Distinguished Fellows

Emeritus Professor Hilton Staniland

Position: Ocean Law And Policy
Ocean Law And Policy

Professor Dr. Vivian L. Forbes

Position: Ocean Law And Policy

Viv Forbes’ longstanding and ongoing detailed research on regional maritime issues which has resulted in his prolific bibliography and international research profile clearly indicate that he is undoubtedly the Australian doyen of Indian Ocean and Asia Pacific regional maritime boundaries and associated policy appraisal. Viv’s remarkable ability to create the ultimate synthesis on key maritime questions is unique. His singular academic contribution and status have been internationally recognized for some years, especially with his very longstanding and ongoing relationship with the Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA) and more recently with Wuhan University and the National Institute for South China Sea Studies in Haikou. The recent UWA award of a D. Litt. is the ultimate recognition of a very fine scholar and researcher. (Credit to: Emeritus Professor Dennis Rumley, Curtin University [9 September 2023])


  • MA (Curtin)
  • PhD (UWA)
  • DLitt (UWA)
Ocean Law And Policy

Tan Sri Datuk Seri Panglima Bakri Mohd Zinin

Position: Maritime Economics and Industries
Maritime Economics and Industries

Professor Dato’ Dr. Nor Aieni Mokhtar


Captain K. Subramaniam

Position: General Manager, Port Klang Authority

Captain K. Subramaniam began his career in the Merchant Marine in 1981 obtaining his Captaincy in 1992. He joined Port Klang Authority in 1994 as a Harbour Pilot and held several designation before being appointed the General Manager in 2016 becoming the 1st scholar sponsored by PKA to head the organisation

He holds a Unrestricted Pilot License for Port Klang since 1997 and has been the Chairman of the Port Klang Pilotage Committee since 2011.

In his years at Port Klang Authority, he was instrumental in implementing the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS) in Port Klang in 2004 and in 2010 coordinated Port Klang’s participation in Mega Ports Initiative jointly with Royal Malaysia Customs, Atomic Energy Licensing Board and the US government. Amongst his notable achievements in Port Klang are introduction of safe working practices in port operations, safety of navigation and maritime security besides enhancing the use of digitalisation and green technology in the port and logistic industry

Capt. Subra is also prominently involved in the international maritime arena. Currently he is the President of the International Association of Ports & Harbours, IAPH, Advisory Board Member of APEC Port Services Network, Secretary General of Eastern Dredging Association EADA and Vice President of the International Harbour Masters Association.

General Manager, Port Klang Authority