Keki Byram Cooper, an entrepreneur par excellence started his career with one of India’s prominent shipping companies. After a long & successful career in shipping in Mumbai and Gujarat, entrepreneurship became his choice. Today, the K.B.Cooper Group has interest in International Representation, Shipping, Wellness and Hospitality.


During his illustrious career, Keki has garnered many awards, citations and appreciations, some of them being:-


  • National Safety Award-Govt of India for outstanding performance in Industrial Safety for his company. In achieving lowest frequency rate (work on ships, general cargo) by His Excellency Late Shri Fakruddin Ali Ahmed-Hon. President of India-1973.
  • Was instrumental and actively involved in the development of ports of Kandla, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Magdalla, Dahej and Pipavav.
  • Letter of authenticity from Shri Chhabildas Mehta – former Chief Minister of Gujarat for introducing the technology of running of cars on both Gas and Petrol much before they were introduced in India.
  • JPI’s Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Shipping Performance Award in recognition of the out-standing contribution in the promotion of Indian Shipping and Maritime Trade at a Major Port.” The Port Users and Maritime Meet” Kandla – 1997
  • Indira Gandhi Sadbhavna Award -2008
  • Rashtriya Rattan Award.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award by the hands of His Excellency Dr. A. R. Kidwai – Governor of Haryana 2009
  • Rashtriya Rattan Award.
  • Rashtriya Udyog Ratna Award.
  • Testimony of Honour.
  • Life Fellowship & Gold Medal 1998 for Ports Development & Shipping.
  • Certificate from Former Chief Minister Chhabildas Mehta.
  • Order of Merit for Social Work and honoured as Dharti Ratna.


Keki has held coveted posts such as:

  • Trustee of the Kandla Port Trust.
  • Member of “The Ports Advisory Committee” of “The Gujarat Maritime Board”
  • President of “Kandla Steamship Agents Association”
  • Vice President of “Kandla Stevedores Association”.

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