Dr. Ismail Abdel Ghaffar
According to the decision of the General Assembly of the League of Arab States, His Excellency Prof. Dr. Ismail Abdel Ghafar Ismail took office as the President of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) on 25.10.2011.
Throughout his career life, he has occupied several positions where he graduated with an honoured Bachelor degree of Electrical Engineering (Computer Department) from the Military Technical College (MTC) in 1978 then received a master's degree in 1982 from Cairo university starting his career as an assistant lecturer at the Computer Department of the Military Technical College (MTC) then he received the Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1989 from George Washington University, USA and specialized in Computer Engineering starting his career in the Military Technical College (MTC) from 1989 till now as a member of the teaching staff at the Computer Department, where all the positions were held in the Military Technical College. In 1992, His job progression allowed him to be the Head of the Planning Educational Affairs department then the Head of the Advanced Technologies Group in 1997. As in 2001, he was appointed to be the Head of the Planning department of Research Affairs then the Head of Chair of Electrical Engineering branch in 2003. In 2005, he became the Vice Dean for the Post Graduates & Research, then the Vice Dean for Educational Affairs in 2006 who is Responsible for MTC educational Plan. For his scientific and professional efficiency, In January 2007 he became MTC vice Dean for two years, then MTC Commandant, Dean in January 2009 until he was selected to be the president of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT). During the previous positions, he has got many scientific experiences in the fields of computer networks, secure computer systems, algorithms, computers and structural systems of computers, in addition to:
It is notable to say that during the International Conferences that held annually at the MTC - Cairo – Egypt, he took the responsibility of being a member, Head of, organizing and scientific committees.
Dr. Mohamed Farghaly (Former President)
Upon his appointment by the General Assembly, His Excellency Prof. Dr. Mohamed Farghaly took office as the President of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT). Since 1996, he assumed at the Arab Academy several high-level positions including Executive Vice-President of AASTMT, Dean of the Integrated Simulators Complex and Dean of the College of Maritime Transport and Technology.
Dr. Farghaly graduated from the Egyptian Naval College in Alexandria in 1973, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Nautical Studies with Honors. In 1979, he obtained his Master Mariner Certificate. Then He undertook his postgraduate studies at Nottingham Trent University in the United Kingdom and received his PhD with "A Study of a Decision-Making System for Collision Avoidance" in 1996.
Amongst his pivotal accomplishments was the provision of oversight and guidance for the planning, execution and management of a four–phased project for building the largest Integrated Simulators Complex in the Middle East, with a budget amounting to 165 Million US Dollars contributed by the Government of the United States of America. He accomplished three phases and is currently working towards the completion of the fourth phase. The overall objective of the project is the acquisition and transfer of the latest technologies to various transport sectors which include simulators, laboratories and centers for the management of various Maritime and Environmental disasters, in addition to ship simulators, liquefied natural gas and petroleum.
In 1999, Dr. Farghaly was granted the International "SEATRADE" Award of Innovation in recognition of his successful development of a unique maritime expert system for decision makers, designed to prevent maritime collisions by using sophisticated computer programs. The "SEATRADE" Award is the international arena for the recognition of achievements and innovations and promoting excellence for the international maritime community. "SEATRADE" Award of Innovation is considered an Oscar Award presented in witness of the entire maritime industry at the global level.
Since 2008, Dr. Farghaly has been leading the Arab Academy’s role to assist Arab and Islamic countries in integrating disaster risk reduction in its development plans and policies. As to facilitate AASTMT role, he managed to develop a unique strategic collaborative joint partnership with the World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) and the United Nations Secretariat for International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) resulting in several key initiatives and activities such as the development of an Arab Academy staffed regional standby quick-response team to undertake damage, loss and needs assessment in countries affected by natural disasters. He managed through innovative approach to establish an independent jointly-owned United Nations and Arab Academy Regional Center for Disaster Risk Reduction with its headquarters in Cairo - Egypt. AASTMT has also developed another long-term sustained partnership with the World Bank Institute to deliver disaster risk management with joint certification with AASTMT as a recognized regional education provider organization in the Arab region.
In recognition to the international community of his leading and pioneering role in the region, he was selected as member in the Results Management Council of the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery of the World Bank and the Scientific and Technical Committee of the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, both being the policy-making constituents of GFDRR and UNISDR.
Since assuming his responsibilities as President of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT), he managed to give a concrete international exposure and recognition for the Academy at the highest level, which was reflected in the reports submitted by the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki Moon in two consecutive years 2008 and 2009 to the sixty third and sixty fourth sessions of the United Nations General Assembly that included AASTMT effective role in assisting the Arab member states.
Dr. Farghaly is also the Chairman of the Federal Arab Maritime Company, an inter-state entity owned by Egypt, Libya and Syria, operating in the maritime industry and trade.
Dr. Farghaly is a member of several professional associations, most important of which is membership of the National Committee for Disaster Management and Chairman of the Arab Confederation of Sports Leaders Centers and Institutes.
Dr. Gamal Elddin Mokhtar (Founder President)
His Excellency Prof. Dr Gamal Mokhtar, the Founder and AASTMT President, one of the most successful Arab joint institutions on the land of Egypt, that was the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport – one of the League of Arab States specialized Organization stated in 1972.
Dr. Mokhtar played a significant role in changing the Arab Maritime Transport Academy to be a leading university in sciences and technology and in all other disciplines related to maritime transport, engineering and management whether at the academic or the professional levels; in addition of being a unique entity of research and consultation. Especially after attaining ISO 9001 / 2000 from D.N.V, as implementing and developing its Quality Assurance System, it transmitted from the regional to the international status. As AAST-MT is a fully fledged member of the Arab and International Universities Associations.
Dr. Mokhtar had established the Regional Centre of the International Union for Informatics at AASTMT - AbuKir Campus to be the largest Centre and the fortress of Informatics in the Middle East, that organized the first Arab Olympiad in Informatics in 2002 as the Egyptian Olympiad in Informatics in cooperation with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.
Dr. Mokhtar was awarded recently by an honorary doctorate in marine science in recognition to his efforts in the field of maritime transport by the World Maritime University (WMU) of the United Nations, as internationally
Dr Gamal Mokhtar's academic degrees include B.Sc. (Naval Studies), Naval Academy, Alexandria, 1946-1949; Master Mariner (Foreign-Going), Ministry of Maritime Transport, Egypt, 1955; M.Sc. (Naval Studies), former USSR, 1959-1960; M.A. (Business Administration), American University in Cairo (AUC), 1969-1972; Ph.D. Sorbonne University – Paris Premier (Economics of Human Development), 1978.
Some of Dr. Mokhtar great achievements: