The Team

Namrata Nadkarni, a South Asian woman in her early 40s wearing a green floral print dress is standing in profile and smiling at the camera



Namrata Nadkarni is the CEO and Founder of Intent Communications. An award winning jouralist with two decades of experience in the maritime industry, she was the receipent of AIG Media's Content Ceo of the Year (2023) award and also named Personality of the Year (2023) at the Seahorse Freight Association Journalist Awards.

A skilled speaker and moderator, Namrata is known for her high energy and ability to cross polinate information from different sectors and deliver unique insights at confernces and roundtables. She currently chairs the Alternative Fuels Working Group for the World Ports Climate Action Programme (WPCAP), is a communications consultant for the International Maritime Organisation's IMO CARES project and is on the steering group for ISWAN's Personal safety of women seafarers campaign.

She has previously worked as part of the IMO's media team, been a Non Executive Director at Shoreham port (feeding in to the Business Risk and Sustainability committees) and has contributed content to the International Chamber of Shipping's Leadership Insights Newsletter, CEDA's monthly newsletter, Safety at Sea, Fairplay, The Marine Professional, Lloyd’s List, Seatrade magazine, Seatrade Cruise Review, Dredging and Port Construction, Ports and Harbors, and Marine Engineer’s Review.

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Samira Nadkarni is a content creator at Intent Communications. She has over a decade of experience working as a contracted and freelance editor and journalist for monthly magazines, B2B, website, white paper, and freelance content creation in the lifestyle, technology, travel, and maritime sectors.

She has written for brands such as Safety at Sea, The Marine Professional, Dredging and Port Construction, Happy Flying, Hi! Blitz, Femina Girl, and more. She was part of the team that produced the IHS Markit 2020 State of Maritime Safety report (sponsored by DNV GL).

A critic and reviewer in her spare time, she has eight years of experience in academia as a teacher and researcher.

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Tanya is head of content marketing at Intent Communications. She has worked for over a decade in print and online media, working as a journalist and editor for both commercial and trade publications in the lifestyle, engineering and maritime sectors.

Tanya joined the maritime industry in 2017 as editor of Safety at Sea magazine, and has worked on brands including Fairplay and Ports and Harbors during her time at IHS Markit. She most recently worked at International Chamber of Shipping as Communications Manager developing international campaigns and communications for the major industry organisation.

Throughout her career Tanya has created content across multiple platforms for niche and often highly technical audiences, including websites, monthly print publications, videos, white papers, reports, apps and social media. She has also developed content for, and chaired, events including webinars, roundtables, panels, industry award shows and major industry conferences.

Tanya enjoys developing powerful stories and compelling content to engage and inform audiences.

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Paul Levey is a content creator and account manager at Intent Communications. He has over two decades of policy development and implementation, strategic planning, communications, regulatory compliance, and operational experience in the maritime sector.

After eight years working at the UK’s Department for Transport, Paul relocated to the United Arab Emirates and spent 13 years working with a broad cross-section of government, semi-government and private entities in the fields of maritime strategy, infrastructure and maritime security, maritime law enforcement, capability development and organisational development.

Paul previously spent 16 months as a consultant to IMO, supporting its Seafarer Crisis Action Team and Emergency Task Force – Ukraine.

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Udeshi Amarasinghe is a content creator and account manager at Intent Communications. She has over 16 years of experience in crafting compelling communications and editorial content across print and digital platforms. Her expertise spans diverse areas such as business, economics, finance, policy, logistics, pharma, travel, and leisure. Udeshi has extensive leadership experience in print media, including international titles, and marketing transformation with a focus on content and creative communications. She has worked with teams to develop data-driven strategies and content for diverse global brands across various sectors, including Fortune 500 companies. Most recently, she has honed her skills in crafting communications within the education sector. Udeshi holds degrees from the University of Melbourne, Australia, and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

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Nyasha Oliver is a junior content creator and account manager at Intent Communications. She has worked within the book publishing, journalism and tech industry, producing content for a variety of clients in the UK, US and Japan. Her experience as a writer over the past eight years has led to producing a portfolio of content including blogs, social media, apps, bylines and websites. Writing engaging pieces is something Nyasha strives for within her work to tell stories to a wider audience.

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Samantha Gray handles Human Resources and Project Administration at Intent Communications. She is an experienced, solutions driven professional with two decades of experience in Administration and People Management. She previously worked for nine years at Colchester City Council, managing heritage site events, day to day operations and leading the Visitor Services team at Colchester Castle. She joined Intent Communications in 2023.