Our Team

Dedicated to protecting Pool Partners’ assets and interests.

  • Capt. Antonis Anastasopoulos

    Vessel Manager

    Antonis Anastasopoulos has more than 15 years’ experience in tanker shipping industry. Studied at merchant marine academy of Aspropyrgos and be employed as deck and senior officer on board Aframax and Suezmax tankers for almost 10 years, until he attained the license of Captain class A. He was also employed as a Marine & Vetting superintendent for 2 years. Prior to joining Heidmar, he was working since 2020 as Fleet operator and freight collection Officer. Spending his free time by playing Padel, traveling and watching movies.

  • Nick Andriopoulos

    IT Manager

    Nick has worked in the application development and systems administration side of shipping for more than 10 years, spearheading simplification and interdepartmental collaboration through digitalisation and automation. He has more than two decades of experience in web application development across a wide range of specialist fields, ranging from high traffic media portals to App Store development. His passions include 3D printing and public speaking.

  • Hafizh Azhari

    Vessel Manager

    Hafizh has a total of 15 years of experience in commercial operations (Teekay, Ultratank (CPTA) & Clearlake). He started his career in commercial shipping in 2007 after graduating from Singapore Polytechnic with strong emphasis on vessel operations. Throughout his career Hafizh has handled mainly tanker vessels with specialization in trades between East of Suez and North Pacific Ocean carrying cargoes including CPP, DPP, Palm Oils and short stint of experience in Chemicals.

  • Matthew Bailey

    Fleet Manager

    Joined Kingfish Trading working on the operations and chartering desks with a focus on CPP tanker chartering and projects in the USG, Central and South America. This was followed by working at Galbraith’s ship brokers, handling CPP & DPP operations across all sizes from handies to VLCC’s on both the spot and TC fleet. I joined Heidmar in 2016 as a vessel manager with a focus on Aframax and Suezmax tankers and moved up to fleet manager in 2020 with a broadened focus across the entire fleet.

  • Dimitri Carokis

    Tanker Chartering

    Dimitri, upon completion of his Masters degree, and corporate banking experience in the City of London started his shipping career at Elka. There he also gained experience of life at sea having embarked on an LR2. His career then took him into stainless steel parcel chemical tankers where he managed COAs and various regions at Tokyo Marine (Mol Chemical Tankers). He then joined Navig8 Chemicals where he gained further experience as pool manager and with tankers of various coatings and sizes varying from 13,000-50,0000dwt tankers. In 2019 Dimitri joined Curzon Maritime where they joined forces with Diamond S Shipping and managed the fleet out of Europe and West Africa both in clean & dpp, long term and spot.

  • Nikolaos Charakoglou

    Accountant

    Nikolaos joined the Accounting and Finance team as an intern in February. He is now part of the accounting team.  Prior to joining Heidmar, Nikolaos worked at his family company involved in various projects related to the sale and purchase of steel tubes. He holds a BSc in Shipping from Plymouth University and he has started the annual ICS Professional Maritime Program in September 2021. His biggest passion outside work is spearfishing and free diving.

  • Niki Fotiou

    Head of Finance & Accounting.

    Niki brings with her more than three decades of experience in accounting and finance. Niki commenced her career in auditing with over 10 years at Deloitte Athens. From 2006, Niki worked in senior roles in US listed shipping and drilling companies including Dryships Inc and OceanRig UDW. Since 2018, Niki has gained experience with private companies such as Kassian Maritime and NGM Energy. 

  • Anastasia Grigorakou

    Legal & Compliance Manager

    Anastasia Grigorakou joined Heidmar as Legal & Compliance Manager in July 2023. She is a Member of the Piraeus Bar Association since 2010 and was a Member of the Law Society of England and Wales from 2011 to 2020. She specializes in the fields of shipping law, marine insurance and commercial law. In the past, she has worked for shipping law firms and various shipping companies, the last one being with Minerva Marine Inc., and has provided legal advice to construction and manufacturing companies based in Greece and Singapore. She holds an LL.B. in Law from University of Athens and an LL.M. from University of Southampton.

  • Anastasis Grympogiannis

    Software Engineer

    Anastasis joined Heidmar’s team in October 2022. Previously he worked for 3 years in Accenture Greece in multiple projects  in the telecommunications sector. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends, travelling to new places and learning new things. 

