Kurush Contractor – Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer

Kurush Contractor was named President and Chief Executive Officer since August 2008. He is currently spearheading the formation and growth of the Group’s subsea activities. Being in the offshore industry for more than 32 years, he has strong hands-on experience. He previously held the positions of Vice President and Senior Director with Global Industries for India and Middle East operations serving the Company for 11 years. Also, he has worked offshore as a commercial deep sea diver and in other supervisory positions prior to his move to the office with Rockwater/Brown and Root in 1991. Mr. Contractor graduated from Bombay University, India in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.

Cyrus Cama – VP, Offshore Subsea Operations

Cyrus Cama has been in the subsea construction industry since 1991 and joined Kreuz as the VP for Operations in June 2008, where he is responsible for leading the offshore subsea operations. For over 20 years, he has been involved in major projects in India, Middle East, Southeast Asia and Europe carried out by companies such as Rockwater Limited, Coflexip Stena Offshore Inc, Global Industries Limited, Stolt Comex Seaway and Subtec Middle East Ltd.

Balaji Bhashyam - Vice President Business Development & Corporate Strategy

Balaji Bhashyam joined Kreuz Subsea as Vice President in September 2015 to lead the Business Development and Corporate Strategy efforts. Responsible for organization development, creating market strategies, new service offerings, and new Clientele, Mr. Bhashyam also works closely with CEO, Kurush Contractor, to strengthen the corporate functions for optimum development and performance.

Over twenty five years of experience in O&G upstream business, Balaji has held senior management positions over last 6 years and professionally managed Business Acquisition, Strategy and P&L responsibility of a variety of structural, pipeline and subsea projects in shallow and Deepwater across Asia Pacific and Middle East including Caspian. His previous assignments include positions with Technip, Global Industries, McDermott and Larsen & Toubro Limited.

Mr. Bhashyam holds a Bachelors in Engineering (Mechanical) degree from Regional Engineering College (NIT today), Tiruchirappalli (India) and a Masters in Technology (Project Management) from Chifley Business School (Australia).


Jean Yves Massimelli - QHSE Director

Jean-Yves Massimelli joined Kreuz in August 2009 as QHSE Director. He has been practising as an occupational health specialist for various industries since 1990. Hyperbaric and diving medicine specialist, he was a medical advisor during the COMEX deep diving program “Hydra 10 – 701 metres” involving “helium/hydrogen/oxygen” breathing mixtures. He has managed several certification projects referring to International Standards. He is a consultant for the French national commercial diving training centre. Dr. Jean-Yves Massimelli is a member of the Diving Medical Advisory Committee.

Sundraj Naidu - Chief Financial Officer

Sundraj Naidu has over 25 years’experience. As the CFO of Kreuz Subsea, he is responsible for the accounting and financial, treasury, and corporate finance functions of the Group. Before joining Kreuz Subsea, Sundraj was the CFO of a communications company and a main board listed packaging company. He has worked for two international banks in Singapore and also for PricewaterhouseCoopers both in New Zealand and Singapore.

Sundraj is a chartered accountant with the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. He has a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University in Sydney, a Master in Social Science from Edith Cowan University in Perth and a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration from Victoria University of Wellington.