Sohan Roy

CEO & Founder of Aries Group of Companies, Naval Architect, Award Winning Hollywood Film Director, Writer, Poet with Guinness Book and Oscar Entries

"Where work is worship, time is God and clocks are idols.
Be religious at your work"

Executive Summary


Accomplished, performance driven professional and a proven leader credited with pioneering innovations in Maritime, Medical and Film Industries

Founder and CEO of Aries Group of Companies UAE, a global consortium of 42 companies operating in 15 countries

Media specialist who owns two global TV channels with a State-of-the-art Production House and Studio

Latest acquisitions are Vismayas Max (The largest Post Production studio of Kerala) and Epic Studio, the largest 3D Motion Picture Studio of India

Director, Project Designer and Producer of award winning Hollywood movies and documentaries that earned international accolades including 16 Oscar selections and 55 international recognitions

A versatile Creative Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, Writer, Poet and Director who proved himself worthy in his areas of expertise

Listed amongst the Top 50 Indian Leaders in the Arab World by Forbes

Member of International 3D society

Pioneering Concepts

Project Indywood

Conceptualized Project Indywood, a revolutionary venture to integrate and transform the Indian film industry to place it on top of Hollywood within 5 years. The project includes having 10,000 new generation multiplex screens across India with high definition 3D projection and ATMOS sound design with the support of potential NRI investors. The vision of the project is to brand and market Indian movies globally through various Film Festivals and Film Markets and to establish India as the venue for the largest Film Festival and Film Market in the

Creative Management Principle

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.

effism software
T.I.M.E, The Efficiency Software

The mastermind behind the internationally recognized (MARSIM 2014) state-of-the-art software developed as part of Industrial Doctorate Programme that breaks traditional conventions of management assessment skills. T.I.M.E (To Improve My Efficiency) will enable every individual in the organization, irrespective of their position, to document their daily activities on a per-minute basis and enable them to improve their efficiency by themselves. By using the efficiency software, the top management can track and monitor every single activity in the organization without waiting for conventional appraisal reports from Managers or Division Heads. It also identifies the strong and weak links of the organization.

Aries Epica

The technology of 3D is opening brilliant scope for new generation visual engineers. Every event is a unique experience. To make the special days remarkable, people celebrate it with maximum exclusiveness. To craft the colourful events to come factual in front of eyes again and again, the real experiments with technology are made. 3D coverage of events is the most advanced in the inventory. Capturing in 3D and seeing the divine moments for real is an experience in itself.

Aries Vismayamax

Aries Vismayas Max is a full service, world class post-production facility, offering a complete creative package for film and entertainment industry. Set up by the legendary Malayalam actor Mohanlal, Vismayas Max was the first ever DTS mixing studio in Kerala and now houses state-of-the-art Dolby Atmos Mixing Studio and DaVinci Resolve DI Suite. The studio offers complete post-production facilities consisting of editing suits for both films and TV, a recording studio for song recordings, film dubbing, recording background music, sound effects and a DTS mixing floor both for regular films and animated films.

Aries Plex

The movie lovers of Thiruvananthapuram can enjoy a unique multiplex experience as the 35 years old SL Cinemas has been transformed in to a state-of-the-art multiplex offering a whole new viewing experience to the cine goers. The theatre complex, now named as AriesPlex, has set a new gold standard of movie going with South India’s biggest Silver Screen and dual 4K projection system. The complex will be inaugurated on June 11 with the premier show Jurassic World.

Medi BizTV

Conceptualized and initiated Medi BizTV, the first global health care TV Channel that is dedicated to health and wellbeing. The channel serves as a tool of integration for the global health care sector and a medium to communicate health care and medical information to the people across the world. It is envisaged to become one-of-its-kind media house owned by the health care sector.

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Aries International Marine Research Institute

Concept Creator to introduce Innovative Technology with Visual Media Training in Maritime sector with own venture 'Aries International Maritime Research Institute' (First i-University in Maritime field). AIMRI also venture research initiative to offer Industrial Doctorate Programmes for the Pioneers and Innovators in Maritime Sector.

