The SPNL Board is composed as follows:

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

Claudio Chistè

Position: Chairman
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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.

Hongbeom Park

Position: Deputy Chairman
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Park is an Analyst & Business Development Korea for VesselsValue; the leading online valuation and market intelligence provider in the shipping and offshore sectors.

Valentina Nikiforova

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 Valentina is a keen snowboarder.

Nicholas Mavrommatis

Position: Board Member – Treasurer
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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.

Chris Davies

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.

Ioanna Kafka

Position: Associate Board Member - Membership & Sponsorship
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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.

Patricia Schlotmann

Position: Board Member - Deputy Treasurer
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University of Marburg (Germany) for Bachelor and Masters between 2009 and 2015. Both degree and postgrad in Business Administration with a focus Finance and Accounting.

Ashish Karthik Nair

Position: Board Member - Membership Associate

Ashish works for essDOCS as a Project Manager with in the Projects and Product Department and is responsible for new project delivery and product development for customers with in the shipping and trade finance industry.

Robert Kerss

Position: Company Secretary
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Rob is a partner with Saville & Co Notaries, one of the leading firm of shipping notaries in the city of London.

Isobel Reed

Position: Board Member - Event Associate

Isobel is a solicitor specialising in ship finance at Stephenson Harwood LLP.