Mr. Rashed Al Hebsi, a graduate of the University of Miami, USA, earned his B.S. in Electronics Engineering and UAE Naval Officer Commission. During his 22+ year Naval career, Mr. Al Hebsi held distinguished roles in the UAE Navy for new vessel construction, combat system designs, and program/project management roles in multiple countries. In 2011, he was selected as the Head of the Joint Committee to establish the first National Classification Society in the Arab World where he serves as the Chief Executive Officer for Emirates Classification Society, TASNEEF. Mr. Al Hebsi and TASNEEF have received many industry accolades from Company establishment and implementation during 2012-2014 and continue in 2015 as TASNEEF has been recognized in the Top Ten of Classification Societies world-wide. Mr. Alhebsi is married with five children, fluent in five languages, an avid bicyclist, and an instrumental mentor to young Emirates to advance their education and professional opportunities in the Maritime World of Work.