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KYRIAKOS KYVELOS

Founder & Managing Director

Kyriakos founded MIS Group in 2003 and until today is the group’s Managing Director.

Some of Kyriakos’ career highlights include the below:

2019: Joined BAB Holdings (Jeddah, KSA) as Senior Advisor for Investments

2014: Founded Saudi Investment Group in and until today is the group’s CEO.

2011: Joined FINEXTRA PARTNERS as a Partner. FINEXTRA merged with Chartered Associates Corp. and today maintains offices in Toronto, ON, Canada, UK, Europe and Asia.Today, Kyriakos is an Advisor for the verticals of Maritime, Mines & Minerals, Hospitality.

2011: Co-founded GreenAl Renewables Africa with the view to develop and manage renewable energy & environmental projects in the greater West Africa region.

2010: Co-founded the JV between the Republic of The Gambia State & Gallia Holdings (a private investment company) for the national sea passenger transportation sector and then Gambia Ferries Management Company (Banjul, Gambia) where he appointed as Managing Director until 2014.

2008 -2010: COO of HBTC Group of Companies (Jeddah, KSA) mainly managing the Naval Services and Real Estate arm of the group.

2007-2008: COO of Maritime Holdings (Bristol, UK) a Maritime & Naval Services firm specialized in the sea passenger transportation.

2003: Founder & Managing Director of Marine International Services Group with offices and presence in Hong Kong & Jeddah (KSA). The group offers specialized services in the sea passenger transportation vertical.

ENG. MOHAMMED SAIF AL-GUSAIER

Co Founder and Director

ENG. MOHAMMED SAIF AL-GUSAIER
President & CEO Vela international Marine Limited 2009-2013

Vice president Refining, Saudi Aramco 2007-2009

Vice president Product Distribution, Saudi Aramco 2005-2007

Vice President Eastern Region Refining, Terminals and Distribution 2001-2005

Executive Director Western Region Refining and Distribution 1999-2001

President & Ceo Saudi Aramco Mobil Refinery Co. (Samref) Yanbu 1996-1999

Mohammed is a Chemical Engineering Graduate of New Mexico State University, Las Cruces USA 1981. He attended the Executives Program at the Penn State University in 1995.

Mohammed filled various managerial positions at Riyadh, Jeddah and Ras Tanura Refineries. He also acted as General Manager, Ras Tanura Refinery and Executive Director, Ras Tanura Refining and Riyadh/Jeddah Refining at all functions, operations, engineering and maintenance.

Kim Johnson (UK), Chief Marine Services Officer

Chief Marine Services Officer

Kim Johnson after many years in the marine engineering field, from work shop apprentice to chief engineer and ship contractor he noted that little or no support was afforded to the vessel/fleet owner and accordingly created a hands on consultancy company in 2002 Marine Services International and dedicated solely to this purpose. A company that over the years has assisted owners and Governments around the world to improve their own marine services, enjoying both increased efficiency and profits.

Marine Services International aim is to ensure that the vessel, or fleet are run in a streamline, professional and cost efficient manner, ultimately producing increased revenue and relieving the owner of the stresses involved in the day to day running of a marine orientated business.

Kim has the vast experience built up over many years in the following fields:

• Vessel/fleet management – Vessel viability / feasibility and compatibility. The assessing of a vessel to calculate its ability to meet the demands required by the user, to asses the potential profitability of a vessel across a designated time span in accordance with its anticipated use. To make long term and ‘life span’ cost calculations, assessing vessels potential to adapt to changing needs and safety regulations.

• Crew management – Crew structure, rotation and cost efficiency.

• Technical support – 20+ years, spanning 3 decades in the Marine engineering field in Naval yards and at sea. To inspect/survey a vessel to ascertain its current condition and/or to place an accurate valuation upon said vessel. The understanding of a vessels mechanical and structural workings with the ability to advise and if required, affect repairs/improvements.

• Vessel support and repair – The costing of vessel maintenance by outside contractors/naval yards. The costing of vessel supplies, spare parts and consumables.

• Support network – A worldwide network of personnel and services that have been approved by the company, to assist owners to insure high standards of assistance, no matter where their vessel or fleet may be located.

WITALY HOMEYLEV

Collaboration Partner

Mr. Witaly Homeylev is responsible for the daily operations of the BSC Ship Management and Operations L.L.C in terms of shipping, trading, management and strategics. Within the group, BSC do the commercial management of multiply vessels. In this position it is Mr. Witaly’s responsibility to connect different shipping companies and traders to become one of the prominent shipping companies in the area.

