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Lazaros Sarris

Founder & CEO

Lazaros Sarris is a passionate and hands-on ship manager. Originally of Greek decent and educated in the UK, obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and a Masters in Business Administration. Lazaros is currently the founder and CEO of Central Ship Management.

He’s been in the shipping industry for more than 40 years and lives and works in the Middle East since 1995. Having worked for many years in the region, he has developed high level relationships within the maritime cluster.


His journey in the maritime world began as a Technical Superintendent and Technical Manager before joining DNV as a Surveyor. With a 21 year career in DNV, it shaped and influenced his work ethic and know-how in all ship related matters. He served as the Country Manager for DNV UAE and then was the CEO of Universal (Overseas) Ship Management Ltd in Singapore.

In 2014, Lazaros founded Central Ship Management Ltd (DMCC BRANCH) in Dubai, providing ship management services to clients globally. The core values that drive his business are integrity, total transparency and care. After recognizing the potential of new markets, in 2018, Lazaros expanded in the Far East by opening Central Ship Management Pte Ltd, Singapore. In 2019, Lazaros found a meaningful opportunity to build a presence in Greece, in his homeland, where his inspiration for the maritime world began with his late grandfather a Master Mariner and his late father, a Chief Engineer and later a Senior Technical Superintendent.

As a hands-on CEO, he continues to personally involve himself in carrying out pre-purchase inspections and overseeing dry-docking. In addition, he delivers ISM audits, for both internal purposes and for clients that are looking to utilize his extensive knowledge. The experience and exposure he gained through sailing, superintendency and classification has given him the tools to have an all around understanding of the maritime business.


Capt. Prabir Ghosh

General Manager

Capt. Prabir Ghosh is a Master Mariner by trade. He graduated from the prestigious maritime institute, T. S. Rajendra, India. Later on in his career he earned a master’s degree in Maritime Studies from NTU, Singapore. 


Capt. Prabir is a lead-by-example and an approachable leader. He shows perseverance and commitment towards his team and clients alike. His wealth of experience in enables him to oversee both the operational and technical scope of the ship management activities. He is known amongst his peers to be a patient, reliable and trustworthy team player. 

He has extensive shipping experience for over 30 years, with a diverse portfolio of VLCC's, Aframax, LR/MR product tankers, chemical tankers, methanol carriers and bulk carriers.


Capt. Prabir's exposure has gathered experience from different parts of the world from Singapore, Japan, and Middle East. His past roles have been with NOL, Orient Marine Co.,Ltd, Koyo Kaiun, and Universal (Overseas) Shipmanagement Ltd), as well as third party managers Bernhard Schulte (Singapore). As a master, he was sailing with American Eagle Tankers, gaining in-depth experience on ship-to-ship transfer operations. 

Capt. Prabir's vision for the company is to maintain Central's client-centric approach, where the integrity, transparency, quality, and reliability of the services are maintained to the highest satisfaction of all clients. 

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