Roy Yap (COO) 

 
20+ years' experience in shipbuilding, ship repair and conversions. Former Director Operations at Wartsila Ship Design and Chief Technology Officer at Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group. Over 30+ newbuilding and conversions for all classes of vessels including merchant (tankers, bulkers etc), offshore support vessels (OSV's) and heavy offshore (FPSO's) totaling in excess of $1 billion. Naval architect from Newcastle University. Joined Newport Shipping in February 2018 to develop the ship repair and retrofit business in an expanded international shipyard network. 
 
M: +65 9722 9834 (Singapore) M: +86 186 2150 8213 (China) E: roy.yap@newportshipping.com 

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. 
 
M: +44 (0) 7826 924 266 (UK) E: wayne.stalley@newportshipping.com 

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. 
 
M: +90 533 764 13 78 (Turkey) E: abdullah.toksoz@newportshipping.com 

Paul Packard (Credit Team) 

Paul has worked in ship finance for 30 years, as Head of Maritime for Bank of Ireland for 14 years until August 2016 following time with the shipping teams of Barclays, Merita, KBC and ING. During his career, Paul has structured and managed transaction across multiple shipping sectors. Paul has signed loans globally with clients in all shipping centres worldwide and with clients of all sizes and structures from small one-ship operations to large, multinational, publicly-listed enterprises. Over three decades in the industry, he has seen numerous industry cycles and been involved in several large restructurings and work outs. Paul has also been extensively involved in strategy formation and policy development. 

Lars Torum (Credit Team) 

Ship Financier and Chartered Shipbroker with significant experience within the offshore oil & gas and maritime transportation sectors. Directly involved in all aspects of financing including marketing, credit analysis and assessment, structuring, negotiation, documentation and execution, client relationship management, restructurings and work outs. Lars has a pro-active and hands on approach to doing business with a significant focus on building lasting professional relationships. Lars is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. 

Ege Akcasoy 

Ege is the Founder and the Managing Partner of Titanium Capital. He has previously worked for Deutsche Bank’s financing business for over a decade. He has deep knowledge and experience in mergers & acquisitions as well as all financing from common equity to senior debt as well as secured and unsecured transactions. He has spent his tenure at Deutsche Bank in Istanbul and London, and raised over USD110 billion through 150+ transactions for institutional funds, financial institutions, corporates, UHNWIs, sovereigns and SWFs. Ege 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. 
 
M: +44 (0) 7554 517 966 (UK) E: bayram.ukuser@newportshipping.com 

Lianghui Xia (Managing Director, Norway) 

 
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. 
 
M: +47 9950 6658 (Norway)M:+86 150 2174 8068 (China) E: lianghui.xia@newportshipping.com 

Emre Cesim (Regional Technical Manager, Turkey & Greece) 

 
+15 years of experience in shipping industry. Specialized in project management for Newbuilding and Ship Repair. Working for NEWPORT Shipping as a Regional Technical Manager since May2017. Previously as Site Manager for Platinum Project FZCO/Dubai and Tuzla Shipbuilding Industry-GEMAK/Istanbul. Project Manager in Ship Repair Division of GEMAK/Istanbul. Mechanical Engineering from the Balıkesir Universty. 
 
M: +90 533 279 03 94 (Turkey) E: emre.cesim@newportshipping.com 

Charalampos G. Sarantitis (Naval Architect / Ship Repair Manager) 

 
20+ years of experience with managing technical projects from conceptual design to completion. Completed more that 19 dry-dock projects. Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at Technical Education Institute of Athens. Certified International Welding Engineer 
 
M: +30 694 817 5519 (Greece) E: charalampos.sarantitis@newportshipping.com 

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. 
 
M: +30 694 577 7577 (Greece) E: dionysia.lagou@newportshipping.com 

Stavros Leousis (Managing Director, Greece) 

 
15+ years of experience in Shipping sector as General Manager for reputable group. 
 
M: +30 695 547 7720 (Greece) E: stavros.lousis@newportshipping.com 

Daniel Feng (General Manager, Greater China) 

 
16+ years experience in shipbuilding industry. Business development for major Chinese shipyards. Newbuilding superintendent for shipowners; Newbuilding inspection at China classification society. Business relation management for a major offshore shipping company. Bachelor degree in marine engineering. 
 
M:+86 186 1602 3131(China) E: daniel.feng@newportshipping.com 

Yueping Zhu (General Manager, Operation China) 

 
12+ years’ experience with business development and marketing at major Chinese shipyards. Previously Marketing Manager of Guangxin Shipbuilding & Heavy Industry Co.,Ltd.. Specialized in commercial management and project execution for shipbuilding and shiprepair. MSc in Management & Bachelor in Naval Architect from South China University of Technology. 
 
M: +86 139 0232 0356 (China) E: yueping.zhu@newportshipping.com 

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. 
 
M: +86 186 0173 3590 (China) E: chen.mo@newportshipping.com 

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. 
 
M: +86 180 1868 8383 (China) E: honggang.li@newportshipping.com 

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. 
 
M: +44 (0)7514 380 645 E: omer.ukuser@newportshipping.com 

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. 
 
M: +44 (0)7741 647 755 E: frank.dunstone@newportshipping.com 
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