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Past Presidents

Mr. Krishnan Subramaniam, FICS

Mr. Krishnan Subramaniam, FICS

2017 -2020

Krishnan is a seasoned professional in the areas of Supply Chain, Logistics, and Commercial Shipping.


He heads the Logistics at Petrochem Middle East, Dubai. He is the past President for the Middle East branch of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers U.K and is a member of the Global Controlling Council and Executive Council of the ICS and a member of the ICS global Membership Committee.


Krishnan’s career spanning 33 years included Bharat Petroleum Corporation, India, Shell Petroleum in Dubai and Singapore, Aurora Tankers / IMC group, Singapore, and Fusion group of companies in Dubai and India.  


He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (FICS) U.K, a trainer for ICS, NAFL Dubai and Dubai Shipping Agents Association (DSAA), and has been an Adjunct faculty at S.P.Jain School of Global Management, Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Dubai and NMIMS, Mumbai.

Capt. Peter Machado, FICS

Capt. Peter Machado, FICS

2014 -2017

Peter Machado served at sea including Captain-in-Command. He commenced his sea career in 1973 on TS Rajendra where he was awarded the President’s, Gold Medal.


Peter’s marine and shore-based career spans 47 years including 26 years with international militaries in various senior capacities - Fleet Manager, Technical Manager, Group General Manager, COO, CEO and Managing Director; Base Operating Services and Full Line Subsistence and MRO services; Extensive experience in procurement and total supply chain, both commercial and military as well as Digitisation – automation, integration, machine learning, robotics, catalogs, processes, and systems.


Currently Managing Director of PM3 and co-Founder of eGenie Forum.  Pro bono services include FNI; FICS – ME Branch President, Member of the Controlling Council and Executive Council; 19 years on the IMPA General Council; sponsor of a school and involved with several vocational guidance and education institutions.

Capt. Behram Surty

Capt. Behram Surty, FICS

2010 -2013

Capt. Behram Surty is a Master Mariner by profession. His marine and shore-based career span over 38 years with diverse management positions, serving top enterprises (Neptune Orient Lines, Singapore, Shipping Corporation of India, Rais Hassan Saadi Group, U.A.E) in managerial positions.


Capt. Behram Surty is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (FICS) U.K since 1984.  He is a founder member of the U.A.E branch of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, which was set up in 1995 by a special decree. He was part of the ICS delegation team that met the ruler of Dubai (His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum) in Zabeel Palace, Dubai when discussions to start the U.A.E branch of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers was very rudimentary way back in 1995.


Elected as Vice Chairman of U.A.E branch of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (2004-2009) and subsequently as its President (2010-2013), he delivered his best efforts and rigorously campaigned through the instrumentality of networking and academic sessions, a corporate training program that helped promote U.A.E branch of Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers on all aspects including membership additions. Specifically, under his guidance, four international seminars were held to promulgate the core ideas of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers for the benefit of the Dubai shipping fraternity.


He has been heading as a General Manager Bay Lines/ Sunmarine Shipping Services (Rais Hassan Saadi Group, Dubai), since 1998, the top Non-Vessel Operating Common Carrier that serves with its own fleet of inventory in the corridors of the Indian Sub-continent and West Asia Gulf Ports over the last three decades unremittingly.

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