Prabhat Kumar Jha
Group Managing Director & CEO
MSC Shipmanagement Limited
Prabhat is the Group Managing Director & CEO of MSC Shipmanagement Limited, Cyprus. MSC Shipmanagement Limited is the biggest in-house Ship Management company in the world and has a proud policy of exclusively managing only MSC-owned vessels. Today it manages over 200 vessels and ensures the highest technical standards and a first-rate commitment to safety and punctuality. It is part of world’s 2nd largest container shipping company, Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A., headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. MSC Group has one of the youngest and greenest fleets among the world’s leading shipping lines. MSC Shipmanagement is among few companies whose entire fleet is certified with ISO 9001,14001, 50001, 26001 and OHSAS standards.
Prabhat is a Marine Engineer and his career at sea was on various kinds of vessels up to the rank of Chief Engineer. After stepping ashore as Technical Superintendent, he continued to pursue his quest for knowledge and completed MBA in General Management & Finance from University of Liverpool and Advanced Management Program from IESE Barcelona. He has played a key role in set-up of MSC Ship Management Limited Hong Kong in year 2005 and subsequently MSC Shipmanagement Limited, Cyprus in year 2008. MSC Crewing Services Limited India and MSC Crewing Services Ukraine are under his direct responsibility and he is board member of all these three companies. Under Prabhat’s leadership, company has increased its managed fleet 6 times in past 6 years and has highest crew retention rate (98%) in industry.
Prabhat is also member of the Board of Directors of Cyprus Chamber of Shipping, Vice Chairman of the Cyprus Maritime Academy and Vice President of Shipowners Association of Portugal.