Shahrin is DNV’s regional head of maritime advisory, and director of Maritime Decarbonization and Autonomy Center of Excellence (Singapore/Asia-Pac). DNV is a global classification society and advisor for the maritime industry.
In his current role, he has global responsibility for maritime advisory business development in the shipping value chain and is concurrently responsible for the maritime consulting business, R&D, and innovation within the areas of decarbonization, digitalization as well as ESG/sustainability initiatives in the region.
Shahrin is also taking an advisor role for digital start-ups and scale-ups. He is also the director of the Maritime Decarbonization and Autonomy Center of Excellence located in Singapore. He has extensive experience in strategy development for maritime decarbonization and is also working with several shipping players in their digital transformation journey, incorporating strategy, roadmap development, and implementation to achieve emission reductions, safer operations, and OPEX reduction.
Shahrin has more than 30 years of maritime industry experience and has been a frequent guest speaker and panelist at industry conferences, focusing on the topic of maritime cluster, digitalization, sustainability and talent management. He has been a project manager and project sponsor for numerous maritime decarbonization advisory projects in South East Asia, India, ANZ, and the Middle East involving feasibility studies and strategies on alternative marine fuels.
In 2021, he was appointed to the Maritime Industry Advisory Council at the Singapore Maritime Academy, in 2022 appointed as a member of the Technology Advisory Panel at the Singapore Maritime Institute, the R&D unit of MPA Singapore, and in 2023 appointed as a member of the Tripartite Advisory Panel for the Alliance for Maritime Future Talent Maritime consisting of senior leadership within Maritime Singapore ecosystem.
Shahrin has a doctorate degree with research focus on industry cluster strategy and innovation ecosystem, and a MSc in Maritime Studies from NTU Singapore. He has attended executive programs on “Leading Digital Business Transformation” and “Future Technologies” at UC Berkeley.