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Singapore Branch Tutors

Capt. Subhangshu Dutt, FICS

Director, Om Maritime Pte Ltd

Job Description: Boutique shipbroking firm. Handling wet and dry trades.


Relevant Qualifications: MCILT, Board Director – SICCI;  Advisor to SMA

Teaching Experience: Over 10 years at SMU and with ICS

Subject Tutor: Liner Trades┃Port Agency

Member since 1988


Punit Oza, FICS

Vice Chairman, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Singapore Branch

Mr Punit Oza has over 30 years of experience in Dry Bulk Shipping, holding senior management positions in some leading shipping companies including Precious Shipping, Noble Group & Torvald Klaveness. At Klaveness, after holding senior commercial positions, Punit spearheaded the digital transformation of Klaveness Dry Bulk.

He is deeply involved with the maritime tech-startup space and is an angel investor and advisor in Motion Ventures, a VC fund focused on Maritime and Supply Chain startups.

Punit holds a Master in Shipping, Trade and Finance from Bayes (previously CASS) Business School, UK and an LLB and Post Graduate Diploma in Maritime Law from the University of London.

Punit is a Senior Adjunct Fellow at the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) Academy, and an Affiliated Research Fellow & Guest Lecturer at Singapore Management University (SMU).


Subject Tutor: Dry Cargo Chartering┃Shipping Business


Member since 1997


Jagannath Muthu, FICS

Director, NAU Pte Ltd

Job Description: Claims Consultant / Correspondent / Adjuster involved in various types of Marine Transport Liability, P&I and Hull and Machinery Claims. An Independent Arbitrator and Mediator seeking appointments for Maritime / International Trade / Commercial Disputes.


Academic Qualifications: BSc, DMS, LLB, LLM


Subject Tutor: Legal Principles in Shipping Business┃Logistics & Multi-modal Transport | Marine Insurance


Fellow since Dec 2004. Member from 2001


Capt. Rajeev Kumar, FICS

Marine Technical Advisor, BP Singapore Pte Ltd

Job Description: Provide help, support and guidance to Sales, Operations and External customers on marine matters relating to commercial,  technical and operational issues about the contract of affreightment and Marine Fuels. Ensure that Technical literature and support software is periodically reviewed and updated.

Academic Qualifications: Master Mariner, Graduate Diploma in Maritime Law and Arbitration (NUS), MSc Shipping Trade and Finance, PG Diploma in Maritime Law (Lloyds Maritime Academy, London), an Associate Mediator (SMC), Fellow Arbitrator (SIAC).


Subject Tutor: Economics of Sea Transport & International Trade | Tanker Chartering


Member since 2011


Elaine Yu Kai, FICS

Senior Chartering, South32 Marketing Pte Ltd

Job Description: Dedicated maritime professional with a focus on freight matters, taking care of internal and external requirements of freight as part of cargo book management, to achieve the best efficiency and profitability.


Academic Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree from Shanghai Maritime University (Maritime Law), Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration and Maritime Law (NUS)

Professional Qualifications: Fellow of SIArb (Singapore Institute of Arbitrators), Member Arbitrator of Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA) and London Maritime Arbitration Association (LMAA)


Subject Tutor: Introduction to Shipping


Fellow since Dec 2018. Member from 2011


Tamara Buijsse, MICS

Contract Manager, ALE Heavylift (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Job Description: A contract manager for Asia and Australia region who reviews the contracts before signing with Clients. Assists with the negotiations with Clients. Assist the project manager in explaining the terms of the contractual agreements to make sure that paperwork is filed timely and correctly and that correct procedure are followed. Assists in making sure that the company have sufficient insurance in place for their commercial risks and that claims are being dealt with by the insurers. 


Academic Qualifications: Master in General Management (Nyenrode Business University), Master in Law (Maastricht University)


Subject Tutor: Shipping Law


Member since 2014


Sophia Low, FICS

Shipbroker at M3 Marine Group

Job Description: Shipbroker who specialises in chartering and sale and purchase of Offshore Support Vessels for Oil & Gas Industry. Was previously a Drilling Engineer who has worked on jack up rigs offshore.


Academic Qualifications: Bachelor in Materials Engineering (Nanyang Technological University)


Subject Tutor: Ship Sale and Purchase


Fellow since Dec 2018. Member from 2015


Capt. Mike Meade, MICS

CEO at M3 Marine Group

Job Description: A commercially focused Senior Manager combining expert knowledge, operational, technical and commercial management along with strong business development and project management skills, in the International Marine and Offshore sector.


Professional Qualification: Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute, SSA Council Member
(Chairman, Offshore Services Committee), Asia Pacific Representative on the IMCA Marine Division Management Committee, Vice President of Marine Offshore Oil and Gas (MOOGAS)


Academic Qualifications: HND Maritime Studies (Liverpool John Moores University), ONC on Nautical Studies (Riversdale College)


Subject Tutor: Offshore Support Industry


Member since 2018


Elias Heng, MICS

Freight Trading, Cargill Singapore

Job Description: 

  • In charge of Western Australia & South East Asia handysize book

  • Chartering in potential candidates to add to the existing fleet

  • Secure spot and forward cargoes/COAs/tonnages to cover position

  • Engage in trading opportunities in the physical spot market

  • Manage risk and execute trading strategies

  • Research and analyze daily market movements to maximize margin.


Professional Qualification: Certificate of Competency Class 1 Chief Engineer Unlimited (Maritime & Port Authority)

Academic Qualifications: Master of Science in Maritime Studies (Nanyang Technological University) - ongoing, CoC Class 1 & 2 Marine Engineering Officer (part B), Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (Singapore Maritime Academy), Specialist Diploma in International Trading (Singapore Management University), Diploma in Marine Engineering (Singapore Polytechnic)


Subject Tutor: Ship Operations and Management


Member since 2019


Dhrubajyoti Das

Vice President, Business Units - Energy Cluster; Head - Overseas Terminals at Jurong Port

Job Description: Overall, responsible for Jurong Port’s overseas investments in greenfield as well as brownfield multipurpose ports. Manages the current portfolio of investments in ports overseas and leads further expansion abroad. Reports to CEO. Oversees the Energy Cluster comprising of Jurong Port Tank Terminal (clean petroleum storage) as well as the LNG Terminal in addition to Combi (General Cargo + Container) Terminal and LCT Terminal. Also, oversees Property & Lease Management and is responsible for Customer Service and Tariff Management, port wide. Reports to President – Business Units.


Professional Qualification: Member, Singapore Institute of Directors; Past President: Indian Institutes of Technology Alumni Association (Singapore Chapter)


Academic Qualifications: Master in Business Management (Asian Institute of Management), Bachelor of Technology (Hons) Mechanical Engineering (Indian Institute of Technology)


Subject Tutor: Port & Terminal Management | Shipping Finance

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