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22 - 26 November 2021
Virtual WeekLive Streamed & On-Demand

Maneesh Varma
Head of Qualifications at The Nautical Institute


With 25 years experience at sea, Captain Maneesh Varma worked through the ranks to Captain for Maersk. After coming ashore he gained qualifications in Shipping, Trade and Finance (MSc from Cass Business School), PGCE and PG Diploma in Marine Law. He also worked in Commercial Operations for Holbud Ship Management, London and SPL Shipping, New Delhi.

Captain Varma has held numerous roles in the maritime training sector, working as senior lecturer in simulation at Warsash Maritime Academy, Lowestoft College and Liverpool John Moores University. Currently working as Head of Qualifications for The Nautical Institute, he heads The Nautical Institute’s short courses portfolio, self-study schemes and DP accreditation and certification team. His area of interest is developing training using new technology for future skill development.

Agenda Sessions

  • Headline Session: Checking in on standards, training facilities and qualifications