Steering Your Future Towards Growth


With over a century of experience and in-depth understanding of the segments, IMBA's mission is to provide education and employment to the youth of today.


WE WALK THE TALK! IMBA prepares you to launch your career by providing a supportive, creative, and professional environment.


IMBA aims to continuously exceed the expectations of our principals by offering specialized skill based courses and cater best of the industry possible.

About IMBA

International Maritime Business Academy is a distinguished institution which values learning in the shipping industry as a cornerstone of individual development and a vital foundation. We ensure that our students develop both – the skills that a sound education provides and the competencies essential for success and leadership in the emerging creative economy. We also lead to generating practical and theoretical knowledge that enables people to better understand our world and improve conditions for local and global communities.

Core Team

Capt. Kunal Uniyal

CEO & founder

Capt Kunal Narayan Uniyal, Founder & CEO is a first class postgraduate from the prestigious Cardiff University with specialization in Maritime Law. A celebrated and an award winning author of 15 books in seven languages, Capt Kunal has 19 years of both onshore and offshore experience which includes working in Baltic Exchange, London in commercial operations.

Capt. Ranjan Kumar


With more than 30 years of experience in the Shipping Industry, Capt. Ranjan acquired his Ship Captain certificate from the United Kingdom. Commanding merchant vessels and working on DVP [Dynamic Vessel Positioning]. He successfully moved on to P&I underwriters office and Sea Port Development. Finally ashore in sea ports, port agencies and shipping line offices. 

Mr. Rohit Kaushik


Mr. Rohit Kaushik, the Promoter and Director Finance of IMBA has a vast experience of working in FMC and multinationals. He holds over two decades of experience and has played a vital role towards the success of major brands.

Ms. Neha Kannojiya


Ms. Neha Kannojiya General Manager- Operations/Placement, IMBA. She has more than 16 years of experience and has contributed to both technical and commercial shipping operations. She has got vast experience in managing, ship brokering, chartering and vessel operations.

Capt. Purnendu Shorey

Director & MENTOR

Capt. Shorey,  an experienced Master Mariner who also has over 30 years of Industry experience, including over 15 years of shore based experience in the areas of Marine Asset Management, Inspections, Surveying, Marine Insurance, Ship Building and Marine HR. His global expertise of working with P&I Clubs, Underwriters, Correspondents, Ship Owners, Operators, Cash Buyers, Ship Building/Breaking yards, Banks and the Offshore Energy sector brings dynamism to the team.

Capt. Anupam Raizada


Capt. Raizada, Mentor/Director at International Maritime Business Academy IMBA, is also a Co-Founder at SeaMiles Marine and Offshore Pvt. Ltd. He brings along 3 decades of experience in the Maritime & Offshore Sector. His sailing tenure on Oil/Chemical Tankers and a vast and varied exposure in Inspections and Operations /Management of Marine Assets, brings special skills onboard our team.

Advisory Board

Mr. Paul Aston

Paul Aston is currently providing his services to HFW as a Consultant. HFW is one of the largest law firm headquartered in London. He has lived and practiced in four different jurisdictions and all whilst employed with HFW(London, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore offices). He founded the Singapore office of HFW in Dec 1990 and is qualified as a solicitor of the High Court of England and Wales, the Court of Hong Kong and is a registered Foreign Lawyer in Singapore.

Mr. Punit Oza

A passionate leader, mentor, and a life-long learner with over 30 years of experience and a proven track record in C-Suite roles in Commercial Shipping with additional skills in Maritime Law, Digital Transformation and Data Analytics. Building on the previous experiences in Precious Shipping, Noble Chartering and Torvald Klaveness. He also teaches at Singapore Management University and Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) Academy.

Prof.(Dr.) V.K. Tiwari

Former Vice Chancellor(Founder VC) Uttarakhand Technical University, Vice Chancellor Graphic Era University, Vice Chancellor (Founder VC) Uttarakhand Technical University, Emeritus Fellow Dept. of Met. & Mats. Engg. I I T Roorkee, Chairman, AICTE-NBA Committees.

Justice (Retd.) K.D. Shahi

Allahabad High Court LLB (Gold Medalist, Gorakhpur University) and LLM (Lucknow University) and has 40 years of experience as a Judicial Officer. He has held several distinguished positions post his retirement which includes president of State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Govt of Uttarakhand.

Mr. Debashish Mallick

Former Deputy Managing Director of EXIM Bank of India and(IDBI AMC) MD & CEO of IDBI Asset Management Company Ltd.

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