Senior Management Team

Prakash M Agarwal


Prakash is the founder of Aurus Ship Management and the company's CEO and MD, formulates and oversees the execution of all business strategies and objectives.

Prior to this, had held the post of Managing Director in an established ship management company in India and was instrumental in expanding its profile and business in India.

Under his management, the company bloomed into one of the most professionally run ship management companies in India.

Consequently, he decided to venture alone into the world of ship management with the opening of Aurus Ship Management in 2016.
Under his leadership, Aurus is developing into an efficient and well-managed ship management company. His keen business acumen with his vast experience and exposure, along with his aggressive and experienced management team is focused on growth in sectors beyond the shipping industry.


The entire team has a collective manning experience of around 200 years.

Capt Subodh Awasthi

Dy. Managing Director

Capt. Awasthi is a highly experienced Master Mariner with over 15 years of sailing experience in Indian and international shipping companies.

A seasoned campaigner comfortably switching over from sailing to the manning field successfully.

He oversees the entire manning operations of Aurus Ship Management, ensuring deployment of quality crew on-board our principal vessels.

Francisco De Sales

GM Crewing - Main Fleet

Francisco is a Class 1 Chief Mate, with 18 years of sea-going experience. He has also been in the manning field for over 10 years with reputable ship management companies in Mumbai.

He is in-charge of the Human Resources and Crewing operation of the main fleet division.

Along with his team, supervises a wide range of tonnages including tankers, gas and bulk carriers.

Santosh Mishra

GM Crewing - Offshore

A seasoned professional well-known in the Oil & Gas segment with 20 years manning experience.

As GM Crewing, heads our Offshore division bringing with him his previous on board experience as Radio Officer.

A well experienced team under his leadership look after our expanding tonnage.

Sharmila Sharma

Director – Commercial

A go-getter, has 8 years' of experience within the shipping industry and has been instrumental in developing the business in her previous role as a Commercial Manager.

Prior to moving into the shipping sector, she was the Country Manager for a well-known USA based export house for 12 years.

She is a certified ISO 9001:2008 Lead Auditor and her role as Director – Commercial is to focus on leading Aurus into the other spheres of shipping industry.

Belinda D'souza

Sr Corporate Manager

Belinda, is a HR specialist with over a decade of experience in the corporate world.

A versatile person with expertise and experience in the banking and insurance sectors.

She is responsible for corporate dealings of the company and is in-charge of the shore based recruitment and Administrative operations. Well acquainted with business expansion and the staffing needs of a growing organisation.