Sulphur Cap 2020 Conference 24-25 October 2018, Singapore

Asian <br> Sulphur Cap 2020 Conference

Advisory Board

Bob Maxwell
Managing Director
Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagment (Singapore)

Bob has been in the shipping industry for over 35 years including 20 years at sea, nine of which were as chief engineer.

Since then he has worked in ship management in Cyprus and the UK and is now managing a fleet of 75 vessels from Singapore.  

During that time Bob has moved from the engineering side of shipping into the multi-faceted world of total ship management.

Bob has wide experience in the oil and chemical tanker, gas, bulk and container sectors as well as in the development and implementation of ship management IT systems. 

Khorshed Alam
Vice President adn Regional Manager for Maritime Advisory, South East Asia Pacific

Khorshed Alam is vice president and regional manager of maritime advisory of DNV GL in South East Asia and Asia Pacific. Prior to that Mr Khorshed served as managing director of FutureShip, Singapore from 2012 to 2013.

Mr Khorshed comes with vast operational experience in shipping, as he served as a seagoing engineer in NOL’s fleet and subsequently served ashore as technical manager from 1994 to 2005. He then served as director of engineering, energy management, environment and research development in APL from 2006 to 2012.

Mr Khorshed is a chartered engineer and a fellow of IMarEST and RINA. He acquired his bachelor of science in marine engineering from Australia. Subsequently he received his MSc and PhD in marine technology from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. He also received his second MSc and PhD in environmental engineering from the National University of Singapore. Mr Khorshed has published many papers and articles in marine and environmental Journals.

Tim Wilkins
Regional Manager Asia-Pacific

Tim Wilkins manages INTERTANKO’s Asia representative office in Singapore. He is also responsible for the Association’s major issues in the region, as well as specific key issues worldwide.

As regional manager Asia-Pacific, Tim’s role is to liaise directly with the Association’s regional members, providing them with the latest information and obtaining feedback on key issues being covered by the Association at an international level. As secretary to INTERTANKO’s Asian Panel, which brings regional members together twice a year, Tim manages regional matters impacting the tanker industry which have been raised by members located and operating from within the region, from piracy and armed robbery to bunker quality and safety of navigation, bringing these issues to the attention of members worldwide. Tim is also responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with all relevant governmental and inter-governmental authorities as well as industry bodies in Asia.

As senior manager – environment, Tim has been responsible for co-ordinating and managing INTERTANKO’s global environmental agenda for over 15 years. His expertise in this area derives from his honours degree in marine biology as well as a post graduate Masters in marine resource management. He heads up INTERTANKO’s strategy and projects on key tanker industry issues including ballast water management, waste management, antifouling, biofouling and ship recycling. As secretary to INTERTANKO’s Environmental Committee he is tasked with representing the tanker industry in its liaison with environmental organisations, national governmental organisations and international organisations such as the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). 

Tim joined INTERTANKO in early 1999 in London, where he gained considerable technical and political experience representing the tanker industry at the IMO and within the EU in Brussels. He has held a wide range of positions within the Association including regional manager for Greece, Italy and Cyprus; secretary to INTERTANKO’s Executive Committee; and, secretary to INTERTANKO’s Hellenic Mediterranean Panel.

Tim moved to Asia for INTERTANKO in 2006. He currently resides in Singapore with his wife and two young sons. 

Paul Fanning
Marine Propulsion & Auxiliary Machinery


Paul Gunton
Executive Editor
Riviera Maritime Media

Executive editor Paul Gunton joined Riviera Maritime Media’s editorial team from IHS Fairplay where he spent 16 years. At Riviera he is responsible for, among other things, quality assurance of the increasing portfolio of journals and professional support for the team of in-house and external editors. Before switching to journalism with The Motor Ship he trained as a naval architect and spent two years with Vickers Shipbuilding. Following a spell as editor of Lloyd’s Ship Manager he joined Fairplay, where, as well as editing Fairplay magazine he relaunched Safety and Sea magazine and launched the technical publication Fairplay Solutions.

Edwin Lampert
Group Managing Editor
Riviera Maritime Media

Edwin has been Group Managing Editor since June 2010, having jointed Riviera Maritime Media in 2007 as editor of Tanker Shipping & Trade journal. Before joining Riviera he edited a number of technical and trade maritime publications. In addition to editing Tanker Shipping & Trade Edwin is involved in managing the editorial processes for other Riviera titles. He also performs a key role in chairing many of Riviera’s maritime conferences.


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