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Our People

Francesca Trotta

General Manager

Francesca earned her MBA in Shipping from Alba Graduate Business School in Athens, along with an MSc in Aviation and Maritime Navigation from the University of Naples. Prior to her tenure at Iblea, she gained valuable experience in business development with companies focusing on digitalizing the shipping sector. Additionally, Francesca served as a consultant in the aviation industry and contributed her expertise in researching new technologies for both the UK government and multinational corporations.

Francesca Trotta

Ero Dimitriadi

HR & OFFICE MANAGER

Ero completed her undergraduate studies in 2010, earning a BA in Business Administration from Athens Metropolitan College. In 2015, she furthered her education by obtaining an MSc in Human Resource Management from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. Since then, Ero has garnered extensive experience as an HR representative across diverse sectors including Oil & Gas, Airline, and Electricity production. She commenced her journey with Iblea at the start of 2022.

Ero Dimitriadi

Francesco Amenta

Technical Manager

Francesco earned his M.Eng in Marine Engineering from Federico II University in Naples. He embarked on his professional journey with Augustea in 2006, beginning as an intern in the Technical Department. Over the years, Francesco has advanced within the company, holding various positions and taking on diverse roles in areas such as PMS, Technical Operations, Dry Dockings, Vessel Sales & Purchase, and Newbuilding. Additionally, he has contributed to numerous external projects throughout his career with the Group.

Francesco Amenta

Captain Spyros Grammenos

MSQE MANAGER/ DPA/ CSO

Captain Grammenos' academic pursuits centered on Maritime Law, Operations, and Management, and he has become a seasoned professional in maritime security operations. With a solid foundation of 14 years at sea, serving with esteemed Shipping Tanker Companies as a Deck Officer, he transitioned to shore-based roles. Throughout his career, Captain Grammenos has held a spectrum of positions spanning Marine Operations, SQE (Safety, Quality, and Environmental), Security, and Vetting Departments, progressing from Superintendent roles to key positions in Top Management. Holding a Captain Class A' license, he is also an associate member of prominent shipping and security organizations.

Captain Spyros Grammenos

Captain George Xanthis

DEPUTY MSQE MANAGER/ DDPA/ DCSO

Captain George is an alumnus of the Merchant Marine Academy of Kymi, launching his career in the shipping industry as a deck officer back in 2015. With a Captain Class A' license, he boasts extensive seaborne experience primarily on crude oil tankers, having served with prestigious Shipping Companies. Transitioning to shore-based roles, George began his journey with a Tanker Management Company as an HSQE-Vetting Superintendent. Presently, he holds the position of Deputy MSQE Manager / DDPA / DCSO, showcasing his commitment to excellence in maritime safety, quality, and environmental management.

Captain George Xanthis

Rosen Lesov

VETTING MANAGER

Captain Lesov became part of Augustea's team in 2010, initially serving as a master on Bulk carriers. Subsequently, he transitioned internally to the Vetting department and currently holds the role of Vetting Manager at Iblea. Graduating from the Naval Academy ``Nikola Vaptzarov`` in Varna with an MSc degree in navigation and engineering in 1989, Captain Lesov boasts a distinguished career at sea spanning over 30 years, with extensive experience on bulk and general cargo vessels.

Rosen Lesov

Vincenzo Mollo

PROCUREMENT MANAGER

Following his graduation from the Nautical Institute as an Engineer Officer, Vincenzo embarked on enriching his expertise by working in dry docks. Subsequently, he joined the Italian Navy, further honing his skills and knowledge. Vincenzo later obtained a degree in Maritime Economics from the University of Naples, Parthenope. With a remarkable tenure of 20 years within the Augustea group, he transitioned to Iblea, continuing his dedicated journey in the maritime industry.

Vincenzo Mollo

Teresa Esposito Corcione

PURCHASING MANAGER

Prior to assuming the role of Purchasing Manager at Iblea, Teresa dedicated 18 years of her career to the Augustea Group. Her journey began with an internship during her studies in Maritime Economics at the University of Naples, Parthenope. Progressing within the company, she served as an assistant in the Operations Department before transitioning to the Purchasing Department as an operator, where she continued to excel. Teresa's invaluable experience in the shipping industry now spans nearly two decades, underscoring her deep knowledge and commitment to the field.

Teresa Esposito Corcione

Giuseppe Azzarelli

CHARTERING MANAGER

Giuseppe is the Chartering Manager at Augustea Oceanbulk Maritime Malta Ltd, overseeing the commercial and operational facets of the company. Armed with an Advanced Diploma in Commercial Operation of Shipping from the I.C.S. in London, he joined the Augustea group in 2012. Over the years, Giuseppe has cultivated extensive expertise in commercial management and acquisitions of dry bulk vessels, handling diverse asset classes. His tenure has been marked by the establishment of robust partnerships with top-tier counterparties, a testament to his seasoned proficiency in the field.

Giuseppe Azzarelli

Captain Aris Verouchis

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Captain Verouchis graduated from the Merchant Marine Academy of Aspropyrgos, Greece in 2006, launching his career as a bridge officer with a longstanding Greek shipping company. He attained his Master's license in 2015, marking a significant milestone in his maritime journey. Transitioning to shore-based roles, he joined a bulk carrier shipping company in 2019 as a Marine Superintendent, later advancing to the position of Operator in 2020. In April 2022, Captain Verouchis brought his wealth of experience to Iblea, assuming the role of Operations Manager.

Captain Aris Verouchis

Cesare Guerrieri

CORPORATE & LEGAL DIRECTOR

Cesare, a graduate in Law from the University of Catania, boasts a diverse range of qualifications in the legal realm. He holds an MSc in Shipping Law (BIMCO) from London, complemented by a Company Law Course completed in Malta, alongside various specialized courses. As the Legal Director of the Augustea Group and Director of several Maltese companies within the Group, Cesare brings over 30 years of invaluable experience in the Group's legal sector. His expertise extends across pivotal areas such as vessel Sales & Purchase, financing, and corporate management, showcasing his comprehensive grasp of maritime and corporate law.

Cesare Guerrieri

Kenneth Ciantar

IT MANAGER

Kenneth Ciantar is a graduate of the University of Malta, holding a BSc in Electrical Engineering. His journey with Augustea began in 2019 when he assumed the role of Global Head of IT for the Augustea Group of Companies, before joining Iblea in 2021. With a robust background spanning over 25 years in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector, Kenneth brings a wealth of local and international experience to his roles. Previously, he served as the Chief Technical Officer for a gaming company and as the IT System and Network Manager for a prominent local bank. Additionally, Kenneth contributes his expertise as a part-time lecturer, preparing students for the CISA certification.

Kenneth Ciantar