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Executive Ship Management (ESM) is a premier management company valued by its clients and partners in the industry for its high end professional expertise and services. It is headquartered in Singapore with offices in 11 cities across the world. 

As a trusted and dependable manager, ESM offers a holistic package of ship management services that includes a keen eye on the budget and cost optimization through intervention of technology for its Ship owners. ESM commits that the crew sailing the company managed ships is recruited and appropriately trained in-house. Each crew member, be it an officer or a rating is put through rigorous ship specific training regime at its training centre, Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies (SIMS). Over 80% of the ESM managed ship’s officers are from cadets trained in-house at SIMS and soon the Company is envisioned to be uniquely positioned to run its entire managed fleet by officers trained since cadetship.

With an equally formidable and expert shore based technical and marine team, ESM is well regarded in the industry for its expertise, be it tankers (chemical, crude and product tankers) , dry ships (bulk carriers, containers) as well as wide range of gas carriers. We ensure all vessels including the tankers under our management meet the commercial, technical and crewing requirements and efficiently run at all time to the satisfaction of the owners and charterers. 

Executive Ship Management is one of the core establishment and genesis for the founders of the Executive Group of Companies which comprises of six other Marine Services related Businesses. 

Vision & Mission

Global Leader in providing Superior Ship Management Services

We are committed in our purpose and values to provide maritime service of the highest order by being distinctly more efficient, effective and trustworthy to our clients.

We strictly adhere to our HSSE policy and contribute positively towards the industry and environment to make our planet a safer, healthier and better place to live in.

We develop a culture of excellence and the system of highest integrity and competence to nurture talent and create equal opportunity among the employees to deliver our promises to our clients.

The Management Team

B. S. Teeka
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. B S Teeka founded Executive Ship Management (ESM), a ship management company with a difference. “No compromise on quality and standards” - a promise the company continues to live and stands for all along , setting itself ahead of competitors irrespective of business environment since its inception in 1998. From day one the company started the right foot with ISM certifications from two international certification societies – DNV-GL,Norway and ClassNK, Japan.

With his keen awareness of the influence and implications of new technology, Mr. Teeka embedded technological advancements into the ship management services by investing heavily in computer and software development , the result of which has produced a smart new era ship management package delivering exponential and many fold benefit to our clients.

A post graduate alumni of India’s prestigious marine engineering institute , DMET ( Directorate of Marine Engineering & Training ) and a rank holder graduate mechanical engineer from Ramaiah college, Bangalore, Mr. Teeka honed his in-depth marine engineering skills with over a decade of sailing experience on board various types of cargo vessels starting in Shipping Corporation of India and then in Hong Kong based Univan ship management . Barely ten years of starting his sailing career, he was called ashore as a Technical Superintendent. Within next six year he was offered the position of Technical and over all head of the company under the owner. Mr. Teeka successfully developed his entrepreneurial skills along the way with extensive understanding of the marine industry as a whole. Executive Ship Management, Singapore – an independent entity was established as a logical culmination of his experience and expertise. ESM has since grown to 11 Field offices across the world.

ESM is now part of a well-diversified group portfolio of associated maritime businesses, known as Executive Group of Companies, which provides an unmatched management services to any owner with any type of ships. The service par excellence and commitment from the ESM team has ushered Industry majors from the Oil & Gas sector to entrust their businesses in us. 

Sikha Singh
Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Sikha Singh steers the Strategic Management for ESM and its associated group of companies. Her vision for the Company and dedication from the top management team across various departments led ESM to be recognized and inducted in the Palladium Balanced Score card (BSC) Hall of Fame for Executing Strategy in the year 2012, a rare distinction for a Ship Management Company. Under her guidance, the company rigorously follows the BSC methodology to implement its strategy and a corporate governance in a most transparent and efficient manner across the organization.

Ms. Singh oversees the operations of the offices across locations as well as crewing and administration for all ESM managed vessels. Her team in Singapore is responsible for recruitment, placements and welfare of both sailing and shore staff. She also chairs the Editorial team for in-house publications - the monthly Executive News Bulletin (News from on-board and Field Offices of ESM) and the weekly news reviews besides supervising the brand communications of the Company.

Ms. Singh is a post graduate in Journalism from the premier media institute, Indian Institute of Mass Communications (IIMC), New Delhi, with over a decade of experience in the Media Industry in India and Hong Kong prior to launching ESM 

S. P. Singh

Managing Director
Mr. S.P. Singh has over 15 years of sailing experience with an additional equal number of illustrious years of service in ESM on shore.
Mr. Singh joined ESM as a Technical Superintendent and progressed to become ESM’s first fleet manager with subsequent managerial roles within ESM. A distinction holder from the Directorate of Marine Engineering Training (DMET), Mr. Singh has overseen the expansion of ESM fleet from a single digit to what it is today

Arvind Saxena

Assistant Managing Director
With over a decade of on board experience and the first Chief Engineer to join on shore from ESM fleet, Mr. Saxena’s journey in the Company progressed in quick succession from Technical Manager to Assistant Managing Director. Mr. Saxena oversees the operations and technical support departments of ESM, ensuring the fleet is sailing in fine form. He is a graduate from India’s Directorate of Marine Engineering Training with distinction and has provided his expertise in growing the organization.

Gaurav Dwivedi

Assistant Director, Technical
Gaurav Dwivedi has 22 years of technical expertise including 14 years of sailing, of which, last 4 years as a Chief Engineer before he joined shore operations. A graduate from Directorate of Marine Engineering and Training, Mr. Dwivedi has been instrumental in the integration and change of Management of a ship-chandelling and repair business which the parent Company had acquired. With over 9 years of on-shore experience, he directs his team towards quality performance and operations of diverse range of products including chemical tankers, bulk carriers and manages dry docking and new vessel deliveries. 

Jitendra Kumar

Assistant Director, Technical
Mr. Jitendra Kumar has been instrumental in bringing his technical expertise to ESM, on-shore as well as executing integration and change management of new businesses acquired by the Group Company. With 22 years of technical experience including 14 years of sailing and 4 years as Chief Engineer, in his current role, he directs his team towards quality performance and operations. 

Lancy D’Souza

General Manager, HR & Crew
Lancy Dsouza leads the HR & Crewing operations of Executive Ship Management, at its head office in Singapore. With 20 years of experience in crewing and HR, Lancy previously held on board experience as a Radio Officer before joining shore operations. In his new role as General Manager, he manages the interface between ESM crewing operations, Technical and Quality departments whilst formulating the strategy of the Group companies.