  • Peter Grimes

    Tanker Chartering

    Peter has worked across various sectors in the tanker industry and started his career with the chemical tanker owner, Stolt-Nielsen in 1996, gaining experience in the parcel tanker trade. He then joined Seachem Tankers before their merger with Odfjell Tankers in 2000, where Peter worked in the UK office for over fifteen years with the last four being as Managing Director. Odfjell (UK) owned four vessels under the UK Tonnage Tax system, sponsored ten cadets and were engaged in CPP chartering for the Odfjell fleet of chemical tankers. Since leaving Odfjell in 2017, he has worked for Curzon and Agelef Maritime focusing on the handy, MR and aframax sectors before joining Heidmar in September 2023.

  • Konstantinos Grympogiannis

    Junior Accountant

    Konstantinos joined the Accounting and Finance team as an intern in April, 2022. He is now part of the Accounting and Finance team. Prior to joining Heidmar, Konstantinos founded a start-up, manufacturing face shields and personal protective equipment amidst the Covid pandemic. He holds a BSc in Business and International Relations, and he will be starting the annual ICS Professional Maritime Program in September 2022. Outside work, Konstantinos enjoys off-road racing and reading.

  • Evangelos Kakias

    Senior Accountant

    Evangelos Kakias joined the Accounting and Finance team in April as a Corporate Accountant. He will focus on the Heidmar’s Corporate Accounting and Financial Reporting. His 10 years work experience includes several roles in Finance/Accounting such as Payroll Supervisor, Vessel Accountant and Budget Officer (Ocean Rig & Optimum Shipping). Evangelos holds a BA in Economics and a Master’s Degree in Finance. Outside work he likes playing basketball and football.

  • Mirela Kapetanidou

    Vessel Manager

    Mirela Kapetanidou has an experience of at least 15 years in chemical tankers both operationally and chartering wise. She attained BSc in transport and shipping and being a holder of MSc in international trade and transport from Metropolitan University of London. Since 2003 she had been working with shipowning companies and principals handling their operations and chartering, last was with EUROTANK MANAGEMENT SA.

     

  • Spyros Kerkoulas

    Tanker Chartering

    Spyros Kerkoulas has more than 25 years of experience in Tanker Chartering. Before joining Heidmar, he was heading the Chartering MR fleet in Curzon Shipbrokers (2003-2021). Prior that, he was working as a semi competitive shipbroker for Navichart Inc. (1997-2003) dealing with a variety of sizes and cargoes on the Tanker sector.

  • Pankaj Khanna

    Pankaj Khanna has an experience of more than three decades in Maritime Transportation, Offshore Oil & Gas, Asset Owning and Services Business. He has been heavily involved in start-ups (Teekay Tankers, Alba Carriers, Ocean Rig, Pioneer Marine) and has raised billions for multiple companies. Through the years he has been in-depth involved in crude oil tankers, product tankers, LNG, Ultra Deepwater Offshore Drilling and dry bulk carriers. A person with strong street credibility and with deep and extensive relationships in the industry and investor base.

  • Stelios Landrakis

    SnP

    Stelios joined Heidmar in May 2023, having had more than 11 years of experience in SNP, on both Dry and Wet markets. Throughout all these years, he has worked closely with Private and Listed Shipping Companies from both Greece and abroad. His main focus is to understand the clients’ mindset, identify the right opportunities and engage into commercial negotiations for selling or buying secondhand vessels. Stelios holds a BSc in Regional and Economic Development  (from Athens University) and his main interest outside shipping is Art & Martial Arts.

  • Dimitra Lazou

    Treasury Accountant

    Dimitra joined Heidmar in June 2023 on Treasury Department. She holds a BA in Statistics and a MSc in Acoounting & Audit, both from University of Piraeus. Prior to her current position, she was working as an accounting assistant in an insurance company. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, snowboarding and pilates.

  • Deepak Laishram

    Head of Operations

    Deepak has over 25 years of experience in shipping, having worked at sea on bulk carriers and tankers as deck officer for 10 years and moved to commercial shipping operations working for companies such as Frontline, Kingfish Trading UK Ltd, Heidmar UK Ltd and recently with Union Maritime Ltd, where he was Head of Commercial Operations, responsible for a fleet of over 55 ships trading worldwide. He then left Union Maritime Ltd to return back to Heidmar UK Ltd as Head of Operations. Deepak holds a Master’s degree in International Maritime Studies from Southampton Solent University, UK.

