In a significant move, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has designated senior official Nannette Z. Villamor-Dinopol as the Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA). This decision comes following the release of Special Order 2023-430 signed by Transportation Secretary Jaime Bautista on Thursday.

Engr. Dinopol, boasting an impressive 38 years of experience in MARINA alone, holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from the University of San Jose Recoletos. Her commitment to professional growth is evident in her Graduate Studies, where she completed the Professional Shipping Course with Distinction at the Norwegian Shipping Academy.

The senior official now transitions into the role of OIC-Administrator from her previous position as Deputy Administrator for Operations since 2018. She began her journey in MARINA as a Maritime Research Assistant in Regional Office 7 and has steadily risen through the ranks to her current role.

Engr. Dinopol has a comprehensive background in MARINA operations, as she served as Regional Director in various MARINA offices in Davao, Cebu, and General Santos, enhancing her knowledge of diverse maritime environments.

Moreover, Engr. Dinopol’s leadership extends to her role as the OIC-Executive Director of the STCW Office, where she served from June 12, 2020, to March 29, 2021. This multifaceted experience positions her well for her current responsibilities as MARINA OIC-Administrator.

This designation follows the recent resignation of Atty. Hernani Fabia as Administrator of the MARINA.

Engr Dinopol shall administer the activities of the Agency until a new Administrator shall have been named and appointed by the President.