Sharma is CMD, Shipping Corporation of India
Capt. Anoop Kumar Sharma has assumed the charge of the post of Chairman & Managing Director of The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd w.e.f. 12th September, 2016.
Capt. Anoop Sharma has served the shipping industry for over 34 years at various responsible levels. His career started from T.S. Rajendra after which he joined The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd (SCI) in 1982. At SCI, after a successful sailing stint and after obtaining command, he shifted to an on-shore role in 1992 as a Technical Superintendent. In all, he has had a varied and enriching experience of approx 26 years in SCI in Technical, Commercial - Purchase & Corporate Chartering thereby elevating himself to a role responsible for formulation of strategy & exploration of global business opportunities for various type of vessels under SCI’s portfolio.
Capt. Sharma’s association with SCI lasted till 2008 when he joined M/s. Essar Shipping Ltd (ESL) as a CEO. Subsequently he served on the board of ESL for many years and was elevated to serve as the Managing Director of ESL in November 2015. At ESL, Capt. Sharma has been successful in completing various financing transactions for new ship acquisitions/replacements and obtaining necessary credit lines from financial institutions.
On his return to SCI to serve at the helm of affairs, Capt. Sharma said “India is on its journey towards compulsive development that will be lead by infrastructure, in which the maritime industry will have a lead role to play and SCI looks forward to contributing to this growth”