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Ian Beveridge

Ian Beveridge

Chief Executive Officer
Ian Beveridge

Ian Beveridge

Chief Executive Officer

Ian Beveridge was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Bernhard Schulte in 2001 and on January 1st 2018 he additionally took over the role of BSM CEO. He began his service for the Schulte Group in 1991 at Eurasia Shipmanagement Company in Hong Kong, as Chief Accountant. Prior to this, he worked with Coopers & Lybrand in Johannesburg, leaving as Senior Supervisor. Ian holds a Bachelor of Commerce Honours degree and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Jeroen Deelen

Jeroen Deelen

Chief Operating Officer
Jeroen Deelen

Jeroen Deelen

Chief Operating Officer

With the Schulte Group since 2012, Jeroen Deelen currently holds the role of BSM Chief Operating Officer, ensuring that BSM operates in the most efficient manner, in accordance with global and regional marine legislations and standards, achieving predefined performance and quality levels in all operations, whilst ensuring safety and security of the marine personnel.

Previously, Jeroen served as Deputy Chief Operating Officer, Gas Tanker Director and Project Manager within the Schulte Group.

Jeroen's career started at sea on heavy lift vessels and has since gathered over 17 years of experience on shore in various segments including new building projects for container, dry bulk, offshore, gas fuel supply and LNG carriers.

He holds a Bachelor’s in Maritime Operations (Deck and Engine) as well as a Master’s in International Shipping (Law and Finance).

Sebastian Graf von Hardenberg

Sebastian Graf von Hardenberg

Chief Financial Officer
Sebastian Graf von Hardenberg

Sebastian Graf von Hardenberg

Chief Financial Officer

Sebastian Graf von Hardenberg joined the Schulte Group in 2005. He served Bernhard Schulte as Head of Controlling from 2006 to 2009 before joining BSM Germany as Financial Director. Moving to Hong Kong in 2012, Singapore in 2014, Cyprus in 2015 and back to Singapore in 2018, Sebastian served as Executive Assistant of the CEO and Director Business Risk before being appointed to Chief Financial Officer of BSM in 2015. Prior to this, Sebastian graduated as a lawyer in Germany and gained financial and risk management experience while working for an audit company.

Sankar Ragavan

Sankar Ragavan

Chief Digital Officer
Sankar Ragavan

Sankar Ragavan

Chief Digital Officer

Sankar Ragavan, joined BSM in 2010, as Director, Information Technology, and was responsible for all information technology initiatives and software development projects in BSM. In 2015, Sankar took a new role as the CEO of MariApps Marine Solutions Pte Ltd, a Bernhard Schulte owned Marine Enterprise Digital Solutions Company based in Singapore, with offices in India, Cyprus, and Germany. Before joining BSM, Sankar had senior IT positions in Jumeirah Hotels, Dubai, TV Guide, Sapient, IDP, General Motors, Commerce One, and Aerotech in USA.

In 2018, Sankar was appointed Chief Digital Officer of the Schulte Group and was nominated as member to the BSM Board.

Sankar graduated with a Master’s degree in Management Information System from Eastern Michigan University and a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute (PMI), Philadelphia, USA.

Yiannis Sykas

Yiannis Sykas

Director - Strategy and Product Development
Yiannis Sykas

Yiannis Sykas

Director - Strategy and Product Development

Yiannis Sykas was appointed as Director - Strategy and Product Development in 2015 and was nominated as a member to the BSM board in 2018. Based in Cyprus, he joined BSM in 2008 and served as the Deputy CFO prior to his current role. He previously worked for KPMG, Moore Stephens and PwC in the field of assurance and business advisory with shipping as his industry focus. Yiannis has a degree in Electrical Engineering and Electronics from the University of Liverpool and an MBA in Information Technology Management from the University of Leicester. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Corporate Directors

