Akanksha Batura Pai, International Maritime Organization (IMO) Goodwill Maritime Ambassador representing Singapore

Akanksha Batura Pai

International Maritime Organization Goodwill Maritime Ambassador, Council Member, Singapore Shipping Association,

Head of Strategy and Growth, Sinoda Shipping Agency

Akanksha is the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Goodwill Maritime Ambassador representing Singapore, council member of Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), chairperson of its Young Executives Group, and head of strategy and growth of Sinoda Shipping Agency.

She is also serving as a strategy consultant to Raks International and TransAsia Marine Services, spearheading digitization efforts. To encourage other SME shipping organizations to embark on the digitalization journey, Akanksha has been featured in Sinapore’s Maritime Port Authority (MPA) and Enterprise Singapore’s Go Digital videos and marketing collaterals to share her experience at Sinoda.

Akanksha is also the liaison officer for the Honorary Consulate-General of the Republic of Malta in Singapore. She handles various cultural and trade events and diplomatic matters. She has gotten Malta to participate in the European Union Film Festival for five years running; she also helped to host the first ever Singapore-Malta Business Forum in 2019, which unfortunately could not be replicated in 2020 due to the pandemic.

Akanksha strongly believes in giving back to the community – maritime and beyond. She is an active member of the Circle of Digital Officers (CDO) of MPA, and volunteers at events of the Singapore Logistics Association and at NUS. In the past, she has served as secretary of the Young Entrepreneurs Network (YEN) Committee at the Singapore Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

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