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Ramesh S Ramakrishnan

Mr. Ramesh S Ramakrishnan

Chairman

 

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L B Culas

Mr. L B Culas

Managing Director

 

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Ritesh S Ramakrishnan

Mr. Ritesh S Ramakrishnan

Director - Strategy and Business Planning

 

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Geeta Ramakrishnan

Ms. Geeta Ramakrishnan

Director - Admin and Human Resources

 

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Senior Management
Capt Leslie Reis

Capt Leslie Reis

Chief Executive Officer
Orient Express Lines FZCO

 

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Capt Rakesh Raje

Capt Rakesh Raje

Vice President
Balaji Shipping Lines FZCO

 

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Marius G Gomez

Mr. Marius G Gomez

Vice President
Orient Express Lines FZCO

 

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K V K Swamy

Mr. K V K Swamy

General Manager
Transworld Logistics FZE

 

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B Mannan

Mr. B Mannan

General Manager
Transworld Projects FZE

 

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Capt Allan J Couto

Capt Allan J Couto

President
TLSS Inc

 

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P R Ajit

Mr. P R Ajit

General Manager
Transworld Shipping, Trading and Logistics Services LLC

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Subramanian Jagdeesh

Mr. Subramanian Jagdeesh

Chief Financial Officer

 

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Sanjit Roy

Mr. Sanjit Roy

Head - Corporate HR

 

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Ramesh S Ramakrishnan       Mr. Ramesh S Ramakrishnan
Chairman
Mr. S Ramakrishnan is the driving force behind the Transworld Group of Companies. He is a graduate in Commerce from the University of Mumbai and has over 25 years of entrepreneurial experience including hands on experience in ship owning, chartering & ship management. His extensive experience in all facets of running Container Feeder Services in the Indian Sub-continent is brought to bear on operations of the Company. He directly oversees the day-to-day activities of the Company.

