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Jagmeet Makkar
Co-Founder & Director at SkillsPlus


A unique combination of academic prowess and experience in commercial shipping (chartering, ship sale & purchase, cargo marketing, long term contracts), shipbuilding, ship management, dispute resolution and senior management roles defines Jagmeet's career.

Jagmeet contributes to the industry as an expert, arbitrator, educator & trainer. He is a supporting member of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA), Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators and a member of HK Maritime Arbitration Group (HKMAG). Before pursuing a master’s degree in Energy, Trade and Finance from Cass Business School, London in 2015-16, and launching his own firms Pastiche Holdings Ltd. and SkillsPlus, Jagmeet worked as the Co- Head of Chartering & Global Head of Shipping Assets of Noble Group with responsibility for joint ventures, long term projects, shipping assets, India chartering business, operations and risk management. He is a regular speaker at various international events and has contributed to a number of publications. Jagmeet is past chairman of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (Hong Kong Branch) and presently serves on the Education & Training Committee of the Institute.

Agenda Sessions

  • A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE| Building an eco system of shared risks and benefits for ship owners, ship managers and the crew – what is the red thread?