Refaat M. Rashad
Dr. Rashad has served as President of the Arab Institute of Navigation (AIN) since 2001. He is also Chairman of the International Transport Research Center (INTREC).
Dr. Rashad has served as a professor of navigation and hydrographic surveying and head of the postgraduate studies department of the Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport in Alexandria, Egypt. He was an associate professor in the Faculty of Marine Science at the King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He served as a United Nations Development Program / International Maritime Organization expert and team leader for a project to establish the marine academy in Chittagong, Bangladesh. He has also been a master mariner for merchant marine ships based in Egypt and Lebanon.
Dr. Rashad holds bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in maritime studies from the University of Wales, UK. He is a fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation (London) and has served as chief editor or editorial staff for various maritime journals.