Captain Mohamad Halim Bin Ahmed
TOPIC : Charting The Course For A Thriving Maritime Future.
Captain Mohamad Halim bin Ahmed is currently the Director General of Marine, Marine Department Malaysia. He received his Master’s in Science from the World Maritime University in 2004 and Master of Foreign Going Ships 1995 from New Zealand Maritime Safety Agency.
Before joining Marine Department Malaysia in 1996, he had sailed on various types of ship trading worldwide with the position as cadet, Officer in charge of Navigational Watch, Chief Officer, and Master.
He then joined the Marine Department as a Marine Officer, later as the Head of Ship Safety, Head of Seafarer Development and Head of Aids to Navigation in 2010.
Prof. Ir. R. Sjarief Widjaja, Ph.D
TOPIC : Digital Technology For Sustainable Ocean Economy.
Prof. Ir. Dr. Sjarief Widjaja was born on July 20, 1963. Completed his bachelor's degree in Naval Architecture from Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) Surabaya in 1987 and received his Master in Ship Production Management, Department of Ship and Marine Technology in 1989. In 1992, he received his doctorate in Computer Aided Ship Production from the same university.
He is a lecturer at the Department of Marine Engineering Surabaya and is currently receiving an assignment outside ITS. The highest dedication at ITS was when he was appointed as Vice Rector for Finance and Administration at ITS from 2003 to 2007.
Furthermore, he was appointed as the Chairman of Agency for Marine and Fisheries Research and Human Resources, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia from 2018 to 2021. He was also the Director General of Capture Fisheries, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Republic of Indonesia, from 2017 to 2018; and, Secretary General, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Republic of Indonesia, from 2013 to 2017.