Founder and Chairman
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.
Group Chief Executive Officer
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.
Group Chief Financial Officer
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.
Group Chief Commercial Officer
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.
Chief Executive Officer
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.
Chief Commercial Officer
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.
Group General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
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.
Chief Compliance Officer
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.
Head of Payments
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.
Senior Business Development Manager
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.
Senior Business Development Manager
Ivan joined MarTrust in 2021 to support our customer base in the Philippines.
Ivan’s previous work experience are from top major banks in the Philippines such as Metrobank and Asia United Bank. He also managed to help build several fintech start-ups from the ground up, supporting the maritime industry by extending seamless financial services.
Ivan graduated from College of St. Benilde in Manila with a degree in Institution Management.
Given his broad experience in the fintech space, he is considered as a seasoned fintech leader in the Philippines.
Senior Business Development Manager
Jonas is based in Hamburg, Germany and joined MarTrust in 2021 as a Senior Business Development Manager for the North European market.
Prior MarTrust, he was employed with different shipping companies in various roles and has more than 10 years varied experience in the industry. Jonas worked for some of the world’s largest and reputable shipping corporations such as Maersk Line, Hapag-Lloyd and Bernhard Schulte.
He has completed a dual vocational training in shipping and holds a degree in Shipping, Trade and Transport from London Metropolitan University
Key Account Manager
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.
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.
Key Account Manager
Panagiotis has a Mathematical background and extensive experience in both Banking and Shipping industry.
He works closely with all MarTrust departments providing support and insights, and excellence in customer service.
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.