Twin Accolades for GRSE: ‘CEO of the Year’ & ‘CEO with HR Orientation’ Awards


Kolkata: Chairman & Managing Director, Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd., Cmde PR Hari, IN (Retd) has been recognised with the esteemed ‘CEO of the Year Award’ at the 22nd Global Edition – Business Leader of the Year 2024 along with the ‘CEO with HR Orientation Award’ at the World HRD Congress 2024.

These prestigious awards were conferred in recognition of GRSE’s outstanding performance, strategic vision, and significant contributions to the industry with a commitment to fostering a culture of excellence, innovation, and employee development within the organisation.

These recognitions underscore GRSE’s dedication to prioritising business growth with effective human resources management and ensuring the holistic growth of GRSE’s workforce. Hosted by the 32nd edition of World HRD Congress & 22nd edition of Business Leader of the year, these awards recognise outstanding efforts of industry leaders whose contributions have paved the way for growth and progress.

As GRSE continues to push the boundaries of innovation and excellence, these awards serve as a testament to its relentless pursuit of excellence and its commitment to empowering its workforce for future success.

GRSE has the distinction of becoming the first shipyard of independent India to build a warship for Indian Navy, the Seaward Defence Boat (SDB) INS Ajay, way back in 1961. GRSE also built the first ever Indian Export Warship “CGS Barracuda” for Govt. of Mauritius, a Fast Patrol Vessel “SCG PS Zoroaster” for Seychelles and an Ocean-Going Cargo & Passenger Ferry Vessel “MV Ma Lisha” for Cooperative Republic of Guyana.

The shipyard was conferred the status of a Miniratna Category I Company in 2006. GRSE has built over 790 platforms including 109 warships for Indian Navy, Indian Coast Guard, and friendly foreign countries – highest warships built & delivered by any Indian shipyard till date. From Frigates, Corvettes, Fleet Tankers, Landing Ship Tank, Landing Craft Utility to Survey Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels and Fast Attack Craft – the repertoire is rich and varied. In addition to shipbuilding & ship repair, GRSE is also engaged in engine production and other engineering activities. The engineering division manufactures deck machinery items, pre-fabricated portable steel bridges and marine pumps.

GRSE embraced infrastructure modernisation over past decades and can undertake concurrent construction of 20 ships at a time. Team of highly skilled design engineers and state of art VR Lab & latest software aid in the in-house design capabilities. With proven credentials, the shipyard is on a growth path, reaffirming its motto “In Pursuit of Excellence and Quality in Shipbuilding.”