Meet Jerome Ramientas, President of AIM Manila
AIM provides professional help and personal assistance to medically repatriated Filipino seafarers from their arrival at the airport until they are fit for work again on their vessels. We are proud of our employees and acknowledge their valuable roles in making our tasks possible. We would like to introduce to you the people behind AIM. First to introduce to you is the President of AIM Manila, Mr. Jerome Ramientas.
Can you briefly introduce yourself?
Hello! My name is Jerome Ramientas. I am 51 years old and I have been working at AIM Manila since October 2017. My current position at AIM Manila is Director/President.
What do you like most about your job at AIM Manila?
Finding an acceptable solution to a problem is what I like most in my job. But in particular with my present job, the kind of problems we are encountering and the solutions almost always involve a human element, because AIM Manila is dealing with sick seafarers who have different individual concerns, extending from their medical condition, status of employment, entitlements, and other related concerns.
Can you describe a working day?
A working day at AIM Manila is typically a busy, challenging, and heartwarming day, though also painstaking at times when the illness or condition of a particular seafarer is severe.
What did you do prior to AIM Manila(education, work)
I have completed two studies, namely:
- Bachelor of Arts in Economics (1988-1991)
- Bachelor of Laws (1991-1994)
At this moment, I am taking up a graduate study, Master in Ship Management (MSM), at one of the Philippine’s best maritime schools, the Philippine Merchant Marine Academy (PMMA).
In terms of work experience, I have an extensive experience in the maritime field in various capacities. Since 1997, I worked in a local inter-island shipping company as Legal Officer, HR Manager and Insurance and Claims Manager. In 2004, I moved to a Philippine ferry company as Legal Officer. Then worked in 2005 as Executive Assistant and HR Head in two big land transportation companies. From 2007 until 2017, I was the Corporate Secretary, Director and President of a manning agency where I acquired extensive familiarity with the POEA Standard Employment Contracts, POEA Rules and Regulations, NLRC and NCMB rules of practice, and the different laws and regulations on seafarers affairs.
What do you do in your spare time?
In my spare time, which does not happen very often, I like to do outdoor activities such as cycling, jogging, tennis and most specially, snorkeling. I guess, this is born out of my busy work schedule that during my spare time, I have the urge to do some physical activities alone and in the quiet company of myself or my family.