Christian is the founder and Chairman of Marcura.
Christian’s focus is on Group innovation and strategy.
Previously, Christian worked in the Structured Commodity Finance Division at ING Barings in Amsterdam and Moscow, with the focus on the metals and shipping industries.
Prior to that he worked at a shipbroking and trading house in Hamburg where his duties covered operations, chartering and grain trading.
Earlier he worked in the shipping liner trade for Überseeschiffahrtsagentur Transnautic in Hamburg.
Christian holds a Master in Shipping, Trade and Finance from Cass Business School.
Jens is co-founder of Marcura and Group CEO.
His focus is on the market, business models and service strategies of the portfolio companies.
Previously, Jens was a Senior Partner at Cultivator A/S, then one of Scandinavia’s leading Management Consultancies, where he provided management counsel to Engineering, Software and Pharmaceutical companies.
Earlier, he was involved in the initial launch of Cisco Systems, Inc. in all Scandinavian countries.
Prior to that he was Financial Director at UNIRAS A/S, a pioneering scientific visualization software company with global customers. He has held a position as VP Finance for the Treasury of Hafnia, a major Scandinavian insurance group. He started his career with Andersen Consulting, now Accenture.
Karsten is involved in a broad range of strategic and tactical issues related to the Group’s overall mission and practices, including the support to the portfolio companies.
These include forecasting, accounting, financial planning and analysis, regulatory compliance monitoring, and the identification of income-enhancing and revenue-generating opportunities.
Karsten’s 20 years of international financial experience includes five years as a CFO, as well as work for leading IT companies such as CSC and Dell.
Hans-Christian is the Group Chief Commercial Officer and Non-Executive Chairman.
As Group CCO, Hans-Christian’s primary focus is on commercial strategy and value creation for Customers, Agents and Partners that engage with Marcura’s solutions in the payments, procurement and voyage administration sectors.
He has held a number of positions previously: Managing Director for DA-Desk, Managing Director for Maersk Line in Russia, Finland and the Baltic States as well as European Sales & Marketing Director for P&O Nedlloyd.
HC was educated in the A.P. Moeller/Maersk Denmark Management Trainee Program and holds an Advanced Certificate for Executives from MIT Sloan School of Management.
Domenico Carlucci is the Chief Executive Officer of MarTrust. He joined DA-Desk in 2011 and developed MarTrust a few years later as a spin-off of the DA-Desk’s payment services.
Previously, Domenico worked as CFO and Back-Office Director for Luxottica Far East, based in Japan.
Prior to that, he worked in Levi’s Strauss’s Global Treasury, situated in Belgium, and he was responsible for the Market Operations. He has also worked with Edison as a Risk Manager and SIA Spa as a Project Manager.
Domenico holds a PhD in physics from Scuola Normale Superiore in Italy, followed by two post-doctoral fellowships in Japan and Belgium.
Errikos Andreakos is the Chief Commercial Officer of MarTrust.
He started his career in finance, working for firms in six distinct industries: financial services, industrial automation, fashion, credit cards, insurance brokerage, and maritime.
He gained experience from the diversity and soon realized that all industries face the same issues. His core belief is that finance should up its game, provide strong business support, a streamlined process, and lead decision-making analytics.
He joined DA-Desk in 2013 with a desire to apply his understanding to the maritime industry. He soon moved into a role where his prime focus has been to use his experience to assist customers. He is currently managing the sales team, solution development, and marketing effort for MarTrust, the financial institution arm of the Marcura group.
Previously, Errikos held a position as CFO at First Data Greece and MEA, International Financial Reporting Director at Willis Tower Watson, and Manager of the Front Desk Operations at Levis.
Errikos is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds an MBA and a Master in European Economics; he has a continuous interest in learning new things and dedicates his spare time to this.
Felix provides advice and counsel to the Group’s boards and business units with regard to legal matters, material transactions, risk management, compliance and overall strategy and corporate governance.
Felix has worked and consulted with various international companies and has operated a financial services agency in California representing industry-leading institutions.
He is a member of the State Bar of California, the American Bar Association, and the Institute of Directors (UK). He has served in the ABA Advisory Panel and is also a Charter Member of TechGC.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Ateneo de Manila University, a Certificate in Finance (With Distinction) from UC Berkeley Extension, and a Juris Doctorate from John F. Kennedy University School of Law.
Felix also attended the University of Cambridge Judge Business School’s Advanced Leadership Programme.
Milan Maluk is the Chief Compliance Officer and board member of MarTrust.
Milan is responsible for oversight of compliance framework, smooth running of compliance operations and maintaining relationships with regulators, banking partners and regulatory auditors.
Milan has extensive experience in managing compliance and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of London and a Fellowship of the International Compliance Association (FICA), Certified Professional.
Xavier is the Senior Vice President – Digital Financial Solutions and has been into banking, financial services, payments and digital for over 20 years.
Xavier is passionate about bringing the best in digital financial solutions to MarTrust customers. He is all about enhancing seafarer welfare through instant digital payments via E-Wallets and multi currency solutions. In his role Xavier oversees multiple markets across EMEA, Asia Pacific and global. His team is based across Denmark, Germany, Singapore, Greece and the Philippines.
Xavier also holds a BSc & MBA in Marketing.
Devendra has been working with the Marcura group for 16 years and is an expert in Maritime Payments. He is responsible for managing all payment-related services, partnering and managing customer support, ensuring delivery of payment-related projects.
