An Honorary Doctorate is an individual’s first step towards the world of research and new knowledge. It provides an opportunity for business leaders to create a transformational change and translate their expertise for higher credibility and serve as an authority on the industry. AIMRI’s Honorary Industrial Doctorate Program honors Industry professionals for their sustained achievements in their field of expertise.
The first-ever Honorary Doctorate, in the history of AIMRI, was awarded to Dr. Ravi Mehrotra (Chairman of Foresight Group, UK) for rendering extraordinary service to the maritime industry for the past 57 years. His Professional Biography, “What’s It in For You?” (published in 2012) and his unparalleled accomplishments and personal achievements made him worthy of this honor.
A Creative Designer by profession and a Visionary by action, Sohan Roy is an accomplished, performance-driven entrepreneur, poet, lyricist, producer, and a proven leader who has been credited with pioneering innovations in Movie, Media, Maritime and Medical industries. His first directorial Hollywood venture DAM999 was a thought-provoking movie on Dams and its effect on human life. The movie was well appreciated and found its place in many national and international film circuits. The movie also garnered 5 Oscar selections in 3 categories including Best Picture, Original Song (3 songs) and Original Score. He is also the founder director of Concept Indywood, the USD 10 billion project to elevate the Indian film industry at par with Hollywood, author of ‘Anukavyam’ and Founder Chairman and CEO of Aries Group of Companies, and a multinational consortium of 50 companies in 16 countries. He has also completed his Doctorate from European International University, Paris where his subject for Doctorate was EFFISM – The innovative efficiency improvement management system based on the time management principle of 1:1:1. Incorporates 200 parameters, EFFISM, helps in changing the basic character of an individual improving it on daily basis.
Lawyer/ Visiting faculty at Indian Maritime University and Emeritus Professor at KUFOS
Dr. Sasikumar is a First class rank holder from Kerala University, Dr. Sasikumar P.V. is a Mechanical Engineering with MEO Class I competency certificate. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in law with Public International Law as specification, Masters degree in law with Marine Insurance as specialization, Master of Philosophy degree in Labour studies, and Ph. D degree in “Green Ships and Cleaner Ports – An Integrated Approach” from National law of India University, Bangalore. He is also a Chartered Engineer of the Institution of Engineers (India), Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineers (India), Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India), Fellow of Institution of Valuers, a Fellow of Indian Council of Arbitration and a Life Member of the Loss Prevention Association of India.
Prof (Dr) Sunil Kumar P G is a Navy veteran, and is at present working as Professor of Naval Architecture & Shipbuilding and the Dean of Research at SNG College of Engineering, Kerala, India. He is an alumnus of Cochin University of Science and Technology, Indian Institute of Technology New Delhi and University College London, with PhD in structural analysis of ships. His vast experience as a professional engineer for 3 decades covers academic and industrial fields including teaching in reputed universities and colleges, academic and industrial research guidance and mentoring, design maintenance and repair of ships and submarines, operations and maintenance of marine assets etc.
Dr. B. Anirudhan is the Principal of Nehru Arts and College with 28 years of experience in Teaching Research and Administration. He has organised 35 Conference, Seminar and Workshops at national and international levels and published more than 40 Research Articles and 3 books. He has organized and chaired International Conferences in Malaysia, Bangkok, Dubai, Indonesia and Australia. Being a coordinator of the Winning Team in the VI National Youth Parliament Competition, he was awarded by Mr. Gulam Nabi Azad, Hon. Minister, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, and Govt. of India on 17 th Feb. 2005 at New Delhi. The College has got the 2 (f) and 12 (B) status of UGC and “A” by NAAC through his guidance. For his dedicated services to the education he has been honored with many awards and accolades including Rajiv Gandhi Education Excellence Award, Shri P K Das Life Time Achievement Award, Rashtriya Vibhushan Samman Puraskar with a Gold Medal and many more.
Dr. Satheesh Kumar is a former Drug controller of the Drugs Regulatory Dept (Drugs Control Department under Ministry Health & Family Welfare, Govt of Kerala. After 30 years of his service to the organization, he retired in 2013 to join as the Sr. Vice President, Operations, AGAPPE Diagnostics Ltd, Cochin. Dr. Satheesh is also working as a Visiting faculty for Lectures on topics on Regulatory affairs for different Pharma colleges and Examiner for Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences at JSS University, Mysore/Ooty. He completed his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics from Vinayaka Missions, Salem; Diploma in Business Management and LL.B from M.G. University. He has been instrumental in auditing and supervising many Pharmaceutical firms and Medical Devices for regulatory certifications and assessment of quality standards. For his dedicated services, he has been bestowed with various awards and accolades.
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Founder & Chairman - Foresight Group
It's an honor and privilege to have been bestowed with the Honorary Doctorate by AIMRI. I express my gratitude to the institute for encouraging individuals for their work and expertise, my company staff, family and all the other members of the industry who have stood by me through time to make this day Possible. Thank you again for the prestigious honor.
