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The SPNL Board is composed as follows: 

The organisational chart of the SPNL may be accessed here: SPNL Org. Chart (PDF)

Claudio Chistè

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Claudio is currently with Investec Bank in the Shipping & Marine Finance team. Investec is a dual-listed (London Stock Exchange, FTSE 100) specialist bank and asset management group. Claudio previously worked 5 years with the Italian banking group, Intesa Sanpaolo focusing on Shipping Finance. He…

Valentina Nikiforova

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  • Position: Board Member - Membership
Valentina currently works in the Finance Group at Stephenson Harwood in London. She is a Russian qualified lawyer and studied Maritime Law at the University of Oslo. She is currently undertaking the GDL at the College of Law in London. Outside of work…

Nicholas Mavrommatis

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Nicholas is the Finance Director at Seven Seas Maritime Ltd. Prior to working in industry Nicholas was an audit Manager at Moore Stephens LLP, specializing in shipping and property audits.Nicholas has a very diverse background (a professional basketball player, a sergeant in Cypriot…

Chris Davies

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  • Position: Board Member – Sponsorship
Chris is currently the European Commercial Manager for Bibby Ship Management focusing on business development predominately in Offshore. Chris has a BA (Hons) degree in business studies and also a post graduate diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.Outside of work…

Lisa Howie

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Asset finance lawyer specialising in shipping and aviation finance. Advising financial institutions and borrowers operating in the UK and internationally on a wide range of ship finance, security and chartering arrangements. With particular expertise in newbuilding transactions, structured finance and tax leasing transactions,…

Nicola Eyles

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Nicola is currently the Head of Communications for JLA Media, a media and communications consultancy serving the global maritime and energy industries. Nicola has over 15 years of international marketing, client handling and communications experience. Nicola started her career in the maritime industry…

Ioanna Kafka

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Ioanna is a Consultant Naval Architect at London Offshore Consultants (LOC). LOC is a marine and engineering consultancy firm for the shipping and energy industries worldwide. Ioanna holds a Master of Engineering (MEng) degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the National…

Nick Chapman

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Dr Nick Chapman is a cargo risk engineer at insurers FM Global. He is the cargo specialist for EMEA, working with clients to identify, understand and mitigate risk across their supply chains. Before joining FM Global, Nick was engaged as a cargo expert…

Hongbeom Park

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Park is an Analysis & Business Development Korea for VesselsValue; the leading online valuation and market intelligence provider in the shipping and offshore sectors, having more than 400 global clients including the major banks, leasing companies, shipowners, ship managers, investment funds, hedge funds…