VIVEK RAO: MASTER MARINER -AFNI-AMIE-MIMC PRINCIPAL
A marine professional with a strong analytical and strategic focus Vivek brings has 39 years of varied shipping experience with international shipping enterprises in India, Asia, Germany, New Zealand and Australia. over half of which was sailing at sea whilst the other half spent in shore management of a number of specialist shipping companies. After 16 years with the Swire group and Fletcher Challenge, he established Varenco Pty. Ltd in 2007 providing consultancy services to a diverse client base in both the public and private sector
Swire Shipping& Tasman Orient Line – Operations Director (2004 – 2007)
Based in Sydney and responsible for all Swire Shipping and Tasman orient Lines operational activities overseeing a budget of 600 M USD deploying 44 vessels in worldwide routes focused on multipurpose trades. The vessels are deployed on 10 routes calling 95 ports world wide and catering for in excess of 4.5 Million tonnes of conventional cargoes as well as 250,000 TEU.
Tasman Orient Line – General Manager Operations (1999 – 2004 )
Based in Auckland Vivek was responsible for successful operations after the restructuring of Tasman Asia and New Zealand Orient Line . The businesses specialised in the liner trades out of New Zealand evolving operational excellence in the merging of high value trades and service standards with low value products to produce viable liner outcomes. He was involved with acquisition and set up of Stevedoring ventures as well as an Off dock container operation.
SUKERNA AMIRAPU: MARINE ENGINEERING- MARITIME POLICY
As an talented class one Marine engineer with a 36 year career in Engineering and Management Consulting Sukerna brings a wealth of experience and understanding of project requirements from a both a strategic and practical perspective from a long career at sea
- Devised a Corporate Strategy for the Board of Jurong Engineering Ltd. (a joint venture between IHI Japan and the x Government of Singapore) involving a 15-year horizon for infrastructure engineering projects.
- Corporate Advisor to Ocean Sparkle Ltd. Projects included designing and delivery of the earliest private terminal management contracts in India – Reliance Petroleum Ltd. (Jamnagar) and the bulk ore terminal for Birla Copper Ltd. (Dahej).
- Co-promoted Ocean-Wijs Ltd, a joint venture between Ocean Sparkle Ltd. (India) and Wijsmuller International Towage (Netherlands), for rendering a 20-year terminal management contract for the first LNG import terminal planned for India.
- Set up from inception to operation, a manpower recruitment division for AMPTC (Arab Maritime Petroleum Transport Co.), a tanker fleet-owning Company headquartered in Cairo.
ANJALI RAO: ENVIRONMENT – LEGISLATION- COMPLIANCE
Anjali is a small mammal ecologist with an MSc from the University of Florida and an M.Phil from the University of Hong Kong. An excellent communicator she is adept at the delivery of training solutions across age groups . She maintains an active interest in topical issues such as global warming, assessment of carbon footprint , emissions management , and more recently noise pollution as it effects marine life and is in charge of the businesses recent activity in this area.
FEI XING YA – NAVAL ARCHITECT -CLASS SURVEYOR
– YARD SUPERVISION
Xing Ya brings a wealth of experience in New Build / Ship Conversion Supervision, Ship Design and Ship Inspection including thickness measurement of Hulls.Xing Ya is a professional Naval Architect and has 18 years experience since 1986 as a Class Surveyor for CCS (86-95) and Lloyds Register (95-02) in China. He has been involved with New building projects and supervision management in a number of shipyards in China Since 2002 Fei’s Noahs Ark has a great reputation for delivering supervision, Ultrasound services and ships and service procurement operations in China.
CAPT. KAPIL BAGGA FORWARDING & FREIGHT CHAIN INDIA
Varenco and Capt Bagga collaborate to provide customers with insightful and commercial solutions in the demanding India freight market. Capt. Bagga was till lately Country Head and Chief Executive Officer Indian Operations for a US Based forwarder. JAS India had several media recognitions for its exemplary performance while under his charge
Prior to this Capt Bagga built on an active and diverse sea career spanning 18 years to command with a 16 year well acclaimed service ashore with the establishment and expansion of networks for such international leading Liner operators such as Senator Lines , CMB Lines and was a partner with ACL. Capt Bagga is driven by Commercial outcomes for Customer Service with Courtesy, Correctness and Clarity
CHANDRASEKAR KINI – MBA- NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT – INDIA
An Entrepreneur and an outstanding leader with a background in Management Chandrasekar has built , developed and nurtured businesses of scale and complexity from the health sector to cement , aggregates and textiles. He brings an outstanding understanding of the supply chains in India for a range of products from bulk materials to pharmaceuticals and perishables. Chandrasekar KIni has 37 years of executive and entrepreneurial experience to bear on joint projects .Cooperation with Varenco extends opportunity to a range of customers in the Oceania region.
Currently he works with firms and companies seeking growth where his wide and varied experience by geography, in corporate leadership and entrepreneur situations as well as hands-on operations experience catalyses his clients project outcomes.
Previously he headed Dalmia’s two acquisitions in North East India- Calcom Cement and Adhunik Cement Ltd. Director on Board of both companies. Led strategy and managed the P&L for the region. Successfully led the integration of the two organizations post acquisition into the Dalmia Cement business. Dalmia Cement North East developed into 250 Million USD businesses, with a leading premium brand values and plans for further growth and innovation.