Board Of Trustees Details

  • Capt. Jitendra Misra
    Capt. Jitendra MisraManaging Director, Emarat Maritime LLC,


    Capt. Jitendra Misra has worked in the maritime industry for four decades. His career began as a Deck Cadet with India Steamship in 1971, where he ascended the ranks to become the youngest Master in the Indian shipping fleet at just 25 years old. After eight years in command, he stepped ashore to join a commercial firm in the UK. Jitendra came to Dubai in 1990 to set up the ship-owning division for a large business conglomerate. The company became known as Emarat Maritime, where he has served as Managing Director since 1997. Jitendra is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers in London, and is the founding Chairman of the UAE branch of the organisation. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, while in the UAE he is a founding member and was the first Secretary General of the UAE Ship Owners’ Association. Jitendra’s ongoing contributions to the shipping industry have been recognised by a number of organisations. He is Marine Committee Chairman of the Baltic and International Maritime Council (BIMCO), having earlier served as the organisation’s Director for six years. He has also been Chairman for ClassNK’s Middle East Technical Committee since 2007.