DR. JAMES C. FERNANDO (FOSHA)
Executive Board Member – Malaysia
Dr. James C. Fernando originates from Singapore and is no new comer to the field of Fire and Safety as he was the ex-Chief Fire and Safety Officer with the Republic of Singapore Navy and Sembawang Corporation. He has a total of 28 years of fire and safety experience including his unforgettable experience in rescuing the survivors from the Hotel New World in Singapore and the Sembawang Shipyard Tanker explosions in 1992. Dr. James was awarded the ‘Sword of Honour’ from the Prime Minister of Singapore and the ‘Good Service Medal’ from the President of the Republic of Singapore in 1982 and 1996 respectively.
To his credit Dr. James has obtained three PhD’s in Business Administration in 1996, Fire & Safety Management in 1997 and Risk & Safety Management in 2000. He has been a guest speaker for the Malaysian Society for Occupational Safety & Health (MSOSH) Seminars and the Emergency Response & Planning organized by University Putra Malaysia (UPM) & Fire & Rescue Department (Bomba), Malaysia. He is also a ‘Visiting’ Lecturer with the Singapore Aviation Academy in Singapore. He has conducted numerous courses, seminars and workshops in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and the United States.
He is Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Commercial Management – UK, Member of the Institute of Fire Engineers – UK, Registered Safety Director, Certified Safety Manager, Certified Safety Executive, Certified Safety Specialist in Fire Safety Science, Certified Safety Instructor (Master Level) with the World Safety Organization (WSO) – USA. Dr. James is also a registered Safety & Health Officer with the Department of Occupational Safety & Health (DOSH), Malaysia.