Our Core team has over 1500 man-years of experience in the industry.
Captain Ajay Handa – Chief Mentor and Director
With a career spanning 41 years, he’s played an active role in the Marine industry. Started as a Mariner in 1976, a career that spanned 12 years. He then moved into an active shore role in various companies starting from JM BAXI & Indsotra. He went on to lead companies in the shipping and logistics business including Rostra Overseas, Sotra, Essar Shipping, Tradex Group and Finally Martrade. Capt. Handa currently spends time mentoring his two passions – Cleaning lakes through The Pavitra Foundation and Ship Management through Nautilus Shipping.
Ajay Krishnamani – Co-Founder Managing Director
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 and Director
A passionate and aggressive first-generation entrepreneur, Narayan Rajan, co-founded Nautilus Shipping in 2005. 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. Narayan holds a Bachelors Degree in Electronics from St. Joseph’s Arts and Science College, Bangalore.
Subrata Roy – Technical Director
Subrata has a career spanning 45 years starting in 1972 as a Junior engineer with Shipping Corporate of India and eventually sailed as a Chief Engineer. He has spent over a decade at Sea. He became a Technical Manager first in 1985 and then served with MMD of DG Shipping India. Before coming on board with Nautilus, Subrata spent 10 years with Essar Shipping and 4 years with Petrosol in Argentina. Subrata comes with a sound technical background and operational experience. Subrata has spearheaded Nautilus’ movement into full ship management.
Deepak – Commercial Head
Deepak has over 20 years of long experience as commercial head with leading shipping lines, also as an Independent Shipbroker from Singapore / Malaysia and Dubai. He had been a consultant for NVOOC container liner operations. His strengths include providing shipping service(Liner) and find solutions to bridge the gap between shipper and consignee. He is keen on developing the commercial strengths of Nautilus to the next level.
Capt. Jerin Rajan – Marine Supervisor / DPA
Capt. Jerin joined shipping in the year 1999 after completing his Pre-Sea Training with ARI. As a Cadet, he sailed with Great Circle Shipping. Post clearing his Second Mate and Masters, he sailed with NYK Ship Management in their Container and Car Carrier Fleets. It is his vast experience in sailing with main fleets, that helps develop and maintain a professional work environment with the Company and the Seafarers. His practical and technical knowledge of the shipping industry adds immense value in widening the scope of work we do.
Pranav Chandok – Technical Consultant
He is an 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.
Mahesh Mehndiratta – Technical Superintendent
Mahesh is a Chief Engineer with a vast amount of experience on product /chemical Tankers, Bulk carriers and offshore vessels. He has worked as Superintendent with V Ships and Coeclarichi, Italy. He has worked as onboard trainer with M/s Ocean Sparkle private limited. He is the appointed trainer to carryout STCW courses at NUSI Maritime Academy. He is associated with Institute of Marine Engineers (India), Goa Branch for Class II MOT preparatory courses. Mahesh oversees the day to day management of all the vessels under our management, which include routine and planned maintenance, troubleshooting, dry-dock preparation, procurement and audits.
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, streamline 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.