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Naval Architect and Award Winning Hollywood Film Director with Guinness Book and Oscar Entries

A Ship Designer by profession, Sohan Roy started his career as a Marine Engineer, to become the first Naval Architect in India to join Merchant Navy. Along with a Guinness Book entry, today he has global reputation as the Director of the Oscar selected movie DAM999 and the Creative Head & Project Designer of many award winning films & documentaries. He is the consultant for 3 movies shortlisted in Oscars for the first time from India under the best movie category.

Concepts and Ventures


A scientifically designed, unsinkable steel houseboat with unique attributes converging safety with luxury for a perfect getaway.

Aries Punnamada Chundan

Concept Creator and Naval Architect of Aries Punnamada Chundan, the largest steel snake boat in the world. The snake boat boasts a length of 144ft and can accommodate up to 141 rowers.



Creativity,Business Acumen,Entrepreneurship

Born in 1967, in a state well known for its rich cultural heritage, Kerala, Sohan Roy , the CEO and founder of Aries Group of Companies, has a glittering record of achievements with a rare combination of experience from Maritime Industry, Visual Media and Film Production as a Marine Engineer, Naval Architect, Marine Surveyor and Hollywood Director. He has decades of experience in executing Naval Architectural Engineering & Design projects all over the world with a Guinness Book Entry through the longest Snake boat design and several other creative designs like BOTEL, Topless Ships etc.



Sohan Roy is a Naval Architect by profession and also holds a Diploma in Film Direction from Hollywood Film Institute. He began his career as a Marine Engineer in Merchant Navy and was the first Naval Architect in India to join the Merchant Navy. In 1992, he headed to the land of dreams, UAE, and worked as a Marine Surveyor serving several major companies worldwide.
In 1998, Sohan Roy initiated Aries Marine, the flagship company of Aries Group and the largest Ship Design and Consultancy firm in the Middle East. Aries Group of Companies is now a consortium of 34 companies engaged in marine engineering activities all over the world. Headquartered at Sharjah, Aries Marine has branches in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, India, Qatar, Bahrain, Shanghai, Houston, Azerbaijan, Dammam, Fujairah, Doha, RAK and Singapore.





Introduced and successfully implemented the Creative Management Principle of making the company as a society to share 50% of its profit with the employees to make them more responsible and committed. The unique concept of considering the entire company as a family, while the parents are being honoured with lifelong pension for their efforts to mould their child as a professional to serve the company, has become a Model Management Principle with better humanitarian values. Aries is perhaps the only company in the world to initiate such a pioneering concept.

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