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Indian Register of Shipping announces new appointees

The new appointments in Singapore and London are part of strategic plan to expand its capabilities to meet growing demand

Press Trust of India  |  Singapore 

Aiming to boost its presence in key international maritime centres, (IRClass) has announced three new senior appointments.

The new appointments in and are part of IRClass' strategic plan to expand its capabilities and geographical reach to meet growing demand in these vital markets.

While Narayanan Shankar joins as senior vice president of business development of the classification society based in Singapore, Praveen Kumar Mishra has been appointed as Vice President of IRClass in

Ravi Kiron Kalra, who has 35 years of experience in leading vessel surveys and inspections all over the world, has been promoted to Head of Safety from Senior Principal Surveyor in IRClass based in

The new appointments boost IRClass' technical and management capabilities significantly, allowing the society to offer a more diverse range of auditing and compliance solutions to its clients, said the company today.

"I am pleased to have professionals of this calibre on board with IRClass and I believe that with their years of experience and expertise they will help us move forward as we internationalise and embrace new markets.

"In this competitive market, I strongly believe IRClass is well-placed to seize any opportunities that come its way and with constant innovation and improvements; it will become one of the top classification societies in the world," said Anil Devli, Chief Operating Officer (Commercial) of IRClass.

IRClass is one of the world's leading ship classification societies, founded in India in 1975 it has achieved the status of full membership of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), the major international body of classification societies.

First Published: Tue, May 20 2014. 14:23 IST