IRClass Announces New Appointments in Singapore and London

Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), one of the world’s leading ship classification societies, has announced three new senior appointments aimed at boosting its presence in key international maritime centres.

The new appointments in Singapore and London are part of IRClass’ strategic plan to expand its capabilities and geographical reach to meet growing demand in these vital markets.

Mr. Narayanan Shankar joins as Senior Vice President of Business Development in Singapore. He will co-direct business development and strategy with Mr Anil Devli, Chief Operating Officer (Commercial) of IRClass. Prior to joining IRClass, Mr Shankar held key leadership roles in international ship management, ships agency and logistics companies.

Mr. Praveen Kumar Mishra has been appointed as Vice President of IRClass in London. He is also the member of the Statutory Panel (Environment) of International Association of Classification Society (IACS) and the Chairman of the Ballast Water Management working group of the Association of Asian Classification Societies.

Mr. Ravi Kiron Kalra has been promoted to Head of Safety from his previous role as Senior Principal Surveyor in IRClass based in Mumbai. Having served IRClass for 35 years, he has vast experience in leading vessel surveys and inspections all over the world.

These new appointments boost IRClass’ technical and management capabilities significantly, allowing the society to offer a more diverse range of auditing and compliance solutions to its clients.

Mr Anil Devli, Chief Operating Officer (Commercial) of IR Class, commented: “Professionals of this calibre on board IRClass, with their years of experience and expertise, will help us move forward as we internationalise and embrace new markets. In this competitive market, I strongly believe IRClass is well-placed to seize any opportunities that come its way and with constant innovation and improvements; it will become one of the top classification societies in the world.”

 

May 20, 2014

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Oct 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3

CruiseConnect Global 2019

Attend CrewConnect Global and stay on for the CruiseConnect Summit to take part in an industry-wide conversation focused…

read more >

CEDA Dredging Days 2019

CEDA Dredging Days programme will follow its successful format of contributed peer-reviewed…

read more >

Offshore Wind Europe 2019

#OWEU19 is a meeting place for governments, developers and suppliers to grow the confidence in wind power. Perfect to grow your business by securing new customers, meeting officials and industry heads.

read more >

6th Mozambique Gas Summit & Exhibit

This year’s edition will have a revamped programme for attendees.

read more >