first class bachelor degree holder of Mechanical engineering
and Degree in Marine engineering from India's most premier
Directorate of Marine Engineering, B.S.Teeka started his sailing
career in 1979 with the Shipping Corporation of India as a
Subsequently he joined a Hong Kong management company as
a fourth engineer and began an odyssey which landed him in
the position next to none other than the founder of the company within 14 years of
A well-known name in the professional ship management circle
in the international world, Mr. Teeka decided to venture alone into
the world of ship management with the opening of Executive ship management
in Singapore. Within three years the company has bloomed
of the most professionally run ship management companies in
the far east.
ESM under the able leadership of Mr. Teeka has been one of
the very few companies in the world, which was granted ISM certificates
from DNV, Norway and NK, Japan from the day the operation of the
The idea was not to impress the clients but to put the house
in order from the day one as an efficient and organized ship management
A proactive and prompt management style together with the
high tech computerization essentially differentiates ESM from its competitors
in the international arena.
Following the vision of Mr. Teeka, ESM has embarked on giving
a new face to the ship management profession through the infusion
of the latest computer and information technology. We, as
ship manager are closer to the principal than ever before
due to the technology and never before could any principal monitor
their vessels under a manager the way it is possible through us.
SHIP MANAGEMENT , SINGAPORE
Ms. Sikha Singh is the Director, ESM and overall in-charge of the Human Resources and Crewing operation of the company. She and her team in Singapore oversee the crewing operation in India for all ESM managed vessels including recruitment, placements and welfare of both the sailing and the shore staff. A post-graduate in Mass Communications with over a decade of experience as a newspaper journalist in India and Hong Kong, she is also a founding partner of the organization. Ms Sikha Singh is also responsible for the Strategy Management and media relations of ESM and its associated group of companies.
Capt. Arun Sundaram,Director, Operations and former General Manager Quality is a highly experienced Master Mariner with over 20 years of sailing experience in various Indian and international shipping companies. He had spent over a decade as a Marine Superintendent in technical and quality assurance field. A well-rounded shipping professional having the experience of commanding various types of ships including tankers, supervising new building vessels at the yard and even as Operations Manager for some of the busiest port in India. Initially joining as the heads our of HSE (Health, Safety Environment Protection) department, Capt. Sundaram has since been appointed as Director, Operation in 2011. He also acts in supervisory role in company’s training programme through Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies (SIMS) located in Mumbai and Lonavala in India.
Mr. Satyendra Pratap Singh is our Director, Technical and a first class distinction holder from the Directorate of Marine Engineering and Training; Mr. Singh sailed for over 15 years prior to joining the company as a Technical Superintendent. He has been promoted to the Directorship after 10 years of illustrious services with the company as a Technical Superintendent who was heading the technical team as the fleet manager. He and his team of Fleet Managers and Technical Superintendents supervise a wide range of vessels including tankers, gas carriers and bulk carriers.
Mr. Arvind Saxena whom after a short stint as a Technical Manager, has been promoted to Director, Technical in 2011. He first made a long but dedicated journey in the company as a sailing Chief Engineer before coming ashore as a Technical Superintendent 10 years back. He has over 15 years of sailing experience and is also a graduate with distinction from India's Directorate of Marine Engineering and Training. Mr. Saxena is also an Ex-Chief Engineer from our chemical tanker fleet.
Mr. Siju George, our Director, Finance; heads our accounting and finance and has been heading the division for over last ten years since the formative days of the organization. Holder of a chartered accountancy degree from India, he also oversees the entire accounting of ESM and its associated group in India, USA, and Japan.
Mr. Syed M. Mahmoodulla is the Technical Support Manager. As a veteran marine engineer, he has over two decades of experience as a Technical Superintendent in addition to over ten years of sailing experience as a Chief Engineer in various international shipping companies earlier. A thoroughbred tanker engineer, Mr. Syed’s expertise ranges from VLCCs, Semi-refrigerated gas carriers, fully pressurized LPG, Carriers to crude and product tankers. In his new role as the Technical Support Manager, apart from providing support to the technical team, Mr. Syed mentors and guides particularly the novice Technical Superintendents joining the technical team.
Mr. Khrishnamurthi Venkatesh as our Manager, Technical Support utilizes his specialization and long experience in marine engineering, having worked in various premier shipping companies in India and abroad. He is a qualified Marine Chief Engineer and also holds a degree in electrical and electronics engineering along with an abundant of sailing, power plant repair, ship repair and ship management experience. His qualification in safety and quality audit functions augurs well to direct the team towards health, safety, environmental management performance thereby leading to a top quality cost effective management.
Mr. Iwami Toshikazu is the Manager, Technical Support and is a veteran personality well known in the Japanese shipping world. Apart from the decades of sailing experience as a Marine Chief Engineer, he has also taught for 9 years as a lecturer at the Mercantile Marine Collage in Japan, Malaysia and Jamaica. He has also worked as a researcher with the Japanese Government, commissioning engineers at Kuwait oil refinery. His all-rounded knowledge covers the field of energy, pollution, new ships building of all types of ship of both ocean going ships and coastal service ships.
