Lianghui Xia MD, Oslo, Group Manager
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.
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Ingmar Loges MD, Hamburg, Head of Risk
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.
M: +49 15140484129
Ege Akcasoy MD, London & NMS
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.
Cenk Ozeker Board Member
25+ years’ experience in FMCG, Retail, Sport, Software and Shipping. Cenk has held high roles in within these industries as the Managing Director and CFO. He has worked with firms such as Unilever, Harvey Nichols, Pepsi and ICRON Technologies.
Abdullah Toksoz Technical Manager, Istanbul
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.
M: +90 5337641378
Turgay Colak Head of Research & Development, London
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.
Wayne Stalley CAO, London
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.
M: +44 (0) 7826924266
Bayram Ukuser Financial Controller, London
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.
M: +44 (0) 7554517966
Frank Dunstone Finance Analyst, London
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.
M: +44 (0) 7741 647 755
Omer Ukuser Analyst, London
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.
M: +44 (0) 7514380645
Stavros Leousis MD, Athens
15+ years of experience in Shipping sector as General Manager for reputable group.
M: +30 6955477720
Dionysia Lagou Customer Services Analyst, Athens
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.
M: +30 6945777577
Athina Antoniadou Marketing Coordinator, Athens
2 years working experience in the maritime industry. Shipping education from Institute of Glyfada. Joined Newport Shipping in 2020 as Marketing Coodinator.
M: +30 6948175519
Awyong Woon MD, Singapore
Over 15 years of specialised banking experience in leading financial institutions: HSH Nordbank, BNP Paribas, UniCredit Bank, NordLB, UOB and DBS. Solid track record of originating transactions especially within the shipping finance segment with regional as well as global clients ranging from family-owned companies to multinational conglomerates. Has established global network within the maritime (all segments ranging from bulkers, containerships, tankers, car carriers, gas carriers and offshore vessels) and financial industry.
M: +65 9068 6969
Honggang Li Commercial Manager, Shanghai
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.
M: +86 18018688383
Jinxu Zhou Ship Repair Manager, Shanghai
25+ years' experience in ship repair industry. Previous qualiifcation as top manamgent of ship repair yard in China. Experience with commercial and technical management of more than 2,000 ship repair and retrofit projects.
M: +86 18906802961
Vahid Nikrou Senior Technical Adviser, Shanghai
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
M: +86 15062766273