Gurpreet Malhi

Chief Executive Officer

Gurpreet Malhi is the Chief Executive Officer of ALBA. He reports directly to the Board and is responsible for the day to day running of ALBA and its subsidiaries/associates.

Gurpreet is a Master Mariner and has completed his MBA from the prestigious HEC, Paris.

He has over 20 years of experience in Shipping and Maritime activities. He has been with ALBA almost since inception.


Saket Agarwal

Director and Promoter

Saket Agarwal a director at ALBA. He is the original promoter of STARLOG Enterprises Ltd. and is on the board of various associate and subsidiary firms of STARLOG. From a humble beginning as a maintenance manager on construction projects, Saket became a first generation entrepreneur by renting crawler and mobile cranes. The business under Saket Agarwal has grown significantly and comprises one of the largest crane rental companies in India, a brand new crane manufacturing facility and joint ventures with leading international logistics firms for development of bulk, container and other port assets.

Saket Agarwal is a pioneer of private participation in Port sector in India with over 24 years of experience in port services, port development, transportation and detailed engineering besides heavy lifts & construction activities.


Olivier Morel-Jean


Mr. Olivier Morel-Jean is a Director of ALBA and Head of Industrial Business Department of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA).

He has over 22 years of experience in Shipping operations with CGG Veritas, Alcatel-Lucent and LDA in conducting offshore projects across various geographies in the world.

Mr. Morel-Jean graduated as a Marine Master and has since overseen various critical seismic and maritime assignments in LDA before being elevated to the Head of Industrial Business Department.

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Alain Le Guillard


Alain Le Guillard is director of ALBA and Chief executive Officer in charge of operations of Louis Dreydus Armateurs Group.
Alain Le Guillard joined Louis Dreyfus Armateurs in 1976. In 1988, after having climbed up all echelons of hierarchy, he became – at age 31- master mariner for Louis Dreyfus Armateurs fleet.

In 1992, he joined the Paris based headquarters and took the position of technical fleet manager, in charge of a booming diversified fleet. He was appointed in 1999 fleet general manager of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs group and member of the Executive committee since 2000.

From 2007 to 2010, Alain Le Guillard is chief operating officer in charge of operations of the group. He represents the Louis Dreyfus Armateurs group at North of England P& I Club and Strike Club.

He has been appointed chief executive officer in charge of operations, since July 1st, 2010.

Alain Le Guillard is Chevalier du Mérite Maritime and Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite.

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Gildas Maire


Gildas Maire is director of ALBA and chief executive officer, finance-administration of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs group. He Graduated from Paris IX Dauphine University (Master’s degree in Finance), Gildas Maire joined the Louis Dreyfus group in 1990 and was in charge of consolidation department in London. In 1995, he managed the energies activities department of LD Energy in France.

He then joined the maritime branch of the group in 2002 and after being appointed finance and administration director of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs, he became member of the executive committee.

In 2006, at age 42, he has been appointed chief operating officer, finance-administration of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs group and becomes chief executive officer, finance-administration, since July 1st, 2010.

Gildas Maire is Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite since December 3rd, 2010.

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