Jaya Group holds inaugural officers’ conference in New DelhiCompany News // May 28, 2013
The Jaya Group of Companies, the Singapore-based offshore energy services provider, offshore vessel operator and builder, held its first ever officers’ conference in India on May 27th.
The inaugural event, at the Hyatt Hotel in New Delhi, was attended by more than 100 merchant navy officers and their spouses along with Jaya’s senior management led by Chief Executive Officer Venkatraman Sheshashayee.
The conference was the first of a series of officers’ conferences, which are being planned in Jakarta, Dubai, Kiev and Kuala Lumpur.
The event was also attended by senior managers from Bibby Ship Management, the UK based manager with whom Jaya has a robust partnership to provide trained and competent fleet personnel for Jaya vessels.
The one-day event was also a chance for senior Jaya officers to network and discuss the future strategic direction of the Jaya Group with the management.
In opening the conference, Mr Sheshashayee said that Jaya had changed dramatically in the past two years and was gradually being recognised as an international energy services provider. The focus was now on reinforcing the Jaya offshore and onshore teams with high quality training and the experience and ability to compete on a global basis.
He noted that the Jaya Group, thanks to its home base in Singapore in the heart of Asia, was ready to take advantage of the fundamental shift of economic activity from the West to the East.
He told officers: “Jaya is perfectly placed to take advantage of these huge changes now taking place in the world economy. We can see that in future the balance will be tipped even more to the East and towards Asia.”
He noted that Asia’s challenge was to gain greater momentum in the creation and development of technology, not just in the offshore domain, but technologies which drive and underpin all economic activity.
The conference theme was growing the role of the Indian seafarer with the Jaya Group as a global offshore vessel operator.
Topics included an elaboration of the ‘Jaya Way’, the group’s continuous competence development, crew safety and quality and Jaya’s newly developed integrated safety management system.
The outlook for the Jaya Group was outlined by Ankush Agarwal, Jaya’s marketing manager and Han Chee Juan, technical manager, gave an update on Jaya’s technical and operational capabilities. Surender Kumar, Vice Principal of the Bibby Group Maritime Training Centre in India, gave a talk on Bibby’s presence and services in offshore training in India.
Mr Sheshashayee added: “This conference, which we will hopefully make a regular event, is an important gathering during which we can focus on our offshore fleet personnel, the people who deliver our clients’ expectations with their everyday diligence, professionalism and effort.
“We want to ensure that our fleet personnel, who are so central to everything we do, are valued and aware they are part of the great changes taking place at Jaya. Their support and commitment are essential to our long term future and it is important everyone recognises that.”