Dr. Andrew Tyler CBE FREng FRAeS FIMarEST RCNC MRICS

Country:
U.K
Current Position:
President of IMarEST
Topic:
Solving the world’s marine challenges with engineering, science, and technology

Andrew Tyler studied Nautical Studies at the University of Plymouth. He practiced as a hydrographic and oceanographic surveyor at BMT, founding BMT Marine Information Systems a pioneer of chart-based information systems. He completed a part-time PhD in marine pollution in 1999. In 2001 he became Managing Director of BMT Defence Services, designers of the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carriers and support engineering for the in-service submarine flotilla. He finished his career at BMT as Operations Director chairing BMT’s marine insurance, port development, environmental, risk, and defence businesses. He joined MOD becoming Chief Operating Officer at Defence Equipment and Support with responsibility for all acquisition programmes including the QE aircraft carrier, Type 45 destroyer, Tide-class auxiliaries, Astute submarine, Landing Ship Dock (Auxiliary), fast insertion craft, etc. Andrew was made a CBE in the 2012 New Year’s Honours List for services to defence. In 2011 he became Managing Director of Marine Current Turbines, then the world’s leading tidal energy company, selling it to Siemens in 2013. That year he became Chief Executive Europe for Northrop Grumman responsible for their $1Bn European programme including NATO’s surveillance drone programme, Sperry Marine, the Sentry AWACS, and intelligence agency programmes. In 2018 Andrew was appointed CEO of Algeco Group, the world’s largest modular space company.

As well as a Fellow of the IMarEST, Andrew is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a chartered surveyor, chartered marine scientist, chartered engineer, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, and a member of the Royal Corps of Naval Constructors. He holds a BSc (First Class), an MBA with Distinction from the London Business School, a PhD and an honorary Doctorate of Engineering from the University of Plymouth.

Mr. Christian Freiherr von Oldershausen Dipl. Ing.

Country:
Germany
Current Position:
Vice President Segment Director Navy at DNV GL
Topic:
A Pragmatic Approach to Regulating New Technology

Christian von Oldershausen started his professional career in the German Navy, where he spent 12 years, sailing on destroyers and frigates as a Marine Engineering Officer and Weapons Engineering Officer. Christian looks back on more than 35 years of involvement in the international maritime industry, having gained his management and project development experience through such positions as CEO of a Tanker and Offshore shipping company, MD in charge for the shipping activities of a leading finance syndicator for shipping investments, and heading the shipbuilding division of a large German Industrial Group which included overseas postings. Germanischer Lloyds Chief Commercial Officer at the time of the merger with DNV, he is now DNV GLs Naval Business Segment Director. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering of the Helmut Schmidt University of the Federal German Armed Forces, Hamburg and participated in an International Business Post-Graduate program at the University of Houston.

Dr. Ahmed Al-Abri

Country:
Sultanate of Oman
Current Position:
Chief Executive Officer at Ports Management & Operation Company “MARAFI”
Topic:
Safe Management & Operation of Ports and Future Vision of Omani Ports

Dr. Al-Abri is a Naval Architect with extensive experience of more than 19 years in Projects and Operations management. He got his Bachelor of Engineering in Naval Architecture and his MSc in Maritime Engineering Sciences from the University of Southampton, U.K. He also holds a Ph.D. in Operational & Environmental management of ports & Shipyards from the University of Portsmouth,UK. His experience includes, work as a Naval Architect and Project Director for various engineering projects in the Royal Navy of Oman and projects director in Al Jazeera International Group (AJIG) in Oman. He became Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Oman Drydock Company (ODC) in 2015 and Chairman of the board of Duqm Naval Dockyard (DND) in 2017. From July 2018, he is the Chief Executive Officer of Marafi Company of the Oman Global Logistics Group (ASYAD). Marafi company, manages, operates and develops major ports in Oman. The aim of the company is to promote and develop the logistics sector in a sustainable and integrated manner and implement plans to improve and enhance the administrative, regulatory and operational efficiency of ports, maximizing the benefits for the trade and maritime transport sector.

