Advisory Panel
 
Mr Punit Oza
Vice President & Head of Supramax Pacific
Klaveness Asia Pte Ltd


Mr. Punit Oza has over 23 years of experience in Dry Bulk Shipping. A graduate in Financial Management and Accounting from University of Mumbai, he successfully completed the qualifying examinations of Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS), UK and joined Precious Shipping PCL in Thailand in 1993.

Mr. Oza successfully completed the M.Sc. in Shipping, Trade and Finance from City University (now CASS) Business School, London in 1999. Thereafter, Mr. Oza worked with Astra Shipping in Dubai, Aries Shipbroking in Singapore, Noble Chartering in Hong Kong and returned for another stint at Precious Shipping in Bangkok.

Mr. Oza joined Torvald Klaveness’ Singapore Regional Office in 2006 and is currently the Vice President and Head of Supramax Pacific, handling the responsibility for the entire Supramax Portfolio in Asia Pacific region. Mr. Oza’s specialization is in handling the Indian and Thai Markets, in which he has extensive experience and has successfully developed and grown these markets for Torvald Klaveness.

Mr. Oza has also been involved with BIMCO Asia Shipping School. He is also a Fellow of Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (FICS) and is currently the Chairman of the Singapore Branch of Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. He teaches Dry Cargo Chartering for ICS examinations. Mr. Oza also holds a LLB from University of London. Mr. Oza is on the visiting faculty of ITC School of Laws, Singapore, which is affiliated to University of London and lectures in “Private International Law”. Mr. Oza is a member of Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA) and Maritime Law Association of Singapore (MLAS).


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