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Claudio Chistè

Board Member: SPNI President for 2018-2020 rotational period - Past Chairman SPNL (2011-2018)
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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

Board Member: Deputy Chairman 2017-2018
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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.

Manas Vaid

Board Member: Associate Board Member (2010-2011)

Manas’ international career started working ashore with Jayesh Shipping Pvt Ltd, Mumbai in 2004.

Isabel Dressel

Board Member: Board Member
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Notes:Founding Member
Isabel currently works as an operator and technical controller at TB Marine Shipmanagement GmbH & Co. KG, a third party manager in the tanker segment.

Gustav Ellingsen

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Position: Board Member

Gustav has worked in the shipping industry for over 10 years. Originally from Norway he started working for Gearbulk in 2007 and moved with them to Switzerland in 2015. He is currently Head of Treasury and based in Pfäffikon, Sz. Gustav also took the initiative to found the Shipping Professional Network in London in 2007 and remained chairman there until 2011.

Melina Baltatzi

Board Member: Board Member
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Melina is currently a Maritime Business and Maritime Law undergraduate at Plymouth University, graduating 2018. She has been exposed to the shipping industry from an early age due to her father’s shipping company that she admires and gets her inspiration from.

Robert Kerss

Board Member: Deputy Chair and 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.

Gina Panayiotou

Board Member: Deputy Chair and Company Secretary
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Gina Panayiotou, is  the Head of Shipping at Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC., the 4th largest law firm in Cyprus with presence in 9 cities and a team of 100+ employees, offering expertise advise in 13 areas of law. city of London.