Who We Are

ALAM is the leading maritime training academy in Malaysia that was established in 1977. We have been shaping maritime leaders and professionals for over four decades at our fully-equipped 67 acres campus in Melaka, overlooking the busy Straits of Malacca.

Vision

To consistently provide better education and training in shaping the next generation of global maritime leaders

Mission

To consistently be better, we strive:

  • To exceed the expectations of our customers
  • To promote individual and team excellence of our employees
  • To create a positive difference in the lives of communities
  • To care for the environment and operate responsibly
  • To drive sustainable value for our shareholders
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Meet The Management Team

Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer

Rafiq Khan Akbar

Academic/professional qualifications

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountant (CIMA)

Present appointments

  • Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Malaysian Maritime Academy Sdn Bhd (MMASB)

Past experience

  • Director, Transformation, Akademi Laut Malaysia (ALAM)
  • Executive Assistant, President/CEO Office, MISC Berhad
  • Head, Development, Human Resource, MISC Berhad
  • General Manager, Corporate Planning, MISC Berhad
Ketua Eksekutif

Prof. Dr. Hamdan Suhaimi

Academic/ Professional qualifications

  • PhD in Philosophy, University of Missouri, Rolla USA
  • Master of Science (MSc), University of Missori, Rolla USA
  • Bachelor of Art, California State University, Chico, California, USA

Present Appointments

  • Management Committee Member, Malaysian Maritime Academy Sdn. Bhd (MMASB)
  • Chairman of ALAM Academic Board (AAB)
  • Ketua Eksekutif, ALAM

Past Experience

  • Director, Centre for Academic Management and Quality, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
  • Dean, School of Fundamental Science, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
  • Director, Academic Planning and Development Centre, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
  • Dean, Faculty of Science & Technology, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
  • Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic & International Affairs), Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
  • Deputy Rector (Academic & International Affairs), Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
  • Director, Center for Quality Assurance, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
  • Deputy Dean, Faculty of Science & Technology, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
  • Deputy Dean, Faculty of Science & Professional Art, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
  • Coordinator, Chemical Science Unit, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu
Head, Learning Affairs

Dr. Syamsul Afizi Muhammad

Academic/ Professional qualifications

  • PhD in Business Management, University of Reading
  • Master of Business Administration, University Technology Mara (UiTM)
  • Bachelor in Money, Banking & Finance, Middlesex University

Present Appointments

  • Management Committee Member, Malaysian Maritime Academy Sdn. Bhd (MMASB)
  • Member of ALAM Academic Board (AAB)
  • College Management Committee (CMC)
  • Examinations Assessments and Qualifications Committee (EAQC)
  • Head of Learning Affairs, MMASB

Past Experience

  • Head of Academic, Meritus University
  • Registrar/ Director of Marketing, Widad University College
  • Head of Members Management, Malaysia Professional Accounting Centre (MyPAC)
  • Registrar, DRB Hicom University of Automotive Malaysia
  • Associate Registrar, Albukhary University
  • Head of Admissions/ Research Fellow, International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF)
  • Senior Executive, Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)
Head, Academics (Covering)

Ts. Dr. Capt. Manivannan Subramaniam

Academic/ Professional qualifications

  • PhD (Mechanical Engineering), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
  • Master of Science, Emergency Response & Planning (ERP), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • Professional Certificate in Super Teaching, Open University Malaysia (OUM)
  • Master Mariner, Malaysia Marine Department (MARDEP) and Ministry of Transport (MOT)

Present Appointments

  • Management Committee Member, Malaysian Maritime Academy Sdn. Bhd (MMASB)
  • Board of Governors (BOG) Member
  • Academic Board (AB) Member
  • Head, Academics (Covering)

Past experience

  • Director, Training & Education (Covering), ALAM
  • Head, Maritime Simulation & Communication Centre (Project & Consultancy), ALAM
  • Head, Maritime Simulation & Communication Centre, ALAM
  • Manager, Q&HSE Department, ALAM
  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Maritime Safety & Operations Department, ALAM
  • Merchant Ship (Deck)/Naval Officer, MISC LNGC Fleet
Head, Campus Operations

Mohd. Shane Mohd. Isa

Academic/ Professional qualifications

  • Master of Management, Open University Malaysia (Currently Pursuing)
  • Diploma in Management, Open University Malaysia
  • Private Pilot License, Department of Civil Aviation, Malaysia

Present Appointments

  • Management Committee Member, Malaysian Maritime Academy Sdn. Bhd (MMASB)
  • Chairman, ALAM Health, Safety & Environment Committee (HSEC)
  • Registered Pilot of Kelab Penerbangan 4B Malaysia, Sabah Flying Club & Selangor Flying Club

