Goodwill Maritime Ambassadors list

Member States


  • Captain Fabiana Vila Nova Durant da Silva, Ship to Ship Operations Manager, nominated by Brazil


  • Captain Alexander Alexandrov, nominated by Bulgaria
  • Captain Dimitar Dimitrov, Representative of Bulgarian Shipmasters' Association in IFSMA, nominated by Bulgaria


  • Mr. Alexandros Josephides, Deputy Director General-Marine Manager, Cyprus Shipping Chamber, nominated by Cyprus


  • Captain George Ovcharenko, Master, nominated by Georgia
  • Captain Mamuka Kuntchulia, Master, nominated by Georgia


  • Captain Sabine Zeller, Executive Secretary, Association of Maritime Education, nominated by Germany


  • Mr. Leonidas Dimitriadis-Evgenidis, President, Eugenides Foundation, nominated by Greece


  • Mr. Estephan Estephan Assal, General Manager at the Maritime Sciences and Technology Institute, nominated by Lebanon 


  • Dr. Bernardo Melo Graf, Partner at Melo Abogados - Lawyers, nominated by Mexico
  • Mrs. Zaire Gabriela Osorio Pacheco, CEO, Zaire Shipping Mexico SA de CV, nominated by Mexico


  • Mr. Mohammed Drissi, National SAR Coordinator, Head of SAR Services and MRCC Director, Ministry of Marine Fisheries, nominated by Morocco


  • Ambassador Carlos Salinas, Founder and Chairman Emeritus, The PTC Group of Companies, nominated by Philippines
  • Ms. Josephine J. Francisco, President, NYK-FIL Ship Management, nominated by Phillippines
  • Vice Admiral Eduardo Ma R Santos, MAAP President and AMOSUP Executive VP, nominated by Philippines


  • Mr. Ireneusz Lewandowski, Master Mariner,  Ministry of Economy and Inland Navigation, nominated by Poland


  • Dr. Eng. Ovidiu Sorin Cupşa, General Manager and Chairman of Board of Directors Romanian Maritime Training Centre (CERONAV), nominated by Romania
  • Captain Cosmin-Laurentiu Dumitrache, Director General, Romanian Naval Authority, nominated by Romania


  • Ms. Akanksha Batura Pai, Head of Strategy and Growth, Sinoda Shipping Agency Private Limited, nominated by Singapore
  • Mr. Jonathan Choo, Partner, Allen & Gledhill LLP, nominated by Singapore


  • Captain Agustí Martin Mallofré, nominated by Spain 
  • Captain Antonio M. Padrón-Santiago, nominated by Spain

United Arab Emirates

  • Dr. Aysha Albusmait, Media Expert, nominated by the United Arab Emirates


  • Mr. Oleg Grygoriuk, Chairman of Local Black Sea Trade Union organization for Seafarers (LBSTUS) and Chairman of Marine Transport Workers’ Trade Union of Ukraine (MTWTU), nominated by Ukraine
  • Mr. Volodymyr Rabotn'ov, Deputy Director of State Enterprise "Maritime Search and Rescue Service", Secretary of SAR Coordination Committee, nomiated by Ukraine

United States of America

  • Mrs. Carleen Lyden-Walker, nominated by the United States of America



  • Captain Mike Robarts, Senior Pilot, Harwich Haven Authority


  • Captain Vinayak Mohla, GlobalMET Accredited Representative to the IMO, and Head- Cadet Recruitment & Competency Management, Anglo-Eastern nominated by GlobalMET


  • Captain Assoc. Prof. Willi Wittig, nominated by the International Federation of Shipmasters' Associations


  • Ms. Kamyla Alejandra Barrientos Pineda, President of WISTA Guatemala and Vice President of the Guatemalan Maritime Law and Port Association, nominated by Iberoamerican Maritime Law Institute


  • Dr. Sajid Hussain HonDSc MSc CEng CMarEng FIMarEST, Commandant (2009-2023), Bangladesh Marine Academy nominated by IMarEST

Nautical Institute

  • Captain Sarabjit Singh Butalia, Director, Special Projects, Asian Maritime Technological College of Chonburi-Thailand, nominated by the Nautical Institute
  • Mr. George Hoyt, FNI, Adopt A Ship International Global Coordinator, nominated by the Nautical Institute
  • Captain Berislav Vranic, FNI, Captain, nominated by the Nautical Institute
  • Captain Walimuni Nishan Wijayakulathilaka, Director, Niw & Nawis Law Marine Surveyors and Legal Consultants, nominated by the Nautical Institute