Lianghui Xia (Managing Director)
15+ years' experience in commercial roles with leading shipowners’ and shipbroking firms in Oslo, Copenhagen and Shanghai. Previous companies include Maersk Tankers, RS Platou, Lorentzen & Stemoco and Optima Shipbrokers. Expertise in asset management, S&P, newbuilding and chartering projects. MSc degree in Marketing from Norwegian Business School BI. Joined Newport Shipping in April 2018 to lead the sales process.
Ingmar Loges (Head of Credit Committee / Managing Director, Germany)
Entrepreneurial and driven Ship Finance Executive, with over 25 years of leading industry experience in domestic and international market places. Global Head of Ship and Offshore Finance for the last 15 years in leading financial institutions like DVB BANK SE Amsterdam, HSH Nordbank AG Hamburg or UniCredit Bank AG Hamburg and Singapore. Proven track record of marketing and executing transaction across multiple shipping sectors. Loans were executed globally with clients in all maritime centres and with clients of all sizes and structures from small to large, multinational, publicly listed enterprises. Very strong global network within the maritime and financial industry.
Abdullah Toksoz (Deputy COO)
25+ years' experience in shipbuilding, ship repair and conversions. 15 experience as a shipyard manager. Project and planning manager, 500+ projects completed for Containers. Tankers and Bulk Carriers. Joined Newport Shipping in 2012 as Shipyard Superintendent.
Wayne Stalley (CAO)
20+ years' with Barclays, 5 years in Gibraltar covering the Mediterranean region including Cyprus, Malta, Spain and Portugal. Results focussed chartered banker with syndicated leveraged finance experience. Varied sales, due diligence, compliance & governance roles. Joined Newport Shipping in March 2018 to lead the administrative and governance process.
Ege Akcasoy (Managing Director)
Ege is the Managing Director of NMS and advisor to the board of Newport Group responsible for overall direction, strategy and funding. He was previously the founder and Managing Partner of Titanium Capital. Ege has also worked for Deutsche Bank’s financing business for over a decade. He has deep knowledge of and experience in mergers & acquisitions as well as all financing from common equity to senior debt as well as secured and unsecured transactions. Over his finance career, Ege has raised over USD110 billion through 150+ transactions for institutional funds, financial institutions, corporates, UHNWIs, sovereigns and SWFs. He holds a BA in Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University.
Bayram Ukuser (Financial Controller)
25+ years' experience in the financial services sector. Former International Corporate Manager with Barclays Wealth and Investment Management Division. Responsible for client onboarding and investment in Barclays Private Wealth and Investments practice. Joined Newport Shipping in January 2013 as Financial Controller.
Dionysia Lagou (Customer Services Analyst, Greece)
10+ years working experience in the Maritime and Banking Industries as Personal Assistant and Analyst. Business Administration Graduate from Technological Education Institute of Piraeus with a Master’s Degree focused in Shipping from University of Piraeus.
Honggang Li (Commercial Manager, China)
19+ years' experience within the fields of shipyard procurement managment, newbuilding project management and shipping financial leasing. Previous positions as Head of Procurement for major Chinese private yard, Commercial Manager for newbuilding contracts on behalf of one of the major financial leasing firms in China, and Marketing Director for the one of the public shipping group in China.
Turgay Colak (Head of Research & Development)
10+ Experience on international maritime industry including design, new building, operation, conversion, repair and perfectly organised with shipyards, owners, and classification societies. Well proven planning and solutions for bottlenecks during the approval stage and commencing of projects.
Vahid Nikrou (Senior Technical Adviser)
25+ years experience in maritime industry. 15 years+ experience with operation, management, offshore installation, new building FLNG, FSRU, LPGC as site manager, technical manager, third party auditor and advisor. Joined Newport Shipping in 2019 as Senior Technical Adviser
More Chen (General Manager, Engineering & Design)
16+ years' experience in shipbuilding design and technical management with rich knowledge in site operation for vessel newbuilding and retrofitting. Technical manager for different newbuilding projects as well as retrofit projects since 2008. Chief engineer for development/design/engineering. Major in Naval Architect.
Omer Ukuser (Analyst)
Previous companies include KPMG, BAE Systems and Broadridge Financial Solutions with experiences within auditing, financial modelling and engineering. BEng with honours degree in Aerospace Engineering from Queen Mary University of London. Joined Newport Shipping in May 2018 as an Analyst.
Frank Dunstone (Finance Analyst)
Extensive accounting/analytical experience & knowledge in the Shipping, Banking, Real Estate & Energy industries. 10+ years working within the shipping industry for companies such as Maersk Line, Eastern Pacific Shipping & Lomar Shipping. Joined Newport Shipping in July 2019 as a Finance Analyst.