As a maritime professional, Mr. Witaly has filled various positions at a strategic level after setting up BSC Group in the Netherlands and Switzerland. As per the management vision, he is now focusing on the development of the group in UAE and middle East. This click creates a natural connection between professionals in Europe, Middle East, Asia and the Far East so that the correct logistics and most sustainable solution is offered to both parties with a ‘now-how’ in project cargo, heavy lift, bulk cargo and oil & gas.

Apart from being a maritime professional, Mr. Witaly has also built an international network and proven portfolio in business development and commodity trading.

After his studies, he started working in a commercial position and to date he is an experienced Recruitment Consultant with a proven history of working in information technology. Hands-on recruitment B2B / B2C and successful track record in Talent Acquisition & Headhunting. Experience with recruitment through agencies and corporate recruitment.

He received his bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain management and certification in International Freight Forwarder and Certified customs specialist EU market.

NICHOLAS KAIRIS

Legal Counsel

Nicholas Kairis an active business and legal counsel to enterprises for almost twenty-one years, in Greece, Germany, Cyprus, the U.A.E. and the U.S. Member of the Athens Bar Association since 1998 and having established his own law firm in 2004 his fields of activity have been banking, financial and international trade law and respective transactions and derivatives, both OTC and within commodities’ exchanges, with a special focus in regard to compliance and regulatory for various financing structures, collateralization of commodities, corporate bonds and IPOs in various jurisdictions. He had many years of collaboration with the Moratis – Passas Law Firm, which was functioning as outsourced legal counsel to both Citibank N.Y. in Athens/ Greece as well as Laiki Bank in Athens. He was also able to also assist operations in the U.S. regarding issuance, underwriting and legal opinions on securities. Holds post graduate studies diploma from the Law Faculty of the University of Heidelberg in the fields of international arbitration and participated to seminars at the University of Strasburg in the fields of corporate law. Has taught specific legal contractual forms and maritime financing at the Hellenic Shipbrokers’ Association’s seminars. Speaks Greek, English, German and French

Georgios Karakasis (Hellas)

Senior Naval Architect & Marine Services Advisor

George holds a National Tecknological Foundation (A.T.E.I) department of Naval Architecture in Athens, Hellas and he graduation dissertatation title is ” Bulk Carrier Design & Construction”. George is certified from Lloyds RS in the following Marine & Maritme Sectors: I.S.M. – For Internal Auditors, ISO 9000, 2000 – For Internal Audittors, PORT STATE CONTROL, I.S.P.S., I.S.M. STCW 95 and for DAMAGE STABILITY. Also he is a member of the German V.D.I.

In 2009 and up to date George is the Tecknical Manager, DPA & CSO (Managed Paramaxes, Handymaxes, VLs for Willing Marine International. (Hellenic – Hong Kong Shipping Co) at Pireus, Hellas. He is the head & maintain office technical operation. Managed & Physically involved in numerous of Ship Repairs and Major Modification projects (Handymaxes, Panamaxes, VLCCs & OBBOs ship types) within China region, whilst worked with and signed relevant contracts, special clauses and settled the final accounts.

From 2007 to 2009 George worked at MARINE PLUS S.A. (Greek Shipping Co and Brokers) as General Manager for Piraeus & China Region. He managed and contracted more than 180 various type of Repairs and Major Modification projects for Bulkers & Tankers ship types, 80% within China, Far East & Black Sea region, whilst drafted and supported most of the contracts and full quotations. From 2004 to 2007 he was the Technical Manager DPA & CSO for A. G. Pappadakis Shipmanagement S.A. (Greek Shipping Co) at Glyfada, Hellas. Headed and maintained office daily technical operation worldwide (Europe, USA, Canada, Far East). Estimated, planed and handled numerous of repairs, technical surveys and audits. Dealt with company’s all ISM and ISPS matters and planning.

From 1999 till 2004 George was the Tecknical MGR & DPA at Amalthia Marine Inc. (Greek Shipping Co). Headed and maintained office daily technical operation worldwide (Europe, USA, Far East, Brazil, Africa, India). Supervised and handled all company’s repairs, surveys and audits such as for P&I Clubs, Class, Flags, Prepurchase, etc. From 1991 till 1999 George worked for Avlis Shipyards S.A. at Evia Islans as the Business & Commercial Manager in the following departments: Repairs Supervising – Estimation, Major modifications – Safety & outfitting, and the Design department. From 1990 till 1991 George worked Salamis island for the Hellenic Navy in the following departments: Tecknical, Steel repairs, Quality control, Stability & Hull treatment. In 1989 he worked at Silver Carriers S.A. (Greek Shipping Co) a K.P. Naval Architecture office at Piraeus, Hellas for the Technical & Design Department.

DESPOINA KARANTA

Naval Architecture Consultant