Chairman & Managing Director
Capt. Anoop Kumar Sharma has assumed the charge of the post of Chairman & Managing Director of The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd w.e.f. 12th September, 2016. Capt. Anoop Sharma has served the shipping industry for over 34 years at various responsible levels. His career started from T.S. Rajendra after which he joined The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd (SCI) in 1982. At SCI, after a successful sailing stint and after obtaining command, he shifted to an on-shore role in 1992 as a Technical Superintendent. In all, he has had a varied and enriching experience of approx 26 years in SCI in Technical, Commercial - Purchase & Corporate Chartering thereby elevating himself to a role responsible for formulation of strategy & exploration of global business opportunities for various type of vessels under SCI’s portfolio. Capt. Sharma’s previous association with SCI lasted till 2008 when he joined M/s. Essar Shipping Ltd (ESL) as a CEO. Subsequently he served on the board of ESL for many years and was elevated to serve as the Managing Director of ESL in November 2015. At ESL, Capt. Sharma has been successful in completing various financing transactions for new ship acquisitions/replacements and obtaining necessary credit lines from financial institutions.
Capt. Sharma will hold additional charge of the post of Director (T&OS) in Shipping Corporation of India, consequent upon the superannuation of Capt. K. Devadas on 28.2.2017 for a period of three months w.e.f 1.3.2017