The founder and CEO of Synergy Marine Group, Capt. Unni’s illustrious maritime career spans more than 30 years. Renowned for his innovative and forward-thinking leadership on sustainability, diversity and technology, and his ability to forge thought and technical partnerships with like-minded companies. A passionate marathoner, Captain Unni is vocal supporter of shipping’s net zero emissions ambition by 2050. He is a leading business creator, committed family man and determined philanthropist.
Capt. Rajesh Unni
Founder & CEO
After 18 years at sea, with the last five in command, Govind’s experience ashore includes consulting P&I Clubs, banks and regulatory authorities. A Synergian since 2011, he now heads the Kochi office, overseeing operations and QHSE, and loves the determination, camaraderie and collective responsibility that he finds everywhere in the Group. Overseas travel and cuisine echo a very varied seafaring life, and for a gold medalist crackshot following cricket still comes second to shooting.
Capt. Govind Azhakath
Now a Fleet and also Technical Manager at Synergy, Joseph had served 20 years at sea on general cargo ships, bulk and timber carriers and passenger vessels. He joined Synergy as a Technical Superintendent in 2011 and firmly believes that his excellent relationships with colleagues are due to the welcoming workplace environment. Joseph enjoys travelling, serving his local community and long-distance running.
Kushal’s seafaring career spans 35 years, and since 2016 he has been a Marine Manager in Synergy’s bulk carrier operations. He cherishes his time at Synergy, where his daily work is demanding and thoroughly enjoyable, in a vibrant atmosphere with outstanding team cooperation. Sports, music and watching documentaries are Kushal’s favourite pastimes, and he is an ardent Manchester City fan.
Capt. Kushal Bhattacharyya
Presently heading the team at Synergy Cochin, Suresh has about sixteen years of maritime service on bulk carriers, tankers, chemical tankers, containers, and LNGs. He also has four years of new building experience, and has worked with Synergy since 2010. Suresh finds Synergy’s open and amicable work atmosphere both inspiring and progressive. He is an avid traveller and gardening enthusiast.
Suresh P Kurup
Vivek began his career with Synergy in 2014 as a Technical Superintendent and has served as the company's Technical Manager since 2020. He spent 16 years at sea as a Marine Engineer, working on gas and bulk carriers. He believes Synergy's team spirit has brought out the best in him, personally and professionally. Vivek relaxes through long walks and badminton.