Dr Raouf Kattan FREng

Managing Director, Safinah Ltd

Dr Raouf Kattan has established a reputation as one of the world's leading consultants and innovators in the engineering of coating systems for marine structures. His career, over 40 years and 30 countries, has been spent in the marine industry working with most of the world's leading shipyards, ship and offshore asset owners, chemical and coatings manufacturers, mega-yacht builders and owners, research and development organisations as well as classification societies, the insurance markets and both the UK and US navies.

In 1998, he started the specialist consultancy Safinah Ltd, recognised as a world leader in the provision of in depth analytical, diagnostic and strategic technical and expert witness services to the marine and heavy-duty coatings market globally.