Capt. John Prasad Menezes
CEO, Principal Marine Consultant, Nautical Surveyor,
Expert Witness and Maritime Arbitrator
Capt. John P. Menezes is a Principal Marine Consultant, Nautical Surveyor, Expert Witness and Maritime Arbitrator. He is CEO of Menezes and Associates, Mangalore. He has over 48 years of experience in the marine industry with over 33 years of full-time involvement in ship surveying, marine consultancy and ADR- related matters with 15 years of sea service culminating in theposition of Master. He is a Fellow of the Nautical Institute, a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, the first Fellow in India to the Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors and a Fellow of the Company of Master Mariners of India.
Capt. Menezes is currently the Chairman of the Institute of the Chartered Shipbrokers, East India Branch, Chennai, and Member of the Controlling Council, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (Global).
He is the Treasurer and Director of Mission to Seafarers Association of India, Mumbai and also serves as Hon. Secretary of Institute of Chartered Ship Brokers (ICS) East India Branch, Chennai.
He was a member of the Nautical Institute Executive Council from 2008 to 2015 and Director/Trustee, Executive Board of NI Headquarters between 2016 and 2022. Capt. Menezes has also served as an Independent Director on the board of Seven Islands Shipping Ltd., Mumbai, Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd., a Trustee of New Mangalore Port Trust, President of Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Director of Mangalore Special Economic Zone.
He was Deputy Chairman of the IMO Committee of the Nautical Institute for six years. He has previously been a Deputy Master of the Company of Master Mariners of India, Mumbai and served as Warden of the
He is a visiting Faculty at Mangalore University for Maritime Studies and Maritime Security.
Empanelled as Arbitrator with Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA), Mauritius International Arbitration Centre (MIAC), The Society for Affordable Redressal of Disputes – Ports (SAROD – Ports), Asia International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), Malaysia, China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC), Beijing and Gujarat International Maritime Arbitration Center, Ahmedabad (GIMAC).
He has authored Voyage from Being a Seafarer to a Maritime Arbitrator (Chapter 22) in the book ‘Maritime Skills on Vessels and Shore’ edited by Dr Capt. Vivek Jain.
Capt. Menezes holds a Certificate of Competency – Master Mariner Foreign Going, issued by the Director General of Shipping, Government of India. He has completed his Professional Qualification Examination (PQE) of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS), London.