Our Team

Capt. Gaurav Rana

CEO, Founder

Capt. Gaurav is a seasoned maritime professional with 25+ years of experience across active sailing, ports and logistics consulting, digital consulting and implementation and being an entrepreneur himself.
He sailed for 13 years including 2 years as master on general cargo, bulk and oil tankers and has been ashore for 12+ years. He transitioned ashore in 2010 and worked as Technical Director in British Maritime Technology Consultants India for 4 years before going for higher studies from IIM-Ahmedabad. He then worked with IBM in Sr. Management role managing IT related projects in the Ports, Logistics and Maritime Sector.
He started Sea and Beyond in 2015 with a Vision to help persons in the shipping and logistics fraternity take a well-informed professional decision and has continued with the same thought progress to add various services and value to Sea & Beyond. He has mentored many professionals and is passionate to give back to the broader maritime fraternity.
He is originally from Himachal Pradesh, an avid sports enthusiast and stays with his family in Mumbai.


Shesh (Venkatraman Sheshashayee)


During his career as a Marine Engineer, he sailed to 61 countries and worked with more than 50 nationalities. Starting as a Junior Engineer, He was promoted rapidly and within a record 4.5 years took over as a Chief Engineer of one of the largest ships in the world.
Then, he moved to management and learnt how to manage the workplace environment, create and deliver value; in the process he was promoted 7 times in 9 years. Finally, he moved into the C-Suite, and spent 14 years growing, reviving and transforming companies, creating more than US$ 1.5 billion in shareholder value. He has been designated as CEO of two major companies Miclyn Express Offshore & Jaya Holdings Limited
All through his career, he has mentored hundreds of professionals, helping them discover their purpose, guiding them in performing optimally and coaching them in channeling the resultant power towards achieving their dreams.


Pinaki Dasgupta

General Manager

Pinaki, a marine engineer graduate from Tolani Maritime Institute, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our team. With over a decade of professional journey, he began his career at sea, navigating container and bulk vessels for 5 years, ascending to the rank of 3rd Engineer Officer. Transitioning ashore, he pursued his MBA at PUMBA, setting the course for his commercial endeavors.
Joining the ranks of global leader Honeywell, he spent 7 years shaping the landscape of sales and business development. Driven by a passion for the maritime industry, he returned to his roots, serving as the Country Head for India and Subcontinent at Drew Marine India and later with Drew Marine Singapore. Has been successful in establishing business in new markets and was a champion for increase in revenue in the companies he has served. Born and raised in Mumbai , Pinaki stays with his family in Mumbai and takes great pleasure in traveling .


Miss. Riya Shetty

Talent Acquisition Manager

Passionate HR professional with 8+ years of work experience in Shipping industry including end to end sourcing, operations, administration and induction process for all new hires. She ensured that all new recruits comply with all maritime regulations etc. She also has expertise in hiring for all maritime personnel from ratings to Senior Mariners. She also has good network with persons in India, Saudi, UAE, Qatar, W. Africa, China, Singapore, Brazil, Mexico and other European regions.
At Sea and Beyond she leads the recruitment division with focus on the core maritime personnel.


Miss. Shruti Arora

Talent Acquisition Manager

Passionate Human Resource Professional with 5 years of work experience in different sectors including Shipping/Marine, logistics, freight forwarding, Non IT, IT and BPO with extensive experience in HR operations, sourcing, data management, recruitment, client interaction etc.
Expertise in marine hiring and have placed more than 100+ Mariners and Non-Mariners.