Indian Register of Shipping (IRS), a leading international classification society, announces the appointment of Mr. Rabindra Sah as its new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) to accelerate its digitalisation initiatives.

Mr. Sah has more than 30 years of experience in providing engineering services using digital technologies and industry 4.0 solutions. Prior to joining IRS, he was Chief Engineer – Strategic Projects, Global Practices with Tata Technologies, and Tata Motors.

He joins the IRS team to drive forward its digitalization agenda and spearhead the development and implementation of cutting-edge technologies aimed at revolutionizing the maritime industry. He will work to identify opportunities for digital innovation and ensure that the society remains at the forefront of technological advancements.

"We commenced our digital transformation initiatives a few years ago and welcome Mr. Sah to the IRS family," said Mr. Arun Sharma, Executive Chairman, IRS. “His proven track record of driving digital transformation in complex environments makes him the perfect fit to lead our digitalization efforts. With his guidance, we are confident that we will be able to harness the power of technology to enhance safety, efficiency, and sustainability in the maritime sector."

"I am honoured to join Indian Register of Shipping and excited to have the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of the maritime industry," said Mr. Sah. "Technology has the power to revolutionize how we approach maritime safety and risk management, and I look forward to working with the talented team at IRS to drive meaningful change."

Mr. Sah holds a B. Tech (Mechanical) from National Institute of Technology - Patna, M. Tech (Data Science & Engineering) from BITS Pilani, and presently, he is pursuing his PhD in Autonomous Vehicle from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham -Bangalore.