KEY PERSONNEL


  • CAPT. SAULAT MAJEED KHAN - Managing Director & Group Chairman

  • The Terra-Marine group was incorporated in 1988 by Capt. Saulat Majeed Khan, Group Chairman & Managing Director. Capt. Khan served as General Manager from 1974 to 1976 and as Managing Director of Gulfeast Ship Management Ltd. 1976 to 1986. The Gulfeast team developed its managed fleet from four old vessels to an average fleet of 65 vessels of 10,000 DWT MPPs to 300,000 DWT VLCCs & operated training vessels that trained over 500 deck and engine cadets; supervised 20 new buildings between 15,000 DWT to 75,000 DWT in Japan, South Korea & Brazil. Served as Vice Chairman and Member of the Board of ECO Shipping representing Pakistan’s equity in the company owned by ECO countries from 2000 to 2002. Capt. Khan acts as an arbitrator in Maritime Disputes either referred to by parties at the High Court or for out of court ADR matters.


  • MRS. SWERA S. KHAN - FICS, Director

  • Mrs. Swera S. Khan is one of the founding members of Terra-Marine group. She oversees the business development and new projects of the group. Swera has been actively involved in ship broking and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Ship Brokers since 1982, worked as dry bulk & sales and purchases broker.


  • CAPT. RAFI AHMED - Director Quality Assurance

  • Capt. Ahmed is responsible for the company’s Fleet operations, Quality Assurance programs, Shipboard Management programs and System Audits. He is also responsible for monitoring Company & Fleet quality and safety systems, practices and procedures including the onboard implementation of the ISM Code and promoting a loss prevention culture throughout the fleet. Rafi Ahmed has extensive experience of over 27 years in all aspects of Ship Management. He has served in the Gulf group in Europe and Far East in various offices in middle and senior level positions. The company at one time managed over 100 vessels of various types and tonnages. Rafi Ahmed trained at H.M.S. Worcester in 1954 and commenced active sea service in 1956. Obtained Master’s Certificate of Competency in 1964 from the U.K. and served as Master from 1965 to 1974 on general cargo vessels and oil tankers in various reputed companies.


  • CAPT. MUSTAFA BEHZAT ESINDUY - Regional Director - Turkey

  • Capt. Mustafa graduated from Merchant Marine Academy, Istanbul in 1966. Turkish Navy military service vessel 1968-70 thereafter as Deck Officer from 1966 to 1974 on variety of ships; General Cargo, Bulkers, Oil Tankers over 150,000 dwt. 1974-80 as Master of Gulfeast Ship Management tankers of 30,000-85,000 dwt. 1981-83 Operations Manager Gulfeast Ship Management, Hong Kong. 1983-85 as Master of Gulfeast VLCC of 310,000 dwt. 1985-1993 Gulfeast Superintendent based at Malta for Gulfeast and Turkish owned vessels calling at Malta Drydocks. 1993-1999 owner of Group Kalkara Istanbul who owned m/v Kapital 7500 and managed 30 Russian river and sea going vessels. 1999-2002 General Manager Baben Shipping, owner of 150,000 and 200,000 dwt tankers. Conversion of 100,000 MT OBO to Crude Oil Carrier. 2002-2016 General Manager Furtrans Ship Management, Istanbul/Genova/Hamburg. Managing 6 container and 10 Chemical Tankers responsibilities included Drydocks, conversion, budgeting, planning, training staff, attending all QHSE and ISO courses. Attending office audit of TOTAL and SHELL with very good result. From Feb 2017 - July 2018 General Manager Gulf Ship Management, Dubai, managing 6 MR Chemical Tankers.


  • MR. RASHIDULLAH SHAIKH - Director Projects

  • Mr. Shaikh has a vast experience in Maritime affairs. He was Executive Director at Pakistan National Shipping Corporation managing Ships, Crew, Technical Management, Strategic Planning, Ship Sale and Purchase, setting up Joint Venture with associates, negotiating Ship Finance with reputed national and International banks, dealing with International Brokers, Maritime Law firms and Government departments. He has hands on experience in handling Dry and Liquid bulk cargoes. Enjoys good reputation and relations with International Maritime players.


