Rajaish Bajpaee, President and Group Managing Director of Eurasia, has
been elected to serve a second two year term as President of the
International Ship Managers' Association. The decision to elect him was
taken unanimously at the Association's Annual General Meeting in Hong
Kong, 12th October 2005.
Bajpaee has been instrumental in guiding the Association to a new era
of quality assessment through the ongoing development, with the ship
owning and management industry at large, of a set of common
industry-wide operational Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
Bajpaee said "There are presently huge gaps between the discussions and
decisions made at policy making bodies and what actually goes on at sea.
The practitioners' viewpoint is missing from the legislative process."
KPIs remain at the top of the Association's operating agenda as the
association continues its policy of highlighting the role shipmanagement
practitioners must play in developing and moulding future regulation of
Work is also underway to move ISMA's emphasis away from being an
association representing members' interests, into becoming a bone fide
trade association fully representing the needs of the global ship