24 Apr 2024

Yves De Leeneer elected as 121st President of the IMarEST

Yves De Leeneer has been inaugurated as the 121st President of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).   

Singapore based Yves says: “It is an honour to take on this role as President of the IMarEST. I am looking forward to working with the Executive Team and our professional and student members around the globe as we continue to shape a sustainable future for the marine sector and the global community of marine professionals.” 

Yves succeeds Martin Shaw and will hold the position of the IMarEST President for one year.  Stephen de Mora is deputy for the year, serving as President-Elect. 

Yves, a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Marine Engineer, is a Fellow of the IMarEST and of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects. He sits on the IMarEST Board of Trustees and has been Chair of the joint IMarEST and RINA Singapore branch.  

Yves has travelled the world in his career as a naval architect, subsea manager and project manager. He is now based in Singapore where he is the Founder and Managing Director of DEEPBLUE Pte Ltd, a company working on the design, engineering, installation and management of mooring, subsea systems, floating renewables and general naval architecture. He is also Founder and Managing Director of LITTORAL Pte Ltd which is involved with the management and design of subsea breakwaters, beach protection and coral reef gardening. Yves, as an inventor, also holds several patents and regularly speaks at conferences across the globe sharing his insight. 

Yves concludes: “The marine sector is one of the most diverse and exciting sectors to work in. No matter what your area of interest is, science, technology, engineering, or whatever your geographic location might be, there is always an opportunity to build a fantastic career. Our work at the IMarEST is important in helping to encourage more people of all backgrounds and nationalities to join the sector, guide them and support them in their development and progress in their career. So, join us at the Institute, and remember, an Institute is only as good as its members, so we need you.”