Mr. Sethu Madhavan has over 35 years of rich and varied experience in handling government businesses and policy framework formulation for the Telecom and Technology Industries, and Manufacturing PSUs. He has demonstrated success in business development, channel development, solution sales, customer support, project management and service delivery across the government and corporate sectors.
Prior to joining CEMS, he was associated with Hughes Communications ( An US based MNC) as Senior Director and Head Government Business based our of NCR, and was instrumental in influencing policy changes in Satcom policy, which had a great impact on the Government business of Hughes Communication.
Prior to Hughes he was with HCL Infosystems Limited for 23 years in various capacities across the country and was General Manager-Operations in HCL Security Limited. ( a subsidiary of HCL Infosystems).
Mr. Sethu Madhavan has completed his Bachelor of Engineering – Electrical and Electronics from Madras University (GCE-Salem). He is also a certified Project Management Professional from PMI & has completed ITIL V3 foundation certification.
A science Graduate & Chartered Accountant, Advanced diploma in commercial data handling with more than 35 years of experience in finance and accounts. Currently working as CFO of Indian Register of Shipping since 2012 and holding directorship post in 3 associate companies of IRS. Previously worked as CFO in Shreyas Shipping & Logistics Ltd for 12 years, & as GM in Chowgule Steamships Ltd for 14 years.
Shri Bhushan Kumar serves as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and waterways, Government of India. He is responsible for Ministry’s flagship scheme ‘Sagarmala’ and public private partnership (PPP) projects in all major ports. Prior to this role, he was Vice President (Projects & Contracts) in GSPC LNG Limited.
He is a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. He holds Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from IIT, Delhi. He also holds professional certification in Marine Engineering. Additionally, he has attended professional programs on Project Management and Contracts Management in IIM Ahmedabad.
Shri Kumar has more than 22 years of maritime sector experience in various multidisciplinary functions like projects planning, project management, business development, contracts, engineering, operations and maintenance. He has also worked onboard merchant vessels as marine engineer. He has played key role in the development of several mega port-infrastructure projects.
He is Director on board of Sagarmala Development Company Limited, India Ports Global Limited, Haridaspur Paradip Railway Company Limited, Indian Port Rail & Ropeway Corporation Limited and Centre of Excellence in Maritime & Shipbuilding. He is also serving on the Boards of Paradip Port Trust and JNPT as trustee. He has been the trustee on the Boards of Vishakhapatnam Port Trust and Mumbai Port Trust.
Gautam Chatterjee is a retired officer of the Indian Administrative Service of the Maharashtra Cadre. A Gold Medalist in M.Sc. Mathematics from Patna University, Mr. Chatterjee also holds a post graduate diploma in Urban Planning and Housing from the Institute of Housing Studies, Rotterdams, The Netherlands.
In his illustrious career spanning over 33 years, Mr. Chatterjee has held several important assignments both in the Government of Maharashtra and Government of India, notable among them beingCollector of Ratnagiri,Additional Municipal Commissioner of Mumbai Municipal Corporation, Joint Director General of Foreign Trade in the Ministry of Commerce,CEO of Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority, CEO of Slum Rehabilitation Authority, OSD of Dharavi Redevelopment Project, Principal Secretary of Maharashtra Housing Department, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Defence, Director General of Shipping in the Ministry of Shipping and Additional Chief Secretary, Transport and Ports Department of Government of Maharashtra.
After his superannuation, he served as Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra before taking over as Chairperson of the Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MahaRERA).
Started his career as a Sea Going Engineer, moving to shore establishment of Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) in 1978. Was Deputy General Manager, heading the Gas Carrier and Chemical Carrier Department with SCI till 1992. Then served as Vice President – Commercial and Operations with Varun Shipping Company between 1993 and 1999. Appointed President of Great Eastern Shipping between 2000 and 2006. Thereafter took over as President and CEO, India Steamship, Kolkata in March 2006.
From 1st February, 2012, took over as “Chairman & Managing Director: of Indian Register of Shipping, and currently holds the position of ‘Executive Chairman’ since 1st July, 2016. Has been on the board of Indian National Ship-owners’ Association and on the Asia Committees of Lloyds Register of Shipping, American Bureau of Shipping and Det Norske Veritas. Is currently, Chairman of IACS and Chairman of CEMS.