Shivaji Ghosh

Regional Vice President, Southeast Asia

Location: South Asia

Colonel (retired) Shivaji Ranjan Ghosh served in the Indian Army from Dec 1974 to Sep 2005 as a Commissioned Officer. He commanded an Infantry Battalion in operations and served with the National Security Guard, India’s elite counter-terrorist force. He worked as Emergency Response Planning Officer and Senior Officer Safety Standards in Oman Air from Nov 2005 to Dec 2012, as Emergency Planning Manager in RAK Airways from Dec 2012 to Apr 2013 and as Deputy General Manager Emergency Response Planning in Jet Airways’ He is currently employed as Associate Director Emergency Response in India’s largest airline, IndiGo and is also the owner and director of Emergency Planning Enterprises (EmPlanE), providing consultancy services to airlines and airports in the field of emergency response, crisis management and safety management.

Col Ghosh has been an approved instructor from IATA and Kenyon International Emergency Services (KIES). He is also associated with GoCrisis, a disaster management company operating out of Australia. He has deployed with Kenyon to provide support to an airline after a major accident, and he has also handle several incidents in his current role in Jet Airways. He has represented the South Asian region in the Steering Committee of the IATA Emergency Response Planners Task Force.

Col Ghosh has been instrumental in authoring the ERP and SMS manuals in Oman Air, RAK Airways and Jet Airways, and has guided the carriers through several successful IOSA audits. He has actively assisted in the development of Corporate Q&S Annual Safety Plan, participated in hazard identification and risk management process and streamlined the process for collection, collation and distribution of quality & safety information.

He has conducted a wide range of training courses in SMS and ERP for all levels of staff in all these airlines. In addition, he has conducted many courses for different airlines and airports in several countries, both on behalf of IATA/KIES/GoCrisis as well as an independent consultant.