  • Artem Kheylik

    Tanker Chartering

    Artem worked at Curzon since April 2019 as Junior Shipbroker, assisting in various markets (CPP and DPP) across different ship sizes (from MRs to VLCCs) before moving to Heidmar. He graduated with BSc in Maritime Business and Management from Liverpool John Moores University, as well as MSc in Sustainable Resources from UCL. He started professional career at the bachelor’s course as a port agent trainee at Worms Services Maritime, France followed by an operations apprenticeship at Maersk Tankers, Copenhagen. Artem enjoys photography and food in his free time.

  • Vassilis Loutradis

    Tanker Chartering

    Vassilis Loutradis started working in Tanker Chartering from 2010 in various sectors and has worked in London,US and Athens.He holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Management and Finance from Westminster University of London. In his free time he enjoys watching and playing sports.

  • Debbie Low

    Vessel Manager

    Debbie has graduated her Bachelor of Business in Maritime and Logistics Management at Australian Maritime College at University of Tasmania and fulfilled her internship placement at Dakshin Maritime. She started her professional career at Thome Ship Management HSSEQ and further established 8 year experience in commercial operations over a spectrum of Bitumen, LPG, DPP and CPP tankers with Eneos Ocean Asia (formerly known Leo Ocean), then Heidmar for 2 years and recently with Odin Marine Singapore. Debbie has an outgoing personality and enjoys swimming, yoga, photography and adventures in her leisure time. 

  • Efstathia Mavrikou

    Post Fixture Analyst

    Efstathia joined Heidmar in June 2023 as a Post Fixture Analyst. She has more than 20 years’ experience at Operation Department of Tanker Shipowning Companies with main duties the Preparation, Collection of Freights/Hires, Demurrage claims submission and negotiation of disputes with Charterers as well as Insurance placement/renewals. Efstathia holds a Bachelor Degree in Shipping Studies and MSC in Shipping Economics both from University of Piraeus.

  • Angeliki Mourtzouchou

    Executive Assistant

    Angeliki joined Heidmar as an Executive Assistant in June 2021. She holds a BA in Turkish and Modern Asian studies and a MSc in Geopolitical Analysis, Defence and International Security Studies from the University of Athens. During her free time, she enjoys offshore sailing and photography.

  • Leonardos Papadopoulos

    Vessel Manager

    Leonardos Papadopoulos has more than 15 years of experience in Shipping industry, with extensive knowledge in Oil Tanker Operations. He joined Heidmar in the beginning of 2022, as Vessel Manager for operating mainly the Pool of VLCC’s. Prior Joining Heidmar, he served as Tanker operator in prominent private and public shipping companies. Leonardos holds an MBA in Shipping and a Bachelor’s degree in Shipping, Trade and Finance from the University of the Aegean.

  • Tago Makoto

    Tanker Chartering

    Tago has a professional commercial shipping background of nearly 25 years most of which was with Itochu Corporation where he covered all the CPP requirements for internal cargo traders ranging from LR2s to small tankers. He was also responsible for all the relets for out-charter to third parties. After leaving Itochu in 2018, he has spent 2 years in LNG industry as a LNG Chartering and BD manager before joining to AVIN International LTD, a group company of Motor Oil Hellas in 2021. At AVIN he spent most of the time fixing their owned fleet of Suezmax, Aframax and MR in the Asia-Pacific.

  • Kalliopi Michalopoulou

    Head of Claims & Insurance

    Kalliopi has over two decades of experience in commercial shipping (Dry Bulk/RO-RO/Tankers) with expertise in insurance, claims, charter party and contract disputes. Prior to her current position Kalliopi has served as Director and VP of TBS Shipping; a NASDAQ -listed company. She also worked as Risk Manager for Liberty Maritime Corp, a U.S flag shipping company. She was an adjunct Professor at Suny Maritime College and a research associate in Naval Architecture Dept of UofM. She holds an LL.M in Maritime Law from London Metropolitan University and an MS in International Transportation Management from SUNY Maritime College.

  • Capt. Krishnakumar Palanivel

    Vessel Manager

    Krishnakumar has accumulated 15 years of sailing experience on Oil chemical and parcel chemical tankers, with the last five years spent as a Master Mariner. He holds a Master’s degree in Shipping Trade and Finance with distinction from Bayes Business School in London UK, a program offered by the Costas Grammenos Centre. Since 2022, he has been actively engaged in managing tanker commercial operations for a variety of principals. His most recent role was as a Vessel Manager with Scorpio Commercial Management, Mumbai specializing in the MR Pool.

