Mr. Aditya Suklikar
Mr. Aditya Suklikar is the is the Managing Director of the Orion group of companies. Orion is active in the coastal cargo as well as the tug & offshore space.
He is also the President of the ICC Shipping Association - the representative body for Indian coastal shipping. In this capacity, he has been closely working with the Ministry of Shipping and the Directorate General of Shipping in drafting & executing India’s coastal shipping policy. Mr. Suklikar is a member of the National Shipping Board (NSB), an advisory body set up by the Ministry of Shipping comprising of all national maritime interests (including the Ministry of Shipping, Indian Navy, Coast Guard, Indian shipowners, Indian maritime labour representatives etc.). He is also a key member of Government committees that have recently developed some notable contributions to the Indian coastal shipping industry, such as the Notification for construction & operation of Indian coastal vessels, pleasure crafts etc.
Mr. Aditya Suklikar received his Bachelors and Masters degrees at the University of Texas at Austin in Finance & Mathematics. He worked for several years in the financial services and IT industries in Silicon Valley prior to returning to India in 2002. For the past 16 years, Mr. Suklikar has been actively involved in the maritime sector – owning and operating coastal cargo ships, tugs and barges.