  • CAPT. SYED M. FATMI - Director Operations

  • Capt. Fatmi is a Master Mariner with over twenty years of experience as Master on MPP, Oil Tankers, Bulk carriers, Container Ships, Ro-Ro and Reefer ships. Experience as Instructor at Pakistan Marine Academy, Institute of Maritime Studies and Karachi teaching Shipboard Operations, ECDIS, MRM and Ship Security Courses etc. for over 8 years. Operations Manager of Marco Trade, Geneva in Nigeria in 1980-81. General Manager, Pak Shaheen (Pvt) Ltd., Karachi, agents for Jugolinija Container Services 1987-89. In charge of agency operations, marketing and off-dock container terminal. General Manager and Chief Executive Mecmar Managements (Pvt) Ltd., Karachi 1992-97 in charge of agency operations, marketing, cargo and ship brokerage. Director Operations of Terra-Marine Agencies (Pvt) Ltd., Karachi 2013 - to date.


  • MR. AKHTAR ALAM KHAN - Technical Director

  • Mr. Khan is responsible for repairs, maintenance, safe and cost effective technical and operational management of the fleet. Has been serving with Terra-Marine Ship Management for 15 years. An experienced member of Ship Management Team obtained his First Class Engineer’s Certificate of Competency (Steamship and Motor ship) from U.K in 1972. He has served as Chief Engineer for about 15 years with renowned Shipping Companies which includes Malaysian International Shipping Corporation, Ceylon Shipping Corporation, Bangladesh Shipping Corporation and Terra-Marine’s managed cargo ships and oil tankers. He served as Engineering Superintendent with various Shipping companies before joining Terra-Marine.


  • MRS. RUBINA OSAMA - Purchasing Manager

  • Mrs. Rubina holds Master of Arts & Economics degree obtained at Karachi in 1998; serving in Company since that time and was promoted to present rank in 2011; presently deals with all stores/spares supplies for management vessels and other clients requiring same.


  • MS. SHAZIA FAROOQUI - Operations Executive

  • Ms. Shazia has been with the Organization from 1997. Involved with the Maritime Industry for last 21 years. She joined Terra-Marine as Fleet Personnel Officer. Over the years, she has served in different departments within the Organization, e.g. the Business Development, Management, Operations and Fleet Personnel. At present, she is responsible for Business Development /Marketing and the Operations Department for planning, organizing, supervising and recruiting. She also interviews sea going personnel with Technical Director and Manager Fleet Personnel. She trains seafarers in Maritime English where she teaches them to enhance their communication skills at the Institute of Maritime Studies (Subsidiary of Maritime Studies). She holds a diploma in Logistics and Transportation and a diploma in Leadership and Management from Pakistan Institute of Management. She is a member of CILT.


  • MR. TARIQ MAHMOOD - Executive Director Fleet Operations

  • Mr. Tariq Mahmood started his career at sea as a Marine Radio Officer in 1979 with Pakistan National Shipping Corp., and joined Terra-Marine Group in 1989 as Fleet Personnel Officer, later promoted to General Manager Fleet Personnel. Now, he is serving as an Executive Director Fleet Operation. Tariq administers Aeolos Ship Management S.A. Piraeus Greece, Bernhard Schulte Ship Management India, Singapore, Hong Kong and P.R. of China, V.Ships and Terra-Marine Ship Management’s managed vessels. He keeps in touch with potential seafarers, checking their mandatory documents and aligns his services to our principals by providing excellent officers & ratings by updating their training records which also includes Flag Documentation, Crew rotation, Briefing, Debriefing, Processing of crew & P&I claims.