Mr. Gaurav Chaturvedi is our Fleet Manager, Technical supervising Fleet A. An ex-hand of the fleet, Mr. Chaturvedi is also a First Class graduate from DMET with over 13 years of experience in sailing including 5 years as a Chief Engineer. He is currently part of our technical team supervising product tankers and bulk carriers.
Mr. Prakash Rebala is a Fleet Manager overseeing oil and chemical tanker for fleet B. He graduated from DMET as a marine engineer in 1982. A veteran sailor with 14 years of sea experience on oil and chemical tankers has also had the shore experience in ship management for more than 13 years
Mr. Srinivasan Raghunathan is a Fleet Manager, Technical, supervising Fleet C. He isa graduate from DMET, Kolkata. Mr. Srinivasan is also an ex-hand from the ESM Fleet with over 11 years' experience in sailing; including 5 years as a Senior Marine Engineering officer.
Mr. Sanjeev Dubey is a Fleet Manager, Technical, supervising Fleet D. Another ex-hand from our tanker fleet, Mr. Dubey is a First Class graduate from the Marine Engineering and Research Institute, India. With close to 10 years of experience including 2 years as a Chief Engineer, Mr. Dubey has handled bulk carriers and oil tankers including the ones he had sailed on previously.
Mr. Venkateswara Rao Katta is a Fleet Manager, Technical, supervising Fleet E. A Chartered Engineer by The Institution of Engineers (India), Mr. Katta graduated from the Nagpur University with a First Class Mechanical Engineering degree. With around 16 years of sailing experience, Mr. Katta also has around 5 years of shore experience working with renowned and well-established ship management companies. His extensive knowledge and working experience on tankers enables him to supervise most of the chemical tankers.
Capt. Sumit Rawla is the Fleet Manager, Technical, supervising Fleet G. An experienced Master Mariner with over 15 years' experience in sailing and holding Graduate Diploma in Maritime Law and International Arbitration is an ex-Master from the ESM Chemical Fleet. Capt. Sumit Rawla has worked ashore for over 5 years and took over as Fleet Manager in September 2011. He is handling Oil and Chemical Fleet.
Mr. Govind Madhav Cowlagi is the Quality Support Manager. He started as Technical Superintendent looking after our Chemical tanker fleet and later to our Quality and Insurance Manager as an in-charge of our ever-growing Quality, Insurance and HSE department. He has now taken over the role of Quality Support Manager to provide guidance and mentoring to the HSSE team as well as streamline and support the expanding HSSE requirements of the company. A Marine Engineering graduate from Directorate of Marine Engineering and Training, India and has over a decade of sailing experience as well as a Technical Superintendent. Mr.Cowlagi along with his team is dedicated to raising our HSE standards over and above the industry level.
Capt. Vijay Cherukuri is a designated Quality and Insurance Manager. He is an experienced Master Mariner having sailed for over 15 years, including 5 years as a commanding officer onboard various vessels in the ESM fleet. Joining as Marine Superintendent in the Quality dept. Capt. Cherukuri has taken over as the head of the ESM’s Quality Team in 2011. Well acquainted with the HSEQA system elements, Capt Cherukuri provides operational guidance to the fleet in assistance with the Quality & Insurance Support Manager.
Capt. Thomas T. Varghese is the Manager, Vetting and Operations. A qualified Master Mariner with over 17 years experience in sailing as well as an ex-commanding officer on the ESM fleet, Capt. Thomas has taken over as a Manager Vetting & Operations from Sr. Superintendent for Vetting and Operations in May, 2011. He and his team ensure that all tanker vessels in the fleet maintain oil major approvals within the scope of the time charter party.
Capt. Rajesh Subramanian: Is the Manager, Business Development. A Master Mariner with experience of over 15 years onboard tankers including 5 years as a senior officer in the ESM fleet.
Having served in the company's technical and quality departments in the last 4 years he has taken over as Manager, Business Development in July 2011. His role involves implementing the growth strategy of the
organisation's fleet profile and consolidating the business relationship with the customers.
Mr. Lancy D'Souza has taken over his new role as the HR & Crew Manager in 2011. With his previous experience as Radio Officer on board, Mr. D’Souza effectively monitors selection and recruitment of appropriate crew and officers on ESM ships as well as shore staff for ESM and associated group of companies He also acts as the interface between the ESM crewing operation and the Technical and the Quality departments.
Mr. Subramaniam Iyer: A seasoned seafarer comfortably switching over from sailing to the manning field successfully is our Resident Director, Mr Iyer. A graduate from the Directorate of Marine Engineers and Training (DMET) - the elite marine engineering institute of India, Mr. Iyer sailed in various international companies and enjoys the double benefits of being ashore and providing technical support to vessels if required while recruiting and leading our crew for taking over of vessels as and when required. As Resident Director of the manning headquarters in India, Mr Iyer oversees the entire manning operation in India, ensuring the quality of the crew put onboard our vessels is never compromised.
