Mr. Ola Elvestuen

Mr. Ola Elvestuen
Minister of Climate and Environment, Norway

Mr. Elvestuen was born in 1967, in the county of Oppland. Elvestuen holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oslo, having studied Social Anthropology, Political Science and History. He has undertaken leadership training at the Norwegian Defence College. Elvestuen was elected to the Oslo City Council in 2003, and headed the City Development Committee from 2003 to 2011. He was City Councillor for Environment and Transportation in Oslo during 2011-2013. Elvestuen was leader of the Oslo branch of the Liberal Party from 2000-2007, and has been deputy leader in the Liberal Party since 2008. In 2013, he was elected to the Parliament, from Oslo, and re-elected in 2017. He has since 2013 chaired the parliamentary Committee on Energy and Environment. On the 17 of January 2018, he was appointed as Norway’s Minister of Climate and Environment.

 

SMS official photo coat and tie

Dr. Lam Pin Min (蓝彬明医生)
Senior Minister of State
Ministry of Health
Ministry of Transport
Republic of Singapore

Dr. Lam Pin Min has been the Senior Minister of State for Health and Transport since 1st May 2017.

He was first elected as a Member of Parliament for the Ang Mo Kio Group Representation Constituency (GRC) in the 2006 General Elections. He was re-elected in 2011 and subsequently in the 2015 General Elections as the Member of Parliament for the Sengkang West Single Member Constituency (SMC).

Dr. Lam was the Deputy Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Health from July 2006 to July 2008, before assuming the post of Chairman from May 2009 to May 2014. He was subsequently appointed Minister of State in the Ministry of Health from August 2014 to April 2017.

Dr. Lam was trained as an Aviation Medicine Specialist and had obtained his postgraduate Diploma in Aviation Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians (London) in 1997. He served as a Flight Surgeon with the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) from 1995 to 2003.

He also holds a Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology) from the National University of Singapore and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh). As a trained surgeon and specialist in paediatric ophthalmology, he worked at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital from 2005 to 2013, before going into private practice in 2014. He is currently a Visiting Senior Consultant at the Singapore National Eye Centre.

Dr. Lam is married with two daughters.

 

Mr. Felipe “Philip” Andrada Judan

MR. FELIPE “PHILIP” ANDRADA JUDAN
UNDERSECRETARY FOR MARITIME, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, THE PHILIPPINES

Mr. Felipe “Philip” Andrada Judan, has since 2016 been the undersecretary for Maritime Affairs in the Department of Transportation and Communications (DoTC), of the Philippines. Undersecretary Judan holds a Master’s degree in Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management, earned a Major in Accounting from University of the East, cum laude, in 1968 and became a certified Public Accountant one year later.

Mr. Judan was President of several companies in the Southwest Maritime Group of Companies from 1996 to 2016. He was President of the National Shipping Corporation of the Philippines from 1987-1993 as well as Chairman of the Interpacific Shipping Corporation, in California, USA.

He has also held a number of high rankings positions in other companies and in sports organizations.

 

Mr Reinhard Klingen

MR. REINHARD KLINGEN
DIRECTOR GENERAL OF WATERWAYS AND SHIPPING IN THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE, GERMANY

Mr. Klingen has been the Director General of Waterways and Shipping in the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure since 2009. He has had several positions in the Federal Ministry of Transport, among them Head of the Directorate in Building and Urban Development from 2005 to 2009. Prior to this, he gained experience from the German Parliament as the Director of the Office of the Chairman of the CSU Parliamentary Group, from 1993 to 1998. Mr. Klingen has a law degree from Bonn University.

 

Mr. Daniel Bjarmann-Simonsen

Mr. Daniel Bjarmann-Simonsen
State Secretary, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Norway

Mr. Bjarmann-Simonsen was appointed State Secretary to the Minister of Trade and Industry Torbjørn Røe Isaksen on 17 January 2018. Bjarmann-Simonsen was elected to the Bodø City Council in 2011 and to the Nordland County Council in 2011 and 2015. He was member of the County Council's Planning and Finance Committee from 2011 to 2015 and Chair of the County Council's Control Committee from 2015 to 2018. Bjarmann-Simonsen has also held a number of positions within the Conservative Party, including in the Programme of Principles Committee. Prior to his appointment as State Secretary, Mr. Bjarmann-Simonsen acted as Project Manager for the infrastructure project "New City – New Airport" from 2014 to 2018, and has broad previous experience from project management, logistics and publishing. Bjarmann-Simonsen is educated within Management and Administration.