Strategic Partnership with EIMA

As part of Industrial Doctorate Programme, developed a new Generation Education and Training System with minimum communication loss and manpower requirement using the potential of visual media and audio surround system. As part of this concept, initiated Strategic Partnership by launching Emirates International Maritime Academy UAE along with Dry dock World & Maritime World with a vision of creating World's No.1 Maritime Training Centre by the Year 2020. This new generation education system is introduced as part of Maritime sector's contribution to EXPO 2020 in Dubai.

Marine BizTV

Marine BizTV, the 24hr free to air global maritime TV channel serves as a unique platform for international maritime activities. Being sector specific for the marine and maritime world, the channel aims at being a single point of contact for all maritime activities and information worldwide, transmitting and helping to create a safer maritime world. Marine BizTV cater the best medium to infotainment thereby tracking paths for business development and promotion that bestow a new vision into the entire maritime trade. It is the first among the telecast media to get an ISO 9001 certification.

Safe BOTEL - The Unsinkable Houseboat

Concept Creator and Naval Architect of Safe BOTEL, a scientifically designed, unsinkable steel houseboat with unique attributes converging safety with luxury for a perfect getaway. BOTEL is an indigenous houseboat with an unusual facet including great interiors and eco-friendly features. It is the first scientifically designed unsinkable houseboat in India, made of steel, with unique features and was nominated for the Sea trade Awards, one of the most prestigious awards in the Maritime Industry

Aries Punnamada Chundan - Snake boat with Guinness Book of World Records Entry

Concept Creator and Naval Architect of Aries Punnamada Chundan, the largest steel snake boat in the world. The snake boat boasts a length of 144 ft and can accommodate up to 141 rowers. This boat has found place in Guinness Book of World Records, Limca Book of Records and Asia Book of Records.

Introduced the Most Fuel Efficient Topless Ship concept

Currently working on the Topless Ship Concept Development Project as its Creative Head with research in patenting the design.

Awards & Accomplishments

Technical and Entrepreneurial
  • CEO of the Year bestowed during Mutiplex Excellence Awards conducted by Stars of the Industry Group
  • India Achievers Award 2016 for Business Excellence
  • Bestowed with Acharya Hasti Karuna Employer Award 2016
  • National Achievers Award 2016
  • 40th place in Forbes Middle East's fourth annual ranking of Top Indian Business Leaders in the Arab World 2016
  • IRS (Indian Register of Shipping) UAE Advisory Committee Member
  • Director of Burning Wells, a 175 Crore project Hollywood film on Kuwait War.
  • Shortlisted to the CSR category at the 28th Seatrade Awards 2016.
  • Producer of World's First CSR movie – JALAM
  • To initiate green preservation efforts, as part of the Aries CSR agenda, the company will plant more than 250 plant varieties and cultivate paddy in 10 acres of land at Desamangalam, Kerala.
  • 45th place in Forbes Middle East's third annual ranking of Top Indian Business Leaders in the Arab World 2015
  • Business Leadership Excellence Award 2015 by World Leadership Congress
  • Alleem Excellence Award 2015 for ‘Next- Generation Leadership of the Year’
  • Heading Nepal Rescue Drive and contributed one day salary of Aries Group of Companies for the rehabilitation of earthquake victims
  • Headed Chennai Flood Relief activity to support 150 families for reconstructing houses in the flood stricken remote areas of Tamil Nadu.
  • Excellence Award by Dubai Shipping Agents Association for the contribution towards Maritime Service
  • Founder Director of Indywood Film Carnival