     

Engineer Ibrahim Al-Nadhairi, MBA

Country:
Sultanate of Oman
Current Position:
Chief Operating Officer at Oman Shipping Company (OSC)
Topic:
Green Shipping

Engineer Ibrahim Al-Nadhairi is a Marine Engineer with extensive experience in Projects and Operations management. He started his career as a Lt. Marine Engineer at the Royal Yacht Squadron, Oman. He got his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Bedfordshire, UK and he is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Strategic Planning at the Binary University for Business and Entrepreneurship, Malaysia. His experience includes, work as Technical Superintendent, Assistant Technical Manager, Technical Manager (LNG), Senior Manager (Technical), General Manager (Fleet Management and Shipbuilding Projects) and Technical Director in Oman Shipping Company. He has worked in budget setting, major ships repairs, technical projects, inspections and incident investigation and ship building. From 2012 to 2016 his was overall in charge of 3 major shipbuilding programmes, involving the construction of 16 ships. From February 2019, he is Chief Operating Officer in Oman Shipping Company, providing strategic direction to different departments of the organization including Crewing, Safety, Quality, Insurance, Operations, HR, Commercial, Technical, Project Management, Corporate and Finance.

Dr. Mohammed S. Al-Muqadam – Opening Speaker

Country:
Sultanate of Oman
Current Position:
Board member of Oman Historical Association
Topic:
The Role of the Naval Fleet in the Omani History

Dr. Mohammed S. Al-Muqadam is Board member of Oman Historical Association and a former assistant Professor of History at Sultan Qaboos University in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. He served as Head of the History Department during 2009-2014 and previously was Dean of Student Affairs during 2008-2009. He received his BA and MA degrees from Portland State University, USA with his MA thesis on “Oman and United States, 1828-56”. His PhD thesis at the University of Exeter, UK was on “Oman’s Relations with Persia, 1737-1868”. During 1997-1998, he studied Persian language at Tehran University, Iran.

Mr. Lex Nijsen A.P.A.A.

Country:
The Netherlands
Current Position:
Vice President, Head Four-Stroke Marine Sales at MAN Energy Solutions SE
Topic:
Future Developments of Marine Propulsion – Transition to Alternative Fuel

Mr. Lex Nijsen is a Marine Engineer with extensive experience in different propulsion systems, advanced technologies of diesel and dual-fuel engine systems and sales management. He got his Bachelor of Marine Engineering Manager from the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences in 1990 and then sailed for six years as a marine engineer on board chemical tankers. In 1996, he moved to work for MAN Diesel & Turbo in the Netherlands (former MAN Rollo) as sales manager. He acquired his extensive experience becoming Director of Sales of MDT Netherlands in 2006 and Head of the Global Sales Business of Marine Medium Speed for MAN Diesel & Turbo SE, at its headquarter in Augsburg in 2011. He became Head of Four- Stroke Marine Sales in January 2015.

Captain (Eng.) Awadh Al Mamari

Country:
Sultanate of Oman
Current Position:
Head of Engineering Support- Royal Navy of Oman (RNO)
Topic:
From Patrol Boats to complex War Ships: The Challenges of Strategic Changes to Engineering Organizations in RNO

Captain Awadh Al Mamari is a Naval Weapons Engineering Officer with experience of more than 30 years, having served in the Royal Navy of Oman (RNO). During his appointments, he served on board five different types of RNO vessels as Radars Section Officer, Engineering Sea Training Officer and Head of Weapons Engineering Departments. He has been involved with many RNO Engineering Projects and has vast project management experience having served in HQRNO as Staff Officer-1 (Projects). Captain Awadh Al Mamari has submitted numerous studies of research related to the improvement of the standards and efficiency of work in RNO. He became Head of Engineering Support in RNO, in June 2018.

Captain (ret.) Hervé Boy

Country:
France
Current Position:
Surface Ships Business Development and Marketing Manager in “Naval Group”
Topic:
Innovative Technologies on Next Generation Naval Vessels

Captain (ret.) Hervé Boy joined the French Naval Academy in 1983, from where he got his BSc. degree. He served as Weapons Department Head on board several French Navy warships. He was appointed as a Commanding Officer at three French Navy ships, the P400 Patrol Vessel “La Rieuse”, the Command and Supply Ship “Marne” and the Air Defence Destroyer “Chevalier Paul”. His experience involves programme management of several naval programs, while serving at French navy Head Quarters. He retired with the rank of Captain in 2012 and he is Surface Ships Business Development and Marketing Manager in “Naval Group” since October 2012.