Angus Campbell

Angus Campbell

Energy Projects
Angus Campbell

Angus Campbell

Energy Projects

With BSM since 2013, Angus Campbell currently holds the role of Director - Energy Projects at BSM, supporting the achievement of the Company's business growth objectives in the energy sector with the main focus on the development of commercially viable gas supply and energy infrastructure projects. Previously, Angus served as Managing Director of BSM United Kingdom and as Owner/Principal Consultant at CH4 Marine Advisory. Angus’ operational background is specialised on managing dry/wet and gas carriers. Trained as a ship manager, Angus has been in the shipping industry for over 40 years, starting his career with Denholm Ship Management, followed by Seatrain, before working for Overseas Ship Holding Group for 30 years in various senior positions including Head of OSG Gas. Angus is an active member of the Nautical Institute.

Elena Pantazidou

Elena Pantazidou

Human Resources
Elena Pantazidou

Elena Pantazidou

Human Resources

Elena Pantazidou joined BSM in 2010 as Director HR and is based in Cyprus. In the past, Elena has held positions at Epimorfosis Consulting and PeopleAchieve as a Human Capital Consultant, assisting clients with HR processes, including staff and leadership development, performance management systems, coaching, talent management, the creation and updating of HR systems as well as running a range of assessment tools. Elena holds a BSc in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Occupational Psychology. Elena is a certified Business Executive Coach, a Life Coach and a Chartered Occupational Psychologist at the British Psychological Society.

Eva Rodriguez

Eva Rodriguez

Fleet Personnel
Eva Rodriguez

Eva Rodriguez

Fleet Personnel

Eva Rodriguez was appointed in 2018 as Director – Fleet Personnel. Eva’s main responsibilities are the oversight of human resource needs of the seafarer population employed by BSM worldwide. She entered the Organisation in 2003 and continued her professional development within Bernhard Schulte (BS) and BSM. In 2008, Eva joined BSM for the first time as a Senior Fleet Personnel Officer and by 2016 reached the level of Manager of HR Marine Strategies for BS. With over 17 years of experience in the maritime industry, Eva has obtained a deep knowledge both from the perspective of a ship manager and owner with specialisation in training, recruitment, marine operations and development of crewing strategies.

Frank Lasse

Frank Lasse

Loss Prevention Safety Quality
Frank Lasse

Frank Lasse

Loss Prevention Safety Quality

Capt. Frank Lasse currently holds the positon of Director - Loss Prevention, Safety and Quality (LPSQ). He has been with BSM since 2006, previously holding the roles of a Marine Superintendent, a Master with 11 years experience at sea and a Quality and Safety Manager. As Head of the LPSQ department, Frank is responsible for the safe operation of BSM's managed fleet and all compliances. Frank represents BSM at various industry related forums and committees, such as the Intertanko Vetting Committee, the Container Ship Safety Forum and the Informal Tanker Operators Safety Forum.

Ship Management Centre Directors

Firoze Mirza

Firoze Mirza

Managing Director (BSM Hong Kong)
Firoze Mirza

Firoze Mirza

Managing Director (BSM Hong Kong)

Capt. Firoze Mirza took charge as the Managing Director of BSM Hong Kong in 2010. Leading the BSM Hong Kong full managed fleet from ten vessels since early 2011 to 50 vessels in less than five years, Firoze is vastly experienced in the management of dry and wet vessels as well as has good knowledge of Maritime Law. Trained as a Master Mariner and with a postgraduate qualification in Maritime Law, Firoze has been associated with the shipping industry for over 30 years. Starting his career as a seafarer, he served at sea for 15 years, four of which were as Master. Subsequently, he took on various roles ashore, based in Hong Kong where he has been living since 15 years. Firoze is a member of the Shipping and Transport Committee of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce.

Martin Springer

Martin Springer

Managing Director (BSM Cruise Services)
Martin Springer

Martin Springer

Managing Director (BSM Cruise Services)

Martin Springer has over 15 years’ experience in the shipping industry and 10 years with the Schulte Group. He was appointed as the Head of Controlling in 2008 and was responsible for financing and treasury of the Group. Mr Springer played a critical role in the development of the first bilateral loan between a Chinese bank and a foreign shipowner. Subsequently, Mr Springer became Managing Director of the Trustee Company in 2013 and was responsible for restructuring the investor fleet. His subsequent appointment as Director of Business Development led to the Group’s expansion of services to the cruise sector and this is now his primary focus.