 

Mr. Kitack Lim

Mr. Kitack Lim
Secretary-General, International Maritime Organization (IMO)

Mr. Lim was born in Masan, Gyeongsangnam-do, in the Republic of Korea. He majored in nautical science at the Korea Maritime and Ocean University, worked as a naval officer and for an international shipping company, before joining the Korea Maritime and Port Administration in 1985. He then studied maritime administration at the World Maritime University, graduating with a master’s degree.

Mr. Lim began attending IMO meetings in 1986 and was elected Chair of IMO's Sub-Committee on Flag State Implementation (FSI - now III) in 2001 and of the Tokyo Memorandum on Port State Control in 2004. In 2006, Mr. Lim was appointed Director General of the Maritime Safety Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs , then as a Senior Maritime Attaché at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in London and led all IMO work for the Republic of Korea, serving as a Permanent Representative to IMO up to August 2009. He was then re-appointed Director General for Maritime Safety Bureau. In March 2011, Mr. Lim was appointed Commissioner of the Korean Maritime Safety Tribunal . In July 2012, he assumed the position of President of Busan Port Authority, until January 2016 when he took up his appointment as Secretary-General of IMO.

 

Mr. Peter Thomson

Mr. Peter Thomson
United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean

Mr. Thomson has a distinguished experience in diplomatic services and the work of the United Nations, including as Permanent Representative of Fiji to the UN and President of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly, during which he provided leadership in the preparations of The Ocean Conference. Elected President of the Assembly of the International Seabed Authority’s 2011-2012 session and President of the Council of the Authority’s 2015-2016 session, Mr. Thomson chaired (2013) the Group of 77 and China and served as President of the Executive Board of UN Development Programme/UN Population Fund/UN Office for Programme Support (UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS) from 2014 to 2015. As a civil servant in the Government of Fiji, he has long experience within rural development and foreign affairs.

 

Professor Tommy Koh

Professor Tommy Koh

Tommy KOH is currently Ambassador-At-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Special Adviser to the Institute of Policy Studies; and Chairman of the Governing Board of the Centre for International Law at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is the Chairman of the International Advisory Panel of the Asia Research Institute (NUS) and Chairman of the Advisory Committee of the Master’s Degree on Environmental Management (NUS). He is also the Co-chairman of the Asian Development Bank’s Advisory Committee on Water and Sanitation. He is Rector of the Tembusu College, at NUS, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the SymAsia Foundation of Credit Suisse.

He had served as Dean of the Faculty of Law of NUS, Singapore's Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, Ambassador to the United States of America, High Commissioner to Canada and Ambassador to Mexico. He was President of the Third UN Conference on the Law of the Sea and the Chairman of the Preparatory Committee for and the Main Committee of the UN Conference on Environment and Development. He was the founding Chairman of the National Arts Council, founding Executive Director of the Asia-Europe Foundation and former Chairman of the National Heritage Board. He was also Singapore's Chief Negotiator for the US-Singapore Free Trade Agreement. He acted as Singapore's Agent in two legal disputes with Malaysia. He has chaired two dispute panels for the WTO. He is the Co Chairman of the China Singapore Forum, the Japan-Singapore Symposium and the India-Singapore Strategic Dialogue.

In 2006, Prof Koh received the Champion of the Earth Award from UNEP and the inaugural President's Award for the Environment from Singapore. He was conferred with honorary doctoral degrees in law by Yale and Monash Universities. Harvard University conferred on him the Great Negotiator Award in 2014.

 

Mr Vidar Helgesen

Mr. Vidar Helgesen
Ambassador for the Ocean, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway

Vidar Helgesen (born 21 November 1968) is Norway’s Ambassador for the Ocean. A Norwegian diplomat and politician for the Conservative party, he served as Minister of Climate and Environment 2015-2018, and Minister of European Affairs and Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister 2013-2015. Prior to this, he served as Secretary-General of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance from 2005 to 2013. He was Deputy Foreign Minister 2001-05. He graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, with a Master of Laws.

 

Esben Poulsson

Esben Poulsson

Esben Poulsson is Chairman of ENESEL PTE. LTD., a Singapore based ship owning entity, comprising 14 large modern container vessels. He has worked in the maritime industry for over 40 years and has held a variety of senior positions in Hong Kong, London, Copenhagen and Singapore.

He is also Chairman of The International Chamber of Shipping, the London based Association representing approximately 80% of the world fleet. The Organization consists of 35 National Shipping Association members and 11 Associate Members.

