Mr. C. K. Sharma

Mr. C. K. Sharma
(Chandi Keshwar Sharma )

Professional Profile
August 2016
Mobile: +91 98190 66779

Education & background

  • Born July 1951. MBA (Full Time) from FMS, Univ of Delhi in 1973. 7th position in University with Distinction in 3 subjects.
  • Honorary Faculty Member and Examiner at Narottam Morarjee Institute of Shipping, Mumbai for 3 years - 1991 to 1994.
  • Since Feb 2008, Academic Advisor for the Internationally acclaimed Shipping Academic Conferences: & renowned Speaker in various Academic Programs.
  • Hands on experience in all aspects of Commercial Shipping - risen from Officer Trainee to the post of Managing Director.
  • Employed by 4 Corporations abroad, I have the unique experience of working directly with 5 Billionaires. This helped me to gain unparalleled experience in Management Skills.
  • I am a natural Team Builder. I have coached many young officers in India & abroad to attain glory in their careers.
  • I have Chartered and Commercially Operated every type of Ship that exists on earth - Small Dry Cargo to Capes, Product Tankers to VLCCs, LPG to Ethylene Carriers & Chemical Carriers.
  • In-depth Shipping knowledge and High Character are my strengths.

Career Path

  • 1973 to 76 - Executive Trainee in Reliance Industries Ltd at Ahmedabad and CM International at Mumbai.
  • 1976 to 80 - Indian Oil Corporation (Marketing Div) as Junior Officer in Operations Dept. I learnt all aspects of Logistics for handling Oil.
  •  1981 to 91 - Asst Manager to Sr. Manager in Shipping Corporation of India. Worked in all areas of Commercial Shipping including 1st Class exposure to Ship Chartering & Ship Operations. I was deputed to Petroleum Ministry for 4 years as Dy Director - in-charge for Shipping Logistics of 30 Million tons of Crude Oil for the Country.
  • 1991 to 94 - Addl. GM (Shipping) - Reliance Industries Ltd. Directly handled Chartering & Operations of Chemical Tankers & Gas Carriers. Started Commercial Shipping Division at Reliance which saved millions of Dollars for the Company. Initiated new concept of "Trip TC COA” & innovative methods to save demurrage at Hazira lighterage point.
  • 1994 to 96 - GM & Head of Chartering for Essar Shipping Ltd which Owned 54 vessels. I directly Chartered Dry Cargo, Tankers and Gas Carriers. In 1995 Management gave me charge of Iron Ore/Steel movement for Essar Steel. Achieved upto 25% savings in freight by developing New concept of "Reverse direction Chartering”.
  • 1996 to 1998 - Started Asian Subsidiary of Norwegian Gas Carriers, at Singapore as "Head of Chartering”. Developed new customers/areas of business for this very traditional Norwegian Company which had opened office outside Norway first time since 1916.
  • 1998 to 2002 - "Commercial Director” in Korasia Shipping Ltd at Singapore where we were Owners’ reps for Korean Dry Cargo Fleet engaged in Ship-Operations from Asia to Africa.
  • 2002 to 2005 - VP (Chartering) at Essar Steel Ltd, Hazira having overall responsibility for Chartering & Commercial Marine Logistics for 6 million mts cargo for Essar Steel reporting directly to the Promoters. A challenging Senior Management position.
  • 2005 to 2010 - Managing Director of Contilines Asia Pte Ltd, Singapore, a subsidiary of Conti7 Shipping Group, Belgium - . I started the Ship-Operating business in Asia .
  • July 2010 - Continuing…..I joined OPG Power Generation Pvt Ltd - as MD Shipping to manage the Coal Transportation for their Coal fired Power Plants in Chennai and Gujarat. Coal imports for OPG Power will touch 4 Million mts by 2015.
  • Appointed as Director on Board of Essar Group Company, Essar Steel Logistics Ltd. as "Independent Additional Director on Board” wef August 2013.


  • To keep improving my knowledge everyday. The more I learn, the more I discover that one lifetime is not enough to learn all in Shipping.
  • To contribute to Shipping Profession by sharing knowledge with young professionals on a real time platform. Together with Marex Media management, I have created Shipping Seminars since 2008 under the umbrella of I am aiming, in my small capacity, to create knowledgeable professionals who will take this crusade forward in future.
  • To achieve Peace and Happiness for self by giving excellent service to the Entrepreneurs in the Industry at affordable price where help is needed in Shipping related matters.
  • To write a book about Commercial Shipping aimed at helping both shore and Sailing officers alike.
  • Spend quality time with family and friends as far as possible.
  • To Create peace, goodwill & legacy of knowledge sharing.