About Us

International Maritime Business Academy (IMBA) is located in the heart of Dehradun and focuses on helping graduates to become exceptional leaders in their chosen field.

Our school has three concepts at its heart




Every course we offer is designed with these principles in mind, which is why each programme focuses on improving your practical business skills and understanding of industry. We will give you the tools and information that you need for professional success, as well as support from industry focused academics who are at the top of their field. You will also benefit from our extensive career support, which you can rely on for guidance and advice.

All of our courses use hands-on teaching methods, such as case studies, visits to exhibitions and businesses, guest speakers and classroom discussions.

This means you will gain a practical understanding of how the concepts learned on your programme can be applied in real businesses

Our goal is your success: when you graduate, you will soon be able to enter the job market as a highly qualified professional.

our advisory board

Mr. Debasish Mallick

Former Deputy Managing Director of EXIM Bank of India and MD & CEO of IDBI Asset Management Company Ltd (IDBI AMC)


Prof. (Dr.) V.K Tiwari

Former Vice Chancellor (Founder VC) Uttarakhand Technical University, Vice Chancellor Graphic Era University, Vice Chancellor (Founder VC) Uttarakhand Technical University, Emeritus Fellow Dept. of Met. & Mats. Engg. I I T Roorkee, Chairman, AICTE-NBA Committees


Justice (Retd.) K. D. Shahi

Allahabad High Court

 LLB (Gold Medalist, Gorakhpur University) and LLM (Lucknow University) and has 40 years of experience as Judicial Officer. He has held several distinguished positions post his retirement which includes president of State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, Govt of Uttarakhand.

our team

IMBA and its faculty members are committed to an innovative, discussion- based and application oriented pedagogy, benchmarked to International education standards. Faculty members at IMBA hail from the leading universities in India and the world, and bring to the classroom a rich blend of Industry, Teaching experience, research expertise and real-world exposure. They are also trained, at least once every year, by industry professionals and international academicians in the best global teaching practices. Students are also regularly exposed to eminent guest lectures and experiences such as sessions at ports and leading commercial shipping companies. All this has resulted in a high quality learning experience for students and has laid the foundation for great academic and career achievements.

senior faculty

Capt. Kunal Uniyal

Master Mariner, MSc in Maritime Policy and Shipping Management from Cardiff Business School.

15 years of experience in International Maritime Business.

Writer, with13 books published on various subjects. Regularly publishes papers on Maritime Business. 

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Mr. Fabrice Duval

Mr. Duval holds an Executive MBA from HEC Paris School of Management and MSc in Audit and Management Control from ISC Paris Business School. He has more that 20 years of experience in Management Consulting, Maritime Industry and Entrepreneurship.

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Mr. Ayush Jain

Industrial Engineer with specialization in Supply Chain Management from Pennsylvania State University, USA. 18 years of experience in Power and Energy, Management Consulting, E-Commerce and Maritime Industry. Worked at ICF international USA, KPMG Hungary, Grant Thornton and

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Mr. Mihir Das

Mr. Das has more than 39 years of experience in Port & Shipping sector. Currently he is consulting the Ministry of Shipping (GOI); Prior to this he was Professor at Port & Shipping Department of University of Petroleum & Energy Studies. Previously he has worked with Samsara Group looking after Saurashtra Ports (including MSC operations) and Alang Site Operations. He has held senior positions in the Adani Mundra Port and SEZ establishing the first Container Terminal and headed the Technical Training Department of the port. Operations Head in Kolkata Port Trust and HOD Railways and was deputed to the Indian Maritime University as Secretary.

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Capt. Umang Johar

Capt Umang Johar is a senior master mariner with 15 years sailing experience on different kind of vessels which includes oil tankers, bulk carriers, chemical tankers and containers.

Along with that he has worked in the capacity of chartering manager with Camopus group. His area of expertise includes Voyage calculations, Market study and Vessel operations.

visiting faculty
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Mr. Ritesh Mittal

AVP - Corporate Strategy and M&A at Paras Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.

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Mr. Vaibhav Agarwal

Controller at Godfrey Phillips India Ltd


Mr. Vijay Badhani

Director of Programs & Strategic Alliances at Precision Agriculture for Development (PAD)

Operations Team

Neha Kannojiya

Placement Head
Neha is Post Graduate in English Literature. She has more than 12 years experience in Commercial Shipping which includes Manning operations, crew management and Ship brokering and Chartering. She has worked at Doehle Danautic, Executive Ship Management, Wallem Ship Management, Canopus Group. Her core competency is in the fields of Manning, Crew management and Ship brokering and Chartering.


Mitesh Joshi

Head of Operation
10 years of experience in Commercial Shipping for Dry Bulk, Break Bulk, Project cargo, Tankers and Freight Forwarding, Logistics Management which incudes Ship Brokering, Vessel Chartering, Commodity trading and port agency operations. Worked at Malara Group, GAC Shipping, Interocean.

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Purnika Sharma

Administration Incharge

Graduated with hons in Political Science from Ramjas college, University of Delhi. Worked with HDFC Bank in Delhi. Currently handling Admin and Counseling at IMBA.