Sea Asia
Arun Sharma

Vice Chairman, International Association of Classification Societies (IACS)
Executive Chairman, Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass)

A marine engineer with a strong technical and commercial background, Mr. Sharma has held several top management positions with key shipping companies in his career spanning several decades.

Started his career with The Shipping Corporation of India, he rapidly rose to head the Gas Carrier and Chemical Carrier department. His senior management roles include Vice President – Commercial and Operations with Varun Shipping Company, President of Great Eastern Shipping, and President & CEO of India Steamships. He has served on the board of Indian National Shipowners’ Association and on the Asia Committees of Lloyd’s Register, American Bureau of Shipping and Det Norske Veritas.

He is the Chairman of Strategy Committee of IACS as well as the Vice Chair of IACS Council. Prevously, he was the head of Small Group on Quality Policy (SGQP). He is the incoming Chairman of IACS from 1 July 2019.