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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 MAR 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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Mr. Swapan Das Sarma Swapan Das Sarma, Ph.D has been President of the American Digital University since 2009. Prior to this, he was the Director of Singapore Maritime Academy for 10 years. Deeply interested in e-learning, Swapan often participates in discussions and forums on maritime education and training, using his past experience as a marine engineer. He holds an MBA from Warwick Business School.

Yoshiaki Kunieda Affiliated with Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology and National Institute for Sea Training Japan, Capt. Yoshiaki Kunieda has a deep interest in maritime training and teaching collision avoidance, accident prevention and the use of simulators as well as class room teaching to improve the navigation and anchoring skills of seafarers. With a rich experience in the maritime sector and academics, he is currently professor at the department of marine systems engineering and has co-authored several papers which can be read here and here.

Capt. FDr Richard Teo Capt. FDr Richard Teo has over five decades of experience in entrepreneurial enterprises, trade, business, maritime transport, logistics, shipping, shipowner and tertiary education. His qualifications include FDRIMarM FNI FCILT MAICD, Master Mariner, FDr MMgt (Int’l) MSc GDipBus BTeach/B.Ed. (Adult VocEd) A/Dip L&M Dip (QA) TAE (cert) Hon Fellow Royal Institution (Singapore). He has held diverse roles in business leadership, company management roles; trade in general shipping, liner operations, shipbuilding, offshore supply base operation, ship-management, oil and gas logistics management/supply chain, multi-modal freight operations, seafood and fisheries, military - naval science and
strategic policies in Singapore (SE Asia), ASEAN regions & Australia. He has been engaged in development for indigenous people, under-privileged and mainstream workers (maritime education) in the Northern Territory and Papua New Guinea. Richard has served on various Boards in commercial, educational and regulatory roles including:  Australian Council for Private Education-ACPET now known as ITECA
 APEC SEN Advisory group Maritime Education
 Principal & CEO PNG Maritime College and SMIT Ltd Darwin
 National Maritime Safety Committee (Australian Industry Advisory role)
 Committee Chartered Institute of Transport & Logistics
 Industry Training Council NT Australia (Transport & Engineering)
 Chamber of Commerce (NT Australia) - International Business & Manufacturing Councils
 Director-Exec Sec, GlobalMET Ltd-the international association for maritime institutions, providing advice to UN-IMO with NGO status.
At GlobalMET, he helped to provide CPD for MARINA-Philippines seafarers in maritime education and training, and to facilitate and implement standards for MET teacher praxis and standards code amongst members as well as interested non-members. Richard’s civic and public service includes volunteering for Tasmanian Government Libraries (Literacy -LLN) and Burnie Museum(Tourism). Richard holds Masters (double-degrees), Post & Graduate degrees and VET qualifications in International Management, Science, Business and Education. He has completed his Doctoral studies and dissertation for the Doctor of Business Administration. He has been conferred with Hon Fellow and Fellow Doctor by the Royal Institution, Singapore and Manila. His Australian professional vocational education includes Diploma in Business (QA Audit), Advance Diploma in Leadership and Management and he is a certified VocEd/Adult Ed trainer and assessor.
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Appointed Members;

Jagmeet Singh Makkar A unique combination of academic prowess and experience in commercial and technical shipping in senior management roles defines Jagmeet's career. His last corporate position was as co-head of chartering and global head of shipping assets at the Noble Group. After about 40 years of practical and diverse hands-on experience, Jagmeet practices as an independent maritime arbitrator with expertise in charterparties, bills of lading, ship building & repair, and ship finance. Consolidating this knowledge base, Jagmeet delivers active learning programs for global participants and maritime firms. He is on the panels of SCMA, CMAC, a supporting member of the LMAA, a member of HKMAG, Baltic Expert Witness Association and on the list of arbitrators of the HKIAC. He has contributed to the development of Maritime India Vision 2030 (MIV2030), and continues to participate in the working groups for MIV2030’s implementation. Jagmeet is the current Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Hong Kong Branch (ICSHK), on the Advisory Board of the Gujarat International Maritime Arbitration Centre, and also the Chair of the Maritime & Logistics Arbitration Committee of the Hong Kong Centre of International Commercial Arbitration. Jagmeet regularly speaks at international events and organises high level webinars on behalf of ICSHK. +Read more -Close

Jillian Carson Jackson President of Nautical Institute (Canberra branch) and Managing Director of JCJ Consulting, Jilian Carson Jackson worked with the Canadian Coast Guard for 19 years. She was Technical coordination manager at IALA for four years, manager of vessel traffic and pilotage services at Australian maritime safety authority (AMSA) for nine years and maritime technical advisor to Cook Islands ministry of transport.