Private Limited

Capt. Ramadass Venkatarao, Master Mariner sailed on various types of ships, including Oil Tanker, Gas tanker and Bulk Cartiers. After taking shore assignment in 2003, worked as branch in charge of a renowned ship management company. He is the part of the founding team and now Director in Synergy, the company that grew steadily and now managing over 200 vessels. He is BSc Physics, MSc Psychology. Interest playing violin and long distance walking.

Shri P.K.Roy Choudhury,
Advisor, HIMT

Holding Extra First Class Certificate of Competency issued by DTI, UK. Has sailed as Chief Engineer in various types of vessels and later shifted over to shore in a career spanning over 30 years. Held key Operating Positions in various Shipping Companies which includes being a General Manager and Company Head for Pioneer Marine Services, Chennai, Chief Operating Officer (Tanker & Bulk) for Oman Ship Management Co., OMAN & Vice President with West Asia / ETA ship Management. Has served as Examiner for various levels of Marine Engineering Competency Examination, at Mercantile Marine Department, Chennai. A Visionary with hands on experience in Planning / Execution / HR / Safety & Engineering.

CEO and Director, Training Solutions International

He is a well-known personality in the field of maritime and management training. Currently the Director and CEO of Training solutions International; a training commitment to individuals, organizations and business houses. Has served with SCI as Chief Engineer, he joined SCI office as Dy Engr Supdt in Tanker Dept. His passion for teaching being strong, he has served as a GM and Principal with Anglo Eastern Maritime Training Centre of Anglo Eastern Ship Management Hong Kong & later with Executive Ship Management Singapore to establish their training institution. He joined them as Director and Principal and build up ESM training, Samundra Institute of Maritime studies. A luminary from World Maritime University, Sweden, where he did the Post Graduate studies in MET, Shri Nair is respectfully known as the Bheeshmacharya in maritime training circles.

Capt. Rohan Sabnis,
Manager (Fleet personnel & Training) - Goodwood Marine Services Pvt. Ltd.

An experienced, qualified and strategic thinker with over 16 years of experience in marine industry. He heads the Mumbai office. His rich work experience includes Fleet Personnel operations, recruitments, training and development of officers, vessel repairs and Dry Docking, Internal Auditor, development of courses for the organization, Takeovers of vessels for the company from other managements, Yard deliveries from Hyundai SAMHO shipyard, Mokpo, Korea. Conversion Projects from Tanker to FPSO at Sembawang Shipyard. Dry Docking of different kinds of vessels such as VLCC’s, Gas Carriers, Chemical Tankers, AFRAMAXes, SUEZMAXes in Shipyards all around the world. He is a Master Mariner and has Sailed on different kinds of vessel such as VLCC’s, Suezmaxes, Aframaxes, OBO’s, Gas Carriers, Ethylene Carriers, Chemical Tankers and FPSO’s. His qualification includes Master Mariner (Foreign Going), BSc Nautical Science BITS Pilani, Trainer for Swedish Club Academy for facilitating Marine Resource Management MRM training ,Internal Auditor American Bureau of Shipping , Trainer for JRC, TRANSAS and FURUNO ECDIS and TRANSAS bridge simulator course and Trainer for Wellness at sea, Sailor’s society, UK

Shri. Kumar Ramanathan,
Positive Integers

An Economics Post Graduate & an Alumni of IIM, Ahmedabad with vast experience in Strategic Planning / Leadership roles / Organization Building in various Multi National Companies including PEPSICO and has served as Director – Analytics with VODAFONE. Currently serving as an Independent Director on the Board of 2 subsidiaries of Tata Communications- Tata Communication Payment Solutions’ Company / Tata Communication Total Solutions Company. He is also active mentor of Management Students for achieving more and giving Guest Lectures in various Management Institutes.

Dr. M. Sai Baba

Dr. M. Sai Baba,
Professor - National Institute of Advanced Studies

Outstanding Scientist and formerly Director, Resources Management Group, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research and Senior Professor, Homi Bhabha National Institute. Presently holding “TV Raman Pai Chair Professor” at National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru and working in the domains of: Science Communication and Risk Communication, Human Reliability Program, Holistic Development of youth by adopting ancient Indian knowledge systems. Made outstanding contributions to realise the dream of starting the BARC Training School programmes at IGCAR, which he was heading till his superannuation. Played an important role in formulating the procedures and implementing the Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI) programmes at IGCAR, right from its inception. Carried out postdoctoral work at Texas A&M University, USA and at Research Centre, Julich, Germany. He has worked as Guest Scientist at Nuclear Research Centre, Julich, Germany. Five of his students obtained PhD.

