Members of the Board

Members of the Board

Courtesy of MARIN

This pages introduces the Members of the Board of the Waterborne Technology Platform

180921 Hjprins1

Henk Prins, Chairman

Manager Research and Development, MARIN (

Henk Prins studied Applied Mathematics at Delft University of Technology. He then focused on numerical modelling of ship motions in waves, completing a PhD in 1995. He moved to MARIN, where he became involved in software development, of both numerical tools and user interfaces. He managed the software development department for 6 years, while managing large projects on full-mission bridge simulators and on design tools. Since 2007 he manages the R&D department of MARIN. This department is mainly focusing on advanced numerical tools and their validation with experiments.

Henk is heavily involved in European research projects, and has lead two large projects on ship propulsion. Since 2009 he is member of the board of ECMAR, chairing the association from 2013 to 2015. He has chaired the European research association “Vessels for the Future”, bringing together all maritime stakeholders, such as yards, suppliers, research institutes, academia, and class societies. In that position, he was part of the group that revived the Waterborne Technology Platform. From June 2017, he was acting chairman of Waterborne; since January 2018 he is officially appointed as chairman.

180922 Hermann _Josef Mammes

Hermann-Josef Mammes, Vice-chairman

 Head of Research & Development, Meyer Werft (

Herman-Joseff has studied mechanical engineering with the specialization for supply and discharge systems. Since 1987 he is working for Meyer Weft on the design and purchase of supply and discharge systems for cruise vessels. Since 2002 he became responsible for the specification and calculation of supply and discharge systems in the sales and design department. In this time he was involved in the EU Intership and BESST project as work package leader and looked also into the environmental aspects of the cruise ship design. At this time he was also active in the IMO MEPC in the CESA delegation.  

In July 2015 he became head of the research and development department of Meyer Werft and coordinates also the activities of the national and international associations regarding research and development. In 2017, he became chairman of the Research and Development Working Group of SEA Europe and Vice-Chair of the Waterborne Board.

180921 WLemmens

Wilfried Lemmens, Member of the Board

Managing Director, Royal Belgian Shipowners' Association


Mr. Lemmens has studied Nautical Sciences and started his career his career at sea for a period of 18 years, during which he served for 10 years as captain on board of several types of ships.

In 1999 Mr. Lemmens became Fleet Manager of a maritime service provider and in 2007 he joined the Belgian pilotage as chief-executive officer. In 2009, he became chief operating officer at a maritime transport company of petroleum products. In 2015, he joined the Belgian Royal Shipowners' Association as Managing Director.

180922 Alistair Greig

Alistair Greig, Member of the Board

Professor of Marine Engineering, University College London (

Mr. Greig trained as Marine Engineer with the UK MoD (RCNC) spending time at sea on warships and submarines. Mr. Greig holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering, and MSc in Marine Engineering and a PhD in underwater robotics. He joined the academic staff of the Department of Mechanical engineering in 1989 as lecturer, 2001 as senior lecturer and in 2016 as full Professor. Besides, Mr. Greigh is Deputy head of Education at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Principal Fellow of the UK High Education Academy. Between 2011 and 2017, Mr. Greig was the Chair of the Executive Committee of WEGEMT.

180921 Ph . Corrignan

Philippe Corrignan, Vice-Chairman (†)

Technical Manager, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore (

Philippe Corrignan holds an engineering degree in Civil/Aeronautics, a specilisation degree in Aeronautics/Aerospace and a PhD on sloshing. He started his career 27 years ago in a private company providing research and consultancy services in the marine field as engineer and then as project manager and head of the experimental team (lab, field). Philippe joined Bureau Veritas in 2007, first in the Reserach Department, where he lead a team conducting research on safety and energy-efficienty. In 2014, he joined the Advisory Services Department of BV, where he now holds the position of Technical Manager.

Philippe has a long experience in European RTD projects since 1991. He started participating in the Waterborne Support Group, as a member of Eur ACS R&D Group, in 2014. He has been chairman of the EurACS R&D Group from mid 2016 to mid 2018 and correspondingly chairman of the Waterborne Support Group. As such he had an active contribution in the restructuring of Waterborne.


180923 Sauli Eloranta

Sauli Eloranta, Chair Communication Group

Head of Innovation & Technology, Rolls-Royce Marine (

Sauli is responsible for Marine Innovation and Technology Strategies, R&T, IP issues and external funding at Rolls-Royce Marine. Sauli is based in Turku, Finland. He acts as the Country Manager for Rolls-Royce in Finland.

Besides, Sauli acts as the Chairman for the DIMECC One Sea - Autonomous Maritime Ecosystem, and he chairs the Business Finland Digital Advisory Board. In addition, he is member of several government-led strategy groups. Sauli has spent his entire 30-years career in the maritime industry in shipyards and maritime suppliers in Finland, US, Norway and France. Sauli holds a MSc in Engineering/Naval Architecture. 

180924 Marcoschembri

Marco Schembri, Member of the Board

Head of Research Projects Coordination Department, Cetena (

Marco Schembri holds a degree in mechanical engineering. From 1998 to 2003 he has been working for Italdesign Giugiaro (car design and engineering company) in the project management department, where he started to deal with thetechnical/administrative management of projects funded by the EC and by National Authorities focussed on human/machine interface for virtual reality and wide screen based CAD/CAM systems. Working in CETENA since 2003, from 2009 he is head of CETENA’s research projects coordination department. He managed several FP5, FP6, FP7 and H2020 projects on various topics, ranging from intermodal freight transport to fuel cells technology on-board ships. In 2011 he participated to the drafting of European Defence Agency Strategic Research Agenda for the Naval sector, chairing together with Fincantieri the Submarine Platform working group. In June 2014, he became a member of the council of ECMAR (European Council for Maritime Applied R&D) and in 2018 Chairman of the association.

Paolo Guglia

Paolo Guglia, Chair Coordination Group

R&D Policy Manager, Fincantieri (

Paolo Guglia holds a MSc degree on Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Eni Corporate University, is a certified PMP since 2009 and a Fellow of the Royal Insitute of Naval Architects since 2016. He is working for Fincantieri as a R&D Manager since 2004. Paolo has managed 13 European projects in 4 different Programmes. He has been appointed as Italian expert to the Transport Programme Committee in Horizon 2020 by the Italian Ministry of University and Research, and as an expert for Leadership 2020 and European Sustainable Shipping Forum by the European Commission. He is an active member of SEA Europe, Hydrogen Europe and Vessels for the Future for the definition of maritime R&D priorities.



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