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International Registries, Inc. (IRI) / The Marshall Islands Registry
Senior Vice President, Maritime Administration / Regulatory Affairs

Mr. Makar joined IRI in 2004 as Vice President, Technical / Investigations after working at sea as an engineering officer on United States flag commercial vessels. He was appointed to Vice President, Regulatory Affairs in 2009 and later worked for the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) as a Principal Engineer assisting in developing regulatory policies and training materials.  He rejoined IRI in September 2017 and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Maritime Administration / Regulatory Affairs in June 2019. He has extensive experience representing the Republic of the Marshall Islands Maritime Administrator at various International Maritime Organization and International Labour Organization meetings, actively participating in the development of numerous international shipping convention amendments and codes.

Mr. Makar earned a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College in 1996 and holds a Chief Engineer’s license for Steam and Gas Turbine Vessels of Any Horsepower.