Consistent with our 7 core values, the top management has approved the following integration of new offices and job-fitting initiatives to further prepare SMFI embrace greater challenges ahead. To wit:
1. The hiring of ANTHONY JAMES NOAKES as Senior Director for Operations effective June 15, 2015.
Mr. Noakes carries with him a vast experience working in several areas in the maritime field, specifically as Competency Manager Consultant to PVTRANS/PVTEC , Training Director of IDESS Maritime Centre and Project and Production Manager of IDESS Interactive Technologies Inc. He is a perfect fit for the Regimental form of training and education because of his involvement in the Royal Australian Navy Chief Petty Officer Acoustic Warfare Systems. He also has worked as Corporate HR Manager at Songa Offshore in Singapore. He is a holder of Bachelor degree in Adult Education, Major in Human Resource Development, University of Sydney, Australia.
2. The hiring of Captain ROY AKKER as Senior Director, Business Development effective July 1, 2015.
Before joining SMFI, Capt. Akker worked as the Human Resource Manager in Asia/Owner Representative United Philippines Lines, Inc for HAL in the Philippines. His stellar seafaring career was evident in his officership on board Holland America Line (HAL Beheer B.V) from 2003-2008. He has attended KOFS Royal School for Inland Shipping and OBS de Molengang in The Netherlands. He holds a dual degree on Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation & Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering from ROC Den Helder, The Netherlands. He was also an instructor/assessor Development Course (STCW 98 Basic Safety Training) in MSR Rotterdam, Den Helder Training Center.
3. Effective Monday, 10 August 2015 until December 2015, Ms. Anika Kriesel will start her OJT exposure with SMFI.
During the duration of her apprenticeship, she will work directly with Capt. Roy Akker, Sr. Director-Business Development and will hold office at Ms. Hannah Gabiana’s former work station. She will participate in all employee activities and shall be treated like a regular employee.
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