Aside from Enesel Pte. Ltd., he is a Non-Executive Director of X-Press Feeders Ltd., of Hafnia Tankers Pte. Ltd. of Avra International Pte. Ltd. and is non-executive Chairman of Cambiaso Risso Asia Pte. Ltd. He is Senior Advisor to Straits Tankers Pte. Ltd. and serves on the Board of the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore.

He is President of the Singapore Shipping Association, an Advisory Panel Member of the Singapore Maritime Foundation and a Council Member of the Baltic Exchange.

 

Ms. Cristina Saenz de Santa Maria

Ms. Cristina Saenz de Santa Maria

Ms. Saenz de Santa Maria has been responsible for DNV GL’s maritime operations in South East Asia Pacific & India since October 2017 in her capacity as Regional Manager. Having joined DNV in 2005, she has worked in newbuilding and operations phases as a ships surveyor and project manager in Spain, Portugal, South Korea and Norway. After heading the ships in operations section in head office, she in 2012 became professional assistant to the CEO for maritime and oil & gas, then worked at DNV GL Group as senior consultant to the CEO’s office and project manager for the merger with GL, before in 2015 becoming responsible for DNV GL’s maritime and oil & gas operations in Africa. Ms. Saenz de Santa Maria holds a Master of Science degree in naval architecture from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and an MBA from IE Business School in Madrid.

 

Mr Sittisak Choomura

Mr. Sittisak Choomura
Engineer, Ship Standard Bureau, Marine Department, Thailand

Mr. Sittisak Choomura is an engineer and ship surveyor at the Ship Engineering and Innovation Group of the Ship Standard Bureau at the Marine Department of Thailand. His responsibilities include the approval of ship plans and the collection of data on carbon dioxide emissions. Mr. Sittisak holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology North Bangkok and a Masters of Engineering (Naval Architectures) from the Stevens Institute of Technology. Prior to his current posting, Mr. Sittisak was previously a structural engineer at Paradorn90 Co., Ltd from 1997-2005.

 

Dr. Ralf Sören Marquardt

Dr. Ralf Sören Marquardt

Dr. Marquardt graduated as Naval Architect at the University of Hamburg and subsequently joined the Institute for Naval Architecture as Research Assistant. His PhD thesis deals with non-linear structural analysis of ship and offshore structures. From 1996 he worked in the field of research, development and design of passenger ships, gas carriers and container vessels at LGA Marine Consulting GmbH. In 1999 he joined the German Shipbuilding and Ocean Industries Association (VSM) as Policy Advisor. Dr. Marquardt was in 2004 appointed as Director responsible for the technical lobbying in innovation and regulatory affairs. On behalf of the Community of European Shipyards’ Associations (CESA), he represents the European shipbuilding industry as Accredited Representative to the International Maritime Organization (IMO). He is member of boards and advisory committees of several German maritime institutions.

 

Mr Mikkel Weum

Mr. Mikkel Storm Weum
Head of Commercial - Shuttle Tanker, Teekay Offshore.

Mr. Storm Weum is heading Teekay Offshore’s commercial Shuttle Tanker and offshore storage activities. Teekay Offshore is the world leading shuttle tanker provider, transporting crude oil from offshore terminals to the market. With a background from newbuilding and business development within the shuttle tanker segment, Mr. Storm Weum has lead Teekay Offshore’s North Sea fleet renewal initiative leading up to the ordering of new LNG fueled, hybrid shuttle tankers. He holds a Masters degree in Naval Architecture from Newcastle University and a Master of Science in Shipping Trade and Finance from Cass Business School, City University in London. Mr. Storm Weum joined Teekay in 2011.

 

Mr Simon Kuik

Mr. Simon Kuik
Vice President and Head Research & Development, Sembcorp Marine

Simon Kuik oversees the research and development division and is responsible for the developing new technology and product solutions. He is also the Director of various Sembcorp Marine technology companies.

Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Kuik was a General Manager (Technology Development and Solutions) at Sembawang Shipyard, where he was in charge of the development of green technology, management of the yard’s Quality Control and IT departments. His other positions held include Yard Manager of an overseas shipyard, Assistant GM (Engineering) and GM (Operations).

Mr. Kuik is also member of various Industrial and Educational Institution Committees and Councils including Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF), Association of Singapore Marine Industries (ASMI) and University of Glasgow of Singapore.

Mr. Kuik holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Naval Architecture Marine Technology from the University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, England and an MBA from Sloan School of Management at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.

