General Secretariat

Permanent AWIMA General Secretariat






SHIREENE GALAL an Egyptian female leader with (26) years of experience in several branches in Maritime field.


Her projects focus on encouraging women to study, work and lead in the MENA maritime sector through managing events, conferences, workshops, monitoring scholarships "Go to Sea! Campaign”, training programs, and development initiatives. She Implemented and provided hosting facilities for the organization of selected ITCP activities, more over than 60 ITCP National & International programme from 2001 until now.


She is currently the Head of Administrative Monitoring Department- IMO Compound - Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport AASTMT, besides being the Permanent Director of Arab WIMA Secretariat & a board member of Governing Council, also she was a Founding Member of the Alumni “AASTMT” also she holds many of armor of Honor in her career.


Shireene has previous held several roles including: Assistant Head of Information Technology Section in the Mediterranean MoU on Port State Control [PSC] Secretariat, and working in different company's departments at the international shipping and transport co. (ISTCO).


In 1996 she was from the first batch to graduate from the College of Maritime Transport & Technology – AASTMT, in addition to being the Head of Students Council for two years. In 2012 she attained her Master’s Degree in Maritime Transport technology (Marine Environment Protection).


SHIREENE GALAL has a passion for sea world, which can be traced back to her father. She is a daughter of a port captain and spent many happy childhood years living with her family in Alexandria. He inspires her and she continues to inspire the maritime industry.