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
Having reached the rank of Chief Engineer, Ganesh has 22 years of seafaring and shore experience and has served Synergy with distinction since 2013. Now a Technical Manager, he considers that the oxygen of Synergy’s working atmosphere enables everyone fully to express themselves and raise ideas, and that efforts receive due recognition. His favourite pastimes are recreational reading and driving.
Govind Azhakath is a passionate mariner who believes that to bring a meaningful change to an organization, one must believe in the system and its values and raise the bar by setting realistic goals. Govind lives by the motto “The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war”.
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
Sachin sailed for 17 years on oil and chemical tankers before joining Synergy as a Marine Superintendent in 2015. As a Marine Manager and Designated Person Ashore, he now leads the tanker operations team. Sachin believes that Synergy has helped him to develop professionally, as a positive and just culture-focused organisation. He enjoys travelling with family and learning new skills.
Capt. Sachin Bagga
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.