Team

Our Core team has over 1500 man-years of experience in the industry.

Ajay Krishnamani – Co-Founder, CEO

Ajay is the founder Director and CEO of Nautilus Shipping. He has sailed in various capacities in the merchant navy fleet and worked with reputed organizations ashore. He has over 15 years of experience in the field of manning and management. He also is an internal auditor certified by Lloyd’s. He has over the years established a wide network in the shipping industry is known for his straight forward, ethical and principled approach.

Narayan Rajan – Co-Founder

A passionate and aggressive first-generation entrepreneur, Narayan Rajan, co-founded Nautilus Shipping in 2005. Narayan holds a Bachelors Degree in Electronics from St. Joseph’s Arts and Science College, Bangalore. During his 10-year stint as the CEO and CO-Founder of Nautilus, Narayan has been the driving force behind the company’s commercial operation. A keen observer of business and technology trends, Narayan constantly looks at ways to customize existing offerings and new possibilities.

Capt. Jerin Rajan – Head Operations

Joined shipping in the year 1999 after completing Pre-Sea Training with ARI. As a Cadet he sailed with Great Circle Shipping. After clearing his Second Mate and Masters, he was sailing with NYK Ship Management in their Container and Car Carrier Fleets. Has vast experience in sailing with main fleet helps develop a professional work environment with the company and the seafarers. He has a penchant to provide the latest shipping updates to the Nautilus team that helps overcome many a challenge. His practical and technical knowledge of the shipping industry develops our business in different fields of shipping.

N.M. Rajan – Technical Superintendent

He is a MEO Class II and a member of fellow institute of Marine Engineers India (FIMAree(I)). He started his career serving in Indian Navy and joined Merchant Navy. After completing his MOT Class II he joined Cochin Port Trust and served with them as Engineer-In-Charge till 1993. He continued sailing on FG Vessels from 1993 to 2002. After having sailed as Chief Engineer in Coastal Vessels such as ESSAR, LDCL& Kerala State Maritime Development Corporation dredger, he worked as Superintendent in Dharshan Shipping, in-charge of various dredgers. His extensive technical and practical knowledge in various types of ships as Chief Engineer and Superintendent helps Nautilus add technical expertise.

Pranav Chandok – Technical Consultant

He is a MEO Class I license holder
. He is a mechanical Engineer from Venkateshwara College. He has been at Sea over 15 years. At present he is involved in Technical management. He has carried out surveys and pre purchase inspections for various clients.

Anita Fonseca – Asst. General Manager

She has over 13 years of experience in the field of Client Services, has worked with reputed organizations and, has handled both Indian and International Clients. She leads the Sourcing Team at Nautilus Shipping and Interacts with ship owners /managers to ensure their requirements are met resolve customer service issues, stream line business operations and provide support. She is known to build and maintain relationships with the company’s clients.

Vinod Kumar V R – Manager-HR/Admin

He heads Administration, Human Resources and Operations at Nautilus. Has over 9 years of experience in the field of Administration and HR. He accomplishes staff results by communicating job expectations. Plans, monitors, and appraises job results. Coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures. Coordinate with all department heads to ensure that the company’s objectives are met.