Darazi Bldg. • Nafiaa Str.

• Bramieh • Saida • Lebanon Phone +961 (3) 410334, +961 (7) 724714, +961 (7) 751848 • E-mail: khs_02@hotmail.com

Lebanese, Single, 27 th of August 1979

EDUCATION 1998 -July 2002

Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Minor in Political Sciences
American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.

1982 - 1998

Lebanese Baccalaureate
Rafic Hariri High School, Saida, Lebanon.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE March 2008 Present – ABOU MERHI LINES S.A.L. (Offshore) – Beirut, Lebanon – Purchasing / Procurement Officer. • Maintaining purchasing operations for 4 vessels (Car Carriers). - Receiving requisitions from the vessels. - Sending inquiries for different suppliers. - After receiving quotations, we send for approval to our Fleet manager & Technical Superintendents. - Processing of the order by confirming to the supplier, then following up the delivery to the vessel. - Following up of the payment terms & deadlines of the suppliers with the financial department. - During all the above steps, we try to maintain the best filing system possible, – where it facilitates the tracking of the Purchase orders respectively. ABOU MERHI LINES S.A.L. (Offshore) – Beirut, Lebanon Crewing Supervisor – Abou Merhi Crew Ltd. • Acting as Human Resources Manager for the company’s vessels: - 8 Trade vessels – Car Carriers (150-160 crewmembers). • End decision making in coordination with the CEO. • Planning, improving and implementing a suitable recruitment system. - Contacting Manning Agents in Arab countries (Lebanon, Syria, and Egypt) & Foreign Countries. - Performing interviews with seamen in different positions (Officers & Ratings). - Following different interviewing criteria for

October 2005 February 2008








Officers (Engine or Deck) & Ratings (Engine or Deck). Following ISM (International Safety Management) systems in choosing candidates with full certified documents needed for every rank and for every flag state according to IMO (International Maritime Organization). Making sure that the candidate – whether officer or rating – have enough experience on his seaman’s book to be hired on our vessels. Improving our recruitment system by implementing a simple English language examination to test their knowledge of Basic Safety procedures and equipment on board according to IMO and SOLAS System (Safety of Life at Sea). Studying & investigating thoroughly the candidate’s previous experiences / sea services before hiring in order to minimize the possibility of having any crew problems in any port in any country which may lead to trouble with the vessel’s port stay or trade line. Following up the candidate’s signing-on procedure (Contract signature, flight to destination) and signing-off procedure (handing over, flight back home). Signing contracts with crewmembers according to the IMO, under the conditions of ITF & ILO. Maintaining – along with the assistant - a clear and detailed filing system (Soft & Hard copies), this is easily accessible to any authorized employee. Having monthly appraisals for all crewmembers on board our vessels to maintain a certain standard of knowledge and professionalism with our seamen. All these appraisals will be added to the crewmember’s file to be checked on future hiring. Attending vessels from time to time to check on the crewmembers, and to encourage them to work harder, especially that they stay almost 6 months away from their families and friends. Following up the Payroll System in coordination with the Financial / Accounting Department, by providing them with monthly deductions, expenses, and allotments as it is sent monthly from the all the vessels, in addition to any extra payments or bonuses granted to crewmembers. Supervising the payment of salaries to the crewmembers’ families, whether by cash or by bank transfer.

December 2003 – October 2005

Acting as an operations coordinator with our personnel on board our vessels (Fleet Manager Mr. Macka – Tech. S.I. Mr. Abdo – Port Captain Capt. Boutros) regarding different present matters (Technical repairs, Dry-dock items, requisitions, logistics, repair crew, etc…).

ABOU MERHI LINES S.A.L. (Offshore) – Beirut, Lebanon Assistant Crewing Manager – Abou Merhi Crew Ltd.

October 2002 – December 2003

February 2002– March 2002

August 1999 – September 1999

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Maintained professional correspondence (email, phone and fax communications) with different national and international manning agencies. Underwent some sessions and seminars by European and Arab Technical Engineers and Captains in our offices in order to learn and know more about the criteria of interviewing seamen (Deck & Engine). Carried out interviews as well as assisted in interviewing higher ranked seamen (Captains, Chief Engineers, etc…). Made a check list concerning ISM certificates for every rank on vessels. Tested the crewmembers with their English knowledge of basic safety terms on board vessels. All of these tests were done to avoid any deficiency in the periodical ISM Audit report done by the Flag State or the Class of the vessel. Made sure that all the needed documents are in every crewmember’s file. In case of any document missing, I have to follow up with seaman in order to finalize it. Assisted in the distribution of salaries to the families. Made sure that all signing on crewmembers have their Company Uniforms with them upon traveling to join the vessel, and wore them upon vessel’s arrivals to different ports. SHIP

. OESTERREISCHISCHER LLOYD MANAGEMENT – Beirut, Lebanon Assistant Manager •

Assisted in the opening of the Beirut branch of this company which was situated in CYPRUS (Head Office), in addition to branches in Germany, Austria & Malta. Ventured on an introductory campaign of our services to the Ship & Yacht Owners in the

Middle East & Gulf region, which presented a lot of potential customers. Ministry of Culture – Beirut, Lebanon Arab Summit held in Beirut Welcoming of the Arab Delegations in Lebanon and organizing their visits and stay in Lebanon in addition to their scheduled meetings during their stay, including their arrival to and departure from Beirut under the supervision of his Excellency the Minister of Culture – Mr. Ghassan Salameh . Audi Bank – Saida, Lebanon One month intensive training, mostly at the regional office. ACTIVITIES Economics Students Society (A.U.B. 1998 – 2002) Evacuation of Lebanese-American Citizens during the JULY War 2006 at BEIRUT Port. COMPUTER SKILLS
Windows, Word (Expert), Excel (Expert).

LANGUAGES English (fluent), French (fluent) and Arabic (fluent). HOBBIES AND INTERESTS Reading, driving, listening music and playing sports. REFERENCES Available upon request.

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