DATO' Dr. R. P SASTRY is the founder of SAMRAT INTERNATIONAL GROUP OF COMPANIES. His single-minded purpose and achievement-oriented disposition prompted him to venture into business at an early age of 24 with hardly any capital.
He is a charismatic leader who has proven to be one of the best in logistics. He is well - experienced and well read. He believes in facing trials and challenges and in establishing his reputation as a competent businessman. He is also highly successful due to his commitment, attitude, diligence, persistence and a strong belief in business ethics.
DATO' Dr. R. P SASTRYhas the MIDAS touch. His business acumen has resulted in the identification of strategic business opportunities that culminated in highly successful and profitable ventures.
(1984) CADET OFFICER ROYAL MALAYSIAN NAVY
(1985) Marketing Executive - Harper Wira Sdn Bhd
He left Harper Wira realizing his forte in shipping, to establish his own company and to be an employer than be an employee.
((1986) Sole Proprietor - Merbuk Sealand Air Express
(1996) Managing Director - MAY SHIPPING SDN BHD
Managing Director & Group Chairman - SAMRAT INTERNATIONAL
The Founder of SAMRAT INTERNATIONAL GROUP OF COMPANIES YB DATO' Dr. R.P. SASTRY was conferred this high honour by his Majesty the Sultan of Selangor, for his services not only in the business field but also for his Humanitarian activities; that too when he was hardly 36 years old. He could be one of the youngest Dato's around.ACADEMIC
1. Diploma in Business Administration - (Dip. BA) - UK (International Business)
2. Master in Business Administration - (MBA) - UK (Total Quality Management)
3. Doctorate of Business Administration - (DBA) - UK (International Business)
1. Member - Canadian Chartered Institute of Business Administration - Canada.
2. Fellow - The Association of Business Executives London - United Kingdom.
Diraja Kebesaran Dato' Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz (DSSA) Which carries the title 'Dato'
Datin' V. Manimekalar started her carrier as an entrepreneur in 1990 with Merbuk Sea Land Air Express, a Sole Proprietor Company engaged in Shipping and Freight Forwarding Business.
She has been a leading figure within the family business arena for around fourteen years. Her exposure, apart from import / export, etc, in Human Resources and Financial Management / Control has been an asset for Samrat International to further develop group business interests.
Currently, Datin' V. Manimekalar is an Executive Director of May Exim Sdn. Berhad and Admin Director of Samrat Cruise Berhad which is a subsidiary of Samrat International Group.
She coordinates and controls May Exim Sdn. Berhad Direct Sales team in Product Promotions, Seminars and Product Launches. May Exim Sdn. Berhad current main stays are sales of Telecommunications Products, Air - conditioning, General trading, such as Textiles, Granite, Leather Products and Garments.
Her ability to identify product vacuum and effectively fill the need has been a tremendous profit earner for the company, her ability to formulate appropriate marketing strategies and combine product sales with incentives to capture the market is remarkable.
Yang Berbahagia First Admiral (Retired) Datuk Nick Peterson rendered exemplary services while he was in Royal Malaysian Navy.( From 1961 - 1997)
He has received sixteen Malaysian Honours and Awards and four Foreign Honours bestowed by Presidents and a King.
This bumiputera of Portuguese - Malaysian descent had rendered yeoman service to the nation' by his single minded devotion to duty and exemplary life style. His leadership quality saw him being promoted over and over culminating in the last appointment as First Admiral.
He has had ample exposure in Maritime Resources Management and also extensive experience in the design of Ports and Harbors. He is familiar with the layout of commercial ports and activities associated with shipping.
His valuable services to Malaysia generally and the Sabah Government lead him to be conferred PGDK which carries the title of Datuk by Sabah Government.