 

Ms. Kristin Nordal

Ms. Kristin Nordal

Ms. Nordal is Head of External Communications at Yara International, a global crop nutrition and industry solutions company with 16,000 employees worldwide. Previously, Ms. Nordal was VP Communications in the IT company EVRY, and Corporate Communications Manager at the solar company Renewable Energy Corporation (REC). She has a Master in International Relations from Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK and a Bachelor in Communication and Media Studies from North Park University, Chicago. Ill., USA.

 

Mr. Ketil Olaf Paulsen

Mr. Ketil Olaf Paulsen
Technology General Manager in Kongsberg Maritime Technology Department

Mr. Paulsen holds an engineer degree in automation and microelectronic and he has more than 30 years of extensive experience within the field of maritime monitoring and control systems. Mr. Paulsen is specialized in the integrated automation systems and he has long experience in product development field. For the last two years, he has been responsible for the technical solutions within the Autonomy program in Kongsberg Maritime. He started as a software engineer for the Kongsberg Maritime in 1986. Later he worked as Product manager/General manager/Technology Director for KM Offshore & Marine Division. He is currently Technology General Manager in Kongsberg Maritime Technology Department.

 

Mr. Tor M. Østervold

Mr. Tor M. Østervold
Chief Executive Officer of ECOSUBSEA

Mr. Østervold is the CEO and founder of ECOsubsea, Norway, which have developed technology that keeps vessels hull free of fouling with a robot that sends all biofouling further to be used in biogas production. The vessels save substantial amounts of fuel and both water and air environment is kept cleaner. Currently operating from Southampton and servicing leading companies like WWL and Carnival Cruises Corp. ECOsubsea and its team have since 2013 been awarded the “Young Entrepreneur Award”, “Orcelle Award”, the “Green Shipping Technology Award” in addition to "The Global Freight Award" in 2016 for development of sustainable technology to the shipping industry. Østervold holds a MSc from Plymouth in International Shipping.

 

Dipl. Ing. Dirk Lehmann

Dipl. Ing. Dirk Lehmann

Mr. Lehmann has since 2001 been a shareholder (70%) and Managing Director of Becker Marine Systems, responsible for overall business strategy and sales. During his time as Managing Director, Mr. Lehmann has redefined Becker´s strategy and substantially increased revenues, staff numbers and profitability. Prior to joining Becker Marine Systems, Mr. Lehmann was Managing Director at Intering (now part of Rolls Royce) responsible for marketing and sales of vessel stabilizing systems and held positions at KSW Systems and Käfer Isoliertechnik. Mr. Lehmann holds a degree in engineering („Dipl.-Ing.“) from the military university in Hamburg with a specialization in shipbuilding from TU Hamburg-Harburg. He is vice president of the European Shipyards & Maritime Equipment Association (SEA Europe), a member of economic affairs committee („Wirtschaftsausschuss“) of the City of Hamburg and member of the board of Schiffbautechnische Gesellschaft e.V. (STG)

 

Dr. Matthias Auer

Dr.-Ing. Matthias Auer

Dr. Auer, has since 2017 been heading the Performance department within the 4-stroke engine engineering at MAN Diesel & Turbo SE in Augsburg, responsible for Thermodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamic Simulations and experimental Combustion Optimization. He is responsible for Technology Scouting, Evaluation and Testing. In this role he is closely connected to all MAN sites, VW Group and Universities. Using this network he established a community of 16 partners to work on the production and use of decarbonized fuels and Power-to-X technologies. After joining MAN in 2009 he was responsible for Combustion Development of MDT’s Gas, Diesel and Dual-Fuel Engines. Together with his team he lauched the world’s biggest 4-stroke R&D Single-Cylinder Test Engine. Dr. Auer holds a doctor’s degree in engineering from the Technical University of Munich where he was specialised on gas engines combustion simulation.

 

Ms Angela Png

Ms. ANGELA PNG
Director, International Division, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, Representative of the ASEAN Maritime Transport Working Group Chair

Ms Angela Png is the Director (International), of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

Angela has a Masters of Arts in International Political Economy from the University of Warwick, UK, and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the National University of Singapore. Angela started off as a Deputy Public Prosecutor with the Singapore Legal Service. She joined the former Trade Development Board as its in-house legal counsel and was posted to the Permanent Mission of Singapore in Geneva, Switzerland, as Counsellor (Economics), from 2001 to April 2005. She returned briefly to the Legal Service, during which she was seconded to the Competition Commission of Singapore, before joining MPA.

