Mr. Ramesh S. Ramakrishnan is the driving force behind Transworld Group. A graduate in Commerce from the University of Mumbai, he has over 30 years of entrepreneurial experience including hands-on involvement with ship owning, chartering and ship management. His extensive, variegated stints, handling all facets of running shipping and allied businesses in the Indian subcontinent is brought to bear on operations of the Group.
He was awarded ‘The Marine Personality of the Year’ in 2011 at the Maritime And Logistics Awards, and named ‘Indian CEO of the Year’ in 2012. Prestigious global business publication Forbes recognised Mr. Ramakrishnan as one of the ‘Top Indian Leaders in the Middle East’ in 2013 and as one of the ‘Top Indian Leaders in the Arab World’ in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Mr. S Mahesh Vice Chairman
Mr. S Mahesh, a Graduate in Commerce from the University of Mumbai, has hands on experience in ship owning and ship management. In addition, he has expertise in International Trading. He is presently based at Singapore and overlooks the activities of the Transworld Group of Companies in Far East countries. The Transworld Group of Companies has been able to expand its presence in these countries due to his expertise and vast experience.
Mr. V Ramnarayan Vice Chairman
Mr. V Ramnarayan is a Graduate in Science from the University of Mumbai with a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management. He heads the operations of the Transworld Group of Companies in India. He has over 25 years of experience in the container shipping industry. He has to his credit the handling experience of the first container service which commenced from India. His experience covers all aspects of shipping like commercial, technical, etc.
Mr. Ritesh S Ramakrishnan Executive Director
Mr. Ritesh S. Ramakrishnan is a graduate from Purdue University, USA with a B.Sc in Logistics and a double minor in communication and finance in 2009. He joined the Group full time in January 2010 and spearheads the strategy, planning, implementation and business development activities. He directly oversees the international operations of the Group companies. He is also on the board of ‘USHA School of Athletics,’ an academy run by Indian Olympian Ms. P T Usha.
Mr. L B Culas Group Advisor
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.
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.
Board of Directors
Ramesh S Ramakrishnan
Ritesh S Ramakrishnan
L B Culas
Director - Admin and Human Resources
Capt Leslie Reis
Mr. Palanivelu Sethuraman Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Palanivelu Sethuraman graduated in mathematics from erstwhile Madras University. He had joined his uncle's Chartered Accountancy firm Rangiah and Balasubramanian at Chennai, before joining the Transworld group in July 1978, as Accounts Executive. He has acquired knowledge both in liner shipping as well as in tramp shipping since then. Presently holds the position of the Chief Financial Controller of the Transworld Group and handling matters related to banking, finance, treasury, taxation, audit and administrative functions of the group.
Capt Bharat Sabharwal is the CEO of BSL Freight Solutions Pvt Ltd. He is a Master Mariner and brings along with him sailing experience of 15years after serving in various capacities onboard the ship before finally doing the role of Captain of the ship. He has served on various Multipurpose ships viz. Bulk Carriers, Break Bulk vessels, Container vessels, Pure car carrier, Forest product carrier, Log carriers. He joined Transworld Group in May 2004 at Delhi office and has risen to the Rank of CEO. Under his leadership company has got accolades in Freight forwarding product thereby giving new dimension to the vision of whole organization to establish themselves as Total Solution Provider.
Capt V K Singh, Master Mariner by profession has sailing experience of 20 years, worked in various capacities as deck officer including six years of command experience and served on various types of merchant vessels sailing across the seas calling Indian and Foreign ports. He also has over 16 years experience of working in various capacities in Transworld group of companies overseeing vessel owning division, operation, feeder services and coastal domestic services.
Mr. S Varadarajan Chief Executive Officer - Shreyas Relay Systems Ltd
Mr. S Varadarajan, a post graduate in Commerce and PG Diploma in Financial Management & Dipl. Tax Laws. He is having 30 years of rich experience in Shipping & Logistics Industry. He was heading Agency co. of Italian Shipping Line for more than a decade & was elevated as CEO. A project leader who was instrumental in the group’s CFS ventures with CONCOR and Transworld Group’s own CFS in Mundra.
Since 2008 heading SHREYAS RELAY SYSTEMS LTD., a Multi Modal Logistic Company of the Transworld Group involved in international and domestic Container Liner Service serving the Indian trade. In his leadership, the company has positioned as a Lead Logistic Provider in India and establishes itself as a major player in all modes like sea, air, road & rail. He is striving to bring in best trade practices in the Indian Logistics Industry to make it competitive, cost effective and meet international standards.
Capt Milind K Patankar is an Extra Master Mariner and a Fellow of The Nautical Institute and The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. Earlier, he has served for many years on various types of cargo vessels as a Navigating Officer, including as a Master. He possesses extensive maritime management experience in various areas of Ship Owning and Ship Operations which includes New Projects, Sale & Purchase, Insurance, Technical and Commercial Management as well as Vessel Operations, both, in the container and dry bulk verticals.
Mr. Satish Pillania Cheif Executive Officer - TWSM
Mr. Satish Pillania started his sea career in 1986 and sailed in various foreign flag ships. He served as Chief Engineer and joined Shreyas Shipping Limited as an Engineer Superintendent in March 1997 and continued with newly formed TWSM in May 1998. In June 2003 he was promoted to Head of the Technical Department, and was elevated to Vice President in March 2006. He now leads TWSM as Chief Executive Officer which speaks of his talent and hard work. Mr. Pillania is extremely resourceful and good at troubleshooting, ensuring that vessels operate with minimum delays. He has a skill of managing ships economically and has contributed immensely to the organisation during the economic crisis in the shipping industry. He is very friendly with all staff in TWSM and participates actively in annual get together. He is also well known in the Industry; D.G. Shipping, Classification Societies, Shipping companies in India and abroad.
Capt Leslie Reis Group CEO
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 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.
Mr. Marius G Gomez Vice President - TWF 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.
Mr. B Mannan General Manager - Transworld Logistics & Projects
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 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.
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.
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.
K.B. Balmurali Chief People Officer
Human Resource professional with experience across various Industries like Shipping, Logistics , Aviation and ITES.
Holds post graduation degree of Master in Labour Studies and Graduate in Commerce from Mumbai University.
Responsible for the entire gamut of Human Resources functions across Group Companies, globally.
Actively associated with various social institutions involved in People upliftment and Charity work.