M. Abdul Rahim
Managing Director, Europe and Africa
Dr. M. Abdul Rahim, FIMarEST FRINA, started his career with Cochin Shipyard building Panamax bulk carriers and the first generation of double hull tankers. Later, he received his masters and doctoral degrees in Ship Structure from Hiroshima University, Japan. After that he joined ClassNK in Tokyo, and worked for ClassNK ever since. After long stints in Japan and Singapore, he is currently the Managing Director, Europe and Africa of ClassNK, based in London.
He received the Singapore Joint RINA and IMarEST Branch Award in 2004 and the Stanley Gray Medal of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, United Kingdom, in 2005 for his works on the development of Advanced Structural Rules which was the forerunner of IACS Common Structural Rules. He published more than 60 technical research papers mainly on ship structures.