Constantinos studied Law in Greece (LLB) and England (LLM in Maritime Law - University of Southampton). He is a qualified Greek lawyer since 1997 and English solicitor since 2002.
From 1998 to 2002 he was the Legal Counsel of Excel Maritime Carriers, a Piraeus-based shipping company listed in NYSE. From 2002 to 2004 Constantinos worked as a marine litigation solicitor at Holman Fenwick & Willan, both in London and Piraeus. Between 2004-2013 he was a shareholder and Director of Quantum Shipping Ltd., a shipping company of Constantinos’ family interests, where he was responsible for the company’s investment strategy as well as for all legal, commercial and managerial issues.
In 2014 Constantinos joined Starbulk, serving as General Manager of a number of private vessels and subsequently as Executive Vice President - Control Director of the group’s procurement arm, Ship Procurement Services SA. Since 2019 Constantinos is serving as Starbulk’s Bunker Director, responsible for bunkering procurement / strategy and Starbulk’s cooperation with bunker industry stakeholders.
In 2020 Constantinos was, for the first time, a candidate in IBIA’s Board elections and got elected as IBIA’s Board Member.
IBIA Director, IMO Representative
Unni Einemo joined the IBIA secretariat in April 2016 as its IMO Representative, Media and Communications Manager after two years as a non-Executive board director. She was promoted to Director in order to serve as the global head of the Association in September 2018 following a unanimous decision by the board of IBIA.
Prior to joining IBIA, she worked for two decades as a journalist and analyst in the marine fuel and shipping industries in her capacity as Managing Editor for the highly regarded Bunkerworld and Sustainable Shipping specialist news services at Petromedia, and later Platts, which acquired Petromedia in July 2015. She has gained expert knowledge through engaging with industry, attending numerous maritime and energy conferences, and regularly attending IMO meetings, and has herself become a sought-after speaker at industry events. In 2018, she was named among the “Top 10 in regulation” in the Lloyd’s List annual most influential people in shipping series.
Owner - Energy Petrol
Regional Panel (EMEA): Bunker Suppliers and Buyers
In bunker industry since 1986, act always as physical bunker supplier involving every aspect of bunkering like sales, operations, cargoes, finance, terminal management, barge owning etc.. founding chairman of Turkish Bunker Association (2001) 6 times chairman for Istanbul Bunker Conference and speaker at many industry events including Sibcon, IBIA Conventions and Platts Conferences. Currently serving Turkish Chamber of Shipping as bunker committee chairman, reserve board member and assembly member. Served IBIA many times as council and board member
CEO - LNG PRO Bunkers Holding
Global Overview Panel: Industry Future Outlook
Alexander Prokopakis is the CEO of LNG PRO Bunkers Holdings and the architect of the probunkers project. Prior to founding probunkers, he served Mamidakis Brothers Group as a senior executive, leading all of the Group’s Shipping, Bunkering and Aviation activities, through its respective companies: JetOil, JetTank and STYGA Compania Naviera. Mr. Prokopakis has over 20 years of professional experience in commercial leadership positions, over which he has attained deep knowledge and expertise mainly in the industry of shipping and bunkering. He is a Graduate of St. John’s University with an MBA in Executive Management and holds a BSc Degree in Business Management from the State University of New York.
CEO - Cockett Group
Global Overview: ‘IMO2020: How has the industry performed? It job is done, or are their still challenges ahead?’
Global Overview panel: IBIA & Industry Leaders Panel.
Cem Saral is the CEO of the Cockett Group (www.cockettgroup.com), one of the world’s leading resellers of marine and petroleum products and services and has over 20 years of industry experience on marine fuels and fuel oil trading.
During his career Cem has been employed at various key trading and management roles by leading oil trading and marine fuel oil companies. He has a wide geographical coverage and direct working experience in Europe, Asia, US, Far East and the Middle East.
Having worked extensively at both marine fuels and fuel oil trading industries, Cem has a sound understanding of the entire fuel oil supply chain and physical trading on a global basis. As a further value-add, he has had the opportunity to employ these direct trading experiences into areas of business development, management and strategic M&A activities.
Prior to joining to Cockett, Cem was last employed as a fuel oil trader by Vitol, one of the world’s leading energy and commodity trading companies (www.vitol.com) and 50% shareholder of the Cockett Group.
Cem holds a BSc degree in Operations Research from Turkish Naval Academy and throughout his career he has attended a wide range of programs on trading, risk, finance and management.
