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Captain Amarjit Singh Kauchhur joined IRI in February 2009 as Regional Manager and opened the Dubai office on 1 April 2009. Captain Kauchhur joined the Shipping Corporation of India as a deck cadet in 1975 and was promoted to chief officer in 1987, sailing on tankers, bulkers, container, and general cargo ships. He then moved to Barber Ship Management as a chief officer and was promoted to Master in 1990 while sailing VLCCs and then to Safety Officer in 1998. When Barber Ship Management was acquired by Dubai-based International Tanker Management in 1999, Captain Kauchhur was named Manager of Quality Assurance. He was educated at India’s Air Force Central School, attended college in Jalandar, Punjab, and has completed numerous maritime courses.