Vice President (International) and Professor
China
Ph.D. in Economics, University of Paris
shipping and port economics, policy and management, marine environmental economics, Chinese shipping and ports

Professor, Canadian Chair
Canada
JSD, Dalhousie University, Halifax
climate change, environmental impact assessment, energy law and policy, environmental governance, regulatory approaches

Professor in Sustainable Marine Management & Ocean Governance (NF Chair)
Sweden
Ph.D. University of Gothenburg
marine environmental management, coastal management, biological diversity, ecosystem-based adaptations/services, coastal environment climate change, marine ecosystems, Invasive species

Professor Emeritus and Special Advisor, Office of the President
Sweden
Ph.D. Stockholm University
marine environmental management, coastal management, ballast water management, coastal environment climate change, marine ecosystems

Director, World Maritime University-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute and Nippon Foundation Professor Law of the Sea and Ocean Governance
Ireland
Ph.D., Trinity College Dublin
European Union Law, International Law, environmental law, law of the sea, Dispute Resolution, Ecosystem-Based Management, Marine Biodiversity in Areas beyond National Jurisdiction

Professor (The Nippon Foundation Chair). Head, Maritime Education & Training and Head, English and Study Skills Programme
Ghana
Ph.D. in Maritime Administration
operational risk governance and policy, management, organizational behaviour and organizational learning, knowledge management, maritime education and training

Professor, Director of PhD Programme, Head of Maritime Law & Policy, Associate Academic Dean ad interim
Philippines
PhD Law and Ergonomics in Maritime Security, Lund University
maritime security, maritime law, maritime policy, navigational safety

Professor, INMARSAT Chair (on Leave of Absence)
Republic of Korea
Ph.D. in Port Economics, Cardiff University
port economics, port management, port operation and logistics, maritime education and training

Professor, Executive Director, International Association of Maritime Universities
Japan
Ph.D. Engineering, Kobe University
marine engineering, thermal power systems, mechanical engineering, maritime education and training, maritime technologies

Professor, Sustainable Fisheries Management, Ocean Biodiversity and Marine Spatial Planning (NF Chair)
United Kingdom
PhD, University of Glasgow, Scotland

Professor, Director of Maritime Research; Nippon Foundation Professorial Chair in Marine Technology and Innovation; Head, Maritime Energy Management (MEM)
Turkey
Ph.D. Istanbul Technical University
naval architecture, marine engineering, ship design, ship production, maritime technology, maritime energy management

Professor, Nippon Foundation Chair of Maritime Labour Law and Policy  
Spain
PhD from University of Santiago de Compostela

Head of Research, Global Ocean Institute
Australia
PhD (geography) from the University of Durham, UK

Vice-President Academic Affairs; Professor
Germany
Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing) Safety Science, University of Wuppertal
maritime casualities, ship safety, maritime risk

Korean Chair; Head, Shipping Management and Logistics (SML); Head, Port Management (PM)
Republic of Korea
PhD Maritime Economics and Logistics, University of Plymouth
maritime economics and logistics, maritime policy and management

Professor
Greece
Dr.iur
maritime law, Carriage of Goods by Sea, Ship Arrest, marine insurance, Conflict of Laws, maritime policy