  • Vassilis Papageorgiou

    Senior Accountant

    Vassilis is an Economic graduate with an MBA. Has working experience in Shipping sector as Senior accountant to Shipping companies and Rig accountant for a major international offshore drilling contractor. In his free time enjoys playing football and reading science fiction books.

  • Aristea Roumpou

    Junior Accountant

    Aristea Joined Heidmar in October 2021 as Junior Accountant and more specifically in treasury department. She holds a bachelor’s in accounting and a master’s degree in Economics from the university of Bochum. Prior Heidmar, she worked as accounting assistant in an accounting firm and an insurance organization. During her free time, she likes reading financial, productivity books and enjoys physical exercise.

  • Theodore Santamouris

    Tanker Chartering

    Theodore joined Heidmar in January 2022, having had 7 years of experience in tanker chartering with Curzon Shipbrokers, on both the MR & Handy sizes in various trading areas. Theodore holds a BSc in Shipping, Transport & Logistics from Business College of Athens and currently attending the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. In his free time, he enjoys fitness and outdoor adventures. 

  • Iason Sideris

    IT Support Engineer

    An IT professional with several years of experience in the ICT industry, providing support and administration for a diverse range of infrastructure types; specializing in network security and software installation. He aims to evolve as a cybersecurity expert; encourage people to advocate a “safer internet” mentality. If you seek him, just follow the screws and the tinkering noise. He breaks his daily routine by having an outdoor activity or a cup of coffee accompanies by a book in the sound of silence. 

  • Justin Sims-Stirling

    Head of BD Atlantic

    Justin joined Chevron on the shipping grad scheme working his way across all of the chartering sectors, from specialized, CPP, LPG, Fuel oils and finally the crude desk concentrating on West Africa and Black Sea exports. He joined Heidmar in 2016 as a freight trader on the Aframax desk and moved up to Pool Director in 2019. He is a dedicated father who loves enjoying the countryside and the coastline.

  • Rania Stamataki

    Post Fixture Analyst

    Rania Stamataki joined Heidmar  in November 2022 as a Post Fixture Analyst. She holds a BA in Politics & Foreign Affairs from University of Athens and an MSc in Maritime Policy & Shipping Management from Cardiff University. She has developed experience in preparing and issuing Freight and Hire invoices, calculating Demurrage and non Demurrage claims , negotiating disputes with Charterers , monitoring Collections and Statements of Accounts. In her spare time Rania enjoys socializing with friends and she is a member of a choir .

  • Navin Arjun Soni

    Head of Dry Cargo, Singapore

    Navin brings with him 3 decades of dry cargo expertise and relationships, including 10 years onboard merchant vessels. His experience stems from significant working tenures with companies such as Umang (Arcelor Mittal / Drylog JV), Anglo American, Noble Chartering and KC Maritime. His experience working with steel mills, miners, traders and ship owners will be valuable as Heidmar sets up and grows its drybulk commercial management business. Navin holds a Masters degree in Shipping Management from World Maritime University, Malmo. Besides having been a past member of the ICS, UK, Navin is currently a member of The CFA Institute, USA.

     

  • Christina Theodosiou

    Pool Accountant

    Prior to joining Heidmar Christina worked as Accounts and Finance Officer for 8 years in a group of companies in the Shipping Industry. Her working experience started as a trainee in the Accounts department of Tsakos Columbia. Christina holds a BA in Statistics and a Master’s Degree in Shipping. She likes swimming and spinning.

  • Marina Tourkolia

    Tanker Chartering

    Marina joined Heidmar’s chartering team in January 2022. Prior to this, she worked for Curzon Maritime in London for 7 years starting her internship mainly focusing in the fuel market sector and for the last 5 years has been primarily focusing on MR/Handy size vessels in various trades. Marina holds a Bsc degree in Business Studies with a major in Finance and Shipping from Cass Business School – City University , a Diploma of Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) and an Msc in Energy Management which she graduated with honours from ESCP Europe Business School.

  • Charlie Watson

    Freight Trader

    Charlie is coming from a shipping background. After graduating from university, he cut his teeth in shipping as a VLCC broker in London before being relocated to Singapore and focusing on the east of Suez markets. Outside work, Charlie enjoys playing golf or cricket, along with spending time with family and friends

     

  • Tania Zografaki

    Financial Reporting Analyst

    Tania joined Heidmar in May 2023 as Financial Reporting Analyst. Prior to her current position she has worked for 5 and a half years as a Senior Auditor in Ernst & Young entirely for shipping companies. She holds a bachelor degree in Economics from Panteion University. In her free time she enjoys traveling.

