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GlobalMET Board of Director

Board of Directors

Capt. Pradeep Chawla Capt. Pradeep Chawla joined Sea, 1974 as Deck Cadet. He sailed on various ship types and attained the rank of Master in 1986. He started in a shore job in 1992 in Anglo-Eastern Ship Management.
Capt. Chawla is presently working as Managing Director, QHSE and Training for Anglo-Eastern Univan Group. Anglo-Eastern Group manages over 600 ships and employs 27,000 staff at sea and over 1,700 people ashore.
In 1992 he authored and published a book on’Safety at Sea’ in Hindi and Tagalog.
He is serving as an invited member in the Shipping Consultative Committee to the Hong Kong Government and works as a “Competent Person” for IMO. He is the present Chairman of GlobalMET Association, and Ex-Vice-President and Council member of Nautical Institute, UK
He is a member of the Intertanko Human Element, The Standard Club Safety and Loss Advisory Committee – Asia and The Manning and Training Committee of Hong Kong Ship Owner’s Association. He contributes to various other industry forums and committees and is a frequent speaker in various international conference.
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VADM EDUARDO MA R SANTOS, AFP (RET.) VADM EDUARDO MA R SANTOS, AFP (RET.) served the Philippine Navy for 33 years and was the 23rd Chief of Navy of the Philippines from 1996 to 1999. He was responsible for the initial modernization of the Philippine Fleet, with the acquisition of the three (3) British patrol ships stationed in Hongkong and the production of locally manufactured aluminum patrol gunboats.
A graduate of the Philippine Military Academy in 1966, VADM Santos earned his M.S. Computer Systems Management at the USN Postgraduate School in Monterey, CA and attended the Naval Command Course at the US Naval War College, New Port, RI in 1993.
Upon retirement from public life, ADM SANTOS became the first President of the Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific, a private full scholarship school developing officers for the world merchant marine fleet, a position he holds up to the present. He is also the Executive Vice President of the Associated Marine Officers’ and Seamen’s Union of the Philippines (AMOSUP) – the largest Seamen’s Union in Asia.
Currently, he is the President of Bagong Bayani Foundation Inc.; President of The Nautical Institute (NI), Philippine Chapter; President of the Institute of Maritime Engineering, Science and Technology (IMAREST), Philippine Chapter; Vice Chairman of the Global Maritime Education and Training.
VADM. SANTOS is a fixed-wing pilot, a golfer, a scuba diver, and a practical pistol shooter. He is married to Mrs. Lil Santos and blessed with two daughters and two grandchildren.
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Dr Prashant Bhaskar GlobalMET Director Australian Maritime College, Australia Dr Prashant Bhaskar provides academic leadership to the National Centre for Ports & Shipping (NCPS) at the Australian Maritime College. In his current role as Director NCPS, Prashant has oversight of vocational, professional and higher education courses in seafaring, maritime operations, maritime business and logistics, as well as research in related fields. Prashant has had nearly 40 years’ association with the maritime industry - first as a seafarer and then an educator and researcher. Prior to joining the Australian Maritime College in 1993, Prashant worked on a variety of ships and obtained his qualification as Master Mariner. During the past 25 years, Prashant has contributed extensively to human capability development in the maritime industry through education, training and consultancy in seafaring, maritime operations, and maritime and logistics management fields. As a researcher, Prashant’s primary interest lies in organisational resilience, especially as it relates to organisations in the maritime and logistics industries.

Capt. Richard Teo FNI FCILT MAICD, Master Mariner MMgt (Int’l) MSc GDipBus BTeach/B.Ed. (Adult VocEd) Dip(QA) TAE(cert) Business, Organisational Development & Change Management Consultant & Researcher Capt Richard Teo has over 5 decades in trade, business, maritime transport, logistics, shipping, military and education, consisting of
 Leadership in business, company management roles
 trade in general shipping, liner operations, shipbuilding, offshore supply base operation, ship-management,
 oil and gas - OnG logistics management/supply chain, multi-modal freight operations,
 naval operations and science for strategic government public policies, Singapore (SE Asia) & Australia.
 Facilitates development and training for executives, teachers and other professionals in vocational education methodologies.
He has provided leadership development, furtherance and improvements in public policy, and infrastructure training to Australian standards in SE Asia and South Pacific nations in the last 25 years. Credits include,
 Head of Dept.- Maritime, Northern Territory University (Charles Darwin University).
 CEO Seafood & Maritime Industries Training Ltd (NT Australia) and
 Principal(CEO) Papua New Guinea Maritime College,
 Member on various Boards in commercial, educational and regulatory roles.
 Australian Council for Private Education -ACPET
 National Maritime Safety Committee (Australian Industry Advisory role)
 Industry Training Council NT (Transport & Engineering)
 Chamber of Commerce (NT) - International Business & Manufacturing Councils
 GlobalMET Ltd
 Former President/Chair Singapore Nautical Institute-Industry Advisor to the Singapore Polytechnic-SMA
 Civic and public service – Voluntary services for Tasmanian LINC (LLN) and Burnie Museum(Tourism)
 Richard holds two Masters’ and Post Graduate degrees in International Management, Management Science, Business and Education. He also holds professional Vocational qualifications. He has completed reading the Doctorial in Business Administration.
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Capt. Takahiro Takemoto GlobalMET Director Tokyo University of Marine Science & Technology, Japan

Mr. Swapan Das Sarma GlobalMET Director American Digital University, United States of America

Capt. John A. Clarkson GlobalMET Advisor Canada

Capt. Keith Miranda GlobalMET Advisor India

Capt. Tim Wilson GlobalMET Advisor New Zealand

Capt. Rod Short Managing Director & Past Executive Secretary GlobalMET AustralAsian Maritime Education Services Ltd New Zealand