Mr N Ra­machan­dran, For­mer Chair­man, Cochin Port Trust

Maritime Gateway - - Lifetime Achievement Award -

NRa­machan­dran, For­mer Chair­man, Cochin Port Trust was fe­lic­i­tated with the Spe­cial Jury award in recog­ni­tion of his ser­vices to the mar­itime in­dus­try as the erst­while Chair­man of Cochin Port Trust for the de­vel­op­ment of Trans­ship­ment Con­tainer Ter­mi­nal and also for cre­at­ing re­quired in­fra­struc­ture ahead of the de­mand. Ra­machan­dran took over the reins of Cochin Port Trust in 2005 from Ja­cob Thomas whose term ended on July 31 that year. He served as the Chair­man and CEO of the port for the pe­riod 200511. Dur­ing his ten­ure, apart from im­ple­ment­ing a slew of mod­erni­sa­tion ini­tia­tives, de­vel­op­men­tal and in­fras­truc­tural projects, he served as

Chair­man of High Level Com­mit­tee on the se­cu­rity pre­pared­ness of In­dia’s ma­jor ports and com­mer­cial mar­itime op­er­a­tions. Dur­ing his ca­reer in the po­lice ser­vice, Ra­machan­dran has done ex­ten­sive work on the na­tional se­cu­rity im­pli­ca­tions of in­sur­gency, ter­ror­ism, il­le­gal im­mi­gra­tion, transna­tional weapons and drug smug­gling. A highly dec­o­rated and ac­com­plished mem­ber of the In­dian po­lice ser­vice, he served the states of As­sam and Megha­laya and has ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence in field polic­ing, district and state level po­lice ad­min­is­tra­tion, in­tel­li­gence, counter ter­ror­ism and con­flict res­o­lu­tion. At the cen­tral gov­ern­ment level he served the elite Spe­cial Pro­tec­tion Group (SPG), re­spon­si­ble for the se­cu­rity of the Prime Min­is­ter. Dur­ing his stint at SPG he con­trib­uted to­wards nur­tur­ing SPG to be a world class se­cu­rity or­gan­i­sa­tion fa­mous for its "Zero Er­ror" cul­ture.

(L to R) H.E Mr M Riaz

Hamidul­lah, High Com­mis­sioner, Bangladesh High Com­mis­sion; Michael P

Pinto, For­mer Sec­re­tary, Min­istry of Ship­ping, N Ra­machan­dran, For­mer Chair­man, Cochin Port Trust

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