  • Capt. Antonis Anastasopoulos

    Vessel Manager

    Antonis Anastasopoulos has more than 15 years’ experience in tanker shipping industry. Studied at merchant marine academy of Aspropyrgos and be employed as deck and senior officer on board Aframax and Suezmax tankers for almost 10 years, until he attained the license of Captain class A. He was also employed as a Marine & Vetting superintendent for 2 years. Prior to joining Heidmar, he was working since 2020 as Fleet operator and freight collection Officer. Spending his free time by playing Padel, traveling and watching movies.

  • Nick Andriopoulos

    IT Manager

    Nick has worked in the application development and systems administration side of shipping for more than 10 years, spearheading simplification and interdepartmental collaboration through digitalisation and automation. He has more than two decades of experience in web application development across a wide range of specialist fields, ranging from high traffic media portals to App Store development. His passions include 3D printing and public speaking.

  • Nikolaos Charakoglou

    Accountant

    Nikolaos joined the Accounting and Finance team as an intern in February. He is now part of the accounting team.  Prior to joining Heidmar, Nikolaos worked at his family company involved in various projects related to the sale and purchase of steel tubes. He holds a BSc in Shipping from Plymouth University and he has started the annual ICS Professional Maritime Program in September 2021. His biggest passion outside work is spearfishing and free diving.

  • Niki Fotiou

    Head of Finance & Accounting.

    Niki brings with her more than three decades of experience in accounting and finance. Niki commenced her career in auditing with over 10 years at Deloitte Athens. From 2006, Niki worked in senior roles in US listed shipping and drilling companies including Dryships Inc and OceanRig UDW. Since 2018, Niki has gained experience with private companies such as Kassian Maritime and NGM Energy. 

  • Anastasia Grigorakou

    Legal & Compliance Manager

    Anastasia Grigorakou joined Heidmar as Legal & Compliance Manager in July 2023. She is a Member of the Piraeus Bar Association since 2010 and was a Member of the Law Society of England and Wales from 2011 to 2020. She specializes in the fields of shipping law, marine insurance and commercial law. In the past, she has worked for shipping law firms and various shipping companies, the last one being with Minerva Marine Inc., and has provided legal advice to construction and manufacturing companies based in Greece and Singapore. She holds an LL.B. in Law from University of Athens and an LL.M. from University of Southampton.

  • Anastasis Grympogiannis

    Software Engineer

    Anastasis joined Heidmar’s team in October 2022. Previously he worked for 3 years in Accenture Greece in multiple projects  in the telecommunications sector. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends, travelling to new places and learning new things. 

  • Konstantinos Grympogiannis

    Junior Accountant

    Konstantinos joined the Accounting and Finance team as an intern in April, 2022. He is now part of the Accounting and Finance team. Prior to joining Heidmar, Konstantinos founded a start-up, manufacturing face shields and personal protective equipment amidst the Covid pandemic. He holds a BSc in Business and International Relations, and he will be starting the annual ICS Professional Maritime Program in September 2022. Outside work, Konstantinos enjoys off-road racing and reading.

  • Evangelos Kakias

    Senior Accountant

    Evangelos Kakias joined the Accounting and Finance team in April as a Corporate Accountant. He will focus on the Heidmar’s Corporate Accounting and Financial Reporting. His 10 years work experience includes several roles in Finance/Accounting such as Payroll Supervisor, Vessel Accountant and Budget Officer (Ocean Rig & Optimum Shipping). Evangelos holds a BA in Economics and a Master’s Degree in Finance. Outside work he likes playing basketball and football.

  • Mirela Kapetanidou

    Vessel Manager

    Mirela Kapetanidou has an experience of at least 15 years in chemical tankers both operationally and chartering wise. She attained BSc in transport and shipping and being a holder of MSc in international trade and transport from Metropolitan University of London. Since 2003 she had been working with shipowning companies and principals handling their operations and chartering, last was with EUROTANK MANAGEMENT SA.

     

  • Spyros Kerkoulas

    Tanker Chartering

    Spyros Kerkoulas has more than 25 years of experience in Tanker Chartering. Before joining Heidmar, he was heading the Chartering MR fleet in Curzon Shipbrokers (2003-2021). Prior that, he was working as a semi competitive shipbroker for Navichart Inc. (1997-2003) dealing with a variety of sizes and cargoes on the Tanker sector.

