تحت رعاية صاحب السمو الشيخ محمد بن زايد آل نهيان، رئيس دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة

Under The Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan President Of The United Arab Emirates

4-7 November 2024

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ian Edwards

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Ian Edwards

Area Manager Middle East & Africa Maritime

DNV GL AS

Raised in a family boatbuilding and hiring business in the United Kingdom, Ian cultivated a keen interest in the maritime field from an early age. His grandfather's entrepreneurial venture in the 1950s ignited Ian's aspiration to become a naval architect, prompting him to enrol at the University of Southampton, where he successfully earned a Master of Engineering in Ship Science in 1996. With a career spanning 27 years in the marine and offshore sectors, Ian now spearheads the Middle East and Africa operations of DNV Maritime, situated in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. As a premier classification society globally, DNV is dedicated to enhancing safety, quality, energy efficiency, and sustainability within the international shipping domain. Throughout his professional journey, Ian has consistently underscored the significance of teamwork, nurturing individual strengths, and fostering collaborative endeavours. His global career trajectory has exposed him to diverse roles and cultural contexts, honing his management and communication skills. An ardent champion of novel technologies, Ian enthusiastically extends his support to clients and partners, striving to amplify their business achievements.