  • Recipient of Global Indian of the Year 2014 Award
  • Recipient of Sevachakra Puraskar/Shining Image of India Award 2014 by All India Economy Survey Award Council
  • Super Quality Crown Award for Aries Group from All India Economic Survey Award Council
  • Concept Creator of Project Indywood
  • The first film from India to qualify for Golden Rooster Awards (Chinese Oscar) 2012
  • Special screening of DAM999 at International Maritime Organization (IMO), London 2012
  • Pravasi Bharathi 'Chalachithra Pratibha (Cinema Talent) Award' 2012
  • Award of excellence for the Motion Picture Sound Track and Award of Merit for Original Score by Global Music Awards 2012
  • Producer & Project Designer of Saint Dracula 3D: 4 Oscar Selections in 2012
  • Project Designer & Co-producer of Kamasutra 3D : 7 Oscar Selections in 3 categories - Best Movie, Original Score, Original Song (5 songs)
  • Bestowed with Rajiv Gandhi Shiromani Award 2013 for outstanding contribution towards industry and society as a whole
  • Recipient of Indira Gandhi Sadbhavana Award 2013
  • DAM999 awarded Best English Film at Sangli Film Festival 2013
  • DAM999 honored with Award of Excellence at International Film Festival for Comedy, Romance and Music 2013
  • DAM999 honored with Award of Excellence at International Film Festival for Spirituality, Religion and Visionary 2013
  • DAM999 honored with Award of Excellence at International Film Festival for Peace, Inspiration and Equality 2013
  • DAM999 officially selected at Salento International Film Festival 2013
  • DAM999 officially selected at Detective Fest, Tehran International Film Festival, Jaipur International Film Festival 2013
  • Founder President of NRIPA - Non Resident Indian Producers Association 2013
  • DAM999 honored with 3 awards at International Film Festival for Environment, Health and Culture, Indonesia
  • Heading the Charity Drive through IMC for the welfare of the families of Mariners who are under the custody of Somalian pirates
  • Expert Faculty at several premier educational institutions including IIM
  • New age Icon of the Year 2011
  • Voted amongst top 25 NRI leaders by NRI Power Podium 2011
  • K R Narayanan Foundation Award for the Year 2011
  • First Hollywood movie by mariners which was tagged as the most controversial movie of 2011 released by Warner Bros.
  • Authored Novel & Screen Play of DAM999 which entered Oscar library in 2011
  • Consecutive Oscar Entry: 5 Oscar selections in three categories for the movie DAM999 - Original
  • Song (3 songs), Original Score, Best Picture 2011
  • Honored with 'Star Award for Achievement in Film Industry' by International Film Festival Antigua Barbuda 2011
  • Chief Editor and Concept Creator of All Lights Film Magazine 2011
  • Director of Hollywood Movie DAM999 (3D)
  • Lyricist of the movie DAM999 in (5 Songs in 3 languages - got selected to Oscars)
  • Launched Industrial Training Programme under Aries International Maritime Research Institute (AIMRI) to mould young marine aspirants with a concept of pay while you earn
  • Convener - International Cultural Olympic ECHOFEST-'07 2007
  • Concept Creator and Organizer of 'International Maritime Awards', an exclusive award ceremony for the Marine community
  • Organizer and Concept Creator of ShipTek- World's first Maritime conference on Ship Building and Conversion Technology with live coverage
  • Creative Head of Marine BizTV- the world's first global maritime channel
  • Creative Head of the Publications - VOYAGE and Waves
  • Concept Creator of Digi Booth- first digital exhibition booth
  • First MAST Excellency Award from MAST- Middle East Alumni of Ship Technology, UAE
  • Nominee for the "Most Innovative Project 2007" Seatrade Award
  • President of International Maritime Club
  • Creator of F-Card concept, a new venture to save Film industry in 2005
  • Concept Creator & Naval Architect of Solar Powered BOTEL (Backwater Operated Tourist Entertainment Launch) - a Steel 'Kettuvallam" operating in Kerala.
1990’s and Beyond
  • Published articles in International Marine Journals namely, Marine World, Arabian Yachts, Shipstechnic etc.
  • Consultant for more than 700 companies in the world
  • Rules drafted for Dhows operating in the Gulf
  • Scripted and directed 50 skits and dramas with own script
  • Organizer and Concept Creator of Aries Talent Search, Cochin, India
  • Organizer and Concept Creator of Aries Music Survey, Cochin, India
  • Organizer and Concept Creator of Aries Music Auction, Cochin, India
  • Moderator of various prospects of Indian Shipbuilding Industry at APM
  • Organizing Head for the first of its kind fashion extravaganza "Navarasa"
  • Selected as one of the top business leaders from Kerala in GCC- Book of Achievers 2009
  • Recognized as one amongst the 'Top 30 Business Leaders in the Middle East by Gray Matter Media
  • Organizer and Concept Creator of Boat India'08, the International Boating and Yachting Conference/Exhibition in India
  • Organizer and Concept Creator of Maritime Cultural Olympics 08, in India
  • Organizer of MASTECH, the International Marine and Technical Conference/Exhibition
  • President of Maritime Film Society
  • Organizing Head of Maritime Film Festival - Ocean Blue
  • Served as the President of Middle East Alumni of Ship Technology
  • Outstanding Member Award from KERA, an association of more than 5000 engineers in the UAE
  • Introduced Parent Pension & Employee Pension Scheme for Aries Staff
  • Adopted 10 Ekal Schools in India to provide free education for students from remote villages
  • Introduced Aries Educational Scholarship as part of corporate social responsibility venture
  • L Channel Mini Screen Award 2006 for Best Director & Lyrics-Music Album 2006
  • Concept creator and Naval Architect of "Urukku Chundan" the longest steel-snake boat in the Director of DAM999-the most controversial movie of the year world to enter Guinness book of world records
  • Nominee for the "Most Innovative Design 2006" Seatrade Award
  • Organized charitable works for Earthquake and Tsunami Victims
  • President of Indian Expatriate Cultural & Heritage Organization, Sharjah, 2002-'04
  • Treasurer for Thirumuttam, an Expatriate Cultural Organization, 1999-2001
  • Established Aries Marine & Engineering Services in Sharjah, UAE

