NEW DELHI : Indian Register of Shipping (IRS), a member of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), announced P K Mishra as a Joint Managing Director from 1 January as it pursues rapid expansion and growth.
Mishra was previously the Head of Operations at the classification society that certifies ships for sea worthiness. Mishra joined the Indian Register of Shipping as a surveyor in 1998 and rose through the ranks to become chief surveyor in 2023.
With close to 25 years of experience in IRS and the industry handling key responsibilities, he has been an integral part of the organisation. Throughout his time in IRS, Mishra has consistently demonstrated leadership, strategic thinking, and a commitment to excellence.
“With the rapid expansion in IRS’ fleet and new geographical standpoints along with increasing client expectations, the appointment of Mishra as Joint Managing Director would provide the necessary support to top management in further improving the quality and response of our services,” said Arun Sharma, Executive Chairman, IRS.
Mishra has been an active contributor to the International Association of Classification Societies through various panels and expert groups. He has represented the Indian Flag in Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meetings from 2012 to 2022 at the International Maritime Organization (IMO). This includes participating in various IMO meetings such as the Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) Sub Committee, Assembly and Council.