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“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.”
Dr Ravi K Mehrotra, CBE
Founder & Executive Chairman

The Beginning

Dr Mehrotra began his career as a marine engineer with the Shipping Corporation of India. Through sheer hard work and dedication he rose to the rank of Chief Engineer and was seconded as the Managing Director for the company’s international joint ventures.

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

Throughout his 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.

Creating A Legacy

After being at the helm of the group for more than two decades, he handed over the professional management of the group to his Chief Executive Officer and took up the role of Executive Chairman.

He is the Chairman of the European India Chamber of Commerce (EICC), headquartered at the European Union in Brussels and has held several honorary positions, including a Director of the Commonwealth Business Council. He has also been a board member with the Lloyd’s Register. 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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Awards & Achievements

Recently, in a ceremony at Royal Holloway, University of London, the Chairman was granted an Honorary Degree of the University of London, Doctor of Science Honoris Causa. This is in recognition of his achievements in the shipping industry, as well as his philanthropic work and ongoing support of Royal Holloway.

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Awards & Achievements

In 2014, he was awarded the Lloyd’s List Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the Maritime industry.

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Awards & Achievements

In 2014, an Honorary Industrial Doctorate from the Aries International Maritime Research Institute in Dubai, UAE, was conferred on him.

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Awards & Achievements

In 2006, Dr Mehrotra received his Honorary CBE (Commander of British Empire) from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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Awards & Achievements

In 2018, he was awarded 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at Sea Trade Award Ceremony, London

“Reputation is all that matters, because money and size anyone can create”

Dr Ravi K Mehrotra, CBE
Founder & Executive Chairman

Our Pillar of Strength

The colossal patronage and powerhouse behind the man and organisation, his wife Mrs. Manju Mehrotra, Deputy Chairperson – Foresight Group

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