Immediate Past President – International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) (2018-2020) Chairman, Board of Directors at Constellation Marine Services, London & UAE.
Capt. Zarir Soli Irani has served on the IIMS Board in UK since 2002. This 30 year old Institute of Marine Surveying has fully qualified members in over 105 countries and has a local UAE Branch since 2009 of which Zarir Irani is the Regional Director.
A Master Mariner with a valid MCA license (until 2027) from UK for unlimited vessel size and geographical area and with over 30 years of work experience in the maritime and yacht industry, Capt. Irani is the founder of a leading Marine Surveying firm M/s. Constellation Marine Services LLC, which has its headquarters in London and is managed by an independent Board of Directors with offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Fujairah since 2007 and liaison offices in Germany, Holland, China and Singapore.
He has overseen over 24,000 independent global consultancy nominations since 2007 with Constellation Marine Services.
Capt. Irani is currently involved in two expert witness assignments, one of bulk cargo cross-contamination and the other concerning a barge sinking, both under English law. He has given Expert Witness testimonials at Abu Dhabi Court of Appeal and DIFC dispute resolution centre (arbitration) as well as having been on the panel of experts with EMAC (UAE).
Capt. Irani has been on the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) UAE Branch Committee
since 2019 and has served on its education committee since 2008. He is currently on the global assurance committee of the Nautical Institute, UK.
Capt. Irani is the exclusive Deputy Registrar of Antiqua and Barbuda Maritime Registry (a white listed flag with IMO) and was invited in 2022 to join the advisory panel of Lloyds Register Marine and Shipping for the UAE region.