Key Areas of Expertise

Naval Architecture

Concept Development

Thought Leadership

Time Management
Business Strategy

People Management

Motivational Training

Film Direction

Professional History

CEO of Aries Group of Companies 1998 - Present

The group consists of 42 companies in 15 countries, which hold preeminent positions globally in their respective specialized sectors.

  • Aries Marine & Eng. Services, Sharjah
  • Aries International Maritime Research Institute, Sharjah
  • Aries Marine L.L.C, Dubai
  • Aries Testing Lab, Dubai
  • Aries International Interiors L.L.C, Dubai
  • Biz Events Management, Dubai
  • Aries Oil Field Services L.L.C, Abu Dhabi
  • Biz Tv Network, FZE, Ras Al Khaimah
  • EPICA Media Production L.L.C, Sharjah
  • Aries International Interiors L.L.C Rak Branch, Ras Al Khaimah
  • Aries Testing Lab, Fujairah
  • Aries Marine Fujairah Branch L.L.C, Fujairah
  • Aries EPICA Electronics Trading L.L.C, Dubai
  • Aries Marine Co. L.L.C., Qatar
  • Aries Global Company L.L.C., Oman
  • Aries Marine S.P.C, Bahrain
  • Aries Marine Services Est., Saudi Arabia
  • Aries Marine M.M.C, Azerbaijan
  • Aries International Trading & Technical Services Company Ltd., China
  • Aries Kuwait General Trading & Contracting Co., Kuwait
  • Aries Offshore Inc., Houston, USA
  • EPICA Media, UK
  • EPICA Media, Italy
  • Aries Network Pte, Ltd., Singapore
  • Aries Marine L.L.C., Singapore
  • Aries Marine & Eng. Services SDN BHD, Malaysia
  • Aries Telecasting Private Limited, Kochi, India
  • Aries E-solutions Private Limited, Kochi, India
  • Medi Biz Solutions Private Limited, Kochi, India
  • 30. Aries Marine & Engineering Services Private Limited, Kochi, India
  • Aries International Maritime Research Institute, Kochi, India
  • Aries Interior & Architects, Kochi, India
  • Aries Overseas Services, Kochi, India
  • Aries Tourism, Kochi, India
  • Aries Rope Access Specialist Centre, Kochi, India
  • Aries Vismayas Max Entertainments Private Limited, Kochi, India
  • EPICA Studio Private Limited, Trivandrum, India
  • Aries Plex Private Limited, Kochi, India
  • Aries Marine & Engineering Services Private Limited, Goa, India
  • Aries Marine & Engineering Services Private Limited, Punalur, India
  • Aries Marine & Engineering Services, Mumbai, India
  • Aries Creations, Kochi, India
  • Biz 2 Legal Solutions Private Limited, Kochi, India