He was conferred with the esteemed MALA Awards for the past 3 consecutive years. He has won the Prestigious Logistics CEO of the Year award at this year's Indian CEO Awards function held in Dubai. The latest feather in his cap is the Forbes Middle East Top Indian Business Leader in the UAE award conferred on him on the 25th of June 2013.
L B Culas       Mr. L B Culas
Managing Director
Mr. L B Culas, a Chartered Engineer and a Chartered Shipbroker, has a cumulative maritime experience of over 25 years. He has served abroad for many years on various types of cargo vessels as an Engineer, including four years as Chief Engineer. He also possesses extensive shore experience which includes various aspects of Container Feeder Business, right from sourcing the right kind of vessel to the actual running of the service.
Ritesh S Ramakrishnan       Mr. Ritesh S Ramakrishnan
Director - Strategy and Business Planning
Mr. Ritesh S. Ramakrishnan graduated from Purdue University with a B.Sc in Logistics and a double minor in communication and finance in the year 2009. After working at American Eagle Tankers and PKF Dubai in various different positions, he joined the group full time in January 2010. Thereafter, he has been involved in all aspects of the functioning of Transworld overseeing the financial, commercial, operational and administrative departments.
Geeta Ramakrishnan       Ms. Geeta Ramakrishnan
Director - Admin and Human Resources
Ms. Geeta Ramakrishnan is a member of the Institute of Chartered Ship Brokers and joined the group in 1989. She is an experienced Personnel Practitioner with a comprehensive and strategic understanding of Human Resource Management from the School of Industrial and Labour Relations - Cornell University New York. She is responsible for building a successful human resources function at Transworld and oversees the daily activities and initiatives to help strengthen employees role in the company, the overall provision of Human Resources services, policies and programmes for the group.
Subramanian Jagdeesh       Mr. Subramanian Jagdeesh
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Subramanian Jagdeesh is the CFO of Transworld Group , he began his career with Transworld in 2003. He subsequently became the groups Chief Financial Officer where he is primarily responsible for the groups financial activity. He is also the treasurer of the UAE Ship Owners Association. Mr. Subramanian learned his CA from India and CPA from the United States and is also as Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.
Capt Leslie Reis       Capt Leslie Reis
Chief Executive Officer - Orient Express Lines FZCO
Capt Leslie Reis is a Master Mariner and has served on various types of vessels during his tenure at sea. He has extensive knowledge in the management and operation of Feeder business, and has honed his skills during the 27 years that he has been ashore. He oversees the operation of the company.
Capt Rakesh Raje       Capt Rakesh Raje
Vice President - Balaji Shipping Lines FZCO
Capt Rakesh Raje, a Nautical Sciences graduate from Mumbai University and a Master Mariner with 18 years of seafaring experience completed an MBA from IIM-A and joined the Transworld Group in 2012. He has served in various business units within the Group and has exposure to feeder and bulk carrier divisions. As head of BSL FZCO, he has overseen the rapid expansion of the reefer container business and growth of new trade lanes.
Marius G Gomez       Mr. Marius G Gomez
Vice President - OEL Colombo
Mr. Marius G Gomez commenced his career in the shipping industry in 1981, and today has more than 30 years experience in this field. During the period he held several senior positions at various managerial capacities within the shipping industry.
K V K Swamy       Mr. K V K Swamy
General Manager - Transworld Logistics FZE
Mr. K V K Swamy is a commerce graduate from Madras University and Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from AM Jain Institute of Management. He has 30 years of overall work experience in various fields such as Manufacturing, Electronics, Shipping and Logistic Industry.
B Mannan       Mr. B Mannan
General Manager - Transworld Projects FZE
Mr. B Mannan is an M.Sc., M.Phil., M B A graduate, who started his career as a professor and subsequently a Project Logistics professional with specialization in two diverse industries i.e; Heavy Lift Cargoes Shipping, Chartering & Onshore transport logistics management of Industrial project cargoes. He is heading Transworld Projects Division, based in Dubai and taking care of the Business Development of Transworld Project Logistics services, Heavy Lift handling and Project Forwarding activities, by best utilisation of the Group’s resources.
Capt Allan J Couto       Capt Allan J Couto
President - TLSS Inc
Capt Allan J Couto, Master Mariner, Member of the institute of chartered shipbroker and auditor, has been with the group since 1988. After commanding various vessels in our fleet, he was the overall in charge of Transworld Shipping in India for over seven years. In 2002 he was inducted in the International division to set up a Transworld office in USA and oversees the trade and logistics services between USA and our other group offices.
P R Ajit       Mr. P R Ajit
General Manager - Transworld Shipping, Trading and Logistics Services LLC
Mr. P R Ajit, General Manager, Heading Business development at Transworld - Oman, a graduate in Mathematics from Calicut University. He has been for 20 years in liner shipping and freight forwarding industry, holding responsible for the P&L and Business development for various products such as import and export in Sea and Air divisions. He has also directed the Sales, Operations and Administration and focused on developing and securing incremental revenue and market share from new and existing customers in Oman. He is also taking care of Agency Management of Feeder Operators & NVOCC with extensive exposure to Forwarding, Logistics and Operations.
Prajit Nair       Mr. Prajit Nair
Head - Transworld Shipping and Logistics LLC
Mr. Prajit Nair has been a part of the Transworld family for the past 17 years and has served in various group companies and capacities. He is currently the head of Transworld Shipping and Logistics LLC, a Transworld Group Company, with UAE as its base, providing Agency & Freight Forwarding services. During his stint, he has been associated with various product lines like FCL, LCL, Freight Forwarding, NVOCC Commercial & Pricing Desk, Air Freight, Inventory Control, Export Sales & Documentation, Reverse Sales, Warehousing & Distribution.

He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Ship Brokers, UK & the Institute of Logistics & Transport, UK. He is also a certified International Logistics & Supply Chain Consultant, USA and holds dual certification as an International Logistics & Supply Chain Professional & Manager, USA. Mr. Nair is the Management Representative for Transworld Shipping and Logistics LLC for the ISO 9001 2008 & holds a Lead Auditor Certification from Der Norske Veritas. He is associated with various Trade Bodies like FIATA, DSAA, WILME, Dubai Trade & a regular contributor to the Emirates Competitiveness Council (ECC) / Global Economic Forum (GEF)
Sanjit Roy       Mr. Sanjit Roy
Head - Corporate HR
Mr. Sanjit Roy heads our HR & Administration of the Transworld Group. He is a graduate in commerce and has a diploma in Human Resource Management. He is responsible for the HR Policy & Procedure, Personnel Development, Manpower Planning, Recruitment, Training and Development, Performance Appraisal, Staff Welfare, Team Building, Newsletter, Recreation, CSR activities and Employee Relations. He develops and administers all activities relating to Human Resources thus enabling an uninterrupted and smooth functioning of the company’s operation. He builds and maintain a well relationship with all departments of the company and helps as and when necessary instilling good HR practices, encouraging and empowering staff to make a difference.