Wallem Group has appointed Mr Ioannis (Yanni) Stefanou (pictured) as Global Technical Director of Wallem Ship Management to lead the business as it positions itself for continued growth. Mr Stefanou will lead the Group’s technical teams in Hong Kong, Singapore and Europe (Hamburg) in delivering reliable, cost effective and safe shipping operations.
Mr Stefanou has vast experience in senior commercial and technical roles with both ship owners and third party managers.
“I know Yanni will bring the necessary leadership and management skills for continuing Wallem’s growth as a progressive ship manager,” said Wallem Ship Management Managing Director Ray Mc Namara of the appointment.
“We have also re-structured the technical team’s management positions in Hong Kong to include heads of wet and dry operations, which will support Wallem’s staff in providing consistently reliable operations to our clients, every day of the year.
“Chris Hassall is now the Head of Dry Ship Operations and Akhileshwar Roy is Head of Tanker Fleet Operations. Both have extensive experience in their fields and at Wallem, and are highly respected amongst our clients and staff.”
Wallem is best known in the maritime industry for its ship management and technical services, and today remains a key service for the Group. Mr Stefanou will lead the technical team in further developing the diversity of services available to clients, including collaborating with Wallem’s business teams in ship agency, logistics, shipbroking, chartering and commercial services.