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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.