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Dr. Anil Sharma
President & CEO
Global Marketing Systems, Inc.

Dr. Anil Sharma is the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of GMS. Originally from Bhavnagar (site of world's largest number of ship recycling yards in Alang) India, he earned his Master's (MBA) and Doctorate (DBA) degrees in Business Administration from universities in USA. Subsequently, Dr. Sharma worked in academia for 10 years moving rapidly through promotions from visiting lecturer to Chairman of the Business Department at Frostburg State University in Maryland (USA). In 1992, Dr. Sharma launched GMS, primarily to buy old US and Russian Naval vessels for recycling. In May 1996, Dr. Sharma resigned from his fully tenured faculty position to devote full attention to the ever-expanding global activities of GMS. Business grew rapidly due to GMS's strong performance, clean dealings, competitive prices and professionalism. For the last several years, GMS has been the world's largest Cash Buyer of ships for recycling. GMS negotiates more than 100 ships every year for recycling, with about 250 in 2009!! With exclusive offices in all major ship recycling centers and a team of professionals worldwide, GMS has maintained leadership in the ship-recycling market. GMS is the world's first ISO 9001:2000 certified cash buyer. GMS has committed extensive resources to the development of Safe and Responsible Ship Recycling. Dr. Sharma was invited as a delegate to the IMO's workshop on the proposed convention to Ship Recycling. He has written and spoken extensively on the topic of Ship Recycling at seminars and conferences worldwide.