Mr. D. T. Joseph is a former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) official belonging to the Maharashtra cadre. He has served the Government of India and the Government of Maharashtra in various capacities, including as Secretary, Public Health Department and Urban Development Department and in other departments. Mr. D. T. Joseph was elected as President at the International Maritime Organization Plenary Conference in February 2004. Mr. D. T. Joseph holds Masters degrees in English Literature and Economics from the University of Madras and University of Manchester, respectively. Mr. D. T. Joseph is also a Director on the Boards of Shreyas Shipping and Logistics Ltd. and Shreyas Relay Syatems Ltd.