Capt. Harihar Prasad
Hari as he is known in commercial circles is a master mariner having sailed in command of crude/chemical and CPP tankers. He offers a unique blend of sea and shore- extensive, international and multinational work experience in a wide range of shipping sectors which include marine operations, training, auditing, crewing, QHSE, commercial operations, chartering, sale & purchase, projects and strategic business development. Cultivating on his commercial acumen, he has spent over a decade cementing his position in the commercial world of shipping. He has had the privilege of working in the commercial department of very large ship-owners, thereby bringing tremendous experience and insight into the role he is in today. Highly respected for his work ethics and commercial knowledge, Hari set up McQuilling Dubai in 2012 as the MD. McQuilling Partners is a privately owned marine services company and is seated on both the International and Asian Baltic Exchange tankers panels. In addition to its regional presence in Dubai, Mumbai and Delhi, the group is headquartered in New York with offices in Singapore, Athens, Caracas, Houston, Lima Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro. For the past three consecutive years, McQuilling has been named among the top ten shipbrokers in the world by Lloyd’s List. McQuilling Shipping Services DMCC, Dubai was awarded ‘The Marine Broker of the Year 2018 by The Maritime Standard’ for the third consecutive time. Amongst the gamut of services provided by the group is freight brokerage across all segments, sales and purchase, FFAs, financial services, commodities and consultancy. Hari is today a partner in the group, and is also the MD of McQuilling India. He is also elected to the board at Mcquilling Partners Inc and is a certified auditor by DNV. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered shipbrokers, and was the recipient of the Global Tanker chartering award. He lectures regularly to aspiring students on Tanker chartering/markets/ship management. In addition, he is the chairman of the Nautical Institute UAE Branch. Hari has authored several papers that have been published in various maritime publications.