Radio Holland announced the appointment of Nikeel Idnani as the Business Development Director for the region Middle East, Indian subcontinent & Africa. Based in Dubai, he will report to the Regional Director.
Nikeel holds an MBA and was a Chief Engineer. He has close to 25 years working experience in the maritime industry, starting his career sailing as a marine engineer onboard a variety of ships for 10 years before being employed by multinational corporations in Dubai. He held regional responsibilities of sales, business development and marketing, working successively for Service companies, Ship Repair/Building, Ship designers and most recently as Principal Consultant/Business Development Leader for a major classification society.
Since 2012, Nikeel volunteers as the Honorary Secretary of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) UAE Branch, hosting conferences to keep the regional maritime industry up to date with technological and engineering advances & developments.
Nikeel hails from a family of Indian seafarers, is 48 years old and married with a 9 year old daughter. He is well known within the Middle East maritime circles.