Indian Register of Shipping announces senior management appointment


In line with its rapid expansion, Indian Register of Shipping (IRS) has promoted Mr P.K. Mishra, previously Head of Operations, to the position of Joint Managing Director of IRS, effective 1st January 2024.

Joining as a Surveyor with IRS in 1998, Mr Mishra (pictured) 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, Mr Mishra has consistently demonstrated leadership, strategic thinking, and a commitment to excellence.

Mr Mishra has also been an active contributor to the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) 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 IMO, including participation in the Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) Sub Committee, Assembly & Council.

Commenting on the promotion, Mr Arun Sharma, Executive Chairman of IRS said: “We are happy to announce the promotion of Mr P.K Mishra to Joint Managing Director of IRS. With the rapid expansion in IRS’ fleet and new geographical standpoints along with increasing client expectations, the appointment of Mr Mishra as Joint Managing Director would provide the necessary support to top management in further improving the quality and response of our services.”