Speakers

 
 
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Wajdi Abdmessih

Panellist - Session Eight: Bunker Quality - How is it evolving?

Wajdi Abdmessih, the founder and the President of Seahawk Services, has over 25 years’ experience in fuel oil testing and inspection.  Wajdi has held various positions in a Marine fuel inspection and testing company as a laboratory manager, branch manager, technical director,  vice president and president. He has personally analyzed hundreds of thousands of Marine fuel oil samples from across the world, work with fuel oil refinery’s as well as fuel suppliers on fuel blending and troubleshooting hundreds of fuel problems and effectively help fuel oil management/operator on navigation problematic fuels. 

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Cees Boon

Panellist - Session Three: Alternative Fuels  

Cees Boon started his career with the Port of Rotterdam Port Authority in 1983 as inspector for dangerous and noxious goods for the Division Harbour Master. He has ample experience in this field and hands-on experience. At present he is alternative fuel safety expert of the Harbourmaster Policy Department and advisor of  the (State)harbour Master of Rotterdam. 
He has been involved LNG developments in the Port of Rotterdam and is responsible for the safety framework and rules for the LNG bunkering in the port for seagoing and inland vessels. 
Nowadays Cees is involved in the Energy Transition program of the port of Rotterdam with the task to establish, in addition to LNG, an international accepted harmonized safety framework and guidelines for (STS) bunkering of all the new energy carriers like Methanol, (Liquid)Hydrogen, Ammonia and electrical power for propulsion.  
For this purpose he is working closely with other (port) authorities, international regulatory authorities, branch organizations and shipping companies. Cees is an active member of several workgroups within the IAPH/CMF, SGMF, INTERTANKO, IMO-GIA, CEN, WPCAP and the future fuels workgroup of IBIA. He is involved in many international programs to establish new fuels bunker infra structure, including pilots for bunkering for H2, NH3 and Methanol in the port of Rotterdam. 

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Constantinos Capetanakis

Moderator - Session Three: Alternative Fuels  

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.

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Guido Cardullo

Head of Business Development, Fratelli Cosulich Spa

Panellist - Session Three: Alternative Fuels

Guido Cardullo is the Head of Business Development of Fratelli Cosulich, a world leading bunker trading company with offices in Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore, Dubai, Athens, Genoa, Monaco, Paris and New York.

Before that, he was Managing Director of the Singapore office of Fratelli Cosulich, where they operate as a physical supplier with a fleet of 6 owned bunker barges.

Mr Cardullo joined Fratelli Cosulich in 2011.

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Unni Einemo

IBIA Director, IMO Representative

Welcome Address

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.

Lloyd’s List named her as one of Ten women influencing shipping in 2019’ ahead of the publication’s annual Top 100 most influential people in shipping series, and among the “Top 10 in regulation” in 2018.

Unni is a Masters Graduate from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, with a major in Contemporary Politics of the Middle East.

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Jack Jordan

Managing Editor, Ship & Bunker

Moderator - Session Two: Russia/Ukraine Crisis: How the Bunker Market is Responding

Jack Jordan is an experienced financial editor and reporter with a degree in Arabic and Russian, a postgraduate diploma in newspaper journalism and several years' history of covering the oil and shipping industries and capital markets. His career has included appointments with Bloomberg, Argus Media, and S&P Global Platts. Jack is based in London, UK.

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Charlotte Røjgaard, M.Sc.

Global Technical Manager Bureau Veritas, VeriFuel

Panellist - Session Seven: Bunker Quality - How is it evolving?

Charlotte Røjgaard has an MSc in Chemical Engineering and is the Global Technical
Manager for Bureau Veritas Marine Fuel Services.
Charlotte joined Bureau Veritas in 2015 and has been instrumental in strengthening the company’s expertise in accurate testing and inspection of marine fuels and bringing
VeriFuel - the new Fuel Testing Program - to market. VeriFuel is designed for today’s
marine industry and sets the standard in marine fuel testing. Developed by a team of
industry experts on both the user and vendor side of the submitted sample market, the
program has been designed to meet the challenges faced by vessel operators in today’s
complex and busy environment.
Charlotte also represents Bureau Veritas Marine Fuel Services at conferences and key
industry committees, such as ISO 8217/TC 28/SC 4/WG 6 and CIMAC WG7 Fuels for
which she is currently the secretary.
Charlotte began her career at MAN Diesel & Turbo where she spent 14 years. In 2010
she joined DNVPS in Singapore, eventually rising to the position of Group Technical
Director.

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Stefka Wechsler

Marine fuel and fuel oil price analyst, Argus

Panellist - Session One: Decarbonisation and its impact on Shipping - New Emission Control Areas (ECAs) & Future Regulations.

Stefka Wechsler joined Argus in 2012 as an editor and marine fuel analyst contributing to the daily price and news report Argus Marine Fuels. She created and maintains a marine exhaust scrubber database and an alternative marine fuels-powered vessels database. In addition to conventional bunkers, she tracks prices of alternative marine fuels (ammonia, LNG, methanol, biofuels, etc.). Formerly a residual fuel oil consultant with Poten & Partners (2006-2012), where she focused on market analysis for fuel oil production, consumption and regulations. She contributed to the monthly Fuel Oil in World Markets and Fuel Oil Opinion reports and co-authored the study Marine Fuel Regulations 2010-2025, among others. Stefka has an extensive network of marine fuel suppliers, traders, brokers and shipowners in all major ports in North America and Latin America. She has an MBA from Fordham University.