CAPTAIN ENCARNACION SAMANIEGO
IMMARBE Director General
IMMARBE is proud to announce Captain Encarnacion Samaniego as the new Director General.
has very valuable experience in the Maritime Field, and we are sure that he
will make important contributions to the Belize Registry.
graduation as a merchant marine officer, Captain Samaniego sailed with Exxon Tanker Inc.
He later became a professor at the Nautical School of Panama, where he assumed several roles, the last one being professor in charge of the Deck Department.
For four years, Captain Samaniego was a member of the Board of Governors and the Executive Council in the World Maritime University in Malmo, Sweden.
Captain Samaniego worked for 20 years at the Panama Canal Commission, later Panama Canal Authority, where he made important contributions.
Most of the time as a Maritime Training Officer, he
participated in the preparation of hundreds of professionals for maritime positions in the Canal.
led and participated in projects to improve the Canal operation, such as developing the operation regulations for the Panama Canal after the year 2000.
has performed several positions at the request of the Government in the Maritime Authority of Panama.
structured the Directorate General of Seafarers, and managed it for several years.
worked to make the
Panamanian Registry part of the International Maritime Organization White List for its compliance with the STCW Convention
He also founded the International Maritime
University in Panama.
As General Director of Ports, his last position in the Maritime Authority, he led the development of the New General Port Law approved in 2008.
helped to develop the port infrastructure in Panama, as well as the maritime ancillary industry that services vessels and cargo, both very important to the reg ion.
Captain Samaniego, in addition to his degree as a Nautical Engineer with Specialty in Navigation and Maritime Transportation, has two MBA's, one with specialty in Human Resources, and another with specialty in Maritime Administration.