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James Watson, ABS

James Watson is currently serving as President and COO for the

Americas Division of ABS. He is responsible for all operations of the American Bureau of Shipping in the Western Hemisphere.

Prior to joining ABS, Watson served as Director of the Bureau of

Safety and Environmental Enforcement at the US Department of


Paal Johansen, DNV GL – Maritime

Paal Johansen heads up the joint maritime operations in North and South America. His previous position was Director of Renew- able Energy in DNV North America. Throughout his 32 years in

DNV he has held management positions for the company’s clas- sifi cation business in several countries including Korea and Japan.

Roberto P. Cazzulo, RINA

Roberto Cazzulo joined RINA R&D in 1981 as an expert in struc- tural reliability, fracture mechanics and risk analysis. Since the ‘90s, he has been actively involved both in IMO and IACS rule-making activities. Among others, he chaired the IMO Working Group on

Human Element and Formal Safety Assessment, and, on behalf of

IACS, participated in the development of the International Safety

Management Code and Goal Based Standards for ship construc- tion. In 2003, he became member and he is currently Chairman of the IACS Council. He will keep this position until June 2014.

Philippe Donche-Gay, BV

Philippe Donche-Gay holds an Engineering Degree from the Ecole

Polytechnique (France) and Masters of Science from Stanford Uni- versity (California, USA). He joined Bureau Veritas in 2008 as

Executive Vice President in charge of the Industry and Facilities

Division. As of November 1, 2012, he was appointed Executive

Vice President in charge of the Marine and Offshore Division, ad- dressing both industry segments.

Noboru Ueda, ClassNK

Noboru Ueda is the Chairman and President of ClassNK, with 45 years experience in ship classifi cation. He began his career doing plan approval of newbuildings in the ClassNK Hull Department and later worked as a Surveyor both in Japan and the U.S. heserved as the Chairman of IACS from 2010-11, and is the current Chairman of the Association of Asian Classifi cation Societies (ACS).

Tim Protheroe, Lloyd’s Register North America, Inc.

Tim Protheroe has been President at Lloyd’s Register North Amer- ica since June of 2007). As the Regional Marine Manager with overall executive P&L responsibility for all LR Marine activity in the Americas, he is also responsible and accountable for strategy compilation and execution for business protection and growth.

Prior to that he has fi lled numerous executive roles with Lloyd’s and also holds Master Mariner, Class 1 seagoing credentials.

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