Imtiaz Shaikh is the founder of Tomini Group. He comes from a family whose roots are deeply embedded in the shipping industry, including his pioneering grandfather who set up the United Oriental Steamship Company in 1950.
Mr. Shaikh has been the driving force behind the success of Tomini Group, which over the last 40 years has owned more than 120 ships.
With his experience of over four decades in the shipping industry, Mr. Shaikh has become well known for his talents of forecasting trends in the shipping business. He believes his
success is a result of his strategic thinking and keeping ‘risk to rewards’ as the basis for every decision.
During his career in shipping, Mr. Shaikh has built strong and well-established relationships among renowned charterers and traders. He has also provided the vision of diversification, while always upholding the principal values of the company. Under his leadership and vision for future growth, Tomini is entering an era of new build bulk carriers.
Whilst shipping is 90 percent of the family business, Tomini Group has also diversified its
business over the years into other industries, including classic cars. With a passion for unique cars, Mr. Shaikh built a private collection of classic cars into a collection of over 100 cars, and established Tomini Classics in 2014. Today Tomini Classics is Dubai’s premier classic car showroom and gallery, the first and finest postwar classic car collection in the Middle East.
Mr. Shaikh is passionate about promoting access to education as well as supporting various humanitarian initiatives. Together with his family he supports a number of local and international charities. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Postgraduate Degree in shipping from the London School of Trade. In 2019, Mr. Shaikh was honored with the Outstanding Achievement Award in the Maritime Industry by The Maritime Standards.
Mr. Shaikh, who was born in Pakistan and has lived in the United Kingdom and Africa, has three children and lives with his family in Dubai.
Per established Alpina Chartering in 1984 and became associated with the Shaikh family in the late 70’s, since 1986 Alpina has exclusively handled Tomini Shipping’s chartering activities. He strongly believes that there are three basic but essential elements necessary for success in the investment and operation of ships: cost-effectiveness, efficiency, and foresight, and these considerations are ever-present in his decision-making process.
Numair represents fourth generation of Shaikh family. He joined the Group in 2016 as Head of Shipping and spearheaded Tomini’s evolution from a fleet of 7 to a modern and diversified 16 vessel fleet before his appointment to the CEO of Tomini Group in 2021.
Together with his wife Marium Numair established Tomini’s Corporate Giving Program; reflecting their values that Tomini should be a force of positive action in the community. The Program invests in education supporting its power to address social inequalities and lift generations out of poverty.
Numair holds a BA in Economics. He is passionate about fitness and is a keen golfer. He lives with his wife in Dubai.
Kenneth represents the Kampmann family which has been active in shipping for over half a century. Shipping runs in his veins as it dominated his childhood at home with his parents working in the family shipping company.
He began his shipping career in 2000 at Torm and has since held several positions with the largest ship owners in Scandinavia and Asia within the tanker and dry cargo segments.
With 15 years shipping experience Kenneth returned to join the family company as a partner in 2015 and 7 years later he formally took the reins of the Alpina as CEO in 2022.
His main mission is now to positively drive the company and employees to provide second to none support to the unprecedented expansion of Tomini Shipping.
Kenneth lives with his wife and 2 teenage children in Copenhagen and enjoys skippering his own sail yacht or skiing in the Alps.
Tejas is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years Financial Management experience. Appointed in 2017 as Chief Financial Officer of Tomini Group, he brings strong and extensive experience to the business as well as a new focus on business improvement. Since joining the Group, Tejas has kept our financial affairs in good order throughout the years providing wide ranging support during periods of development and growth. He is responsible for group strategic decision plans, financial accounting, cash and risk management and treasury operations. Tejas also delivers results through strong leadership, team building and change implementation.
Prior to joining the Group, Tejas worked as a Financial Controller with Topaz Energy and Marine in the UAE where he played a key role in corporate bond issues and private equity investments.
Tejas is a keen traveler and enjoys playing cricket, squash and golf. He lives with his family in Dubai.
Adam is our strategic lead for the Sale & Purchase division, and is a fourth generation member of the Shaikh family. Over the last 5 years he has been instrumental in expansion of our fleet within best market standards. Always challenging established practice to seek out more effective ways to negotiate the sales and purchase terms through transparency and integrity, Adam’s team has achieved exemplary growth doubling our fleet in record time. His additional responsibility for overseeing Operations in Dubai has brought new perspectives that will shape our approach to further scaling our business in years to come.
Prior to joining the Group, Adam was an Intern at Braemar ACM (London) undertaking time on the Chartering and Sale & Purchase Desks. He holds a BA in Economics from the University of Sharjah and enjoys Weightlifting, Running, Cycling and Film Photography.
A positive and proactive leader with a passion for developing people and teams, Shoaib has established an excellent reputation over his 15 years in the maritime industry.
Having joined Tomini in 2008 in the Projects team and as the in-house Legal Counsel since 2013; Shoaib has been involved in negotiating newbuilding and finance deals of the highest level and managing Tomini’s onsite team at the shipyard. Since 2017, Shoaib has held the role of Head of Legal, New Building & Projects. He brings a fresh perspective to any project and is an expert in producing alternative and cost-efficient solutions for all types of programmes from concept through to completion.
Shoaib is passionate about Technology, Smart Shipping and Sustainability in the maritime sector. He has successfully led the implementation of the technological advancements across Tomini’s fleet and back office support teams, which has had a lasting environmental benefit and a significant impact on cost control and revenue.
As a member of the Executive Leadership Team and the Board, Shoaib brings a practical outlook to strategic decision-making and retains an agile and flexible approach to the full spectrum of maritime services, whilst always ensuring the highest standards of safety and professionalism both on- and off-shore. In 2021, Shoaib was honoured with the Young Person in Shipping Award by The Maritime Standard.
Shoaib holds an LLB and LPC and is a keen golfer. Originally from the UK, he presently resides with his family in Dubai.
Daniel holds a Master of Corporate Finance and a Master of Commercial Law and was posted for major private and governmental entities in Scandinavia and overseas before he took over as CEO in Alpina Chartering in 2017. In 2022 he handed over the reins of the daily management of Alpina Chartering to his brother Kenneth. Daniel is now managing the commercial investment strategies, properties and other commercial ventures.
Daniel has a keen interest in anything that moves on the water, being it one of his many motorboats, sailboats or Stand Up Paddling on the Fjords. He lives with his wife and 2 sons in Roskilde, just outside Copenhagen.
Pradeep joined the Group in 2019, from Bernard Schulte Ship Management where he held the position of Fleet Director. He has responsibility for implementing the corporate strategy, standards & policies that adhere to the vision and values of Tomini Shipping. He has more than 40 years’ experience in shipping, ship management, and technical operations.
Vikas successfully manages technical operations of our fleet in his role as Fleet Manager. He brings more than two decades of maritime industry knowledge and experience having previously held various technical and personnel management positions with the likes of Anglo Eastern and Selandia. Vikas has been with Tomini Group for over eight years and has contributed greatly to the success of our shipping division by developing our technical expertise, ensuring efficient vessel performance and managing the ever growing demands of our expanding fleet.
Passionate about driving innovation in the maritime sector, Vikas contributes to the strategic planning and development of our shipping division and has a strong interest in the environment, social value delivery and safety. He is a key team member who puts people first and is committed to managing the fleet and personnel to the exceptionally high standards expected.
Vikas has a Bachelor in Marine Engineering from Marine Engineering and Research Institute (Kolkata). He resides with his family in Dubai.