Capt. Rajeev Gupta : Capt Rajeev Gupta is General Manager at Executive Ship Management. He is an alumni of T.S.Rajendra having passed out in 1977. An experienced Master Mariner who has also been in the manning field for over 13 years with a reputable organization in Mumbai, Capt. Gupta is now the over all in charge of our vessel operations. Having also overseen the company's expanding manning operations in India , Capt. Gupta now provides his expertise in revamping our Agency Division.
Capt. Sumit Sahni: A Master Mariner with over 11 years experience in sailing, Capt Sumit Sahni was formerly a sailing onboard the ESM Fleet's bulk carriers for around 5 years. He has since taken charge in ESM Delhi, joining the manning team there. Capt. Sahni is now in charge of recruiting capable officers from the Northern region.
Capt. T. S. Bhatia is a seasoned master with long innings in both sea
and ashore. His
command over the job includes a command over the human
relations, which make him an appropriate avenue for reaching
out to the sailing staff coming from the vast northern belt of
India. Capt. Bhatia is an alumnus of India’s prestigious
navigation institute T.S.Rajendra and is heading our
Chandigarh operation from the day one
Mr. K. Balamurugan: A seasoned seafarer, Balamurugan sailed as Chief Engineer in Executive Ship management. An experienced oil tanker hand, he is in charge of recruiting capable officers from the Southern region. With his team of dedicated work force , Balamurugan assists the recruitment team in Mumbai.
Mr. M C Haridas: A B.Tech graduate from the university of Kerala, Haridas is a veteran Chief Engineer, having spent 17 years out at sea. With more than 10 years of manning experience, Haridas is a well known face in the Cochin seafaring circle.
Mr. Sanjay K Sharma: A chemistry graduate, Sanjay started his career with Executive Ship Management in the Delhi office. After 6 years of experience in the manning department, he was transferred to Kolkata in 2008. With his team of dedicated staff, Sanjay ensures that good officers are recruited from the Eastern zone.
Capt. Niren: Niren is a product of Sainik school and an alumni of prestigious T.S.Chanakya. He is an experienced tanker hand and takes care of recruiting and retaining our officers from the Eastern zone.
Capt. Shantnu: Shantnu has been a long standing Master with ESM. He has a vast experience on our bulk as well as tanker vessels. After having successfully served our fleet for 8 years Shantnu has ventured ashore and heading the office at Dehradun.
Capt. Ramesh: A seasoned tanker Master, Capt.Ramesh has the added advantage of having worked as a technical support as well as a pilot in India. Now he has ventured ashore with ESM and operating in Magalore. As a tanker veteran he assists the vessels calling in and around Mangalore as well as takes care of our officers from this area.
SHIPPING SERVICES (USA) INC.
N. A. Aranke is the General Manager, ESS, US operation
and sits at our office in Houston. Exclusively looks after
the fleet – (particularly the chemical tankers) regularly
calling various US ports. With over 20 years of sailing experience
plus shore experience as superintendent and Quality Assurance
manager of the company, Capt. Aranke is now a single convenient
reference point for all owners and charterers whose vessels
under the company are calling the US ports. A graduate from
elite T.S.Rajendra, Capt. Aranke is also one of the first
chemical tanker masters of the company.
Mahinder Chawla – is a Technical Manager, ESS,
US operations and a marine engineer graduate of DMET, Mumbai.
Mr.Chawla has a long sailing career expanding over two decades
and also served in the company's new building tankers from
shipyards. Mr. Chawla also has the unique distinction of heading
our manning office in Delhi, India, and experience of working
in Singapore as Technical Superintendent prior shifting to
USA. Mr.Chawla provides Technical Support to all our vessels
SHIPPING SERVICES (JAPAN) LTD.
Mr. Masahiro Yoshida is our Technical Support Manager. A veteran of over three decades of sailing and as Superintendent ashore in one of the top Japanese shipping line, Mr. Yoshida advises our team of Technical Superintendents. However, Mr. Yoshida himself, does hands on and regularly inspections of vessels as and when required. Mr. Yoshida has been transferred to the Tokyo office for closer monitoring of the ESM ships trading in and around Japan and to provide extra technical support in real time zone to the sailing staff.
Hisaaki Mochizuki - A veteran shipping professional
well-known in the Japanese shipping circle, Mr. H. Mochizuki
heads our Tokyo office as the managing director. An alumnus
of the prestigious Keio University, he joined Marubeni Corporation
after his graduation in Economics in 1965. Till 2003 he served
the same organization in various capacities in their ship
department and dealt with business aspects of new building
projects, financing, Sale & Purchase, ship owning and
ship materials etc. He also represented Marubeni in New York
and London for nine years in between. Since beginning of 2004,
Mochizuki san is representing us in Japan and effectively
liaisons with our Japanese clients.