Khalid M. Hashim
Khalid M. Hashim is Managing Director of Precious Shipping Public Company Limited in Bangkok and comes from a long family line of professionals engaged in the dry cargo tramp freight markets.
Mr. Hashim started his shipping career in 1978 with Tolani Shipping in Bombay. He then worked under the Hon. Ali Maniku, Minister of Shipping for the Maldives Government in Singapore from 1979. In 1984, Mr. Hashim joined the GP Group of companies setting up their shipping division in Bangkok and soon acquired the first of many ships in 1987.
Precious Shipping was born soon after and came of age in 1991. Since then the company has grown and is today one of the largest owners in the world in the small handy size sector with 39 existing ships, and another 30 ships – 4 cement ships, 6X38K and 20X64K – on order for delivery between 2014 and early 2016.
In September 2007 Marine Money ranked Precious Shipping as the No.1 Listed Shipping Company in the world. Asia Money, in their December 2008, December 2009 and December 2010 issues conferred the Best Executive, Thailand and best Investor Relations Officer, Thailand titles on Mr. Hashim. In April 2012, Seatrade Asia awarded the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ to him. In November 2012, Lloyd’s List awarded PSL Best Ship Operator for 2012. In June 2013, Seatrade awarded the Maritime Security & Safety Award to PSL.
In 1996 Mr. Hashim was elected to the Board of the Swedish Club, a 141 year old Marine Mutual Insurance company; Chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee in 1997, and was elected Deputy Chairman in 2007.
Mr. Hashim holds a Masters Degree in Management Studies specialising in Finance from the University of Bombay.