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, Malaysian Maritime Academy Sdn. Bhd.

Eddie Adrianto Bin Ahmad Khodzali

Academic/Professional Qualifications

  • Fellow Chartered Management Accountant (FCMA)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
  • CIMA Diploma in Islamic Finance
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Queensland, Australia

Present Appointments

  • Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer, Malaysian Maritime Academy Sdn. Bhd.
  • Member, Group HSSES Council, MISC
  • Member, Risk Management Committee, MISC

Past Experience

  • Board of Trustee Yayasan Selangor
  • Chief Executive Officer, Yayasan Selangor
  • Chief Executive Officer, Media Selangor
  • Director Strategic & Investment Management, CIMB Investment Bank
  • Head of Finance, IT & Admin, PrimaBaguz Sdn. Bhd
  • Manager Retail Business, CIMB Bank
  • Controller Corporate Services, Malaysia Airlines
Chief Executive Akademi Laut Malaysia

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
Deputy Chief Executive Akademi Laut Malaysia

Ts. Dr Captain Manivannan Subramaniam

Dean Faculty of Maritime Studies

Dr Captain Amir Syawal

Dean Faculty of Marine Engineering

Chief Engineer Mohamad Riduan

Dean Faculty of Business & Management

Chua Kim Muar

Director, Center of Pro. Studies

Captain Malik Bin Abdul Rahman

Director, Centre of Pro. Training

Captain Adam Matahar

Director, Centre of Liberal Studies

Mohd Asri Bin Md Sap

Director, Centre of Academic Quality

Dr. Saedah Binti Sakidin

Registrar

Wan Nurul Rukiah Binti Wan Rasdi

Director, Student Affairs & Alumni

Fauzianita Binti Mohd Yusoff

Director, Campus Operations

Mohd. Shane Mohd. Isa

Academic/Professional Qualifications

  • Master of Management, Open University Malaysia
  • 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)
  • Member, MMASB HSSE Council
  • Member, Campus Management Committee (CMC)
  • 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
Director, Sales & Marketing

Ananth Lachumanan

Academic/Professional Qualifications

  • Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) (Final Stage Dissertation), HELP University
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Marketing, The Chartered Institute of Marketing, CIM-UK
  • Master of Business Administration, MBA University of Ballarat, Australia
  • Postgraduate Diploma Business Administration & Certified Professional Manager, The Society of Business Practitioner SBP (UK)
  • Certified Professional Marketer, Marketing Institute of Singapore (MIS) & Asia Marketing Federation (AMF)
  • CIPR Accredited PR Practitioners- Chartered Institute of Public Relations, UK
  • Chartered Marketer, The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM-UK)
  • Chartered Fellow-FCMI, The Chartered Management Institute (CMI-UK)
  • Fellow- The Society of Business Practitioners SBP, UK (FSocBP)
  • Fellow-FCIM, The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM-UK)

Present Appointments

  • Director of Sales & Marketing, Malaysian Maritime Academy Sdn. Bhd. (MMASB).
  • Executive Committee (ExCom), MMASB
  • Member Talent Development Committee (TDC), MMASB
  • Council Member HSSC,MMASB
  • Council Member (Board), Institute of Marketing Malaysia (IMM)

Past Experience

  • Head of Penang (HQ) Regional Wawasan, Open University (WOU), Malaysia
  • Senior Deputy Director Quest, International University Perak (QIU)
  • Regional Manager Northern Malaysia, Masterskill University College of Nursing and Health (MUCH)
  • Regional Manager East Malaysia, Masterskill University College of Nursing and Health
  • Manager, Masterskill University College of Nursing and Health- HQ
  • Head Of Marketing Department, Cosmopoint Institute of Information Technology - Ipoh Campus
Director, QHSSE

Captain Roland Sinnadurai

Academic / Professional Qualifications

  • Master Class 1 – 3000GT or more, unlimited.
  • Qualified DPA and CSO
  • Qualified internal auditor—ISO 9001, 14001, 45001, and ISM
  • ISO 9001 & ISO 45001 Lead auditor
  • NEBOSH—Technical Safety Certification

Present Appointments

  • Head QHSSE
  • ExComm Member
  • HSSE Council Member
  • Campus Management Committee Member
  • Talent Development Committee Member

Past Experience

  • Orkim Ship Management Sdn Bhd - Head Fleet Personnel and Quality
  • Bumi Armada Berhad - Head of OSV Fleet
  • Bumi Armada Berhad - Head HSSEQ
  • AET/MISC BHD - Country Assurance Manager - AET Houston, USA
  • AET Shipmanagement Malaysia - HSSEQ and Assurance Manager
  • MISC Berhad - Fleet Operation (Crude Tanker Division) Technical Superintendent.
  • Sailing on AET vessels.

Our Milestones

View our journey as the leading maritime training academy in Malaysia

ALAM’s Milestones

The MATES Foundation

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

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

Renamed to ALAM
MATES awarded academy status by Tun Dr Mahathir

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

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)

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

The start of a strong industry ownership

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

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.
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

ALAM gained International Accreditation

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

Joint development with ABS

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

Best Maritime Training Institute

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

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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