Mr. V.R.Venkatesan,
Director(Academics) - HIMT

Passed out of MERI (Then known as DMET) in 1985. Mr. V. R. Venkatesan joined South India Shipping Corporation in 1986. His sailing experience includes various types such as product tankers, OBO s and Liquefied Gas Carriers. He was promoted to Chief Engineer while serving with Anglo Eastern Ship Management Company. Overall Sailing Experience of 25 Years. After sailing on many types of Liquefied Gas Tankers as Chief Engineer, he took up a shore job with Hindustan Institute of Maritime training in the year 2000. His position at present is Director –Academics for Post sea courses. He is the Course in Charge for Engineer’s preparatory Courses and Specialized Course for Liquefied Gas Tanker Operations.

Mr. G. Sekhar,
Executive Director - HIMT

Mr. Sekhar is an Alumni of Guindy Engineering College, Chennai. His sea career spans over 25 years and has served as a Chief Engineer on various types of vessels for over 12 years with different International Shipping Companies. On Shore he has served close to a decade in the Ranks of General Manager / Technical Superintendent and Vice President handling shipyard Projects including planning / execution / Safety in various Companies like Chokani Shipyard & ESSAR CISCO. Joined HIMT as a Faculty for various Competency & Modular Courses in 1998. He is Course Incharge for Specialized Chemical Tanker Safety Course and also serving as Executive Director.

Ms. Tarangini S. Vakil, <br/><h7>Director(Finance) - HIMT</h7>

Ms. Tarangini S. Vakil,
Director(Finance) - HIMT

Mrs. Tarangini hails from an Educationalist family from Vadodara, Gujarat. After her initial school of education & graduation from Bachelor of Pharmacology from M.S University, Vadodra, Mrs. Tarangini started her career as Chemist with Mercury Pvt. Ltd at Vadodra, Gujarat. She rose in various levels and after a stint of 3 years in the same company. In 1998, she was instrumental in setting up HIMT along with Mr. Sanjeev S.Vakil. She has been managing all the financial activities of all the entities of HIMT Group. Additionally she has undergone the Diploma in Taxation and has been keeping herself updated with all the latest rules and regulations so as to efficiently manage the accounting of HIMT Group of Institutes.

Mr. V.Ganapathi Rao,
Director(New Projects) - HIMT

38 years maritime experience with various Indian and foreign flag shipping companies. Joined South India Shipping Corporation (SISCO), Chennai. Leads various positions in various companies Technical Manager in India Cements Pvt. Ltd. Vice President in Good Earth Maritime Pvt. Ltd. Member of The Board of Executive Council of the Indian Maritime University (IMU), Chennai. Managed and operated vessels of Indian, Panamanian, Liberian flag administrations. He Co-ordinated with the TamilNadu Maritime Board and various government departments for shipyard establishment

Capt. Chandramouleeswaran,
Principal - HIMT College

Having completed Pre sea training on T.S.Rajendra in 1976-77, rose to the rank of Chief Officer in India Steamship Kolkata before joining Wallem ship Management Hong Kong in 1989. Commanded Multipurpose Reefer vessels for 6 years before coming ashore in 1995. Worked in different verticals of Commercial shipping in J.M.Baxi group of companies for 21 years before retiring as President of one of their companies. Have taken up teaching since then and took over as the Principal of HIMT Presea college in June 2019.

Former Advisor - HIMT, He served as Chief Engineer - The Shipping Corporation of India and Orient Ship Management, Hong Kong. Superintendent - Orient Ship Management, Hong Kong.	Regional Director- Enron Arbross Ship Management, Hong Kong. Director- M

Shri. Ranjit Kumar Mohanty,
GC Member - The Institute of Marine Engineers & Trustee- Board of Education for Seafarers Trust

Has served as a Chief Engineer with The Shipping Corporation of India and Orient Ship Management, Hong Kong. Has held various key positions ashore which includes being a Superintendent - Orient Ship Management, Hong Kong, Regional Director- Enron Arbross Ship Management, Hong Kong, Director- MC HR Management Pvt. Ltd, CEO- Orient Ship Services Pvt. Ltd, Presently Governing Council Member- The Institute of Marine Engineers & Trustee- Board of Education for Seafarers Trust

Shri. N.R. Krishna Kumar

Former Advisor - HIMT. Former Director of Operations, IME Region (India and Middle East) and Country Manager, India DNV Business Assurance

Prof. Selvaraju

Former Advisor-HIMT, Dean- Mechanical Engineering and Prof(Marine Engineering) Rajalakshmi Engineering College

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