Member of BoD - Heidmar
Former CEO - Ocean Rig UDW
Mr. Pankaj Khanna is 48 years old with over 30 years of varied experience in the maritime & offshore industry. Currently he is part of the TMS group of companies focused on developing new projects and investments in shipping. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Heidmar. Previously he was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Rig UDW Inc, an ultra-deepwater drilling company that was successfully sold to Transocean in December last year.
He also served as CEO of Pioneer Marine Inc, a drybulk company that he founded in 2013. Prior to his position at Pioneer Marine Inc., Mr. Khanna served as CMO at Ocean Rig UDW Inc. and as the COO of DryShips, Inc. from 2009 to 2012. Prior to joining DryShips, he served in C-Suite roles at Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd and Alba Maritime Services S.A. He has also served as Vice President of Strategic Development at Teekay Corporation, from 2001 to 2007 and as a Senior Analyst at SSY Shipbrokers from 1998 - 2001. He also has hands on experience of working on cargo ships as a deck officer from 1988 - 1997. Mr. Khanna graduated from Blackpool and the Fylde College and also received a postgraduate diploma in International Trade and Transport from London Metropolitan University.