Our Founder

Dr. Ravi Kumar Mehrotra, CBE

    Our founder and Executive Chairman of the Foresight Group is a marine engineer by profession. He began his career in 1964 with the Shipping Corporation of India, where he started life as a marine engineering officer.

    Through hard work and dedication he rose to the rank of Chief Engineer and was seconded as managing director for the company’s international joint ventures.

It was through these experiences that he earned the international connections that enabled him a to realise his ambitions of running his own shipping company, the Foresight Group, in 1984.

Throughout his long career he has demonstrated the quality that lends its name to our group, carefully navigating our companies to new opportunities and ensuring the business is equipped with the skills, assets and talent to secure its future for generations to come.

Dr. Ravi Kumar Mehrotra, CBE -Executive Chairman


The colossal patronage and powerhouse behind the man and organisation, his wife Mrs.Manju Mehrotra - Vice Chairperson - Foresight Group International Limited

With this in mind, after a long career guiding the development of the group through its first three decades Dr Ravi passed the professional management of the group to his Chief Executive Officer and took up the role of Executive Chairman in 2006.

Dr Ravi received his Honorary CBE (Commander of British Empire) from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II that same year. He is Chairman of European India Chamber of Commerce (EICC), headquartered at the European Union in Brussels and has held several honorary positions, including Director of the Commonwealth Business Council. He has also been a board member with Lloyd's register.


The sky is the limit when your heart is in it, and it is the fire in your belly that defines your progress and achievement.

In 2014 he was awarded Lloyd’s List Life Time Achievement Award for his contribution to the Maritime Industry and conferred an Honorary Industrial Doctorate from Aries International Maritime Research Institute in Dubai, UAE.

Dr Ravi holds a key to the City of London, continues to be a member of the visiting faculty for the Cambridge Academy of Transport and is a noted speaker at international conferences on issues of shipping and business.

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