RAMON C. HERNANDEZ
Director
Shipyards Regulation Service

Ramon C. Hernandez, also known as “Mon” and a civil engineer by profession, is a driven individual with a strong sense of professionalism, and holds a great deal of experience in maritime affairs at the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) in which he is currently the Director II of the Shipyards Regulation Service.  As the Director, he plays an important role in the development of the maritime industry, particularly the shipbuilding, ship repair, and ship breaking sector.  For that matter, he is actively involved in participating on various regional and international conferences such as IMO Sub-Committee on Ship Design and Construction meetings, OECD Council Working Party 6 on Shipbuilding, ASEAN Maritime Transport Working Group meetings and other related fora.

He obtained his Master’s Degree in Ship Management (Technical Stream) at the World Maritime University in Malmö, Sweden in 1995.  He started his career in MARINA in 1989. He became enriched with the experience, knowledge, and skill he obtained from engaging with the different aspects of the maritime industry throughout the many years of the service, and has risen from the ranks to become the Director that he is today.

During his earlier working years he also found passion in teaching and became an instructor at NAMEI Polytechnic Institute, and much previously was a high school instructor at Benedictine Abby School in Alabang, Muntinlupa, Philippines. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Santo Tomas, Manila in 1986, and has obtained a professional license as a Civil Engineer.