Hamza Taskeser joined Margetis Maritime Consulting in 2017 after resigning from the Turkish Ministry of Transport where he held the position of Deputy Director General for Merchant Marine Ministry of Transportation, Deputy Undersecretary responsible for Maritime Affairs and in charge of Maritime Trading and Law Department / IMO affairs / International Relations / Maritime Safety / Maritime Transportation / Maritime Insurance / Port State and Flag State Implementations / Shipbuilding and Shipyards.
Hamza was a principal founder member and Vice President of the Accident Investigation Board for the Turkish Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications (MTMAC). From his position in the Ministry of Transport and Maritime Affairs in Ankara, he held the seat of the administrative head and centrally responsible officer for Harbour Masters in all Turkish ports and the Turkish Port State Control agency. He is an oceangoing Master Mariner, graduate of Istanbul Technical University – Maritime Faculty with a B.Sc. degree in Maritime Transport and Engineering; he holds a Master of Science Law degree in Institute of Law, Department of Public Law as well as a B.Sc in Istanbul University, Law Faculty and he is a certified Advocate, registered in İstanbul Bar Association.
Hamza Taskeser was regularly assigned with representing the Turkish State in various conferences and international forums as well as seminars such as the head of the organisers’ committee for Oil Spill Exercise & Emergency Response Operations, a regular delegate in Brussels for EMSA (European Maritime Safety Agency) tutorials, conferencier or participant in international meetings between the respective Accident Investigation Boards and the relevant national organizations throughout the globe, SAR (Search and Rescue) congresses including a 3½ months training course in Japan and conferencier or participant in various National and International professional conferences , congress, symposiums etc.
Capt. Hamza Taskeser has served in the Turkish Navy Forces as a Rescue & Salvage Officer as well as, Chief Officer and later Master on Oceangoing vessels.
He is fluent in Turkish and English.