BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chairman & CEO

Gautam S. Chellaram

Gautam was educated in the UK and Hong Kong and is a graduate of Hofstra University New York. He has an extensive background in shipping and spent several years at KC Maritime as Commercial Director. During this time he was instrumental in the chartering, sale and purchase strategies and also served on the Board to support the company’s business plan.

Gautam was appointed CEO of the newly created Chellsea Pte Ltd in 2010 as the KC Maritime Group expanded into the offshore marine logistics sector.

Non executive director

Roger Marshall

Roger Marshall is Managing Director of Persimmon Capital Limited, an advisory firm that he founded in 1999 specialising in advising emerging companies and mentoring their entrepreneurial founders. He is also a non-executive director of a number of private companies.

Roger qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG, London in 1977 and worked in senior financial management positions in the hospitality, transport and offshore energy services industries before coming to Hong Kong in 1992.

He was Managing Director of ABN AMRO Capital in Asia, from 1999 to 2009. He was Chairman (2002) and President (2003-2005) of the Hong Kong Venture Capital & Private Equity Association. He is also a Founder and Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Business Angel Network.

Non-executive director

Brian Townsley

Mr. Brian Townsley was appointed an Independent Non-Executive Director of Chellsea (Hong Kong) Limited on the 1st October 2014.

A veteran of the offshore marine industry with experiences spanning more than 40 years, Mr Townsley holds a Class 1 Master Mariner Foreign Going Certificate and an MBA from Hull University. During his sea going career he served on board most type of offshore support vessels including drill ships, dynamically positioned construction and dive support vessels, anchor handlers, platform supply vessels and well stimulation vessels.

Mr. Townsley has spent most of his career with Swire Pacific Offshore where he initially worked on offshore vessels prior to being allocated various project manager assignments. He spent time in Hong Kong as Fleet Operations Manager and ultimately as the Company’s Managing Director in Singapore. He was instrumental in raising the Company’s profile before retiring in October 2011. He retains a position as non-executive director on several of the Swire Pacific Offshore group of companies.

Non-Executive Director

Vikram S. Chellaram

Vikram S. Chellaram is the Chief Executive Officer of Mordril Properties, an independent and privately owned real estate company with investments in Hong Kong, India and the United Kingdom.

Prior to joining Mordril, he served as the Managing Director of KC Maritime FZE in Dubai, UAE from 2004 to 2009, where he led a strategy focusing on dry-bulk shipping logistics for self-unloaders, transporting  aggregates, cement, and iron-ore in India and the Gulf. Prior to his work in the Middle East, Mr Chellaram was based in New York, where he worked for Bank Julius Baer and Co. Limited in their Asset Management division.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Chairman & CEO

Gautam S. Chellaram

Gautam was educated in the UK and Hong Kong and is a graduate of Hofstra University New York. He has an extensive background in shipping and spent several years at KC Maritime as Commercial Director. During this time he was instrumental in the chartering, sale and purchase strategies and also served on the Board to support the company’s business plan.

Gautam was appointed CEO of the newly created Chellsea Pte Ltd in 2010 as the KC Maritime Group expanded into the offshore marine logistics sector.

Chief Operating Officer

Rajiv Biswas

Rajiv has extensive experience in Marine & Offshore operations along with the end to end contract management of large projects in the Oil & Gas space. He is responsible for Chartering, Business Development, CRM, Sale & Purchase, Insurance and also heads the Technical department and Newbuilding Projects. He directs company’s revenue growth through implementation of sales and marketing strategies in Oil & Gas and EPC industry and is responsible for developing new business opportunities to expand company’s services portfolio and broadening its footprint in the Africa, Middle East, India and North West Europe.

He has successfully led Technical & Operation vertical of the company before moving on to take additional responsibility of the Commercial functions.

Rajiv is a Chief Engineer with a Bachelor’s Degree in Marine Engineering from D.M.E.T.

Financial Controller

Rajat Gupta

Rajat is heading finance and accounts. He directs the organizations financial strategy including accounting practices.

Rajat is an ACCA and holds an MBA from SP Jain Institute of Management. He has more than 12 years of experience of, managing finance, setting up of internal controls and processes, audit, taxation and business reporting.

Technical Manager

Saravanan Meyyappan

Saravanan is a responsible for overall technical management of the fleet.  He has more than10 years of experience in management of OSVs working with Emas and POSH. Prior to joining Chellsea he held the position of Technical Manager with Emas Offshore looking after fleet of OSVs globally . Prior to coming ashore he sailed as an engineer on Container ships and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Annamalai University India.