Ennarasu Karunesan is a First Class Mechanical Engineering Graduate, holding a Master’s Degree in Management from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. Arasu, as he is affectionately known, started his career as a design engineer in the heavy engineering industry. He then joined the prestigious IIT Madras as a Research Scholar.
Arasu served in the Indian Ports Service and worked with Mumbai Port for about 10 years held various Managerial Positions. In 1996, he joined Westport, Malaysia as General Manager Operations and also served as General Manager-Engineering where he rose to HEAD the Westport, Malaysia’s premier Container Terminal, currently handles 9 million TEUs annually.
In July 2004, Arasu left Westport and joined the Chennai Container Terminal (A DP World Managed Terminal) served as Chief Executive Officer & Whole Time Director on CCT Board. He was also served as Addl. Director on the Board of Nhava Sheva, since 2009.
Arasu has brought his international container terminals experience to India, which with his ingrained & established technical and managerial skills has helped to Transform South India EXIM trade from Rs 50,000 Crores to Rs 300,000 Crores in 10 years taking Indian Container Trade to new heights.
In March 2015, Arasu Joined, Adani Ports & SEZ as COO & Head to manage Container Terminal Business in India, and confident of creating accelerated growth of Adani India’s Container Trade.