Shahriar Mazhari

Shahriar Mazhari was born in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran. He graduated from Cha-Bahar College of Nautical Studies with an honours degree (BSc in Nautical Studies), 1987. Upon receiving his certificate of competency from Ports and Shipping Organization (PSO) Iran, he commenced his sea career serving on board the National Iranian Merchant fleet, with the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL). Later he decided to upgrade his academic studies by joining the World Maritime University (WMU) in 1991; he completed an MSc programme in Maritime Education and Training - Nautical (MET-N) in 1993. He was then involved with the implementation of the Safety and Quality Management System (SQMS) in IRISL, in capacities of training executive, Auditor and Lead Auditor. His role changed within the company as a result of the urgent need to implement the STCW Code; he became the STCW-95 Project Manager within the company's Training Department. In 1999, upon completing the relevant courses in Hogere Zeevaartschool, Antwerp, Belgium, he obtained a Class I Certificate of Competency and became a Captain. He is pursuing a PhD programme at the Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC) at Cardiff University, Wales. His research topic is:   Certification and Competence in Global Shipping Labour Market: A comparison between employers’ and employees’ Perception of ‘fitness for purpose’

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