Capt Hari Subramaniam
Regional Head – Business Relations and MediSea
The Shipowners’ P&I Club
Hari’s sailing career spanned over 17 years on a wide range of vessels including main fleet and offshore vessels.
After three years in command, he came ashore and headed the Commercial and Operations department of a reputable shipping company which owned and operated bulk carriers, offshore vessels, tugs and barges. Hari then moved on to help start-up the operations of a leading offshore company which owned and operated several state-of-the-art AHTSVs and PSVs.
Since 2009, apart from overseeing the development and growth of the branch’s Loss Prevention Department (till November 2019) including running the Club’s Global Ship Inspection Programme from Singapore, Hari and his team provided marine technical expertise to various industry stakeholders and as well as facilitating tailored training sessions, audits, seminars and risk management strategies based on claims causation analysis.
Hari has now assumed a larger role as Regional Head – Business relations enhancing deeper engagement with key stakeholders to improve safety awareness and risk management across the industry. Hari also runs the Club’s MEDISEA (Enhanced Pre-employment Medical Examination) Scheme which offers comprehensive health and wellbeing initiatives for seafarers’ sailing on board entered vessels and their families.
Hari has an MBA degree in Human Resources and International management apart from his Master Mariner's License.
He is a Fellow and Council Member of The Nautical Institute (UK) as well as the Vice- President of the Singapore branch.
He is the founding Chairman of the Singapore Branch of The Company of the Master Mariners of India (CMMI) and also a Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (UK) (MICS).
In recognition of his efforts, Hari was awarded the “Outstanding Individual Contribution to Safety at Sea” by the MPA Singapore in Dec 2020. He continues to work closely with the MPA and other regional Flag administrations and shipping bodies towards and improving the culture of shipping in the region.