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Past Chairmen:

Claudio Chistè

Board Member: SPNI President (since 2018) - 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.

Gustav Ellingsen

Board Member: Past Chairman (2007-2011)

After completing his MBA at London Business School in 2007, Gustav started working in the Finance department of Gearbulk (UK) Ltd, specialising in investment analysis, S&P execution, management of the company’s loan portfolio and cashflow forecasting.

Patricia Schlotmann

Board Member: Past Chair (2018-2019)
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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.

Past Deputy Chairmen:

Jamie Seneviratne

Board Member: Vice Chairman and Company Secretary (2019-2020)
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Jamie is a Senior Commercial Analyst in the chartering department of Sovcomflot in London. Sovcomflot is a Russian shipowner with a fleet of over 140 ships in the Tanker, Gas and Specialized sectors.

Magda Garcia

Board Member: Deputy Chairman (2007-2015)
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Magda is a well established Sale and Purchase Shipbroker and, Managing Director at Oceanvs Shipbrokers.
In her previous role, she was London Representative for Frank Shipbokers, a 28 year old firm headquartered in Rio de Janeiro,

Lorenzo Casarosa

Board Member: Past Deputy Chairman (2007-2011)

Lorenzo is a Chartered Engineer with more than 22 years’ business experience gained by working in various leadership roles in the Public Sector, in the Defence, Renewable Energy, Maritime and Oil&Gas industries and in Academia.
Prior to joining DNV GL in early 2008, he has been an Officer

Hongbeom Park

Board Member: Representing: South Korea, SPNI Deputy President, SPNL 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.

Robert Kerss

Board Member: Representing: London (UK), SPNL Deputy Chair and Company Secretary (2018-2019) and SPNI 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.

Past Treasurers:

Marc Pauchet

Board Member: Past Treasurer (2011-2015)
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Marc currently works at ACM Shipping, one of the world’s leading shipbrokers providing services for the seaborne transportation of oil, refined products, liquid petroleum gas and dry bulk commodities. Marc is involved in the research capacity

Ilias Angelidis

Board Member: Past Treasurer (2007-2012)

Ilias Angelidis is currently employed by PricewaterhouseCoopers in London. As a Manager, Ilias is specialising in treasury advisory services and transformation projects in the insurance and asset management industries. He previously worked for World Fuel Services and Gearbulk where he was active in the areas

Nicholas Mavrommatis

Board Member: 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.

Past Membership & Event:

Charles Scott

Board Member: Events Associate
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Charles is a Naval Architect and a member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects. He has experience in a wide variety of areas including oil and gas, renewable energy, shipping and project cargoes.

Jonny Berglund

Board Member: Membership Associate
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Jonny is a sales manager at Eniram – a Wärtsilä company,  the leading provider of digitalisation and green technology solutions to the shipping industry.

Jana Derska

Board Member: Associate Board Member (2019)
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Jana is a Scrivener Notary with Saville Notaries LLP, one of the leading firms of shipping notaries in the City of London.

Valentina Nikiforova

Board Member: 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.

Ioanna Kafka

Board Member: 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.

Nick Chapman

Board Member: Associate - Membership & Sponsorship (2016-2017)
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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.

Aleksandra Czerlonek

Board Member: Past Membership 2IC (2014-2015)
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Aleksandra is an HR Operations Manager at UnitedLex – a global leader in legal services Outsourcing and data solutions.
Aleksandra graduated from the Polish Naval Academy with an MA in International Relations majoring in Maritime State Security

Nikolai Jorgensen

Board Member: Past Membership 2IC (2013-2014)
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Business Research Analyst at The Superyacht Group

Marina Burima

Board Member: Past Membership 2IC (2012-2013)

Marina is currently working with AET Tankers, previously with Morgan Stanley. She completed her MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance from Cass Business School and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.

Enone Cao-Frago

Board Member: Past Membership 2IC (2012-2014)

Enone currently works as a Marine Engineer for Global Maritime Consultancy at the Dynamic Positioning department in London in the Offshore oil and gas industry.

Barnabas Finnigan

Board Member: Associate Board Member (2010-2011)

Barnabas is a solicitor and currently works in the Asset Finance team at Norton Rose LLP in London where he specialises in Shipping Finance (although his practice also includes Offshore Projects and Aircraft Engine Leasing).

Manas Vaid

Board Member: Representing Mumbai (India), SPNM Chairman, SPNL Associate Board Member (2010-2011)

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

Nikolaos Spanos

Board Member: Deputy Membership Associate (2018)
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Nikolaos is an Oil Products Operator in ExxonMobil. ExxonMobil Corporation is the world’s largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, best known in the UK and Benelux for its Esso and Mobil brands. ExxonMobil manages over 10,000 marine movements per year over inland and international waterways by supplying fuels and by using its strong […]

Past Sponsorship:

Serghei Priseajnii

Board Member: Sponsorship Director
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Serghei is an Audit Associate Director at BDO UK LLP.

Chris Davies

Board Member: Sponsorship Assistant (2014-2020)
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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.

Simon Spells

Board Member: Past Sponsorship Exec (2011-2014)
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Simon is an Associate in the Asset Finance Department of Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP who advises financiers, owners and operators on a range of domestic and international asset and structured finance transactions in respect

Rahul Khanna

Board Member: Associate Board Member (2011-2015)
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Rahul is a Master mariner presently working as Senior Risk Consultant – Marine at Allianz Global Corporate & Speciality.

Ted Zaimis

Board Member: Associate Board Member (2011-2012)
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After 5 years military service and 4 years academic study, Ted joined the insurance industry where he has worked for the past five years.

Ashish Karthik Nair

Board Member: Board Member - Events & Sponsorship Associate

Ashish works for IHS Markit as an Associate Director Product Management with in the Maritime and Trade Department and is currently responsible for managing the development of a portfolio of products serving the maritime and trade finance sector.

Past Company Secretaries:

Lisa Howie

Board Member: Company Secretary & SPN Head of Secretariat (2015-2017)
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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.

Bridget Sands-Chigbo

Board Member: Past Company Secretary (2011-2013)

Bridget currently works at the Bahamas Maritime Authority in London, United Kingdom where she is attached to the Registration Department as Registration Officer. She is also an appointed Registrar of Bahamian Ships under which she is statutorily authorised to sign registration-related documents.
Previously, Bridget worked in the Financial Services

Past PRO & Social Media:

Nicola Eyles

Board Member: PR & Media Associate (2015-2017)
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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.

Nancy Drakou

Board Member: Associate Board Member (2013-2016)
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Nancy Drakou obtained her B.Sc in education, with specialization in Language and History, in 2005 from the Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki in Greece.