BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Shri Madhu S Nair Chairman

Shri Madhu S Nair is one of the directors nominated by CSL pursuant to the takeover of the Company in September 2020 through the statutory insolvency resolution process. Shri Madhu S Nair is the Chairman and Managing Director of Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) from January 01, 2016. He holds a Degree of Bachelor of Technology in Naval Architecture and Ship Building from Cochin University of Science and Technology, India and a Degree of Master in Engineering with specialisation in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from Osaka University, Japan. He is trained in shipbuilding systems at IHI Shipyard at Kure, Japan and undergone JICA Specialized training at Overseas Vocational Training Centre (OVTA), Tokyo and Osaka International Centre, Osaka, Japan and did research in Joining & Welding Research Institute, during Masters in Engineering at Osaka University, Japan. He is a member of various Professional bodies including The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, UK (RINA), Institution of Naval Architects, India and is presently serving as the President of Indo Japan Chamber of Commerce Kerala (INJACK). He has more than 34 years of work experience across the Ship Building and Ship Repair industry. He is also the Chairman of Hooghly Cochin Shipyard Limited (HCSL), the other wholly owned subsidiary of CSL.

Shri Bejoy Bhasker Non-Executive Director

Shri Bejoy Bhasker is one of the directors nominated by CSL pursuant to the takeover of the Company in September 2020 through the statutory insolvency resolution process. He is the Director (Technical) of Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) from April 05, 2018. He holds a Degree of Bachelor of Technology (Mechanical) from the University of Kerala with First Rank and Gold Medal. He also holds a Degree of Master of Technology (Mechanical) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He has completed Advanced Diploma in Management from Indira Gandhi National Open University. He was awarded the “Manager of the Year” award in 2014 by Kerala Management Association. He has more than 34 years of work experience across areas such as Ship Design, Ship Building, Outfit and Ship Repair. He is also a Director in Hooghly Cochin Shipyard Limited (HCSL), the other wholly owned subsidiary of CSL.

Shri Jose VJ Non-Executive Director

Shri Jose V J is one of the directors nominated by CSL pursuant to the takeover of the Company in September 2020 through the statutory insolvency resolution process. He is the Director (Finance) and Chief Financial Officer of Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) from August, 2019. He is a member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India and also holds a degree in Law from Government Law College, Ernakulam. He has approximately 31 years of work experience across diverse field viz., financial management, strategic planning, risk management, forex management, budgeting and cost control. He is also a Director in Hooghly Cochin Shipyard Limited (HCSL), the other wholly owned subsidiary of CSL.

Shri Sreejith K Narayanan Non-Executive Director

Shri Sreejith K Narayanan was inducted to the Board of UCSL with effect from May 03, 2022. He was the Chief General Manager (Ship Repair) of Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) and on July 21, 2022 was appointed as the Director (Operations) of CSL. He holds a degree in Bachelor of Technology (Mechanical) from Regional Engineering College, Calicut & Master of Business Administration from School of Management Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology. He has approximately 34 years of work experience in the area of Ship Building, Ship Design and Ship Repair.

Shri Neelakandhan A N Non-Executive Director

Shri Neelakandhan A N was inducted to the Board of UCSL with effect from May 03, 2022. He is the Chief General Manager (Planning & Project Management) of Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL). He holds a Degree of Bachelor of Technology in Naval Architecture and Ship Building and a Degree of Master in Business Administration, both from Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT). He had completed a training course in Shipbuilding-Outfitting of Ishikawajima Harima Heavy Industries Overseas Vocational Training Association organized by the Japan International Cooperation Agency under International Cooperation Programme of Government of Japan. He has more than 34 years of work experience wherein he was involved in Ship Repair, Shipbuilding, Ship Design, Project Management, Material Procurement, Infrastructure Development, Utilities & Maintenance and Planning. 

Shri Rajesh Gopalakrishnan Non-Executive Director

Shri Rajesh Gopalakrishnan was inducted to the Board of UCSL with effect from May 03, 2022. He is the Chief General Manager (Strategy & New Projects) of Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL). He holds a Degree of Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering and a Degree of Master in Business Administration with specialisation in International Marketing. He has close to three decades of experience in the field of Ship Building, Ship Repairs & Conversion, covering the entire spectrum from Business Strategy, Business Build, Estimation, Contract Management, Procurement, Planning, Project Management, Invoicing, After Sales & Customer Relations. He was also the first CEO of Hooghly Cochin Shipyard Limited, the other wholly owned subsidiary of CSL.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Shri Harikumar A Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Shri Harikumar A took charge as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Company on January 28, 2021. Shri Harikumar A is a graduate in Production Engineering and has over three decades of experience in Shipbuilding and ship repair operations and project management. He has worked with various leading shipyards, both in public sector as well as private sector and has made significant contributions. He is a fellow of Institution of Engineers (India) and Institute of Marine Engineers (India).

Shri Shankar Nataraj Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Shri Shankar Nataraj was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the Company on November 25th , 2022.

Shri Shankar Nataraj is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

He has approximately 32 years of work experience in the field of Financial Management, Budgetary controls, Costing etc, Commercial & General Management spread over various private sector Companies , mainly in Cement, Pharmaceuticals & Logistics Sectors.

He is also Certified by Indian Institute of Company affairs, under MCA, for Independent Directorship position .