OF MAIN APPOINTMENTS
Commander Naval Region 2:
Commander Naval Region 2:
Commander Naval Region 2:
Level : Bachelors' Degree (HONS)
Field of Study : Arts
Major : Economics
Name of Institution : UNIVERSITY MALAYA (UM)
Location : Kuala Lumpur
Second Highest Education
Level : Post Graduate Diploma
Field of Study : Management Science
Name of Institution : Institut Pentadbiran Awam Negara (INTAN)
Location : Bukit Kiara,Kuala Lumpur
Awards of Excellences:
1. The Royal Malaysia Police Service Excellences Award 2003
2. The civil Service Top Leadership And Management Course - Best Participant Award, 2000
|Directing Staff - School of Management [Kuala Kubu Bahru Police Collage]||
1981 - 1985
|Deputy Superintendent of Police [DSP]|
|CID Research Planning Unit Criminal Investigation Department [Bukit Aman]||
1985 - 1990
|Superintendent of Police [Supt]|
|Officer In Charge of Police District- Cheras||
1990 - 1995
|Assistant Commissioner of Police [ACP]|
|Commandant (Maktab Polis Kuala Kubu Bahru)||
1995 - 1995
|Senior Asst.Comm. of Police II [SAC II]|
|Chief police Officer [State]-Malacca||
1995 - 1999
|Senior Asst.Comm. of Police I [SAC I]|
|Chief police Officer [State]-Penang||
1999 - 2003
|Deputy Commissioner of Police I [DCP]|
|Deputy Director Internal Security and Public Order||
2003 - 2004
|Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP)|
He was in service with the Royal Malaysian Police Force for 31 years. He joined the department in 1973 as Cadet Assistant Superintendent and rose to the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police(DCP). His final post being the Deputy Director Internal Security and Public Order of the Royal Malaysian Police.
He served in various positions, undertook many tasks, and faced challenging situations whilst in service. From criminal investigations to officer commanding Districts and states; from meeting the people sessions locally to attending regional and bilateral international police conferences, He also had the privilege and experience of managing and coordinating, security pertaining to international conferences such as the 10th organization of Islamic Conferences Summit (OIC) and also the General Elections.He was actively involved in various organizations and committees as follows:
|1. Malacca Cricket Association||President 1997 - 1998|
|2. Penang Wheel Chair Tennis Association||Patron, 2002 - 2004|
|3. Penang Lawn Tennis Association||Patron, 2002 - 2003|
|4. National Unity Advisor Committee,||Malacca 1998 - 2000|
|5. Penang State Youth Consultative Counsel, Member||1999 - 2004|
|6. Lions Club of George Town Perdana||Honorary Member 2000|
|1. From the US Ambassador to Malaysia||-||For the security of the US Embassy|
|2. From the Prime Minister of Malaysia||-||For services rendered during the 10th OIC Summit|
|3. From the Director of Education Penang||-||For the formation of Crime Prevention Clubs in School|
|4. From the Rotary Club of Malacca||-||The Presidential Citation|
|5. From the Befrienders, Malacca|
- Master of Business Administration - UK
- Diploma in Human Resources - MACAU
- Doctor of Philosophy - USA
- Member - Charted Institute of Marketing
- Fellow - Association of Business Executes
Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang which carriers the title "DATO"
DATO' Dr. NELSON RENGANATHAN holds s Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Hull (UK) and a Doctor of Philosophy degree majoring in Human Behavior from La Jolla University, San Diego (U.S.A).
His other qualification includes a Diploma in Natural Rubber Processing (Rubber Research Institute of Malaysia), a Diploma in Human Resource Management from the University of East Asia (Macau) and a Certificate in Personal Management awarded by the Malaysian Institute of Personnel Management.
He is a fellow of the Association of Business Executives (UK) and a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK).
DATO' Dr. NELSON RENGANATHAN started his career as a Research Assistant with Sime Darby Plantations and subsequently lectured at Stamford College before setting up an Institute of Higher Education and Training In 1990. he has lectured on various programmers at undergraduate and post-graduate level and has trained extensively in all areas of management for companies as well as for professional bodies.
He has also undertaken consultancy projects for a variety of organizations in the private and public sector. His expertise includes management of institutions of higher learning. He has taught amongst other subjects, Organizations Behavior, Human Resources Management, Strategic Management, Organizational Development, Organizational Theory and Practice and Planning & Control.