 

Dr. Malini Shankar

Dr. Malini Shankar
Director General of Shipping, Government of India

Dr. Malini V Shankar is an officer of the Indian Administrative Service, currently posted as the Director General, Shipping, Government of India.

Dr. Malini V Shankar obtained her doctoral degree in Public Policy (Institutional Economics) from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (India) and Management degree from the Asian Institute of Management, Manila, the Philippines. She also holds a Master's Degree in Chemistry from Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts, USA.

She had her professional mid-career training at the IIAP (Institut Internationale d'Administration Publique), in Paris, France from where she obtained a diplome in International Economics. She was also nominated by the Government of India to the Harvard University for training programmes on two occasions.

Dr. Malini Shankar has had an illustrious career spanning over 3 decades both at the field and at the policy level. Her key assignments have been in industry, electricity and water sectors. Prior to the current posting, she was Additional Chief Secretary to Government of Maharashtra. Her earlier postings include Commissioner of Industries, and Collector of Nagpur District. In each of her assignments, her main focus has been on the introduction of technology and modern management systems and practices, as well as on citizen-friendly initiatives.

Dr. Malini Shankar has been a recipient of several academic recognitions – National Merit Scholarship of Government of India, International Fellowship for Exchange Studies in the USA, the Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship for Higher Education, CIDA Scholarship for Management Studies. In recognition of her professional achievements, she has been invited by academic and professional organizations to contribute to policy making – she was a member of the Government of India Task Force for Water Policy, and a member of sub Task Force on Urban Water Management. She was also invited by the ADB, Manila as a keynote speaker in the 2nd Asian Irrigation Forum.

 

Mr. Olav Akselsen

Mr. Olav Akselsen
Norway’s Director General of Shipping and Navigation

Mr. Akselsen is heading the Norwegian Maritime Authority. The organization counts 330 employees, of which 1/3 work at 17 local branch offices scattered along the Norwegian coastline. The Norwegian Maritime Authority has jurisdiction over ships registered in Norway and foreign ships arriving Norwegian ports. It also manages the Norwegian International Ship Register (NIS) and the Norwegian Ordinary Ship Register (NOR). Prior to his engagement with the Norwegian Maritime Authority, Mr. Akselsen had a 20 year career in politics, representing the Labor Party. In the course of his political career, Mr. Akselsen served as member and chairman of a number of committees in the Norwegian parliament, one of which was the Standing Committee on Foreign Relations. He also held the position of Minister of Petroleum and Energy in the year 2000-2001 and headed the Delegation for Relations with the European Parliament in the period 2005-2009.

 

Ambassador Dewa Made Juniarta Sastrawan

Ambassador Dewa Made Juniarta Sastrawan,
Senior Advisor to the Minister of Transport of the Republic of Indonesia on International Relations and Public Communication

Ambassador Sastrawan has been the Senior Advisor to the Minister of Transport of the Republic of Indonesia on International Relations and Public Communication since January 2016. He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia in March 1986 and has held a wide range of positions in the foreign service, among them Ambassador to the Kingdom of Sweden and the Republic of Latvia, from 2012-2016. He has also served at the Indonesian Mission to the United Nations in New York and the Indonesian Embassy in London. He has been involved in various negotiations of environment agreements, particularly issues on forestry, biodiversity, bio-safety, climate change, Kyoto Protocol, wetlands and toxic wastes. From 2008 to 2011 he was the Director of European Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economic and Development Studies from University of Udayana Denpasar, Bali, and a Master of Arts in International Relations from Flinders University of South Australia, Adelaide.

 

Mr. Laurent Daniel

Mr. Laurent Daniel

Laurent Daniel is graduated of the Ecole Polytechnique with majors in applied mathematics and economics, and of HEC with a Master of Business Administration. After having been economist and strategist in the public and private sectors, notably at the French Central Bank (Banque de France) and HSBC, Laurent has been working for eight years at the OECD in Paris, first as an economist in the Steel Unit and now in his current position as Senior Economist/Policy Analyst in the Shipbuilding Unit (Structural Policy Division / Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry) serving the OECD’s Council Working Party on Shipbuilding (WP6). His role consists notably of facilitating an exchange of views amongst governments and other stakeholders on best practices and policies to establish normal competitive conditions in the shipbuilding sector.