Devendra develops short- and long-term payment operations strategies and tactical plans consistent with and supportive of the operational model.
He understands customers’ requirements, oversees new customer implementation, and develop customer relationship to ensure customer satisfaction. He also manages the structure, staffing policy, and processes that support the company’s payment strategies globally.
He holds a degree in Finance and Accounting from Mumbai University, India, and has completed the CFA Level 1 program. His previous position was at e-Hub in Mumbai, where he supported Vessel Accounting and Payment services for clients such as V-Ships.
David started his professional career in the British Military, where he served with honour and distinction for the esteemed Household Cavalry regiment.
After leaving the Army in 2004, David began working in financial services and specifically, the payments industry. Over the following 10 years, he held multiple sales and commercially focused management positions within multinational organisations such as Western Union, Travelex and Equiniti, becoming a subject matter expert on all things payments.
David first started working with MarTrust in 2014, where he was then employed by our former business partner and helped to turn MarTrust from concept into reality. Since then, David’s focus has shifted to leadership of the commercial department, covering all products and supporting functions including onboarding, pre-sales, pricing, product development and relationship management.
William is responsible for MarTrust business development in APAC. He joined DA-Desk in 2011 and moved to MarTrust when it launched in 2015.
He has been in banking and shipping for over 20 years, working for companies such as Standard Chartered Bank, ShipServ and American Bureau of Shipping.
Nikos is based in Athens and joined MarTrust in 2016. He is responsible for MarTrust business development in South European region.
He has spent almost his entire professional life in the maritime industry mainly covering business developments, commercial and sales roles for both large organisations, start-ups and family-owned businesses.
Rico joined MarTrust as a Key Account Manager in January 2023 and is based in the UK.
He started his career in electronic engineering, automation and testing, before moving into financial services with a major global bank, where he spent 11 years in various client-facing roles in global payments and trade middle office.
Rico graduated from Bournemouth University with a BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering: Control and Robotics.
Panagiotis is based in Athens, Greece and joined MarTrust in April 2021. Since then, he has received 2 promotions and is now our Key Account Manager for Southern Europe.
Prior to joining MarTrust, Panagiotis gained strong banking experience whilst working for a major Greek bank, as well shipping experience where he acted as the treasurer for a Greek ship management company.
Panagiotis holds a degree in Mathematics from National and Kapodistrian University.
Ashwin joined MarTrust in July 2022 as Key Account Manager and is based in Singapore to support our customers in the APAC region.
Ashwin started his carrier as a seafarer and was sailing onboard Oil Tankers. He later moved into consulting and then became the Head of Fleet Performance Center in Singapore with StormGeo before moving to MarTrust. Ashwin joins us from companies such as ShipNet, ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) and StormGeo (Alfa Laval Group). He has almost 18 years of experience in shipping, implementation of Maritime ERP and Software Solutions in the APAC region.
He is focused on supporting the team and customers in the areas such as onboarding new customers, structure and maintain customer payment environment, manage process implementation and coordinate upselling process of additional MarTrust products.
Jonas is based in Hamburg, Germany and joined MarTrust in 2021, before moving into the Commercial Team as Key Account Manager in January 2023.
Prior to working for MarTrust, Jonas spent the previous 10 years in various roles, supporting some of the world’s largest and reputable shipping corporations such as Maersk Line, Hapag-Lloyd and Bernhard Schulte.
Jonas has completed a dual vocational training in shipping and holds a degree in Shipping, Trade and Transport from London Metropolitan University.
Alex Chan joined MarTrust in 2020 as Key Account Manager, to support our customers in Asia. Alex is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, English and is currently learning Japanese.
Prior to joining MarTrust, Alex worked at the Bank of China as a Relationship Manager in their Macau branch, supporting both individual and corporate customers.
Alex graduated from the University of Miami in 2014, with a bachelor’s degree in finance and is also a certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMLS).
Colin joined MarTrust in January 2023 and is based in the UK.
He brings over 20 years’ experience within the finance and payments space, having worked for a number of the major market leaders. Colin has hands on experience within fintech, digital payments, E-Wallets, e-commerce, software solutions, FX and banking solutions.
He first started his career at NatWest/RBS as a corporate banker, before transitioning to the international currency markets, as a broker/dealer, salesperson and various relationship manager roles.
Before joining MarTrust, Colin was the head of payments within a major UK fintech and built a payments desk, to support both corporate and private clients.
Jimi is part of our commercial team, providing a stronger and more supportive onboarding process for our customers. Working closely with our sales, CDD and compliance teams in order to deliver the smoothest possible experience for our new customers.
A 23+ year veteran of American Express (AMEX), where he spent most of his time as a Senior Project Manager, specialising in corporate onboarding and supporting new customers through their first 3-12 month journey.
Nikita joined MarTrust in May 2022 to support our customers in the Asia Pacific region.
Prior to Martrust, she has relevant experience in shipping industry as a customer service representative.
Rosanna joined MarTrust in March 2021 to support our customers in the Asia Pacific region.
Prior to MarTrust, Rosanna worked in different multinational companies mainly Diageo and FMC Corporation as Accounts Payable Associate focusing on the role of customer support and vendor management.
Rosanna graduated from Singapore Management University in 2016 and is fluent in both Mandarin and English.
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