Dr Abdul Rahim
Regional Manager, South Asia
Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK)
Dr Abdul Rahim is currently the Regional Manager for South Asia of Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) based in Mumbai. He 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 structures in Japan. Thereafter he joined ClassNK in Tokyo. He had long stints with ClassNK in Japan, Singapore and London, the latest being the Regional Manager for Europe and Africa, before recently taking up the current role.
He received the Singapore Joint RINA and IMarEST Branch Award in 2004 and the Stanley Gray Medal of the IMarEST in 2005 for his works on the development of Advanced Structural Rules which were the forerunner of IACS Common Structural Rules. He published more than 60 technical research papers mainly on ship structures. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of IMarEST and RINA.