Vice President (Technical)
Cdr Jacob is a post graduate engineer from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi with Project Management experience spanning over 35 years. He has dual qualifications in Civil Engineering and Naval Architecture. He also holds a Post Graduate degree in Defense and Strategic Studies and a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management. He has been managing the Projects of Kunnel Engineers from the year 2014 and is part of the experienced management team of the Company.
He was a Commissioned Officer in the Indian Navy for over 30 years and has worked in all three Naval Dockyards, Mazgaon Docks Ltd and in all three Command Headquarters of the Indian Navy in managerial appointments. He is the recipient of a Chief of Naval Staff Commendation in 2003 for innovative work. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India) and the Institute of Naval Architects. He is an alumnus of the Tri Services Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, which trains Tri service officers from over 40 different nationalities.
In his younger days he was an avid sportsman, athlete, and has captained the Kerala State Team in Basketball and Handball. He has also captained his University team, as well as IIT Delhi. He was awarded the Vivek Sharma Memorial Gold Medal for being chosen the Best Outgoing Sportsman of IIT Delhi.
He is active socially and is a Rotarian and a Freemason. He was instrumental in coordinating the Interact Club at Navy Public school and conducting the international Film Festival SCRIPT for his parent Rotary Club. He lives in Kochi with his wife who is a practicing Clinical Psychologist (University of Akron, USA). His elder daughter works with Proctor & Gamble in Singapore and son is graduating in Engineering.