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According to the decision of the General Assembly of the League of Arab States, His Excellency Prof. Dr. Ismail Abdel Ghafar Ismail Farag took office as the President of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) on 25.10.2011- till now.
In recognition to the international community of his leading and pioneering role in the region, he was selected as A Member of the Board Council of the World Maritime University (WMU), Malmo, Related To International Maritime Organization (IMO) , The Head of the League of Arab States official Delegation, IMO Council, (United Nation), London, UK, The Head of the Technical committee for Developing Maritime Education, IMO, (United Nation), London, UK.
He is A Member of the board Council of Arab Ministers of Transportation, Member of the Board Council of Arab Ministers of Economics, League of Arab States.
He is leading The President of the Board, Port Academy for Maritime and Technical Studies at Dammam in Saudi Arabia , The President of the Board, The Regional Center for Studies and Training in the Port of Port Sudan , The Chief Executive of the Research and Consultation Center of the Maritime Transport Sector, the Chief Executive of the Port Training Institute. He is also the Team Leader of committee responsible for implementing decisions of the Arab Economic summit related to the Arab maritime link project States.
Moreover, he is the President of the Industrial Advisory Council of International Transport and Logistics. Prof. Ismail is the President of the International Maritime Transport Forum. Prof. Dr. Ismail is also The President of the Board Integrated Solution Company, Member of the Board of the holding company for Maritime & Road Transport Prof. Ismail is a member of several professional associations, most important of which is membership of the The International Association of Maritime University (IAMU) , International Association of Universities (IAU), Association of Arab Universities (AARU) . Porf. Dr. Ismail is a professor of electrical and computer engineering, he has acquired his PhD Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1989 from George Washington University, USA , Master Degree in Electrical Engineering in 1982 from Cairo university , Bachelor degree of Electrical Engineering (Computer Department) , Excellent with Honour , from the Military Technical College (MTC) in 1978. He served as the Director & Dean of the Egyptian Military Technical School (MTC), 2009- 2011.
He also supervised and discussed many Master’s and Ph.D. theses in Egyptian, Arab and foreign universities, such as: Ain Shams University, Cairo University, American University in Cairo, and Arab Academy for Science and Technology& Maritime Transport.