Past Experience

  • Senior Manager, Special Projects, President/Group CEO’s Office, MISC Group
  • Head, Corporate Events Management, Group Corporate Communications, MISC Group
Manager, Finance and Procurement

Siti Hasmah Mohd Sani

Academic/ Professional qualifications

  • Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants
  • Bachelor of Accountancy (Hons), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
  • Diploma in Accountancy, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)

Present Appointments

  • Management Committee Member, Malaysian Maritime Academy Sdn. Bhd (MMASB)
  • Manager Finance and Procurement, MMASB

Past Experience

  • Manager, Statutory Account, MISC Berhad
  • Manager, Product Shipping Finance, AET Tankers Pte Ltd
  • Manager Finance, Malaysia Vietnam Offshore Terminal, Offshore Business Unit (MISC Berhad JV-Company)
  • Manager Management Reporting, MISC Berhad (Chemical Business Unit)
  • Finance Executive Management Reporting, MISC Berhad (Chemical Business Unit)
  • Finance Executive – Freight Tax and Agency, MISC Berhad (Liner Business Unit)
  • Finance Executive, MSC Development Corporation (MDeC)
Manager, HR & Administration

Kazlina Kharib Shah

Academic/ Professional qualifications

  • Bachelor of HRM & Industrial Relations, University of Western Sydney

Present Appointments

  • Management Committee Member, Malaysian Maritime Academy Sdn. Bhd (MMASB)
  • Manager HR & Administration, Human Resource & Administration, MMASB

Past Experience

  • Executive, Tenders & Contracts, Finance & Accounts
  • Executive, Employee & Industrial Relations, HRMA
  • Covering Senior Manager, HRMA
  • Executive, Employee & Industrial Relations, HRMA
  • Covering Manager, HRMA
  • Executive, HR Management & Administration (HRMA)
Manager, ICT

Hairulfadli Ali

Academic/ Professional qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology (Hons),Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM)

Present Appointments

  • Management Committee Member, Malaysian Maritime Academy Sdn. Bhd (MMASB)
  • Manager ICT, Akademi Laut Malaysia

Past Experience

  • Executive ICT, Akademi Laut Malaysia

Our Milestones

View our journey as the leading maritime training academy in Malaysia

ALAM’s Milestones

1976

The MATES Foundation

The MATES (Maritime Training and Education for Seamen) Foundation was established by its three key members:

  • MISC Berhad
  • International Shipping Carriers (Hong Kong)
  • Ministry of Transport, Malaysia

1979

ALAM launched Nautical Cadetship Programme

ALAM launched Nautical Cadetship Programme

ALAM introduced the first Nautical Cadetship Programme in Malaysia to provide officer level training locally

1981

MATES awarded academy status by Tun Dr Mahathir

Renamed to ALAM

Awarded the Academy status via a government charter by Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and renamed to Akademi Laut Malaysia (ALAM)

1997

Privatisation of ALAM to MMASB

Privatised as the Malaysian Maritime Academy Sdn. Bhd. with consortium members comprising of PETRONAS, MISC Berhad, Klang Port Management (KPM) and Penang Shipbuilding & Construction (PSC)

1998

ALAM was awarded with the MS ISO 9002

ALAM was awarded with the MS ISO 9002

Awarded the MS ISO 9002 for STCW courses, bringing ALAM’s curriculum up to world-class standards

2004

The start of a strong industry ownership

ALAM became wholly owned by MISC Berhad & PETRONAS, signifying the beginning of a strong industry relationship

2006

The first batch of female cadets enrolled

The first batch of female cadets enrolled

  • ALAM became wholly owned by MISC Berhad.
  • ALAM opened its doors to female cadets.
  • The first batch of female cadets enrolled at ALAM for Diploma in Nautical Studies and Diploma in Marine Engineering.

2007

ALAM’s training syllabus adopted by IMO

IMO adopted ALAM’s detailed training syllabus as the model course for LNG Liquid Cargo Operations Simulator (LICOS) training at STW 38 Sub-Committee meeting

2011

ALAM gained International Accreditation

Obtained International Accreditation for BOSIET courses by OPITO and accredited as an OPITO Approved Training Provider

2012

Joint development with ABS

Joint development of world’s 1st Chemical e-Learning program with ABS

2015

Best Maritime Training Institute

Won Best Maritime Training Institute during World Maritime Day Celebration in 2015

2016

Accredited as Approved Training Centre for OSV

Accredited by Department of Skills Development (JPK), Ministry of Human Resource as Approved Training Centre for Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) Training at SKM Level 3

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