SPNL’s* summer AGM and drinks reception at the Oyster Shed

Associations, Clubs, Communication, Events, Food and Drink, HR, People and Places — By on September 23, 2013 at 5:34 PM
Claudio Chiste, Magda Garcia and George Zaimis from World Fuel  Services

Claudio Chiste, Magda Garcia and George Zaimis from World Fuel Services

On the 15th of August** SPNL held their 3rd AGM and a new board was elected following respective voting. John Faraclas was there with his camera…

Firstly the “new” board has as follows – the changes where minor suggesting the good work done by the board:

Chairman: Claudio Chiste (Shipping & Marine Finance at INVESTEC Bank)
Deputy Chair: Magda Garcia (London rep of Frank Shipbrokers)
Membership Executive: Valentina Nikiforova (Finance Group at Stephenson Harwood)
Sponsorship Executive: Simon Spells (Associate in hte Asset Finance Dept of Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP)
Treasurer: Marc Pauchet (Lead Dry Analyst at ACM Shipping)
Company Secretary: Nancy Drakou  (Dry Cargo operator at Clarksons PLC)
Membership Executive 2IC: Nikolai Jorgensen (Business Research Analyst at hte Superyacht Group)
Accounting Associate: Nicholas Mavrommatis (Audit Supervisor at Moore Stephens LLP)
Membership Associate: Enone Cao-Fraga (Marine Engineer for Global Maritime Consultancy)
Sponsorship Associate: Rahul Khanna (Senior Risk Consultant – Marine at Allianz Global Corporate & Speciality)

Smiling faces...

Smiling faces… Parbinder Mahay and Nancy Drakou

Claudio Chiste – chairman, thanked the two Board members who stood down, Marina Burima (AET Tankers) and Bridget Sands-Chigbo (Bahamas Maritime Authority). Marina will continue to be involved with business development of the SPNL. At the same time, thanking the Board members who stood for re-election and welcoming the new Board members. SPNL is run by a group of dedicated young professionals in their “spare” time as they all have their day jobs to contend with

The event was co-sponsored by Maples & Calder and the Cayman International Shipping Registry attracting over onehundred devotees of this unique networking shipping group. All fields of the shipping spectrum where duly represented from over 20 different nationalities – at least from those I met and talked with.

Stunning views onto the Shard

Stunning views onto the Shard

The Oyster Shed situated on the river Thames at the end of Angel Lane and the “junction” of Oystergate and Hanseatic Walks with stunning views onto the Shard couldn’t have a rival venue given also the lovely evening to stage this event!

We are sure SPNL continues with vigour its mission and also that many sponsor will assist the noble cause!




*Shipping Professional Network London
**text lost in perpetuity hence late insertion…

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