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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 42 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.




CSR Activities


As part of this CSR activity, Aries Group initiated the World’s First Charity movie, ‘JALAM’. Directed by M. Padmakumar and produced by Sohan Roy, the movie started a campaign urging audiences to 'Buy a Ticket and Contribute a Brick'. The complete revenue generated by the movie was handed over for the rehabilitation of the landless people of Idduki. The movie also vied for 88 th Academy Awards under Best Picture, Original Score and Original Song (4 songs) categories.


Aries Group recently initiated a Women Empowerment Programme in the Middle East. Following an extensively researched curriculum, the course is a blend of classroom training, soft skills, Online Training & On the job training to cater the graduate homemakers to step out of their comfort zone and enter the world of economic creation and Income generation. The programme aims to prepare women to equip themselves with the latest trends and be a part of the employment demand & supply market.


The massive earthquake in Nepal made news in 2015. The unforeseen calamity brought extensive damage to the lives and property of people living in the region. Poor families were dislocated, children were left orphaned and thousands were forced to survive without sufficient food and water for days. Understanding the need of the hour, World Medical Council, a forum designed for the continuous and conscious development of the medical industry, initiated ‘One Day Salary Challenge’ campaign urging employees of various companies to donate at least their one day salary to support the earthquake stricken Nepal. As initiated by Aries Marine and Medi BizTV, more than 1500 people accepted the challenge and contributed their one day wages to the rehabilitation projects in state. To make contributions easier an online link was formed through which contributors refereed their friends to this noble venture.

Chennai Flood Relief Activity

Chennai was affected by the worst ever flood, taking a toll of more than 200 people and causing massive destruction. When the city received help from all sides, the worst affected rural areas were left neglected. To support these remote areas, Aries Group of Companies provided helping hand to more than 150 rural families for reconstruction of their houses which were lost in the calamity. 2 teams of staff representatives were sent to physically help the people struck in the affected areas. Chennai CSR activities of Aries Group was supported by Caritas International, one of the most reputed NGOs of the world and World Medical Council.

Desamangalam Project

Aries group has always come up with new initiatives and strategies to help the needy in our society. This year green preservation efforts have become a core of our CSR agenda. As part of this initiative, Aries will plant more than 250 plant varieties and cultivate paddy in 10 acres of land at Desamangalam, Kerala.


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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