Matthias Müller

Matthias Müller

Managing Director (BSM Offshore)
Matthias Müller

Matthias Müller

Managing Director (BSM Offshore)

Matthias Müller studied law at the University of Hamburg and completed his master’s degree at Northwest University in South Africa. In 2004 he joined the Schulte Group at the position of a syndic. In the following years he took on the position of Business Development Director, responsible for more than 60 new construction projects of container and tank vessels. In 2011, Matthias founded the joint venture WINDEA Offshore with Hinrich Eden of SSC Wind and Knut Gerdes of EMS Maritime Offshore and in 2015, he became the Managing Director of Bernhard Schulte Offshore GmbH. Matthias is heading the BSM offshore arm since 2017 and since the beginning of 2019, he became the Managing Director of BSM Mexico.

Mingfa Liu

Mingfa Liu

Managing Director (BSM China)
Mingfa Liu

Mingfa Liu

Managing Director (BSM China)

Mingfa Liu has been appointed Managing Director of BSM China in 2016. He started his sea career as a Marine Engineer in 1993, sailing on a mixture of cargo vessels for six years before commencing a shore-based career in 2001. Mingfa previously worked in the Ship Management Division of V.Ships in Glasgow, prior to being transferred internally to Shanghai in 2007 to set up SeaTec China as part of V.Group Marine Service Division. Latterly Mingfa was promoted to the post of Managing Director for the region and part of the V.Group Asia Board. In 2013, he joined Teekay as the primary representative in China, supporting group technical and commercial requirements on newbuilding, conversion and procurement projects, as well as on business development of Tanker and LNG shipping. Prior to joining BSM in 2016, Mingfa was the Managing Director of Wallem Shipmanagement in China. Mingfa holds an MBA from University of Lincoln and is a Chartered Engineer of UK, a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and the Institute of Marine Engineers, Scientists and Technologists (IMarEST).

贝仕船舶管理(中国)有限公司 – 董事总经理 刘明发先生于1993年开始在远洋船舶上任职轮机工程师,有着6年的航海经验并于2001年开始了与海事相关的岸基生涯。明发曾就职于V.Ships英国公司的船舶管理部门,于2007年被派驻V.Group上海筹备建立了隶属于集团海事服务业务板块的SeaTec中国。先后担任区域总经理及V.Group亚洲区董事会成员。明发于2013年加入Teekay并且担任中国区首席代表,负责Teekay在中国的新造船,改装船和集团采购业务,同时为集团油轮和LNG船运业务开发提供技术和商务支持。2016年入职贝仕中国之前,明发任职于华林船舶管理中国公司担任董事总经理。明发是英国林肯大学的工商管理硕士和英国皇家特许工程师,英国皇家造船工程师学会(RINA)和英国海事工程师协会(IMarEST)的资深会员。

Neil McNeil

Neil McNeil

Managing Director (BSM British Isles)
Neil McNeil

Neil McNeil

Managing Director (BSM British Isles)

Neil McNeil joined BSM in 2016 as Managing Director of BSM British Isles. Prior to this, Neil was the Managing Director for V Ships USA LLC based in Fort Lauderdale for eight years and Regional Fleet Manager (Americas) for BP Shipping, based in London for five years. Neil’s previous experience includes 13 years at sea with Denholm Ship Management and BP Shipping on a variety of vessels, reaching the rank of Chief Officer. Neil is a holder of a Class 1 Master Mariner Certificate of Competency and a Diploma in Nautical Science.

