Ulrich (Uli) Heinemann is a graduated naval architect from RWTH Aachen University in Aachen, Germany.
Being an active sailor since the age of 10 he is since 1996 the CEO of the International Marine Certification Institute (IMCI) in Brussels, Belgium. IMCI is the market leader in CE-certification according to the Recreational Craft Directive 2013/53/EU.
He is active on several technical committees of CEN and ISO.
Uli chairs the Recreational craft Sectoral Group (RSG) in Brussels which is working under the umbrella of the EU Commission and chairs the technical committee of the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) – both in Brussels.
He is the EU Senior Inspector of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), Chicago, IL and member of the ABYC Technical Board, Annapolis, MD – both in the USA.
In his role as the convenor of ISO TC 228 WG 8 he deals with a set of ISO standards to define the quality level of marinas for small craft as well as for superyachts.