Our Team

S B Patel

Post graduate in Economics & Political Science and Law graduate
Insurance and Shipping Industry veteran and highly noted professional with 50 years plus of experience.

Started with New India Assurance Co. Ltd in early seventies;
Longest tenure of 30 plus years at various Key positions for the Risk Management Portfolio @ The Shipping Corporation of India
(among the largest shipping fleets in the world). KRA at SCI included H&M, P&I and allied marine liability underwriting, claims and successfully resolved various issues / disputes and litigations, Arbitrations related to collision, oil pollution, salvage, wreck removal, grounding etc.

Successfully represented SCI at INSA, DG Shipping, Shipping Ministry and FICCI / CII on shipping, legal, insurance and commercial matters.

Founder at Immaculate Consultancy Services specialised in consultancy & services to large number of corporate enterprises on marine liability issues.
Having successfully covered risks & liability of more than USD 650 million.
Authored various white-papers and presentations on marine insurance with Maritime Training Institute, Powai, Mumbai and seminars / workshops etc.

Special interests: Marine Law, Farming, Trading, Music, Cricket and Social & Public enthusiast.

Nripesh Patel


Insurance Underwriting professional with 15 plus years of experience
Specialisation in P & I & Charterers Liability Insurance for leading corporates in India and Abroad.

Highly awarded for Corporate Life Insurance products viz. KeyMan, Partnership, Employer – Employee Schemes, Business Continuity Plans etc

Started Insurance journey with Alliance Insurance Brokers Pvt. Ltd in Corporate sales in General Insurance.

Setup & led the Life Division Ltd. (Retail & Group Life ) @ Pioneer Insurance Brokers Pvt. Ltd., Specialised in KeyMan, Business Continuity & Liability Hedging plans for corporates.

Business Head – Underwriting @ Immaculate Consultancy & Services since 2009, administered growth of 130% YOY growth in P&I and CLI accounts.

Passionate AV Enthusiast.

Hemant Narichania
Legal Consultant


Economics and Law Graduate with specialised in Insurance
Fellow of Institute of Insurance Surveyors and Adjusters, Bombay

Leads the Narichania Group having companies specialised in various services related to Cargo & Marine Insurance.

Services include Claims recovery and Settling, Survey, Cargo Tracing, Loading – Unloading supervision, Defending Legal Suits, Arbitration matters etc.

Established connections with reputed Average adjusters, Claims Consultants & Lawyers in India and major ports of the world.

Advisor to various Periodicals in Insurance and Shipping Matters and also a regular speaker at various forums on Shipping Claims and Legal topics.

Faculty @ Indian Institute of Material Management & Bombay Clearing & Forwarding Agents Association
Founder Member of Indian Maritime Law Association – Mumbai.

Capt. Ashok Kumar Shrivastava
Head – Marine Synergy

A master mariner by profession with 21 years of sailing experience of which 8 years in command on foreign flag ships. Began his shore assignment in the year 2000 with Hyundai Merchant Marine. Set up HMM’s own offices across India in 2005 and worked as the country manager for HMM until 2007.

Set up the shipping division of Jindal Saw when the steel maker made a foray into coastal shipping and inland waterways. Served as the “Business Head” of the unit until 2009. From 2010 to early 2016, was the CEO of the shipping division of Allcargo Logistics Limited and conceptualized, executed and set up the shipping division of the Integrated Logistics Company as part of its diversification plan. In march 2016 set up own venture looking into chartering & broking, Marine projects, Sale and purchase, heavy lift transportation and Consultancy and advisory.

Capt. Shrivastava has a wide and varied experience covering all aspects of shipping. Has a special penchant for new venture and projects & Sale and purchase of ships. He Identified, negotiated, and acquired 12 ships and 2 inland vessels for coastal trade in last decade for JITF and Allcargo and put them into service on the Indian coast after completing all registration and statutory process.

Capt. Shrivastava is well versed with P&I, insurance and claims matter having been the head of two different commercial shipping ventures.

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