Often renowned as the 'Ocean Influencer,' Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry (LL.B, LL.M, Ph.D. International Law) is the first woman president of WMU as President. Before joining WMU in 2015, she served as the Director of the International Labour Standards Department of the International Labour Office (ILO) in Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Doumbia-Henry began her career at the University of the West Indies, Barbados, as a lecturer in law and later worked with the Iran-US Claims Tribunal in The Hague, The Netherlands. She joined the ILO in 1986, where she served both as a senior lawyer of the Organization and in several management positions. She was also responsible for developing the ILO Maritime Labour Convention, 2006. Since the late 1990s, she led the ILO participation in several IMO/ILO interagency collaborations on several issues of common interest to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and ILO, including the Joint IMO/ILO Ad Hoc Expert Working Groups on Fair Treatment of Seafarers and on Liability and Compensation regarding Claims for Death, Personal Injury and Abandonment of Seafarers
Dr. Sohan Roy is the C.M.D. of Aries Marine, the Middle East's number 1 shipping consultancy firm in the Middle East. He is a well-accomplished Forbes listed business entrepreneur who has proven his mettle with pioneering innovations in Maritime, Entertainment, Media, and Medical industries. Dr. Sohan is also the founder of some of the innovative products/concepts like the first global maritime T.V. channel - Marine BizTV and first international medical channel - Medi BizTV, Founder of the visual media-based institute, A.I.M.R.I.; President of International Maritime Club; Creator of the first steel snake boat - Aries Punnamada Chundan, the designer of the unsinkable steel boat 'Safe Botel,' creative head of 'Topless Ship'; and Mastermind behind the state-of-the-art internationally recognized software T.I.M.E. (To Improve My Efficiency), which breaks traditional conventions of management assessment skills. Sohan Roy is not just a business leader, he is a thought leader who continually thrives on bringing about significant changes not only in his company but the entire community. His engaging style of leadership abilities has fetched him accolades and awards from all corners of the world.