Speaker Profile

CEO and President

Chief Engineer Ephrem Dela Cerna Jr. is the current President and CEO of Seaversity, a trailblazer in offering technological innovations in maritime education and training. Engr. Dela Cerna graduated Mangna Cum Laude at the University of Cebu with a degree in Marine Engineering . He eventually worked for the Norwegian Shipowners Association- Alpha Program as a marine engineer for 10 years and rightfully earned his status as Chief Engineer at the young age of 25 . His expertise landed him a teaching post in his alma mater. Recognizing the gaps in the education sector, he decided to build his own startup from scratch with the mission to help the Philippine Maritime Industry elevate the quality of education in the country. He currently assists MARINA in the creation of the MARINA Assessment Blueprint, Digital MARINA, and Digitization of Design and Development of Question Bank Platform for review, verification, validation and finalization. He also serves as a Kongsberg instructor , conducting basic and advance Kongsberg Neptune Instructor Training and Development of Automated and Simulator exercises for the Thailand Ministry of Maritime, Maritime Institute of Malaysia, and the Philippines. As he continues his work, in his startup and in assisting the government, he continues to uphold the value of innovation in radically shaping the future of Philippine Maritime Industry.