Mr. Pratap Baburao Shirke is an Independent Director on the Board of Kirloskar Brothers Limited. He has a Degree in Civil Engineering from College Of Engineering, Pune and a Masters Degree from Stanford University. He has also done his MBA from Stanford University, USA. Mr. Shirke is based in London.
In 1974 he went to Dubai and founded the Pan Gulf Group of Companies for executing construction projects in Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Iraq and Kuwait.
In 1983, he moved to London and formed Oak Group PLC, which owned a chain of Hotels in and around UK.
In 1987, he was involved in shipping business and purchased a number of Panamax dry bulk cargo vessels. Pan Gulf Group activities cover Ship Management, Hotels, Commercial Properties, Energy Management and Ship Ownership.
He also serves on the Boards of B. G. Shirke Construction Technology Private Limited, MAC Maritime Training and Research Institute, ASP Pacific Holdings Pty. Limited, British Naval Architects Limited, Grand Havre Holdings Limited, Marine Shipping Mutual Insurance Company Limited, North of England P&I Association Limited, Oak Group Limited, Pan Gulf Aviation Limited, SPP Pumps Limited, Northern Navigation Fund I LLC and Kirloskar Brothers International B.V.