Capt. Gianluigi Aponte

Capt. Gianluigi Aponte

Group Chairman

Capt. Gianluigi Aponte

Group Chairman

“Our staff are the lifeblood of the company, they have commitment, passion and loyalty, which, alongside unrivalled expertise makes MSC a shipping line of the people.”

Capt. Gianluigi Aponte, Group Chairman

Captain Gianluigi Aponte is the Founder and Group Chairman of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA.

Born in Sorrento, Italy, Mr Aponte started his career as a captain operating passenger ferries in the Mediterranean for his family’s business after graduating from the Italian Maritime Academy.

In 1970, following a break from the world of maritime transport to work as a banker for a number of years, Mr Aponte returned to the industry to start his own business, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company.  Starting out with a single general cargo vessel, the MSC Patricia, Mr Aponte has developed and led the company with true entrepreneurial spirit for over four decades.  In the early days of MSC, Mr Aponte used the expression ‘where the customer goes, MSC goes’. This vision brought exponential growth in terms of both volume and fleet capacity which now serve customers all over the world. Over the past 45 years, Mr Aponte has led MSC from a one vessel operation to become the second-largest container shipping line in the world.

MSC has been built around its core family values of caring for people.  Although the company has grown rapidly over the past forty years, Mr Aponte still remains focussed on cultivating our own special ingredient which is MSC’s family spirit.

As winner of many industry awards for his contribution to the maritime industry, including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the UK trade publication Containerisation International, Captain Aponte is an esteemed industry leader known for his dynamic approach and wealth of knowledge and experience in container shipping.  It is not just the maritime industry that acknowledges Mr Aponte’s achievements. In 2009, at the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, he was one of the top leading Neapolitan businessmen to receive the "Neapolitan Excellence in the World" award from Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.  In 2013, Mr Aponte was awarded the “Ordine Al Merito del Lavoro” (Order of Merit for Labour) by Italian President Giorgio Napolitano.  Mr Aponte’s reputation as a successful businessman and industry contributor also earned him the prestigious “Legion d’Honneur” (Legion of Honour) accolade in March 2010 and a significant vote of confidence from French President Nicolas Sarkozy for the part he played in creating 6,000 jobs at the STX France shipyard at St Nazaire, France by placing a new vessel order.

Diego Aponte

Diego Aponte

Group President and CEO

Diego Aponte

Group President and CEO

MSC inspires passion, dedication and entrepreneurism wherever you look.

Diego Aponte, Group President and CEO

Diego Aponte is Group President and CEO of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA.

Son to Gianluigi Aponte and his wife Rafaela, Diego was raised sharing his family’s passion for the sea. After school Diego took his first steps towards his ultimate career by furthering his education in London, becoming a post graduate of Maritime Studies with a particular focus on shipping.

In 1997 Diego joined MSC, training on-board vessels as a junior engineer to gain first-hand technical experience. To increase his breadth of maritime knowledge Diego also worked in MSC Ship Management in Sorrento, gaining valuable experience of MSC’s operations.

Upon joining MSC Headquarters in Geneva, Diego worked in all departments including Latin American and USA trades, immersing himself in the day-to-day challenges and successes of the business.

In the late nineties, Diego identified an opportunity for MSC to invest in a terminal infrastructure which he believed would help to facilitate the long-term growth of the container industry.  In 2000, Diego created Terminal Investment Limited S.A. (TIL), which, under his careful management and direction has become one of the largest terminal operators in the world.  Today, Diego is the Chairman of TIL.

From 2006 Diego worked closely with his father as Vice President of the business, before being announced in 2014 as Group President and CEO of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA.

Mikołaj Osiński

Mikołaj Osiński

Managing Director

Mikołaj Osiński

Managing Director

Telephone: +48 58 666 10 02Email: mikolaj.osinski@msc.com

Mikolaj is the Managing Director of MSC Poland.
He has joined MSC Poland in 1998 when MSC Poland was founded and since then he holds the position of managing director.
Before joining MSC Mikolaj has been employed in Polish Ocean Lines for 13 years where he has been holding different positions.

Maciej Ostrowski

Maciej Ostrowski

Commercial Director

Maciej Ostrowski

Commercial Director

Telephone: +48 22 360 43 00Email: maciej.ostrowski@msc.com

Maciej started his professional experience in shipping industry 17 years ago holding different positions within sales and marketing departments. In 2007 he joined MSC Poland to start up MSC branch office in Warsaw as a Branch Manager. Since May 2018, Maciej holds the position of Commercial Director of MSC Poland. Educated in Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) where he graduated Finance and Supply Chain Management studies.

Przemysław Antoniewski

Przemysław Antoniewski

Finance Director

Przemysław Antoniewski

Finance Director

Telephone: +48 58 666 10 30Email: przemyslaw.antoniewski@msc.com

Przemyslaw joined MSC in 2012 and since then holds the position of CFO.
Before joining MSC Przemyslaw has developed his career in finance departments of international production companies e.g. Delphi and Dovista starting from financial analyst in 1999 to financial controller in 2012.

