Faisal joins OCIMF from BP Shipping Limited, where he started in vetting and clearance before moving on to work in marine offshore support. In this later role he provided marine risk management advice and support to upstream marine operations.
This included identifying and assessing marine risk as well as recommending mitigation initiatives for all marine operations involving offshore support vessels. He has led vessel owner and third-party contractor assessments around the globe and provided valuable support to upstream, in particular with his deep expertise in FPSO and shuttle tanker operations.
Before joining BP, Faisal sailed as a Master with Shell. He then worked ashore for Shell in a number of roles, first as Marine Operations Superintendent then as Marine Assessor, where he carried out SIRE and OVID inspections of numerous vessel types. As Marine Operations Manager Upstream, he was the marine focal point for offshore operations in the North Sea. Faisal’s last role at Shell was as Offshore Installation Manager on Shell’s FPSOs.
Faisal has an MSc in Marine Operations and is currently studying for an MBA in Shipping and Logistics. He is a Specialist Fellow of the International Institute of Risk and Safety Management (SFIIRMS) and Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute (AFNI). Faisal was awarded the Member of the British Empire (MBE) in 2014 for his community services in the United Kingdom.
While serving as Technical Advisor (Offshore) Faisal's goal is to continue to promote OCIMF’s mission as it pertains to the offshore marine industry, to support and improve upon the OVID system and to improve standards in the offshore industry.