For his contributions to the field of private education and training, he was awarded the Darjah Indera Mahkota Pahang which carriers the title "DATO" by His Royal Majesty, the Sultan of Pahang, in October 1996.
DATO' Dr. NELSON RENGANATHAN has served in the capacity of Vice President of both the National Associations of Private and Independent Educational Institutions (NAPIEH) and the Malaysia Amateur Athletics Union (MAAU). He was also a member of the Commonwealth Games Committee for Athletics. An active member of the Youth Wing of the Barisan National, the ruling coalition Government of Malaysia. He held the post of the National Youth Leader of the Malaysian Indian Congress (MIC) for three years.
Besides being active in the Malaysian Indian Congress and the Barisan National, DATO' Dr. NELSON RENGANATHAN sits on the board of several companies and is a leading consultant in education and training in Malaysia and the region.
- Master in Material Management
- Diploma In Mechanical Engineering
- National Trade Certificate Singapore (NTC - 3)
- Certificate of Welding Technician
|1982 - 1984||Technical Collage (Institute Teknology Negeri) as Welding Technician.|
|1984 - 1986||National Trade Certificate Singapore (NTC-3) as Welder Technician.|
|1986 - 1991||Punca Emas Freight forwarding Port Klang as Business Development Unit Head.|
|1991 - 1996||Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in Workers Institute of Technology (W I T) as Welding Trainer Certificate by Human Resources Ministry, Certified by Petronas as a 6G Welder and Technical Trainer.|
|1996 - 2000||Designed and constructed water Theme Park concept in Malaysia (Civil and architectural works).|
|2000 - Present||Chief of Operations - Samrat Cruise Berhad|
Mr. V. Unnikrishnan is not a clock watcher. All he need is a task and he will not rest until that mission is successfully concluded.
A Diplomat of lesser words while in groups, he is not averse to join in and being the sought after party animal exemplifying his gift of the gab.
Being a technically inclined person his area of knowledge and ability is tremendous not necessary limiting to his certified areas of interest - he is a Jack of all trades; endowed with the ability to lead, teach and accomplish what need to be accomplished.
Mr. Mohandas Mukundan commenced his career in the Administrative Department of Harper Gilfillian & Company, A prominent British Agency House In 1958 as a Supervisor of Clerks and Stenographers.
He left and joined the Civil Service as an Administrative Assistant in 1960.
He had from time to time been promoted from Division III to Division II and finally Division I (Managerial & Professional Group) in 1978.
|i.||Federal Establishment Office (Now Public Services Department) - Administrative Assistant;|
|ii.||Ministry of Interior & Justice (Now Home Affairs) - Administrative Assistant;|
|iii.||Attorney General's Chambers - Administrative Assistant;|
|iv.||Telecommunications Department - Administrative Assistant / Special Grade (Div II);|
|v.||Ministry of Trade and Industry - Administrative Assistant / Special Grade (Div II);|
|vi.||Department of International Trade - Administrative Assistant / Special Grade (Div II);|
|vii.||Malaysian Trade Commission, Sydney - Administrative Assistant / Special Grade (Div II);|
|viii.||Ministry of Labor & Manpower (Promoted to Div I - A24 (Managerial & Professional Group) and posted as Secretary to DY Minister);|
|ix.||Ministry of Health (Promoted to Div I - A24 (Managerial & Professional Group) and posted as Secretary to DY Minister).|
Since retirement at the compulsory age of 55 in 1990, he had been with this group as Head of Human Resources.
His varied exposure in various Departments / Ministries had given this 70 year old a total perspective as to Government Machinery.
His knowledge coupled with maturity has been a valuable asset for the Company.
- Diploma in Marketing
- Member - American Institute of Marketing
Mr. J. Samson started his marketing career as a Ticketing Assistant at the age of 22 with the Malaysian Airlines. Promoted as Sales Manager for Kuala Lumpur office, was responsible for bringing most of embassy ticketing business to Malaysian Airlines.