A renowned Kathak Dance educationist with over 30 years of industry experience. Her work encompasses performance, choreography, training, and dance evaluation. She is a committee member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, U.K., and a graded member of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.
She is being awarded Doctorate in Dance Education from ECOLE SUPERIEURE ROBERT DE SORBON and Honorary Doctorate in Performing Arts from AIMRI
An Engineering Graduate and Industrial EPCM Professional with over 26 years of progressive experience across the Oil and Gas, Energy, petrochemical, refinery and infrastructure industries. He is the co-founder and Managing Director of Global Sources – A Premier Industrial EPC Contractor in Saudi Arabia, Team Global sources, KSK Engineers Ltd., and KSK International Trading LLC in the United Arab Emirates, KSK International consulting Bahrain and Global Sources Technical solutions – Oman and founder of KSK Group of companies which is engaged in diverse business operations.
He is being awarded Doctorate in Industrial Project Management from ECOLE SUPERIEURE ROBERT DE SORBON and Honorary Doctorate in Engineering from AIMRI.
An Emirati Underwriter Marine Damage Expert at the Ministry of Justice and Arbitrator at Dubai International Arbitration Centre. With almost twenty years of experience in Management, H.S.E., I.S.M., and Marine; his core competencies include General Trading and Logistics, International Business Management, Strategic Planning, Legal Marine, H.S.E., I.S.M. in Oil and Gas as well. He is also a veteran in International Business and Management, Legal Marine, General Trading and Logistics, Marine, I.S.M., H.S.E. in Oil & Gas Fields, etc.
He is being awarded Doctorate in Maritime Law and Logistics from ECOLE SUPERIEURE ROBERT DE SORBON and Honorary Doctorate in Maritime from AIMRI.
He started his entrepreneurial journey with his family's humble Indian spices and pulses trading company in Sharjah. He soon became instrumental in turning a small Indian spices and pulses trading firm in Sharjah into Arab India Spices, a global giant in the Dry Food Supply industry. Arab India Spices is one of the most extensive food sourcing and processing firms in the GCC, working hand-in-hand with farmers in Canada, Australia, China, and Africa. He currently serves as the Managing Director and co-founder of the firm.
He is being awarded Doctorate in Food Manufacturing and Technology from ECOLE SUPERIEURE ROBERT DE SORBON and Honorary Doctorate in FMCG from AIMRI
She is a senior executive with over 20 years of experience, she is presently the Managing Director at one of the largest marine lubricant suppliers globally, LUKOIL. She currently looks after the Marine Lubricant business in the core East part of the world, the eastern part of Africa to Australia. She is also looking after the Automotive lubricant in selective markets on the east side of the world. She is also the founder member of WISTA Dubai and a big supporter of Mission to Seafarers.
She is being awarded Doctorate in Marine Lubricant Management from ECOLE SUPERIEURE ROBERT DE SORBON and Honorary Doctorate in Oil & Gas from AIMRI
A dynamic woman who has walked along the challenging paths to assume the position of power in the Maritime industry she was among the first Maritime woman lawyers in the Middle East who sowed the seeds of change in the Maritime and Legal Industry. She is currently a Director at Arabian Ocean Services, one of the leading companies in the procurement of material and equipment for the Oil and Gas Industry.
She is being awarded Doctorate in Maritime Law from ECOLE SUPERIEURE ROBERT DE SORBON and Honorary Doctorate in Maritime from AIMRI
He is a renowned Egyptian Marine Engineer and a marine veteran with over 35 years of industry experience; he currently serves as the Managing Director at Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd. A well-respected professional figure in the Middle East Maritime Industry, Behairy specializes in planning day-to-day group marketing strategies and business development.
He is being awarded Doctorate in New Dual Fuel Engines for Eco Shipping from ECOLE SUPERIEURE ROBERT DE SORBON and Honorary Doctorate in Maritime from AIMRI
He is one of the known faces in the Global IT industry. He started his professional journey in Japan and moved to Dubai to establish Experts Computer LLC in 1994. Regarded highly amongst Dubai's reseller community, he is the Chairman of Experts Computer and president of the new Dubai Computer Traders Group.
He is being awarded Doctorate in Business Management from ECOLE SUPERIEURE ROBERT DE SORBON and Honorary Doctorate in Information Technology from AIMRI
Hailing from a small town in Kashmir, he started his professional journey by joining the Indian Navy as an Apprentice in 1982 and completed his engineering while serving his term in 1986. He left Indian Navy in 1991. After having a gleeful time sailing ,Joginder decided to step down to established Heritage Offshore and Marine Services in the heart of UAE – Dubai, one of the largest ship repairs and offshore companies.
