OUR TEAM

Mr. Suraj Parkash – Chairman

A dynamic, knowledgable and experienced leader, Mr. Suraj Parkash is the guiding force and mentor to the team at SMN. A gold medalist and an expert on fire, safety and security, Mr. Suraj spent his ealry years in the armed services with the naval police and then as Chief with the Fire Services. He later transitted to the shipping industry leading the vigilance, safety, security and P&A department for India’s largest shipping company. He is one of the founding memebers of Institute of Fire Engineers (India) and is also the founder & CMD of Institute of Fire and Security Management and Suntech Safety Solutions.

Ms. Inessa Deminets – Managing Director

A logistics expert having spent 10 years leading the global logistics arm for a European beverage company and later involved in advising on supply chain strateges and handling event logistics. Inessa is also an Event planner and a qualified Zumba trainer. Inessa is currently the managing director of SMN and is overall reposible for the operations and growth strategy of the company.

Capt. Mohit Batra – Advisor & Executive Director

An astute business professional, avid golfer, enthusiastic professional speaker, educator, humorous presenter and a proactive leader with over two decades of diverse cross-functional experience within the maritime industry. Capt. Batra has been involved in various aspects of the maritime business from start up ventures and spearheading marketing/sales strategies to implementing effective supply chain solutions, identifying growth opportunities and advising on investment strategies. He has held senior level positions with a leading American classification society, a British research & consuting firm and most recently European company specialising in safety products and services. He is a qualified Master Mariner and holds a MBA from Oxford, UK. Capt. Batra is currently employed with Eniram – a Wartsila company and is only acting as an advisor to SMN.

Mr. Reji Joseph – Business Development Director

A seasoned shipping professional with nearly 3 decades of experience working for some of the big shipping companies, Reji has held various positions in southeast Asia being stationed in Mumbai, Hong Kong and over the last 16 years in Singapore.

Ms. Patricia Tan-Koo – Sales & Marketing Manager

An energetic and result oriented personality, Patricia has spent over 5 years in the maritime industry working as a procurement and contract specialist with Modec and Swire group. Prior to that Patricia spent the earlier part of her career working in the hotel and hospitality industry.

Mr. Mariati Selamat – Finance Manager

With over 7 Years of experience in Accounts & Finance handling variety of financial and accounting functions, Mariati has spent the last 3 years with a leading ship management company. She has been instumental in streamlining accounting systems and implementing budget processes. She is a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounts & Finance) and currently pursuing higher qualification through distance learning from UK.

Ms. Arabelle Chia (Ling Ling) – Events Manager & Emcee

Effectively bilingual, elegant and eloquent in presentation, speech and mannerism, Ling Ling has hosted events of every scale varying from corporate functions, conferences, seminars, exhibitions, roadshows, product launches, media events to major public and sporting events such as marathons, walks for charity, golf tournaments and lifestyle shows. Ling Ling is a trained singer and a talented actress who recently made her debut on the big screens in a local movie production “Wayang Boy” in November 2014.

Ms.Ecaterina Puehmeyer – Admin & HR Manager