In 1980 he was appointed Assistant General Sales Manager for West and East Malaysia. He was responsible for Marketing of Tickets for both Domestic and International flights.
Left Malaysian Airlines and joined a vibrant and dynamic Travel & Tour Company in Kuala Lumpur in 1995. He was given the responsibility for all marketing aspects for Tour Groups and also embassy ticketing. He held the post of General Sales Manager for 7 years then joined as vice president marketing in Samrat International in 2001. He is successful in bringing group tours from Australia, Europe, India and Middle East to west and east Malaysia
Currently he is involved in bringing business from embassies, Tour groups and Travel Agencies in Asia Pacific region with more than 120 Travel Agencies associated with our company.
These group travellers are mainly from Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Australia and China which substantially enhances company's bottom line
- 1973 - L.C.E
- 1975 - M.C.E
- 1975 - M.C.E
- 1979 - L.C.C.I. Double Diploma with Distinctions in Accounts, Costing & Business Statistic.
- 1984 - A.C.C.A Associated Member of the Chartered Association of Certificated Accountants.
- 1994 - F.C.C.A Fellow Member of the Chartered Association of Certificate Accountants.
- 1995 - C. A Chartered Accountant with Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
Mr. K. Thirunakarusu has over 25 years working experiences. He started his career as an Office Boy in 1979 and rose up the ranks as an Assistant General Manager of Finance Administration of a large multinational manufacturing company.
He had acquired 5 years of audit experiences in one of the 4 renowned audit firms before venturing into the corporate world.
He had, during these many years, been exposed to mergers, takeovers and restructuring of companies.
His other attribute is his hands on knowledge of computer applications.
External - Accountant for this group since 2000
- 2003 - CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF ARBITRATORS, U.K.
Passed examination to be an associate of CIA, U.K.
- 2002 - UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA
LL.M., Master of Laws.
- 2003 - CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF ARBITRATORS, U.K.
Passed examination to be an associate of CIA, U.K.
- 1996 - MALAYSIAN LEGAL PROFESSION QUALIFYING BOARD
CLP, Certificate of Legal Practice.
- 1994 - UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON
LL.B, Bachelor of Laws.
|1994 - Present||
K. NADARAJAH PARTNERS,
ADVOCATES SOLICITORS (PARTNER)
|1994 - 1996 (part time)||
INSTITUTE PROFESSIONAL STERLING,
ADMINISTRATOR CUM LECTURER IN LAW
|1997 - 1999 (part time)||
AMSET COLLEGE South Ridge,
SC LECTURER IN LAW AND BUSINESS RELATED SUBJECTS
|1999 - 2001 (part time)||
MAPTISH TRAINING CENTRE
LECTURER IN LAW
|2002 - 2003 (part time)||
UNIVERSITY TEKNOLOGY MARA
LECTURER IN LAW
Legal Adviser for this company since 2001
- Diploma in Accounting (UK)
- Masters Business Administration (Australia)
- Institute of Approved Company Secretary (IACS)
- Malaysian Association Accounting Administration (MAAA)
- Licensed Company Secretary by Companies Commission of Malaysia. (LS 0034)
|1984 - 1986||Evatt & Co. Audit Trainee|
|1986 - 1988||
C T Thomas & Co. Audit Trainee
T A Corporate Consultants Sdn Bhd
|1988 - 1990||Company Secretary|
|1990 - Current||
Excel Corporate Services Sdn Bhd
Executive Director & Practicing Company Secretary
HONORARY POSITIONS- Past President and Treasurer - Rotary Club of Bandar Sunway
Company Secretary for this group since 1995
- "A" Level
- L.C.C.I. Diploma in Accounting
Encik Radzi has over 16 years of experiences in accounting, auditing, taxation and management gained from well established accounting firms such as Ernst & Young, Singam and Yong, Rabin Raj and Partners, Aljefri & Co, etc.
Earlier he had been exposed to Commercial Sectors comprising food manufacturers, consumer products, construction and development industries.
