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Smooth Strategic Sailing
(An interview with Tapas Icot, president - Strategic Planning and Co-ordination, GE Shipping Ltd.)

"Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors."

Excerpts from Interview with Tapas Icot, President - GE Shipping

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Duration: 2:57 min

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This video can be used to understand:
  1. The business challenge is to identify the right time
  2. There are uncontrollable, external factors that constantly affect a company both positively and negatively
  3. Depending on the circumstances, external factors may cause a company to adjust its course of action in accomplishing certain goals, which is referred to as strategic planning
  4. Interview with Tapas Icot enlightens how an established company like GE Shipping, plans for an appropriate course of action to attain the company's goals and objectives with determination and as well are implemented.

Who is this video about?

The Great Eastern Shipping Company Ltd. (GE Shipping), the largest private sector shipping service provider enjoys a formidable presence in the international maritime industry. Incorporated on August 3rd 1948, the First Indian Company to place orders for construction of ships at Kobe Shipyard, Japan and to acquire the most modern and technologically advanced Platform Supply Vessel, in India.

Backed by an enviable clientele who vouch for its services, the division has earned the status of being the most preferred shipping service provider. With a pulse on the global market and a thorough understanding of the ever-evolving market needs, the division is well-equipped to anticipate the demands of its clients and to deliver on its commitments, successfully and satisfactorily.

Tapas Icot, president - Strategic Planning and Co-ordination, a graduate in Commerce and postgraduate in Management studies, he joined GE Shipping as 'Manager - Claims' in 1991, is responsible for asset trading activities and drives the business planning and budgeting activities.

What is this video about?

Shipping industry unlike many other industries requires a different type of leadership and strategy making. What it takes to be an effective leader in shipping industry and how strategic planning is articulated in this industry, are highlighted in this interview.

Video Details

Title : Interview with Tapas Icot, President - GE Shipping

Interviewed by Mr.Ajay Nanda, Mr. Shalendra Agrawal

Released Date: 4th November 2008.

Price : $ (1000 INR)

Duration : 20 min

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