The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) has appointed Capt. Ghulam Hussain as Deputy Director (Maritime Affairs) with responsibility for Bahamas representation at IMO and intergovernmental meetings.
Hussain joins the BMA having recently held a similar position at the Nautical Institute where he was Technical Manager and Head of IMO Delegation. In that role he gained wide-ranging experience working within both Working and Correspondence Groups at the IMO.
With more than 35 years of maritime experience, Hussain holds a U.K. Master Mariner Certificate of Competency and was at sea for 14 years. Subsequently he worked in many maritime fields including serving as CEO of a ship owning company, serving as its Designated Person Ashore (DPA). He is also an approved ISO 9001 Lead Auditor.
In 2014 he joined the Nautical Institute (London) as Accreditation Manager and headed the Dynamic Positioning (DP) Accreditation Department, extending his expertise in overseeing its worldwide DP Scheme at a crucial time for the offshore industry.
“Captain Hussain brings to this post a comprehensive list of qualifications and accomplishments,” said Capt. Dwain Hutchinson, Managing Director and CEO of the BMA. “He is a well-respected figure in the maritime field and the shipping industry, having held senior roles in various professional organizations, with commendable and inspirational world-wide exposure and considerable experience in dealing with global maritime issues. His expertise, talent and skills are a welcome addition to our organization and we are delighted that he has chosen to join us. Captain Hussain will be taking over from Marie Caillerie whose contributions have been greatly appreciated by us all. Her expertise, professionalism and competence have solidified and enhanced The Bahamas leadership role in the regulatory process and maintained our quality reputation with our global stakeholders.”