  • Pankaj Khanna

    Pankaj Khanna has an experience of more than three decades in Maritime Transportation, Offshore Oil & Gas, Asset Owning and Services Business. He has been heavily involved in start-ups (Teekay Tankers, Alba Carriers, Ocean Rig, Pioneer Marine) and has raised billions for multiple companies. Through the years he has been in-depth involved in crude oil tankers, product tankers, LNG, Ultra Deepwater Offshore Drilling and dry bulk carriers. A person with strong street credibility and with deep and extensive relationships in the industry and investor base.

  • Stelios Landrakis

    SnP

    Stelios joined Heidmar in May 2023, having had more than 11 years of experience in SNP, on both Dry and Wet markets. Throughout all these years, he has worked closely with Private and Listed Shipping Companies from both Greece and abroad. His main focus is to understand the clients’ mindset, identify the right opportunities and engage into commercial negotiations for selling or buying secondhand vessels. Stelios holds a BSc in Regional and Economic Development  (from Athens University) and his main interest outside shipping is Art & Martial Arts.

  • Dimitra Lazou

    Treasury Accountant

    Dimitra joined Heidmar in June 2023 on Treasury Department. She holds a BA in Statistics and a MSc in Acoounting & Audit, both from University of Piraeus. Prior to her current position, she was working as an accounting assistant in an insurance company. In her spare time, she enjoys travelling, snowboarding and pilates.

  • Vassilis Loutradis

    Tanker Chartering

    Vassilis Loutradis started working in Tanker Chartering from 2010 in various sectors and has worked in London,US and Athens.He holds a Bachelor Degree in Business Management and Finance from Westminster University of London. In his free time he enjoys watching and playing sports.

  • Angeliki Mourtzouchou

    Executive Assistant

    Angeliki joined Heidmar as an Executive Assistant in June 2021. She holds a BA in Turkish and Modern Asian studies and a MSc in Geopolitical Analysis, Defence and International Security Studies from the University of Athens. During her free time, she enjoys offshore sailing and photography.

  • Efstathia Mavrikou

    Post Fixture Analyst

    Efstathia joined Heidmar in June 2023 as a Post Fixture Analyst. She has more than 20 years’ experience at Operation Department of Tanker Shipowning Companies with main duties the Preparation, Collection of Freights/Hires, Demurrage claims submission and negotiation of disputes with Charterers as well as Insurance placement/renewals. Efstathia holds a Bachelor Degree in Shipping Studies and MSC in Shipping Economics both from University of Piraeus.

  • Leonardos Papadopoulos

    Vessel Manager

    Leonardos Papadopoulos has more than 15 years of experience in Shipping industry, with extensive knowledge in Oil Tanker Operations. He joined Heidmar in the beginning of 2022, as Vessel Manager for operating mainly the Pool of VLCC’s. Prior Joining Heidmar, he served as Tanker operator in prominent private and public shipping companies. Leonardos holds an MBA in Shipping and a Bachelor’s degree in Shipping, Trade and Finance from the University of the Aegean.

  • Kalliopi Michalopoulou

    Head of Claims & Insurance

    Kalliopi has over two decades of experience in commercial shipping (Dry Bulk/RO-RO/Tankers) with expertise in insurance, claims, charter party and contract disputes. Prior to her current position Kalliopi has served as Director and VP of TBS Shipping; a NASDAQ -listed company. She also worked as Risk Manager for Liberty Maritime Corp, a U.S flag shipping company. She was an adjunct Professor at Suny Maritime College and a research associate in Naval Architecture Dept of UofM. She holds an LL.M in Maritime Law from London Metropolitan University and an MS in International Transportation Management from SUNY Maritime College.

  • Vassilis Papageorgiou

    Senior Accountant

    Vassilis is an Economic graduate with an MBA. Has working experience in Shipping sector as Senior accountant to Shipping companies and Rig accountant for a major international offshore drilling contractor. In his free time enjoys playing football and reading science fiction books.

  • Aristea Roumpou

    Junior Accountant

    Aristea Joined Heidmar in October 2021 as Junior Accountant and more specifically in treasury department. She holds a bachelor’s in accounting and a master’s degree in Economics from the university of Bochum. Prior Heidmar, she worked as accounting assistant in an accounting firm and an insurance organization. During her free time, she likes reading financial, productivity books and enjoys physical exercise.

  • Theodore Santamouris

    Tanker Chartering

    Theodore joined Heidmar in January 2022, having had 7 years of experience in tanker chartering with Curzon Shipbrokers, on both the MR & Handy sizes in various trading areas. Theodore holds a BSc in Shipping, Transport & Logistics from Business College of Athens and currently attending the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. In his free time, he enjoys fitness and outdoor adventures. 