He is being awarded Doctorate in Marine & Industrial Technology from ECOLE SUPERIEURE ROBERT DE SORBON and Honorary Doctorate in Maritime from AIMRI
He is an accomplished entrepreneur whose passion for learning and innovating led him to establish the leading Medical Disposable manufacturers in India. He is a Master's degree holder in Business Management. He has an impeccable record of three decades in the manufacturing and marketing of medical disposables. He leads Careon Healthcare Management Solutions as Managing Director.
He is being awarded Doctorate in Entrepreneurship from ECOLE SUPERIEURE ROBERT DE SORBON and Honorary Doctorate in Healthcare from AIMRI
Hailing from Kanyakumari. South of Tamil Nadu, his passion in fishing was ignited when he saw his father going to sea. He took a plunge into the Export business at the age of 22, and started as a Merchandise Exporter in Neema Cold Storage, Tondairpet, Chennai. It was 1981 when he established St. Peter & Paul. The core areas of his business include export and local market, and they soon plan to introduce consumer supply.
He is being awarded Doctorate in Management Specialization in Seafood Exports from ECOLE SUPERIEURE ROBERT DE SORBON and Honorary Doctorate in Sea Food Export from AIMRI
With over 25 years of valuable experience, he has experience in diverse industries, including Defense, Government/Security, Automotive, High-Tech, Oil & Gas, Healthcare. He is a perfect example of visionary leadership with expertise in shaping companies’ business strategies and achieving top & bottom-line growth objectives..Berthold is currently the Advisor to CEO Emirates Advanced Research & Technology Holding LLC.
He is being awarded Doctorate in Strategic Planning and Operations from ECOLE SUPERIEURE ROBERT DE SORBON and Honorary Doctorate in Defence Aero Space from AIMRI
A veteran professional in the UAE and Indian healthcare sector, he leads business transformations and facilitates business setups. He is a prominent figure in the healthcare industry in the Middle East as well as in India. He has almost three decades of experience in the field and significantly towards Hospital/Healthcare Facility Design, Development and Operation, Hospital/Healthcare Project Management, M&A, Business Turnaround, and Revenue Generation.
He is being awarded Doctorate in Hospital Management and Operations from ECOLE SUPERIEURE ROBERT DE SORBON and Honorary Doctorate in Healthcare from AIMRI
He is the founder &CEO of the phars film group also credited as the father of the middle east film cinema. Educated in Iran, he established himself as a reputed publisher. Due to an onset of war in his country, he later left his publishing career behind and relocated to the UAE carrying a Persian dubbed Mexican language film in hand. Since that day, he has been building the foundations to what is now the largest and most successful film empire in the middle east. Mr. Golchin’s partnerships and investments span the middle east and operate in as diverse sectors as distribution, exhibition, post-production, media, hospitality, property development and property management.
He is being awarded The Honorary Doctorate by AIMRI
He is a Forbes-listed Indian Leader and Chairman of ITL-Cosmos Group. A visionary entrepreneur endowed with unfailing business acumen, for more than 60 years, he has been a father-figure to many young entrepreneurs. A Truly multi-faceted, he is a community leader, spokesperson of the non-resident Indians, writer, theatre actor, cultural ambassador, and social organizer.
He is being awarded The Honorary Doctorate by AIMRI
He is the Chairman and founder of the Al Dobowi Group. He landed in Dubai in 1975 to grow his family business but ended up establishing a multinational company with diverse business interests. On Sept 6 2018, H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance UAE, released the autobiography of Mr. Surender Kandhari released his autobiography. He later released his second book titled – the Lighthouse of Tolerance, offering a general understanding of issues pertaining to tolerance, appreciation for multiculturalism and diversity. Mr. Kandhari is also the Chairman and founder of the Guru Nanak Darbar Sikh Temple the first official Sikh temple in the UAE which is also known as the epitome of Hope, Peace and Solace.
He is being awarded The Honorary Doctorate by AIMRI
He started his professional journey at 17. He joined P & O as an engineering cadet and later completed a four-year sandwich course with an engineering diploma in mechanical and marine engineering, including a year at sea on general cargo vessels and first-generation container vessels. Moving up the career ladder, he was soon promoted to Passenger ships as a senior engineer and eventually returned to the shore to take up new challenges. John Gray currently works as the Chief Operating Officer at Fair Deal, focusing on fleet management and technical and safety services.
He is being awarded Doctorate in Corporate Strategy from ECOLE SUPERIEURE ROBERT DE SORBON and Honorary Doctorate in Maritime from AIMRI
She is a well-respected and globally recognized Spiritual Healer, Meditation & Emotional Wellness specialist, and motivational mentor. For the past 30 years, she has traveled extensively, learning different aspects of wellness modalities from the masters. She brings a wealth of knowledge around leadership effectiveness, talent development, team building, change of family engagement, culture, and goal achievement.
She is being awarded Doctorate in HOLISTIC WELLNESS Specialization in ASHTA YOGA from ECOLE SUPERIEURE ROBERT DE SORBON and Honorary Doctorate in Wellness and Spirituality from AIMRI