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Speakers

Prabhat Kumar Jha
Group Managing Director and CEO
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 300 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, 27001 and 45001 standards.


Prabhat is a Marine Engineer and his career at sea was on various kinds of vessels up to the rank of Chief Engineer. A competent Marine Engineer, he is also 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 Shipmanagement 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 companies. Under Prabhat’s leadership, company has increased its managed fleet nearly ten times since its inception in 2008 and has highest crew retention rate (98%) in industry. Prabhat is a Vice–President of the Board of Directors of Cyprus Chamber of Shipping and also on the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Marine Maritime Institute and CMMI Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute Ltd., Vice Chairman of the Cyprus Maritime Academy and Vice President of Shipowners Association of Portugal.