  • Iason Sideris

    IT Support Engineer

    An IT professional with several years of experience in the ICT industry, providing support and administration for a diverse range of infrastructure types; specializing in network security and software installation. He aims to evolve as a cybersecurity expert; encourage people to advocate a “safer internet” mentality. If you seek him, just follow the screws and the tinkering noise. He breaks his daily routine by having an outdoor activity or a cup of coffee accompanies by a book in the sound of silence. 

  • Rania Stamataki

    Post Fixture Analyst

    Rania Stamataki joined Heidmar  in November 2022 as a Post Fixture Analyst. She holds a BA in Politics & Foreign Affairs from University of Athens and an MSc in Maritime Policy & Shipping Management from Cardiff University. She has developed experience in preparing and issuing Freight and Hire invoices, calculating Demurrage and non Demurrage claims , negotiating disputes with Charterers , monitoring Collections and Statements of Accounts. In her spare time Rania enjoys socializing with friends and she is a member of a choir .

  • Christina Theodosiou

    Pool Accountant

    Prior to joining Heidmar Christina worked as Accounts and Finance Officer for 8 years in a group of companies in the Shipping Industry. Her working experience started as a trainee in the Accounts department of Tsakos Columbia. Christina holds a BA in Statistics and a Master’s Degree in Shipping. She likes swimming and spinning.

  • Marina Tourkolia

    Tanker Chartering

    Marina joined Heidmar’s chartering team in January 2022. Prior to this, she worked for Curzon Maritime in London for 7 years starting her internship mainly focusing in the fuel market sector and for the last 5 years has been primarily focusing on MR/Handy size vessels in various trades. Marina holds a Bsc degree in Business Studies with a major in Finance and Shipping from Cass Business School – City University , a Diploma of Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) and an Msc in Energy Management which she graduated with honours from ESCP Europe Business School.

  • Tania Zografaki

    Financial Reporting Analyst

    Tania joined Heidmar in May 2023 as Financial Reporting Analyst. Prior to her current position she has worked for 5 and a half years as a Senior Auditor in Ernst & Young entirely for shipping companies. She holds a bachelor degree in Economics from Panteion University. In her free time she enjoys traveling.

  • Matthew Bailey

    Fleet Manager

    Joined Kingfish Trading working on the operations and chartering desks with a focus on CPP tanker chartering and projects in the USG, Central and South America. This was followed by working at Galbraith’s ship brokers, handling CPP & DPP operations across all sizes from handies to VLCC’s on both the spot and TC fleet. I joined Heidmar in 2016 as a vessel manager with a focus on Aframax and Suezmax tankers and moved up to fleet manager in 2020 with a broadened focus across the entire fleet.

  • Dimitri Carokis

    Tanker Chartering

    Dimitri, upon completion of his Masters degree, and corporate banking experience in the City of London started his shipping career at Elka. There he also gained experience of life at sea having embarked on an LR2. His career then took him into stainless steel parcel chemical tankers where he managed COAs and various regions at Tokyo Marine (Mol Chemical Tankers). He then joined Navig8 Chemicals where he gained further experience as pool manager and with tankers of various coatings and sizes varying from 13,000-50,0000dwt tankers. In 2019 Dimitri joined Curzon Maritime where they joined forces with Diamond S Shipping and managed the fleet out of Europe and West Africa both in clean & dpp, long term and spot.

  • Peter Grimes

    Tanker Chartering

    Peter has worked across various sectors in the tanker industry and started his career with the chemical tanker owner, Stolt-Nielsen in 1996, gaining experience in the parcel tanker trade. He then joined Seachem Tankers before their merger with Odfjell Tankers in 2000, where Peter worked in the UK office for over fifteen years with the last four being as Managing Director. Odfjell (UK) owned four vessels under the UK Tonnage Tax system, sponsored ten cadets and were engaged in CPP chartering for the Odfjell fleet of chemical tankers. Since leaving Odfjell in 2017, he has worked for Curzon and Agelef Maritime focusing on the handy, MR and aframax sectors before joining Heidmar in September 2023.

