B.N. Prasad is Executive Director of IS Container Pte Ltd., Singapore – a ship owning company with large container vessels. He served in BSM organisation since 1994 at Hong Kong. He was previously Managing Director of Bernhard Schulte Ship Management Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai and a Group Director, Technology and Innovation in BSM, based in Singapore. A gold medallist from D.M.E.T. ( Marine Engineering College in Kolkata) and an MBA, he served on vessels for 19 years and have been ashore in various roles for about 25 years. He likes to be creative to develop robust ship management, with close mentoring and monitoring.
Captain Rob is a Master Mariner having served 44 years in the marine industry both at sea from Cadet to Master and ashore in various positions in technical, commercial and human resources and is currently a Director of ASP Ship Management Group. He has been based in Singapore for the past 20 years and has served as a volunteer on the Management Committee of the Mission to Seafarers Singapore throughout that time in various capacities including Member, Secretary and Vice Chairman. He was elected Chairman in 2015 and is committed to steering the Mission in such a way that it provides its core work of attending to seafarers’ welfare whilst facing the challenges of the ever changing maritime environment.
For the last 25 years or so, Malcolm has worked in all sectors of the Defence and Security industry, as a directing consultant for a Big Five Consultancy, as a Project consultant for QinetiQ the UK based research and development organisation, for the global defence and security groups Leonardo MW and BAE Systems and for Governments. He has also run an SME Security business and regularly works with Academia and R&D Institutions to help improve homeland security for common good.
Malcolm now works to improve Resilience in civic society, whether it be to cope with Terrorist attacks, fires and floods or digital communications threats.
He has a leading role within the Scottish Business Resilience Centre’s Critical National Infrastructure and Cyber expert groups and works as a digitial security roving ambassador internationally.
Malcolm chairs conferences on the technical, human factors, political and economic aspects of security challenges that affect us all and will continue to do so in the future.
In his spare time he mentors a number of small and start up businesses.
Dr. Jens-Uwe Schröder-Hinrichs is Vice-President (Academic Affairs) and oversees the development of the academic agenda and profile of World Maritime University (WMU). At the same time, Professor Schröder-Hinrichs is a leading expert on maritime safety and risk related topics with special emphasis on the implementation and enforcement of the legal instruments of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the parent body of WMU.
Throughout his professional and academic career, he focussed on capacity building in maritime administrations across the globe and has advised IMO Member State administrations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Northern America as well as in the Black Sea and Caspian Sea areas on issues related to their international obligations under various instruments of the IMO.
In recent years, Professor Schröder-Hinrichs developed a strong interest in the implications of increased levels of automation and new technologies in maritime transport. He was the principle investigator for the “Transport 2040: Automation, Technology, Employment – The Future of Work” study, commissioned by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and launched in 2019.
Professor Schröder-Hinrichs grew up in the beautiful town of Stralsund in Eastern Germany and initially pursued a seafaring career. He studied maritime transport engineering and earned a PhD in safety science. His professional carrier in the maritime industry of Germany included positions in companies like Germanischer Lloyd before he joint WMU in October 2000.
Born and brought up on the South coast of England, attended school in Fareham, Hampshire. Read for a degree in Biology and Genetics in London, after post-graduate studies he worked for a multinational pharmaceutical company as a project manager then returned to university in 1988 to read Theology at Nottingham.
Ordained in the Diocese of Worcester he served as curate in Dudley, West Midlands (1991-94), and vicar of St. Mary’s, Hurst Hill near Wolverhampton, (1994-99).
In 1999 Stephen joined The Mission to Seafarers as Port Chaplain in Rotterdam, the largest port in Europe and during which time he studied Maritime Law at Erasmus University.
In January 2002 Stephen was posted to Dubai, where he took charge of maritime ministry in the United Arab Emirates and was regional director for the Mission in the Middle East.
In 2005 Stephen was awarded the Thomas Gray Silver Medal by The Marine Society for services to seafarers during the 2nd Gulf War.
In 2006 Stephen began a project to build the World’s first Seafarers Support Boat, M/V Flying Angel, which was launched in February 2007 and named by HRH Prince Charles in Dubai.
(At 27 metres long, 148 GRT, the Flying Angel offers a floating telecommunications platform for the crews aboard the 12,500 tankers that use the anchorages of Fujairah (east coast of UAE) each year and are unable to come ashore.)
In January 2011 Stephen accepted the position of Senior Chaplain Hong Kong, moving here with his wife Catherine in May 2011.
In January 2014 Stephen was appointed Regional Director, East Asia for the Mission as well as continuing his work in Hong Kong.
Catherine is also ordained and is serving as Chaplain at St. John’s Cathedral, Hong Kong.
Stephen’s interests outside work are golf, walking, keeping fit, and sailing. He has successfully climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and is an RYA qualified Oceanmaster.
Stephen was made Canon of The National Cathedral, Manila, Philippines May 2015 and in 2018 Stephen was appointed as a director of Shipowners P&I Club.