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Biography of Guest Speakers of the GOG-MCF/ SHADE Meeting, 14 July, 2021

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Mr. Kitack Lim


International Maritime Organisation

Born in Masan, Mr. Lim graduated from the Korea Maritime and Ocean University (KMOU), Busan, and worked on ships before joining the Korea Maritime and Port Administration in 1985. From 1986, Mr. Lim participated in the Republic of Korea delegation to IMO meetings. In 2006, he was appointed as Maritime Attaché, minister-counsellor at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in London and served as Alternate Permanent Representative to IMO until August 2009.  Mr. Lim was then appointed Director General for Maritime Safety Bureau at the Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM).  In 2011, Mr. Lim was appointed Commissioner of the Korean Maritime Safety Tribunal (KMST).  In 2012, he became President of Busan Port Authority, until January 2016 when he took up his appointment as Secretary-General of IMO. Mr. Lim holds master’s degrees from Yonsei University, and the World Maritime University (WMU). 

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Guy Platten

Secretary General,

International Chamber of Shipping

Guy was appointed Secretary General of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) in August 2018. The ICS membership comprises national shipowners' associations in Asia, Europe and the Americas whose member shipping companies operate over 80% of the world's merchant tonnage. The ICS represents and promotes the views and interests of its member at a variety of fora including the International Maritime Organization, International Labour Organization and many others.

Guy has extensive experience in the maritime industry both at sea and ashore and is a qualified Master Mariner. He has held a number of senior positions including Chief Executive of the UK Chamber of Shipping, Chief Executive of Caledonian Maritime Assets Limited (a ferry and port owning company providing lifeline ferry services to communities in Scotland) and Director of Marine Operations for the Northern Lighthouse Board which is responsible for lighthouses, buoys, beacons and Aids to Navigation throughout Scotland and the Isle of Man. 

His career at sea began in 1982 with the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service.  He joined the RNLI in 1993 as an Inspector of Lifeboats, latterly as Inspector for Scotland training and overseeing lifeboat crews around the coast and following this he served with the MOD as a Salvage Officer and led or contributed to a number of projects including the removal of oil from a sunken World War 2 battleship, recovery of ditched aircraft and the refloating of a grounded warship.

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Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo

Chief of the Naval Staff,

Nigeria Navy

Vice Admiral Awwal Zubairu Gambo enlisted into the Nigerian Defence Academy as a member of 36 Regular Course on 24 September 1984 and was commissioned Sub-Lieutenant on 24 October 1989. Vice Admiral Gambo has attended several military courses at home and abroad. These include the Sub-Technical Course at Nigerian Navy Ship (NNS) QUORRA, Apapa, Lagos   from 1991 to 1992, Young Officers Course Intelligence in 1995 and Officers Long Course at NNS QUORRA with specialization in Under Water Warfare in 2000. The senior officer also did his Junior Staff and Senior Staff courses at the prestigious Armed Forces Command and Staff College Jaji, Nigeria in 1999 and 2003/2004 respectively. Later, the Admiral attended the National Defence College, South Africa as a member of Course 26  of 2012. After successful completion of the course, he earned the right to use the post-nominal title Executive National Security Programme (ensp), Republic of South Africa (RSA) as an alumnus of the institution. He was also at the National Security Seminar by Galilee International Management Institute Israel at Defence Intelligence College Kuru, Abuja in March 2013. The senior officer equally holds a Certificate of attendance of Sting Operations Workshop on National and Corporate Investigation organized by the International Institute of Professional Security (IIPS), Abuja   in 2017. In the pursuit of academic excellence, the Chief of the Naval Staff obtained a Certificate in Information Technology from Modern Business Machine at Moloney, Lagos in 1998. Vice Admiral Gambo also attended the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho where he successfully graduated with a Post Graduate Diploma in Transport Management (Logistics Option) in 2008. In the course of his distinguished service in the Nigerian Navy, the Chief of the Naval Staff has earned some prestigious awards which include ECOMOG Peacekeeping Medal, passed staff course (psc), Forces Service Star (FSS), Meritorious Service Star (MSS), Distinguished Service Staff (DSS) and General Service Star (GSS). Others are ensp (RSA) and Admiralty Medal (AM).