  • Deepak Laishram

    Head of Operations

    Deepak has over 25 years of experience in shipping, having worked at sea on bulk carriers and tankers as deck officer for 10 years and moved to commercial shipping operations working for companies such as Frontline, Kingfish Trading UK Ltd, Heidmar UK Ltd and recently with Union Maritime Ltd, where he was Head of Commercial Operations, responsible for a fleet of over 55 ships trading worldwide. He then left Union Maritime Ltd to return back to Heidmar UK Ltd as Head of Operations. Deepak holds a Master’s degree in International Maritime Studies from Southampton Solent University, UK.

  • Artem Kheylik

    Tanker Chartering

    Artem worked at Curzon since April 2019 as Junior Shipbroker, assisting in various markets (CPP and DPP) across different ship sizes (from MRs to VLCCs) before moving to Heidmar. He graduated with BSc in Maritime Business and Management from Liverpool John Moores University, as well as MSc in Sustainable Resources from UCL. He started professional career at the bachelor’s course as a port agent trainee at Worms Services Maritime, France followed by an operations apprenticeship at Maersk Tankers, Copenhagen. Artem enjoys photography and food in his free time.

  • Justin Sims-Stirling

    Head of BD Atlantic

    Justin joined Chevron on the shipping grad scheme working his way across all of the chartering sectors, from specialized, CPP, LPG, Fuel oils and finally the crude desk concentrating on West Africa and Black Sea exports. He joined Heidmar in 2016 as a freight trader on the Aframax desk and moved up to Pool Director in 2019. He is a dedicated father who loves enjoying the countryside and the coastline.

  • Hafizh Azhari

    Vessel Manager

    Hafizh has a total of 15 years of experience in commercial operations (Teekay, Ultratank (CPTA) & Clearlake). He started his career in commercial shipping in 2007 after graduating from Singapore Polytechnic with strong emphasis on vessel operations. Throughout his career Hafizh has handled mainly tanker vessels with specialization in trades between East of Suez and North Pacific Ocean carrying cargoes including CPP, DPP, Palm Oils and short stint of experience in Chemicals.

  • Debbie Low

    Vessel Manager

    Debbie has graduated her Bachelor of Business in Maritime and Logistics Management at Australian Maritime College at University of Tasmania and fulfilled her internship placement at Dakshin Maritime. She started her professional career at Thome Ship Management HSSEQ and further established 8 year experience in commercial operations over a spectrum of Bitumen, LPG, DPP and CPP tankers with Eneos Ocean Asia (formerly known Leo Ocean), then Heidmar for 2 years and recently with Odin Marine Singapore. Debbie has an outgoing personality and enjoys swimming, yoga, photography and adventures in her leisure time. 

  • Tago Makoto

    Tanker Chartering

    Tago has a professional commercial shipping background of nearly 25 years most of which was with Itochu Corporation where he covered all the CPP requirements for internal cargo traders ranging from LR2s to small tankers. He was also responsible for all the relets for out-charter to third parties. After leaving Itochu in 2018, he has spent 2 years in LNG industry as a LNG Chartering and BD manager before joining to AVIN International LTD, a group company of Motor Oil Hellas in 2021. At AVIN he spent most of the time fixing their owned fleet of Suezmax, Aframax and MR in the Asia-Pacific.

  • Capt. Krishnakumar Palanivel

    Vessel Manager

    Krishnakumar has accumulated 15 years of sailing experience on Oil chemical and parcel chemical tankers, with the last five years spent as a Master Mariner. He holds a Master’s degree in Shipping Trade and Finance with distinction from Bayes Business School in London UK, a program offered by the Costas Grammenos Centre. Since 2022, he has been actively engaged in managing tanker commercial operations for a variety of principals. His most recent role was as a Vessel Manager with Scorpio Commercial Management, Mumbai specializing in the MR Pool.

  • Navin Arjun Soni

    Head of Dry Cargo, Singapore

    Navin brings with him 3 decades of dry cargo expertise and relationships, including 10 years onboard merchant vessels. His experience stems from significant working tenures with companies such as Umang (Arcelor Mittal / Drylog JV), Anglo American, Noble Chartering and KC Maritime. His experience working with steel mills, miners, traders and ship owners will be valuable as Heidmar sets up and grows its drybulk commercial management business. Navin holds a Masters degree in Shipping Management from World Maritime University, Malmo. Besides having been a past member of the ICS, UK, Navin is currently a member of The CFA Institute, USA.

     

  • Charlie Watson

    Freight Trader

    Charlie is coming from a shipping background. After graduating from university, he cut his teeth in shipping as a VLCC broker in London before being relocated to Singapore and focusing on the east of Suez markets. Outside work, Charlie enjoys playing golf or cricket, along with spending time with family and friends