Capt. Rajesh Tandon, Managing Director of V-ships India, has been elected as Chairman of International Maritime Employers Council (IMEC).
The International Maritime Employers’ Council (IMEC) is the only international employers organisation dedicated to maritime industrial relations.
Established over fifty years ago, IMEC operates from offices in London, UK, and Manila in the
Philippines and represent over 180 shipping companies located all over the world.
Its members are individual shipping companies, both owners and managers, large and small, operating all types of ships including dry bulk, container, cruise liners, livestock carriers, reefers and tankers.
Together they operate more than 9,700 vessels registered in more than 50 different countries and employ in excess of 210,000 seafarers.
Starting his sailing career with Shipping Corporation of India in 1975, Capt. Tandon rose to the rank of Master in 1983.He has sailed on various types of vessels, specializing on VLCC & VLOO carriers. He joined V Ships in 1988 and was appointed ashore in 1991. He took up the position as Managing Director of V Ships in India in 1997, a position he continues to hold.
He also holds the portfolio of Operations Director of V Group Manpower Services, with global responsibility.
Capt. Tandon holds several honorary positions in the Maritime Industry in Training, Seafarer Welfare organizations, industrial relation matters and other professional bodies.
Capt Rajesh was elected Chairman of IMEC in July 2014.
According to Indian maritime fraternity, Its truly moment of pride & happiness not only for V.Ships, but also for the entire Indian Shipping community, as Capt. Rajesh Tandon is the FIRST INDIAN to head this prestigious International organization.