Management Team

Capt. Joseph Coutinho

Chief Executive Officer

Qatar Shipping Company W.L.L

  • 36 years of experience in the shipping industry, including 16 years of sailing experience and 20 years with QShip
  • Headed the establishment of in-house ship management capabilities in QShip since 1997
  • Headed Marine Operations and Commercial Management. Served as COO from 2008 and took over as CEO in January 2013
  • Board member representing QShip’s interests in various local and international companies
  • Alumnus of Middlesex University, UK. MBA in Shipping and Logistics
  • Attended senior management development programs at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (UK) and Fellow of the Nautical Institute (UK)
  • Member of the Intertanko Council since 2007
  • Member of the Middle East Technical Committee of DNV GL since 2014

Capt. Suresh Kumar

Senior Manager, Marine & Operations

Qatar Shipping Company W.L.L

  • Heads the Marine Operations of QShip.
  • 37 years of experience in the shipping industry.
  • Working with QShip since 1995, initially as a Fleet Master, before moving to the Doha office in 2000.
  • More than 20 years of sailing experience across all vessel types.
  • Alumnus of T.S Rajendra, India. MBA in Shipping and Logistics. Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (UK).

Rahul Bhargava

Senior Manager, Technical Operations

Qatar Shipping Company W.L.L

  • Heads the Technical Operations of QShip
  • 36 years of experience in the shipping industry
  • Working with QShip since 2008. Prior to that, he was Technical Superintendent for 6 years focusing on LPG newbuildings and technical management
  • More than 18 years of sailing experience across all vessel types
  • Alumnus of Marine Engineering Research Institute (MERI), India

Capt. Hanesh Narang

Manager QHSE

Qatar Shipping Company W.L.L

  • Heads the HSSEQ Department of QShip.
  • 36 years of experience in the shipping industry.
  • Headed QHSE Departments in shipping organizations since 2003.
  • More than 20 years of sailing experience across all vessel types.
  • Alumnus of T.S Rajendra, India.

Capt. Soumitra Mazumdar

General Manager

Qatar Shipping Company (India) Private Limited

  • Heads the Manning Operations of QShip since 2009
  • 37 years of experience in the shipping industry
  • Member of QShip ’s VLGC team from September 2007.
  • Sailed for the Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) in all ranks. After joining shore service with SCI in 1998, worked for five years in the Safety & Quality department and for three years as Superintendent of gas tankers and phosphoric acid carriers.
  • Alumnus of T.S Rajendra, India