  • CAPT. SYED M. RIZWAN - Manager Marine Personnel

  • Capt. Rizwan joined Pakistan Shipping Lines in 1969 as cadet and in 1974 passed 2nd Mate’s & in 1976 Chief Mate’s examination from Pakistan; joined Gulfeast Ship Management Ltd, Hong Kong in 1975. Passed Master (FG) in 1982 and was promoted to Master in 1983 on Gulfeast’s Cadet Training Ship. Has 25 years’ experience as Master on Bulkers, MPPs, Product Tankers, OBOs and VLCCs for the last 19 years at sea on Dynacom Tankers, Greece. Worked as Marine Manager at Gulfeast Hong Kong for 2 years coordinating with chartering department, Ship’s Masters for all operational and husbandry matters; preparing dry dock specifications and budgets along with the technical department and supervising dry docking and repair work. Joined Terra-Marine as Instructor in 2016 and presently working as Manager Marine Personnel. Member of Nautical Institute and IFSMA UK.


  • MR. AMIR SHEIKH - Manager Marine Personnel

  • Mr. Sheikh has done Bachelor of Commerce from Karachi University and there-after went to UK and obtained Post Graduate Diploma in Management System from JUPITER Information Technology. He started his career from UK as Supervisor in 2006 for ESSO / SPAR there after joined Terra-Marine Group as Marine Personnel Officer in December 2012. Sheikh now looks after group business with Shell Ship Management Ltd. UK and Wallem Ship Management Ltd., Hong Kong.


  • MR. MOHAMMAD YASIN MOOSANI - Manager Marine Personnel

  • Mr. Moosani joined Terra-Marine as an Assistant Marine Personnel Officer in 1991, and worked his way up to his present position in 2013. He is responsible for sourcing Seafarers for the principals and verification of all candidates, certificates, qualifications and references. He is well versed with the STCW, MLC 2006 as well as other relevent conventions.


  • MR. IMTIAZ AHMED - Finance Manager

  • Mr. Imtiaz obtained Higher Secondary Education Certificate with Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Karachi. He has been serving in the Company since July 1989, rising from the rank of Assistant Accountant to Finance Manager. During this period, he obtained Degree of Master of Business Administration in Finance and Accounting from the Preston Institute of Science and Technology, and attended short courses on Awareness of Quality Management System, Understanding of OHSAS 18001-2007, ISO 14001-2004, and Understanding of Internal Auditing for ISO 9001-2008, ISO 14000-2004, and OHSAS 18001-2007 Standards. He heads the Accounts Department.


  • MR. NADEEM ABBAS ZAIDI - Accounts Manager

  • Mr. Nadeem manages ticketing & book keeping accounting systems on tax returns, in addition that he supervises and review’s sales staff (to cooperate clients) for Promotion to management. Nadeem ensures all documentation of policies from airlines on ticketing and reservations and updates the management on key indicators and gaps for improvements. He , monitors in house reservation systems and attends to other agents and Individual customers maintains effective liaison with foreign embassies and consulates for obtaining visas; completes all formalities for obtaining “Ok To Board” clearance for prospective travelers and has a personal rapport with all airlines and consulates.


  • MS. ZARRIN NAQVI - Travel Executive

  • Ms. Zarrin compiles all travel data centrally, which includes directories, world-wide flight schedules, fares and visa requirements. She negotiates with travel agents and airlines for most competitive and reduced fares in direct coordination with the management. With Zarrin’s enduring background with travel agency and airlines she ensures to arrange for the most economical flights in short notice for crew joining, (cancel / rearrange flight) when required inclusive of, looking after all joining formalities / documentation of crew on vessels managed by TMA. Coordinates to obtain “Ok To Board” with airlines and agents. Scrutinizes bills from travel agents before payments by accounts department, she has been with Terra-Marine Group since 1997.


  • MR. ASIF KASIM - Manager MIS

  • Mr. Asif has over 23 years of experience in IT industry. He joined this company in 1992 as a Computer Operator and gradually promoted to Network Administrator. Now he is working as Manager – MIS and Quality Assurance Coordinator since July 2005. He is responsible for designing, operations, and maintenance of a wide range of computers and management information system. He holds a Masters degree in Information Systems.