Tomasz Pawlak

Tomasz Pawlak

Senior Sales Manager

Tomasz Pawlak

Senior Sales Manager

Telephone: +48 58 666 10 12Email: tomasz.pawlak@msc.com

Tomasz has joined MSC Poland in 1998 when MSC Poland was founded.
He started his work with MSC from logistic and export departments.
Finally since 2004 he holds the position of Sales Manager.
Before joining MSC, Tomasz has been working for ALLcom (Polish freight forwarding company) and Spedcont (Polish intermodal operator).

Michał Kozak

Michał Kozak

Key Account Manager

Michał Kozak

Key Account Manager

Telephone: +48 58 666 10 11Email: michal.kozak@msc.com

Michał has started with MSC Poland in 2000 in the export department. In 2007 he has been promoted to the position of Key Account Manager, which he holds until today.
In the shipping industry Michał started in 1991 with Polish Ocean Lines on the North Atlantic trade. In 1998 he joined Morska Agencja, the shipping agency where he was representing Hamburg Sued in Poland.

Marcin Łądkowski

Marcin Łądkowski

Operations Manager

Marcin Łądkowski

Operations Manager

Telephone: +48 58 666 10 19Email: marcin.ladkowski@msc.com

Marcin has joined MSC Poland in 2000, when MSC owned feeder service was established in the Baltic region and since then holds the position of Operations Manager.
Before joining MSC Marcin has been employed in Baltic Container Lines for 5 years at a position of Ship Manager.

Piotr Krajewski

Piotr Krajewski

Intermodal Manager

Piotr Krajewski

Intermodal Manager

Telephone: +48 58 666 10 16Email: piotr.krajewski@msc.com

Piotr is Manager of Logisitcs department of MSC Poland.
He started his career with MSC as an office junior in 2000 and has developed his experience through the company.
Before joining the logistics team as a manager in 2009, Piotr has been working in container control for 4 years and thereafter in export department for the next 5 years.

Tomasz Kacperek

Tomasz Kacperek

Customer Service Manager

Tomasz Kacperek

Customer Service Manager

Telephone: +48 22 360 43 06Email: tomasz.kacperek@msc.com

Tomasz has joined MSC Poland in 2010 as Export Customer Service Specialist in Warsaw office, progressing through various roles until he was appointed as Customer Service Manager in 2019. Before joining MSC Tomasz has developed his career in air transport industry. Tomasz is educated at Warsaw University of Technology and Warsaw School of Economics.

Kornel Stefański

Kornel Stefański

Sales & Trade Manager

Kornel Stefański

Sales & Trade Manager

Telephone: +48 22 360 43 03Email: kornel.stefanski@msc.com

Kornel has started his career at MSC Poland in 2006 as a Sales Assistant in Warsaw office.
Since June 2018 he holds the position of Sales & Trade Manager.
Before joining MSC, Kornel has developed his career in finance industry.
Educated at Lazarski University (Foreign Trade, E-Commerce) and Kozminski University (Management).
 

 

Paweł Manista

Paweł Manista

Reefer Manager

Paweł Manista

Reefer Manager

Pawel has joined MSC Poland in 2015 as a Sales Specialist in Warsaw office.
In June 2018, he has been promoted to the position of Sales & Trade Manager responsible for REEFER business out of Poland.
Before joining MSC, Pawel developed his career within shipping and freight forwarding industry.   
Educated in Lazarski University (Foreign Trade, International Economic Relations).

Konrad Maj

Konrad Maj

Demurrage Manager

Konrad Maj

Demurrage Manager

Telephone: +48 58 666 10 34 Email: konrad.maj@msc.com

Konrad has joined MSC Poland in 2007 and started his career as Import Customer Service Specialist. In 2015 he has been promoted to the position of Demurrage Manager, which he holds until today. Educated in Gdańsk University in field of Economics, specialty: Transport and Logistics.

Tomasz Zieliński

Tomasz Zieliński

Equipment Department Manager

Tomasz Zieliński

Equipment Department Manager

Telephone: +48 58 666 1068Email: tomasz.zielinski@msc.com

Tomasz is MSC Poland Manager responsible for Equipment Department
 

Joanna Fendrych

Joanna Fendrych

HR Manager

Joanna Fendrych

HR Manager

Telephone: + 48 58 666 10 62 Email: joanna.fendrych@msc.com

Joanna started her professional HR experience in construction industry 13 years ago holding different positions within HR department.
Last 4 years, before joining MSC, she developed her career as HR Business Partner.
In 2018 she joined MSC Poland as a HR Manager. Educated in Gdansk University in field of HR Management and Labor Law.
 

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