Sajid Hussain

Commandant, Bangladesh Marine Academy
Bangladesh

Biography

MarEngr. SAJID HUSSAIN DSc MSc FIMarEST is serving at the helm of Bangladesh Marine Academy, Chittagong as its COMMANDANT since 15 October 2009. Informatively, he is theFIRST Marine Engineer to be a Commandant of Bangladesh Marine Academy since its establishment in 1962.

SAJID HUSSAIN, 54, is a Member of the Board of Governors (2013-2015) of World Maritime University, Malmo, Sweden, a Maritime Expert (IMO-UN & GlobalMET-Australia), Chartered Marine Engineer (IMarEST-London) and a Member of the Senate, Syndicate, Council & Finance Committee of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Maritime University (BSMRMU), Bangladesh.

He was a Minor Freedom Fighter at Madhupur Freedom Fighters' Camp (near the border between Naogaon of Bangladesh & West Dinajpur of India) under Sector-7 during Bangladesh liberation war in 1971.

After graduating from Bangladesh Marine Academy in 1980, he joined Bangladesh Shipping Corporation as a Cadet Engineer; served on-board BSC ocean-going ships until 1995 [last 5 years as Chief Engineer]; served Bangladesh Marine Academy as its Head of Marine Engineering Department (Chief Engineer: 1995-2009), Commandant (on-contract: 2009-2012) and then promoted to Deputy Commandant in 2012. Currently he is serving as the Commandant (current charge) since Oct 2012.

He studied in Liakat-Nazir High School [Pabna], Pabna Zilla School, Rajshahi Cadet College [SSC/HSC (3rd position)], Bangladesh Marine Academy [pre-sea Marine Engineering (2nd position)], South Tyneside College, UK [Marine Engineering] and in World Maritime University, Sweden [MSc in Maritime Safety Administration - Marine Engineering]. He has also been awarded with a DSc in Marine Engineering as a recognition to his professional excellence.

He is a Fellow & Chartered Marine Technologist of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST - London); Ex-Chairman of the IMarEST Bangladesh branch (2010-11); former Council Member and current Member of Professional Affairs and Education Committee of IMarEST London HQ.

He was the Chief Cadet Captain in 1980 during his cadetship training at Bangladesh Marine Academy and was the elected President of the Asia-Pacific Students Forum and Class Representative at World Maritime University in 1998.

His publications include his thesis (A proposal for establishment of a Maritime University in Bangladesh), 20 technical/research papers, 15 books and around 225+ features/articles on shipping, sealife, IT, science & technology and science-fiction. He has achieved the IMarEST Branch Award 2007-08 for his research paper titled "Vision of e-Learning and its application into Maritime Education and Training" and the "IMarEST President's Commendation" in 2012.

FAMILY

Sajid Hussain is a father of 1 son & 2 daughters. The son is an Architect (married to an Architect too); elder daughter is studying Bachelor in Computer Science & Engineering at EDU at Chittagong and the younger one is studying BBA at IIU at Chittagong. His wife Ms. Meher Nigar is former Head Mistress of Bangladesh Marine Academy K G School (1993-2005). His father is Late Al-Haj Adv. Amzad Hussain [Ex-MP (1973 Parliament) & a Freedom Fighter of Sector-7] and Mother was Late Al-Haj Prof. Janntul Ferdous [Ex-MP (1996 Parliament) & a Freedom Fighter of Sector-7].

His contact: sajidocean@yahoo.com, +880-31-2514163 (office)