Encik Radzi Is an approved Company Auditor under Section 8 Malaysia Companies Act with a valid auditing license issued by the Treasury, Minister of Finance, Malaysia
Currently he is a partner of RADZI & KRISHNA ASSOCIATES, CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS, MALAYSIA.
Auditor for this group since 1997
- Master Mariner Certificate of Competency
- ISM Internal Auditor
1983 - 1987 : MISC Bhd
- Worked on board company's owned vessels on various positions, working up from Deck Cadet to Third Officer on container and bulk carrier vessels
1988 - 1991 : A.P. Moeller, Singapore (Maersk)
- Worked on board company's owned vessels on various positions, working up from Third Officer to Chief Officer on pure care carrier and bulk carrier vessels.
1991 - 1993 : Ow Ship Management, Singapore
- Worked on board company's managed car carrier vessels as Chief Officer
1993 - 1995 : Maritime Consortium Management Sdn Bhd
- Worked on board company's managed product tanker vessels as Master.
1995 - 1997 : Maritime Consortium Management Sdn Bhd
- Marine Superintendent and Port Captain.
- Overseeing the operational requirement of the company's managed tanker, container and dry cargo vessels.
- Attending to cargo loading and discharging at various ports.
- Attending to ISM and safety requirements.
1997 - 1999 : Palmbase Ship Management Sdn. Bhd.
- Senior Manager
- To take charge of the company's owned Bulk Carrier with a team of Technical and Marine Superintendents assisting on the duties..
- In charge of all Technical, Crew, Operations, Insurance, P&I and Commercials matters of the vessels.
- Advising the owners on all shipping relate matters including arbitration and chartering matters.
1999 - 2000 : Silvership Maritime (M) Sdn.Bhd
- Operations Director
- In charge of all operations and chartering Matters of the Company and assisted by Technical Director and other Staff in the daily activities of the Company.
2000 - 2004 : Silvership Maritime Sdn.Bhd.
- Managing Director with a Team of Technical and Non-technical Staff to assist the Company's Activities.
TYPE OF VESSELS
- Container, Bulk Carrier, Product Tanker and Car Carrier / RORO vessels.
TYPE OF CARGOES
- Container, grain, minerals, coal, timber, vehicles and clean petroleum products.
- Diploma in Automobile Engineering
- Marine Engineer Officer Class three - Certificate of Competency
- Oil Tanker Advanced operational Safety Certificate
- Technical Consultant
- Having registration as a Chartered Engineer in India
|1985 - 1992||Engineer - Construction Company - India|
|1992 - 1995||Engineer - Consulting company - India|
|1995 - 1998||Lecturer - Workers Institute of Technology, Malaysia|
|1998 - 1999||Project Engineer - Hyundai Engineering construction Co. - Singapore|
|1999 - 2000||Project Engineer - China Construction Company - Singapore|
|2000 - 2001||Construction manager - Shimizu Corporation Ltd - Singapore|
|2002 - 2004||Head of Safety - Guan H.O Construction Co. Pte Ltd., - Singapore|
Mr. Rajendran Veerayan is a 42 years old (Johny) gentleman, married with 2 children. He well versed in banking, having been as Assistant Manager in a Bank. He is a sibling of YB Datin Manimekalar Veerayan. He, having acquired sufficient exposure in banking, joined family business. He has been with this company for 5 years as head of the property and Development Division.
|Mr. Sastry Raman is a brother of YB Dato' Dr. Palanisastry. He is 39 years old, married with children. He has been with this family business group for over 15 years. His area of management within the group is basically to confine accounting. He is currently Head of Credit and Finance on the group.||
|Mr. Avadiar Muthusamy is 39 years old, married with children. He had considerable exposure in Marketing and Trading, having been in large Rubber Glove Manufacture Exporter. He is well versed in international trading and has been a back bone in this line for the company.||
|Mr. Saravanan is the youngest brother of YB Dato' Dr. Palanisastry the founder / owner of the group. Mr. Saravanan is 36 years old, married with children. All through his working life, he had been in the shipping line basically Shipping and Forwarding. He is currently the head of Forwarding and Shipping Division within the group.||