Dr. M. Abdul Rahim FIMarEST FRINA is a naval architect by profession. Abdul Rahim graduated from Cochin University in India, and received his master and doctoral degrees from Hiroshima University in Japan. Thereafter he joined ClassNK and worked for them ever since. Over the years, he represented Japan at ISO, and was a member of various committees.
He received the IMarEST Institute Branch Award and the Stanley Gray Medal in 2004 and 2005 respectively. He has published a monograph and more than 50 technical publications, mainly on ship structures. After long stints in Japan and Singapore with ClassNK, he is currently Managing Director for Europe and Africa of ClassNK, based in London.