 

Mr. Hideaki Saito

Mr. Hideaki Saito
Chair of IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee

Mr. Saito, Director of Shipbuilding and Ship Machinery Division in Maritime Bureau at Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) started his carrier career in the Japanese Government in 1989, and, as a lead negotiator or the Head of Japanese Delegation, he participated in a number of international negotiations, including IMO, UNFCCC and OECD. At IMO, he has played pivotal roles for various regulations, and currently serves as the Chair of Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC). In addition to the posts in Tokyo, he was Shipbuilding Economist at the OECD Secretariat in Paris in 1998-2002; as well as Director for Shipbuilding at the Japan Ship Centre in London in 2008-11. He also served as the Vice-Chair of the OECD Council Working Party on Shipbuilding in 2008-11. He has performed as a speaker and/or panelist at various maritime forums and seminars worldwide.

 

Mr. Amund Drønen Ringdal

Mr. Amund Drønen Ringdal
Director, Norwegian Shipowners’ Association

Mr. Ringdal is the Director of National and International Politics in the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association (NSA). Although previously having been employed by the NSA, the recent years he has served as director of Public Affairs at Microsoft, and as State Secretary for the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries as well as for the Ministry of Transport and Communications. Mr. Ringdal is educated within environmental and aquaculture technology from Bergen University College.

 

 

Mr. Sveinung Oftedal

Mr. Sveinung Oftedal
Specialist Director - Department for Marine Management and Pollution Control, Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment

Sveinung Oftedal holds a Masters of Science in geophysics and is currently Specialist Director in the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment with focus on international negotiations on environmental requirements for the maritime sector. Has also been working with these issues in the Norwegian Maritime Directorate and for several years been acting as Norwegian Head of Delegation to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) at the Marine Environment Protection Committee. He has been involved in negotiations on the hot topics at the IMO such as Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Air Pollution, Ship Recycling, Ballast Water Management and others. Chairman of the PPR Sub-Committee at the IMO, and intersessional working group on reduction of GHG emissions from ships.

 

 

Mr Billy Albert Che Kin Kan

Mr. Billy Albert Che Kin Kan
Executive Director, CEO, Chairman and Major Shareholder of China LNG Group

Mr. Billy Albert Che Kin Kan is the Executive Director, CEO, Chairman and Major Shareholder of China LNG Group, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. China LNG Group is a liquified natural gas company with the aim of managing smog and improving the environment, committed to promoting the application of clean energy and liquified natural gas in China. Mr. Kan has over 39 years of experience in Hong Kong financial institutions and listed companies. He is a Doctor of Civil Law honoris causa and has as a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of East Anglia, in England. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Hong Kong Securities Institute. Furthermore, Mr. Kan is the Vice President of China General Chamber of Commerce Trade and Logistics Branch, as well as a lecturer and former Associate Professor in College of Continuing Education, Graduate School at Shenzhen, of Tsinghua University.

 

 

Mr Mario Moretti

Mr. Mario Moretti
SSA Council Member
Marine & Energy Asia Region
Senior Director
RINA Hong Kong Ltd, Singapore Branch

Mario Moretti is RINA Marine & Energy Asia Senior Director, stationed in Singapore He is responsible for the company activities in the marine and energy sectors in Asia.

Mario has a master degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Genova (Italy).

He started his carrier in RINA in 2005 as a surveyor in Italy and relocated to South Korea in 2006. After two years spent in Korea and Japan, Mario moved to Shanghai in 2008 to take the position of Deputy Marine Manager of Shanghai office.

In 2012 he moved to Jakarta as he was appointed Country Manager for Indonesia. Since July 2016, Mario was relocated to Singapore as Area Manager for South East Asia and since January 2018 he took the present role of Marine & Energy Asia Senior Director.

 

 

Mr Biju Ninan Oommen

Mr. Biju Ninan Oommen
Senior Port & Maritime Transport Specialist,
The World Bank

Biju Ninan Oommen serves as the Senior Port & Maritime Transport Specialist at The World Bank, based in Singapore. Oommen supports the Transport & Digital Development Global Practice, engaging in strategy and development, preparation and supervision of projects and technical assistance, sharing of knowledge and experience, and the design of innovative solutions for ports and maritime transport infrastructure development.

Prior to joining The World Bank, Oommen worked for a short sea container ship owner/operator, first as a Commercial manager developing the logistics and liner shipping business in South Asia & West Asia – Arabian Gulf, and later as the Chief Executive Officer managing the short sea container feeder operating business from Singapore to South East Asia and South Asia region.

Oommen is a post graduate in Business Administration from Madras Christian College, India and holds an MSc in Maritime Studies from Nanyang Technological University Singapore.

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