Seably, the global online marketplace for maritime bespoke training, has appointed engineering specialist Aashish Puri as Head of Engineering. In this new role, Aashish brings decades of elite leadership, HR, technical and seafaring expertise to lead the engineering and technical content on the Seably platform.

Aashish Puri needs no introduction within the maritime sector – he is a progressive and accomplished keynote speaker and a respected and well known marine HR professional with a strong engineering background. With a stellar career spanning two decades, he has easily traversed between marine engineering, strategy and operations, and talent management and development.

A regular keynote, panel speaker and moderator at international industry forums, his years at AP Moller Maersk have provided him with valuable leadership, seafaring experiences and insights on marine HR strategy, operations, talent development, leadership and recruitment trends. Aashish started his career as a seafarer before moving to shore-based roles. In his last position at Maersk, he created and built a Talent and Development team which was responsible for the training and development for over 15000 seafarers.

During his 18 years at Maersk, he headed up the crewing team and was responsible for the safe, reliable, and cost-effective crew management of 120 Maersk Line-owned vessels including the Triple E class vessels. He headed up South Pacific Manning Services on behalf of six German partner shipping companies employing Kiribati crew onboard vessels. He also led the complete integration of the entire Hamburg Sud fleet into Maersk Line fleet from a crewing perspective.

His most recent role was at Maritime, Oil and Gas Consulting Services Ltd where he was the Global Director of Strategic Partnerships.

Aashish holds a Certificate of Competency Chief Engineer Officer from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), and a Diploma in Maritime Studies from the Singapore Maritime Academy (SMA). He already holds a Master’s in Business Administration and is currently pursuing his second Masters.

Commenting on his appointment, Aashish said, “My years within the maritime industry have prepared me to always be actively prepared to face tomorrow. I am passionate about the continuous development of talent and can clearly see the opportunities where I can bring my wealth of engineering and technical expertise to enrich the Seably learning marketplace. I am delighted to join the current leadership team at Seably and work alongside such talented individuals.”

Aashish’s appointment will enrich the diverse and accomplished Seably leadership team. It also strengthens the engineering and technical content available on the platform while enhancing its global reach with companies and international crew. Seably was created by seafarers for seafarers. It is an innovative global online platform that offers exclusive and in-depth quality content. It delivers effective immersive learning for the maritime sector in a unique, digitalised, and online format, accessible virtually anywhere in the world.

Pilot John Gatti, Director of Seably Marketplace said, “With Aashish driving our engineering and technical content and sharing his immense expertise as a keynote speaker, we continue to strengthen our team with world class talent. Aashish is a respected and well-known professional, an expert in his field who will bring a unique mix to Seably. We are delighted to have him on board. As a premier destination for seafarers and shipping companies globally, Aashish will work with and support global shipping companies and seafarers with their participation within the virtual and digital Seably marketplace.”