Board of Directors


Shri Madhu S Nair

Chairman & Managing Director

Shri Madhu S Nair took over as the Chairman & Managing Director of Cochin Shipyard on January 01, 2016. He holds a degree of Bachelor of Technology (Naval Architecture and Ship Building) from Cochin University of Science & Technology in first class and Masters in Engineering (Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering) from Osaka University, Japan. He has more than 32 years of professional experience with Cochin Shipyard Ltd since joining as Executive Trainee in June 1988 in the entire gamut of shipyard management. He was the key driver in forging alliances with international technology partners. He was also instrumental in conceptualizing the Small Ship Division, and key player in bagging international contracts while he was heading the Marketing Division. Under his leadership, CSL became a listed company after a very successful Initial Public Offer. During his tenure, CSL is undertaking two major expansion projects worth Rs.2,769 crores. Also CSL is making foray into the Inland waterways transport vessel segment by setting up subsidiary Company at Kolkata. CSL has forged alliance with the Major Port Trusts in India, viz. Mumbai Port Trust and Kolkata Port Trust for developing and operating Ship Repair eco systems and setting up a separate units in those ports. CSL also established a unit at Port Blair. He is trained in shipbuilding systems at IHI Shipyard at Kure, Japan and undergone JICA Specialized training at Overseas Vocational Training Centre (OVTA), Tokyo and Osaka International Centre, Osaka, Japan and did research in Joining & Welding Research Institute, during Masters in Engineering at Osaka University, Japan. He is a member of various Professional bodies including The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, UK (RINA), Institution of Naval Architects, India. He is a strong believer power of people and the "people first policy" conceived by him is aimed at steering CSL into a knowledge organization.


Shri Bejoy Bhasker

Director (Technical)

Shri Bejoy Bhasker, assumed charge as Director (Technical) of Cochin Shipyard Ltd w.e.f 05 Apr 2018.Shri Bejoy Bhasker holds a degree of bachelor of Technology (Mechanical) from the University of Kerala with first rank and gold medal. He holds a master degree in Mechanical from IIT, Chennai. He completed advanced diploma in management from IGNOU. Shri Bejoy Bhasker joined Cochin Shipyard on 29 June 1988 as Executive Trainee and has served in various critical operational areas like shipbuilding, Design, Shiprepair, Projects etc. He was awarded the "Manager of the Year" award in 2014 by Kerala Management Association. He rose up in the ranks of CSL through dedicated and committed service in the last three decades.


Shri Jose V J

Director (Finance)

Shri Jose V J assumed charge as Director (Finance) of Cochin Shipyard Limited with effect from August 01, 2019. A Cost Accountant by profession Shri. Jose V.J joined the Company as Assistant Manager in 1995. He also holds a degree in Law from Government Law College, Ernakulam. He has approximately 29 years of work experience across diverse field viz., financial management, strategic planning, risk management, forex management, budgeting and cost control. He is also heading the Information Systems Department of the Company.


Shri Sanjay Bandopadhyaya IAS

Part-time Official (Nominee)

Shri Sanjay Bandopadhyaya is a Part Time Official (Nominee) Director of the Company representing Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Government of India from February 03, 2020. He is a 1988 Batch IAS Officer of Madhya Pradesh Cadre. Shri Sanjay Bandopadhyaya is presently posted as Additional Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Administration and Development of Shipping Activities, Merchant Shipping Act, Shipbuilding, International Co-operation and Treaties, Ports and stressed projects. He holds a master degree of Technology in Communications and Radar Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Bachelor degree of Engineering in Electronics and Communications Engineering and Master of Arts degree in Economics. In past he held various senior positions in both central and state governments’ viz. Principal Secretary to Government of Madhya Pradesh in charge of Dept. of Technical Educational & Skill Development, Chief Executive Officer of National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRIP), (Under Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises), Government of India, Joint Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, the Secretary of Energy (Power & Renewable Energy), Government of Madhya Pradesh, the Managing Director of Madhya Pradesh Laghu Udyog Nigam Ltd, the Secretary of Agriculture, Government of Madhya Pradesh, the Member (Finance) of Madhya Pradesh State Electricity Board & Additional Secretary to Government of Madhya Pradesh. During his tenure as CEO of NATRIP, he was entrusted with the Design, Planning, Procurement, Construction & Commissioning of Testing and R&D Facilities for Automotive Sector in India, Crash Investigation and Data Analysis, Development of Testing regimes and regulations. Further, as a Joint Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, he was entrusted with the work of Road Transport Policy, Road Safety, Motor Vehicle Act, National Permit, Transport Development Council (TDC), Road Transport Corporation Act, and Carriage by Road Act etc. He was also co-ordinating the drafting of new Road Transport & Safety Bill for introduction in the cabinet He won various prestigious awards viz. The “Platinum Icon Web Ratna Award 2012” for implementing the ‘Vahan’ vehicle registration and permit system for the best citizen centric service by the Government of India, National Award for e-Governance (GOLD), 2009-10 presented for State School Portal and management through electronic platform, India Tech Foundation 2007 for second Best Reforming State in India in Power Sector.


Shri Jyothilal K.R

Part Time Official (Nominee)

Shri Jyothilal K R is a Part Time Official (Nominee) Director of the Company representing Government of Kerala. He was re-appointed into the Board from August 24, 2020. He holds a degree of Bachelor of Technology in Chemical Engineering from IIT Chennai. He is an IAS Officer of 1993 batch (Kerala cadre) and served in various departments of the Government of Kerala viz., Land Revenue Management and District Administration, Fisheries /Agriculture & Co-operation, Information Technology, Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs etc. He is currently posted as Principal Secretary (Transport), Government of Kerala.

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