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.
Sailing experience of about 12years and additionally 27 years as office superintendent with 5 ship owners in the maintenance and repairs of ships, dry docking including the construction of double hull bulk carriers and green field shipyard.
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.