Chief Executive - UK Chamber of Shipping
Regional Panel (EMEA): Shipping Markets Panel
Bob Sanguinetti was born and raised in Gibraltar. After graduating from Oxford University, he served in the Royal Navy for almost three decades, rising to the rank of Commodore. The former mariner served at sea and commanded two Royal Navy warships and a multinational coalition Task Group before working at the Ministry of Defence in a number of strategic roles. His last job in the military was as Head of Intelligence at the UK’s National Operations Headquarters in North London.
He assumed the role of CEO of the Gibraltar Port Authority in May 2014. During his tenure, the Port of Gibraltar saw the reversal of a downward trend in vessel traffic and activity in most sectors through a series of initiatives aimed at improving efficiency, strengthening relationships with the local port community, and driving through a robust marketing and engagement plan with international ship owners and operators. He served on the board of the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) from 2016 to 2019, and is currently a Council Member of Maritime UK.
Bob Sanguinetti was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the UK Chamber of Shipping in July 2018. His role includes responsibility for the UK shipping industry’s relations with government and other relevant bodies (national and international) on all fiscal, economic, employment, safety and environment, security and other issues. He is a Younger Brother of Trinity House, a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights.
Founding Partner - Tufekci Law Firm
Regional Panel (EMEA): Legal, Compliance and Regulations Panel
M.Hakan Tufekci is a founding partner in Tufekci Law Firm. with a specific focus on Maritime Law, Maritine Insurance and Arbitration. He has his LL.B from University of Marmara in Istanbul, LL.M from University of Wales Swansea,UK. He is a PhD candidate at Galatasaray University in Istanbul. Hakan also lectured at Maritime College of RTE University between 2013-2015.
A Turkish qualified lawyer, Hakan has over 17 years experience in all maritime and commercial related matters working for bunker companies, shipowners, charterers, brokers, insurers, agricultural traders and banks.
Hakan is a specialist in bunkering advises bunker traders/suppliers on their day-to-day operations as well as he is very active in ship arrest in Turkish jurisdiction. He has extensive experience in settlement of bunker disputes. Hakan also advises shipowners and charterers for disputes especially arising from charterparties, bills of lading.
Hakan regularly speaks at international commercial law and international maritime law events as well as providing in-house seminars to the law office's clients. He has had numerous articles published in law journals in Turkey as well as worldwide.
Hakan is a Member of Ethics Committee at Turkish Football Federation.
Senior Director - Bunker Holding A/S |IBIA Chairman
Strengthened and developed the group from 4 to 13 offices.
Promoted and developed the Dan-Bunkering brand and business.
CEO | BUNKER ONE GLOBAL ACCOUNTS | 2017 - PRESENT
Management, development and implementation of the group Key Account Program.
SENIOR DIRECTOR | BUNKER HOLDING A/S | 2017 – PRESENT
Member of Senior Commercial Management in Bunker Holding Group
BUSINESS RELATED POSITIONS AND COURSES
ELECTED BOARD MEMBER | IBIA (INT. BUNKER INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION) | 2016 - PRESENT
ELECTED VICE CHAIRMAN | IBIA (INT. BUNKER INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION) | 2018 – 2020
ELECTED CHAIRMAN | IBIA (INT. BUNKER INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION) | 2020 – PRESENT
MEMBER OF THE BUNKER CONTRACT WORKING GROUP | BIMCO | 2016 – PRESENT
Working group with focus on developing the next version of the BIMCO Bunker Contract with the ambition to reach more standardized and compliant terms and conditions for bunker trading.
EMP (EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME) | 2011-2012 | INSEAD, FRANCE
HEC EXECUTIVE EDUCATION (GLOBAL AND KEY ACCOUNTS) | 2018 | HEC, PARIS
Yunlong (Joe) Zhou
Group Head of Credit - Fratelli Cosulich
Regional panel (APAC): Credit and Risk Management
Yunlong (Joe) Zhou has 27 years’ experience in the shipping and bunkering industry. He started his career at sea, where he obtained his Captain’s licence at the age of 27. He then moved ashore to become a shipping manager in a shipowning company. After that he worked for Lloyd’s List Intelligence, where he became Interim Head of Credit Reporting before moving to Bomin as Credit Manager for Far/Middle East. Joe joined Fratelli Cosulich in 2018 and is now Group Head of Credit. Joe has an MSc (with distinction) from University of Plymouth, is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport of the UK, and was a Visiting Professor of Jimei University, China. He was the course director of a bunker credit management course organised by IBC Maritime Training Academy, and has spoken to and/or chaired a number of international bunker conferences.