Chairman - Captain Alok Kumar
Alphard Group, brainchild of Captain Alok Kumar an Elite Master Mariner, established in 2009 as a Private Maritime Security Company which caters with expertise & professionalism to shipping communities and industries across the Globe. As a Master Mariner with more than 20+ years of experience he has built a team of Maritime experts, business tycoons & leaders who help him in this vision to serve a higher standard of service for vessels under his command to dwindle the shortfall in quality of maritime services onshore & offshore. Capt. Alok Kumar single handedly started with the UTG services division in 2009 and has now expanded into 7 new businesses till date. During his 7 years of journey the company has achieved remarkable milestones and has ventured into various services catering shipping &maritime industry internationally.
M.D - Mrs. Prity Kumar
As the Co-Founder & M.D of Alphard Group she has been instrumental in the organizational development since its inception and has been constantly working on improving its deliverables since then. She ensures the smooth functioning of global operations across all businesses and offices.
Business Head: Security - Jos Chakola
He has been involved in the Maritime security Business since Alphard Group’s inception. He has proved his mettle and looks after all commercial & operational aspects of Maritime Security Division of the organization.
Operation Director - Capt. Ajit Ojha
Having served in various maritime roles over 20 years and possessing strong management skills, he monitors overall operations in the organization to meet established objectives for growth and profitability of the Alphard Group.
G.M QHSE - Capt. K.S Bhatty
An ex-IACS Class surveyor and Auditor, he oversees internal and external audits of Alphard Group. He also manages customer grievances with ensuring the highest quality and standards. With his extensive set of skills he is constantly improving various processes helping Alphard Group to deliver the best.
G.M Projects - Sheel Noel Cabral
A Class I Motor, Marine engineer who has sailed on Bulker carriers, Large tankers & product carriers and specialized Gas Carriers up to the rank of a Chief Engineer. In the year 2001 he stepped ashore and has held various senior management positions with leading ship Owners in India and UAE. Recognized by his contribution to the Maritime Industry, he sits on the Technical Committees of major classification societies in the UAE region. A well-known name in the maritime industry and he has been recognized as a Chartered Engineer by “The Engineering Council UK” & “The Institute of Engineers India” and a Fellow at The IMarEST & IMarE (I). In his career ashore, he has Techno commercially handled VLGC’s, Product & Chemical tankers, Bitumen tankers, AHTS and other special purpose ships. He also has expertise in installation & commissioning of power plants and has experience in Ship demolitions and last leg voyages.
Director– Finance & Strategy - G.V. Surajh
Over 15 years of hands on experience in Shipping and Commodity Trading and Project – Finance & Accounts. CFO with Blue Line Shipping Group, Dubai.Formerly – Senior Finance Manager with Emirates Trading Agency LLC, Dubai – Trading and Shipping Company in UAE for 9 years. Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from University of Madras. A Chartered Accountant from India also a Certified Information Systems Audit qualified from ISACA (USA).
GM – Shipping - Capt. Sanjay Kumar
With 26 years of total work experience in the shipping sector Capt. Sanjay has 13 years hands on practical experience in operations of tanker ships, 3 years on dry cargo and 10 years of shore experience dealing in dry cargo as well as tanker operations and assisted in cargo fixtures. He has sailed as a Ship Master for vessels operating all across the globe, mainly around Asia & Europe region with major charterers like Shell, Vitol, Exon Mobil, Cheveron, Total, Reliance India and Indian Oil Corporation. Apart from overall shipping operations knowledge Capt. Sanjay has hands on expertise in Planning, Marketing and Business Development
GM – Commercial – Mr. Leslie Manners
With Three decades of rich work experience and an MBA from FMS Delhi; Leslie is skilled in contracting and tendering, especially in offshore vessel logistics. He holds expertise in dealing with international strategic partners and tendering with demonstrated record of negotiations with clients in the Middle East and India.