Mario V. Bastian
Chief Executive Officer/Principal, Operational Management and Engineering Services, Ltd.
Education: Bachelor of Engineering, Marine Engineering, SUNY Maritime College, (1992); Master of Science, Shipping Management Technical, The World Maritime University, Malmo, Sweden
Being educated made a profound difference in my life. Through education, I was afforded many opportunities to travel the globe, to places such as The Arctic Circle, The Equator, various places within Europe, such as Gibraltar, Spain, Italy, Norway, England and various countries within the Caribbean. Having a sound education in the maritime field has allowed me to develop and broaden skills in other aspects of engineering, particularly mechanical and civil engineering.
Had it not been for the scholarship received from the Lyford Cay Foundation, the world would not be my oyster. It has allowed me to realise and live a dream at a time when many Bahamians could only dream. The support of the Foundations’ donors has inspired Lyford Cay Scholars to achieve greatness.