Ramesh Shivakumaran – Key Strategist and Administrator Behind Gulftainer’s Remarkable Growth
Gulftainer Ltd., one of the premier shipping and logistics corporations in the Gulf based in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The primary objective of the company is to handle the management and operation of the container terminals at Port Khorfakkan and Port Khalid for the Sharjah Port Authority. Sharjah Port is host to some of the most important shipping lines in the world which include United Arab Shipping Corporation (UASC), American President Lines (APL), Hanjin, China Shipping, Sea Consortium, Hapag Loyd, and the Ethiopian Shipping Lines (ESL). The company also manages other international Port terminals in many countries such as Port Jeddah, Jubail (KSA), Port UMM Qasr (Iraq), and Port Recife (Brazil). Since its inception in 1976, Gulftainer has become one of the most rapidly expanding corporations in the shipping and logistics industry. The company has won some of the most illustrious awards as recognition of excellence in shipping industry and logistics. The company employs more than 1500 professionals who are experienced in numerous fields.
Ramesh Shivakumaran has been an important part of the Senior Management of the corporation for many years now and is currently the Director Finance and Administration at Gulftainer Co. Ltd. He became a financial Chartered Accountant (FCA) after completing his graduation in Commerce (B.Com.) from India and holds an Associate Membership of the Information, Systems, Audit and Control Association (ISACA), USA and that of the Certified Fraud Examiner, USA. He also holds a certification in Logistics Management from North West Kent College, UK.
Mr. Ramesh Shivakumaran joined the corporation in April 1993 and has since then held many critical positions in the Finance and Accounting departments of the company such as Manager Finance & Admin, Finance Controller, and the Asst. Financial Controller. He is also a Board Member and Director in the various bodies of the affiliate companies of the corporation.
Before joining Gulftainer, Mr. Ramesh Shivakumaran was employed at Ernst & Young, Dubai, UAE, from 1988 to 1993, and Price Waterhouse, New Delhi, from 1984 to 1988.
Mr. Ramesh Shivakumaran is an integral part of the management body of the corporation and he has a major role in overseeing the financial and managerial aspects of the company. He possesses comprehensive experience and skill in management and his areas of thrust within the company are regulation of Financial affairs, Financial reporting, Business planning, Treasury management, Business strategy, and internal control compliance.
Moreover, he is also actively involved in other areas such as corporate governance, risk management, and organizational development by virtue of Information Systems. He also plays a key role in the establishment of IT infrastructure, Administration and Human Resources department, Compensation Management and Integrated Quality Management system development for all national and international operations of the company.
Mr. Ramesh Shivakumaran has been a key factor in the expansion of the company while his able handling of finance and administration has ensured its reputation as a financially stable organization in the shipping and logistics industry.