Mr N Ramachandran, Former Chairman, Cochin Port Trust
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.
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Hamidullah, High Commissioner, Bangladesh High Commission; Michael P
Pinto, Former Secretary, Ministry of Shipping, N Ramachandran, Former Chairman, Cochin Port Trust