Commenting on her appointment, H.E. Eng. Hessa Al Malek said, “It is truly a pleasure to be appointed as the regional ambassador of the Global Maritime Club. Through critical research, industry intelligence and highly targeted networking opportunities for its members, the club has helped to elevate the marine sector throughout the years. It's humbling to be a member of such a distinguished entity. Through my expertise, I aim to carry forward the Club’s mission of promoting the growth of the sector that has stood the test of time despite the pandemic. The UAE especially has showcased resilience. Our readiness to quickly respond and adapt to the challenges of the new world helped us significantly reduce the impact on the economic gains in the industry. Apart from this, one of my primary goals is to make the regional maritime industry accessible for women and also support the next generation of professionals.”
“In addition, I want to draw the attention of the industry to the plight of seafarers, who are the lifelines of the global maritime industry. Although the IMO, the UN, the International Labor Organisation, and governments around the globe are making concerted efforts, as part of the industry, the onus is on us to ensure the well-being of
the community of 1.6 million seafarers, without whom the industry would cease to function,” H.E. Al Malek added.
The first regional Club gathering will take place during UAE Maritime Week, taking in place in person from 12-16 December, 2021 as part of Expo 2020.
Seatrade Maritime I June 30, 2021