Cdr. Sunil Dhulekar is the CEO of Arya Offshore which is a group company of J M Baxi Group. Headquartered in Mumbai the company plays host to practically every major player in the upstream sector in India. As a result of its vast experience , Arya Offshore Services brings to the table an unique array of do’s and don’ts’ to all relevant entrants who need to navigate through the labyrinth of permissions, approvals and statutory compliances relating to operations in port, shipping, logistics and customs.
Arya Offshore Services today is the one of the largest service provider of its kind in India with over 300 trained personnel and with over 1500 contract personnel providing round the clock customized yet comprehensive services to the upstream oil and gas sector.
Cdr Sunil Dhulekar is an alumni of National Defence Academy. Commissioned in 1977 as an Executive Officer in the Indian Navy, his specialisation is Communications. He served on various class of ships ranging from Missile Corvettes upto the aircraft carrier INS Viraat. He retired from Indian Navy in 1999.
Joined Arya Offshore in 1999. Initially, he served in the Operations department of Arya Offshore handling major construction projects executed by clients like Hyundai Heavy Industries, J Ray McDermott, NPCC (Abu Dhabi), L & T (India) etc.
In addition to measuring up to the demanding marine, agency and support service requirements of the industry, Arya Offshore Services has operated multiple user shore cum supply bases in the west coast ports of Mumbai & Bhavnagar and in the east coast ports of Krishnapatnam, Paradip & Visakhapatnam and was instrumental in managing the Marine Shore Bases for British Gas in Mumbai, OAO Gazprom & Allseas Marine Contractors at Visakhapatnam on the East Coast of India. He was the Key Account Manager for a number of seismic companies like Western Geco (Schlumberger group), CGG Veritas, PGS etc. and drilling companies like Deep Water Drilling, ENSCO, Reliance Industries, etc.
He moved up the ladder and took over as Head Business Development in 2006 and subsequently stepped in as CEO of Arya Offshore in 2012.
As CEO of Arya Offshore Services, he has been closely associated in steering the company from a shipping agency to a full-fledged logistics solution provider with a customized range of service-offerings to the offshore and onshore Oil & Gas sector in India.