Dr. Devinder Grewal joined the World Maritime University on 1 November 2015, as Professor and Indian Chair in Port Management.
Dr. Grewal comes to WMU from Australia where he has held senior positions at the Australian Maritime College, the Federal Department of Transport and Regional Services, Esperance Port Authority and in the mineral resources industry. Dr. Grewal has led several consultancy projects, including advice to several governments on strategic developments. He has led the master planning of port facilities and intermodal nodes within strategic production-to-market transport networks.
Dr Grewal has been an Adjunct Professor of Transport Economics at the School of Management in the Faculty of Business, Government and Law, University Canberra, and with the Centre for Customs and Excise Studies, Canberra. He has been chairman of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia, Tasmania branch, and vice-chairman of the Australian Capital Territory branch.
For several years, Dr Grewal has been an invited member of the Board of Directors of the Transport and Logistics Skills Council (TLISC). TLISC is the only organisation funded by the Australian Federal Government to establish national skills standards and provide strategic workforce development advice for the maritime and other transport and logistics sectors. He is also a member of the Transport Research Consortium of Australia.