Nick Kretsis

Nick Kretsis

Managing Director (BSM Cyprus)
Nick Kretsis

Nick Kretsis

Managing Director (BSM Cyprus)

Nick Kretsis was appointed Managing Director of BSM Cyprus in 2018, having first joined BSM in 2015 as Fleet Director. His professional career included other leadership roles within the industry including Technical Director and Newbuilding Director for LOMAR Shipping Ltd. Nick has 29 years of experience in the shipping and oil & gas industries and is a qualified Marine Engineer from the Academy of Aspropyrgos, Athens. He served at sea for over 5 years, coming to shore in 1996 to continue his education in the United Kingdom where he obtained a Master of Science in Marine Engineering and Sustainable and Offshore Engineering. Further, Nick holds an Executive MBA in Strategic Management.

Nick Topham

Nick Topham

Managing Director (BSM Germany)
Nick Topham

Nick Topham

Managing Director (BSM Germany)

Nick Topham has been appointed as Managing Director of BSM Germany in 2018. He is a qualified Marine Engineer that has 20 years of experience in the shipping industry with specialisation on container vessels, bulk carriers and chemical tankers. Previously, Nick held the position of Technical Superintendent, Technical Manager and exited as Fleet Director at Borealis Maritime. Nick attained his Marine Engineering certification at the John Moores University of Liverpool.

Raymond Peter

Raymond Peter

Managing Director (BSM Singapore)
Raymond Peter

Raymond Peter

Managing Director (BSM Singapore)

Capt. Raymond B. Peter, SIARB, took office as Managing Director of BSM Singapore in 2018. Raymond is vastly experienced in the management of oil and chemical tankers, bulk, container, gas and offshore vessels. He has been in the shipping industry for over 32 years, including 13 years at sea. Raymond served on board NOL (Neptune Orient Lines) and exited as Master Mariner for AET (American Eagle Tankers). Having gained experience both in ship owning and ship management after moving to shore, he was also provided the opportunity to work with Class ABS, ISM, ISO, also attaining experience in auditing. Prior to his current role, Raymond was the Deputy Managing Director of BSM Singapore. He is a member of the Nautical Institute of Malaysia and Singapore and is a part of the DNV-GL, ABS Technical Committee, Shell Focus Group for the Asian Pacific Region and Intertanko Gas Committee for Asia Pacific.

Sanjeev Sharma

Sanjeev Sharma

Managing Director (BSM India)
Sanjeev Sharma

Sanjeev Sharma

Managing Director (BSM India)

Capt. Sanjeev Sharma joined BSM India in 2013, and took office of Managing Director in 2015. Sanjeev has more than 32 years’ experience in shipping, shipmanagement, business development, technical operations and human resources development. He started his career at sea in 1983 after completing a pre-sea training from India’s most prestigious nautical training ship ‘T.S. Rajendra’. He sailed on board various types of vessels, some of which were managed by BSM Hong Kong. After 1999, he moved to management roles ashore with Meiji Shipping in Tokyo and Neom Maritime in Singapore rising to the position of Chief Operating Officer, before returning back to India in 2013. Sanjeev is a Master Mariner and an active member of the Indian Council of Arbitration as a shipping expert.

Theophanis Theophanous

Theophanis Theophanous

Managing Director (BSM Greece)
Theophanis Theophanous

Theophanis Theophanous

Managing Director (BSM Greece)

Theophanis Theophanous, took office as the Managing Director of BSM Greece in 2008. Theophanis is vastly experienced in the management of oil and chemical tankers, gas, bulk, and container vessels. He has been in the shipping industry for over 30 years, starting his career as a seafarer and qualified Master class B. At sea for over seven years, his experience ranges across a variety of vessels including bulk carriers, oil tankers and VLCCs as well as a Loading Master in Cyprus tanker terminal for BP and Shell cargoes. After taking the decision to start his shore based career and prior to his current role, Theophanis joined the BSM Cyprus Fleet Personnel team where he stayed for 16 years, eight of which he fulfilled the role of Fleet Personnel Manager. Theophanis is a graduate of the Merchant Marine Academy of Hydra, Greece.