Rakesh Bhargava

Rakesh Bhargava was formerly General Manager and Head of the IHM, Green Recycling and Lay-Up services of Wilhelmsen Ship Management having spent over 30 years with the company.

He is a specialist in traditional end-to-end management of ships, a leading authority on the inventorying of hazardous materials, an expert on safe, innovative and environmentally correct recycling of ships, and was a pioneer in the conceptualization and implementation of both hot and cold lay-up of ships in safe and secure places.

Rakesh has a proven understanding of shipping having served his stint at sea from Junior Engineer to Chief Engineer, ascended to Fleet Manager, a position he held for many years, prior to being a GM. He holds a Graduate Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering, a certificate in General Management for Shipping, Certificate of Competency as Chief Engineer and several other professional qualifications.