Nafeesa A. Moloobhoy
A. S. Moloobhoy Group of Companies
A.S.Moloobhoy Pvt Ltd. is the parent company of the Moloobhoy Group of Companies, formerly known as A.S.Moloobhoy and Sons, and is 112 years old, inaugurated in 1905 during World War I.
Moloobhoys is headquartered in Mumbai with eight privately owned branches across the great Indian peninsula.
Nafeesa Moloobhoy is the Managing Director of the Moloobhoy Group of Companies in India and in the UAE.
She is a thorough, hands-on business entrepreneur, and one of the very few women in a male-dominated maritime sphere.
With almost no formal education, Nafeesa rests her laurels of success on her intuition, her ability to work 24/7 and on a Divine Force in which she steadfastly believes.
"I run my business using basic common sense which is unfortunately not so common. Being a housewife initially, I am very conscious of cash flows and budgets and the maternal instinct in me ensures that my people are looked after."
Her open mind, affability, diligence and her "do or die" attitude has enabled her to expand her business and transform Moloobhoys from a family run firm to a "one-stop-shop", for the International Marine Customer, anywhere in the world.
Nafeesa has now set her sights to expand into international markets. She has launched Moloobhoy Marine Services, LLC in the UAE in 2016.
With Nafeesa at the helm, under her leadership today, Moloobhoys provide a host of services through a team of OEM trained and certified engineers and technicians including in the LSA and FFA segment - liferafts, lifeboats, and firefighting services; and the whole range of NAVCOM electronics, TVRO, Gyro and Auto Pilot, Radio and Class Survey.
Nafeesa has always been passionate about "giving back" to the Marine Industry. Today, Moloobhoys has moved into Marine Training and has conducted ECDIS type specific training courses. Moloobhoys has trained over 5,000 students in India.
The Moloobhoy Training institute is the first to conduct on-line-training with human interaction especially for the Danelec Type Specific Ecdis.
Another milestone that Nafeesa has achieved in 2017 is to make Moloobhoys pioneers in Training of PRS.
"We are the first in the world to conduct the PRS (Position Reference System) training course with Guidance Marine using the Artemis PRS, recognized by the Nautical Institute Of London, outside the UK."
In conclusion, Nafeesa is a great supporter of women in power. Something she obviously epitomizes.
In addition to the marine sphere, Nafeesa is also a Director on the board of Bharat Serums and Vaccines Ltd., one of the fastest growing bio-pharmaceutical companies in India of the 21st century.