Published on 30 January 2024
Pradeep Verma has joined IMCA’s Engagement team as Business Development Director MEI.
Pradeep joins IMCA after a lengthy career in offshore and oil and gas in the Middle East and India where he worked at a range of organisations in Dubai, India, and Singapore, including McDermott, L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering, Kreuz Subsea, Seamec Group, and DRAIPL Group.
Commenting on his appointment Iain Grainger, IMCA CEO said: “I’m delighted to welcome Pradeep to IMCA. His lengthy experience of offshore delivery and working in roles across the Middle East and India means he is ideally suited to representing our organisation in the region.”
Chris Rodricks, who currently represents IMCA in the Middle East & India, is retiring but will work alongside Pradeep for a few months to support the transition.
Iain added: “I’d like to thank Chris for his contribution to IMCA and wish him well for his retirement. Over the last few years, he has helped IMCA to grow its presence in the region and we have strong foundations to build on as we look to the future.”
Pradeep Verma said: “I’m looking forward to meeting with Members in the region soon and working with Chris and Iain to explore how we can further grow our Membership base. IMCA not only has a vital role in improving performance and safety, but it has a great story to tell which I’m looking forward to sharing with organisations across the Middle East and India.”
Business Development Director – Middle East & India
ShipTek Awards in Dubai
One of Pradeep Verma’s first engagements was representing IMCA at the ShipTek Awards 2024 which were held in Dubai on 25 January 2024.
The ShipTek International Awards celebrate remarkable and noteworthy contributions of both individuals and organisations and coincides with the ShipTek International Conference. IMCA was honoured with a Best Maritime Organisation Award, and there were also a number of Members who were among the winners.
Commenting on the award, Iain Grainger, CEO, IMCA said: “We’re honoured to have been recognised for our contribution and delighted to have received this award. I’d like to thank the ShipTek judges and organisers.”
“I’d also like to congratulate the IMCA Members who also won prizes on the evening. It is always heart-warming to see Member excellence being recognised.”