Dr. Bashir Jamoh

Director General & Chief Executive Officer,

Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) 

Dr. Bashir Jamoh is a Ph.D. holder from the University of Port Harcourt, specializing in Logistics and Transport Management with over thirty-two (32) years of professional and technocratic experience in the transportation and maritime sectors of the Nigerian economy. In addition to his Ph.D. degree in Logistics and Transport Management,

he also holds Master’s Degree in Management from Korea Maritime and Ocean University, Post Graduate Diploma in Management Sciences from Bayero University Kano and a Diploma in Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, respectively. Bashir also holds membership and fellowship attainments in several prestigious national and international professional bodies amongst which are: Fellow, Institute for Service Excellence and Good Governance; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Administration of Nigeria; Fellow, Institute of Public Diplomacy and Management; Member, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management; Member, Institute of Maritime Economist (Canada); He is a recipient of numerous merit awards for exemplary leadership, excellent service delivery and human capacity development in the Maritime sector. Dr. Bashir Jamoh also possesses the qualities of a good leader in abundance: de-tribalized, disciplined and committed to developing other people’s potentials. He is also the author of the book, titled -Harnessing Nigeria’s Maritime Assets – Past, Present and Future. 

This seasoned administrator and maritime expert was appointed as the Director General & Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) by the Federal Government of Nigeria on 10th of March, 2020 and he is also the current President of the Chartered Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria (CIOTA). Dr. Bashir Jamoh has played critical leadership roles in several initiatives considered critical to the maritime industry such as: the establishment and signing into law by Nigeria’s President of the Suppression of Piracy and Other Maritime Offences Act (SPOMO Act 2019); the formation of the NIMASA Joint Industry Working Group (NJIWG); the establishment of the New Framework for tackling Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea known as GoG MCF/ SHADE in conjunction with the ICC; and the successful launch of The Integrated National Security and Waterways Protection Infrastructure widely known as the “Deep Blue” project to secure, manage and control Nigeria’s waters.


Rear Admiral (Dr) Narciso Fastudo Junior

Deputy Director,

Interregional Coordination Center (ICC)

Dr Narciso Fastudo Junior is a 62 year old native of Angolan from the city of Gabela in the South Kwanza Province. He has a Bachelors Degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Odessa in former Soviet Union (Russia),

a Masters Degree as well as a Doctor of Philosophy (Phd) Degree from the Agostinho Neto University in Angola. 

Dr Fastudo is a Naval Officer who has served the Angolan Armed Forces for many years; 15 years in the Air Force and 27 years in the Navy. His previous appointment was at the Defense Ministry, where for almost a year was attached to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral in November 2017. Apart from Portuguese, Rear Admiral Fastudo speaks and understands Russian, French and English.

Throughout his career, particularly from 1980 to 2002, Rear Admiral Fastudo has held several appointments in the Angolan Armed Forces. Notable among these are command and staff appointments from the tactical to strategic levels of Command. Rear Admiral Fastudo actively participated in the Angolan War of Liberation and was awarded two (3) awards for his meritorious service. As part of his career progression, Dr Fastudo successfully attended several military courses including but not limited to Command and Direction, Peacekeeping, Exclusive Economic Zone, Military Resource Management, Leadership. He is also a product of the Republic of South Africa National War College, the US Naval Postgraduate College and Angolan Air Defence Academy.

Rear Admiral Fastudo was Member of the South African Development Community (SADC) Standing Maritime Committee from 1996 to 2016, and participated in the Third Summit of Heads of State of the Gulf of Guinea / ECCAS / ECOWAS in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea in 2013. From February 22th 2017 is working in Yaoundé-Cameroon as a Deputy Director of a Interregional Coordination Center (ICC) for the implementation of the Yaounde Code of Conduct MARITIME SAFETY &SECURITY IN GULF OF GUINEA. From 21 Mai 2019 was appointed ICC Interin Executive Director.





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