Council Members

Yusuf Soomro - President

Yusuf spent 21 years at sea, including 5 years in command of bulk carriers. He is an accredited accident investigator and has been working in the UK as a marine consultant since 2011​.

Asad Naqvi - Vice President

Asad qualified as a solicitor in 2008, joining MFB in 2009 and has been a partner since 2014. He has extensive experience in both FD&D and P&I matters as well as ship sale and purchase, and he has experience of a wide variety of shipping disputes, and acts regularly for owners, charterers and their P&I Clubs.

Talha Qureshi - Vice President

Talha is a Master Mariner (FG) and Law Graduate who has 31 years of experience at sea and ashore. Talha had been RIGHTSHIP Vetting inspector and Representative at IMO. Now working as Marine Consultant with a focus on dealing and mitigation for marine risk management.

Naushad Akhtar - General Secretary

An accomplished Marine Engineer with considerable experience as Specialist in Marine Classification Society, responsible for defining, coordinating and managing survey requirements for new ships with shipowners, shipbuilding yards, marine equipment manufacturers’ and Lloyd’s Register Surveyors working in shipbuilding yards around the world to acquire Class Entry Survey Certificates upon delivery of ships from shipbuilding yards. 

Saleem Ahmad - Technical Secretary

A Chartered Engineer, FIMarEST & FRINA, with considerable expertise in developing and managing Shipbuilding/Offshore Projects, SOLAS and Environmental Compliance, Cost Estimating, Electric Propulsion and DP Systems, LNG as Fuel / DF Engines, Ships Surveying, Quality Compliance, and Project Auditing.

Hammad Khawaja - Treasurer

A marine engineer, MBA, Bsc Maritime studies based in London with more than 10 years of diversified experience in Technical Ship Management, Project management, Business Systems, Business processes and internal auditing.

Arslan Khan - Media Secretary

A maritime and occupational health & safety graduate, Arslan has worked in sea and shore based assignments as OOW on-board oil tanker ships and with port authorities in different countries. Currently working as Health, Safety & Wellbeing Advisor with Port London Authority and based in London, UK.

Irfan Rahim - Council Member

International Civil Servant with IMO a specialised agency of the UN in London. Having vast experience in serving International meetings, report writing, drafting legislation and dealing with maters pertaining to maritime safety. Also, served as Chief, Transport Infrastructure Section at the United Nations ESCAP.