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Capt. Gianluigi Aponte

Capt. Gianluigi Aponte

Group Executive Chairman

Capt. Gianluigi Aponte

Group Executive 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 Executive Chairman

Captain Gianluigi Aponte is the Founder and Group Executive 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

President and CEO

Diego Aponte

President and CEO

MSC inspires passion, dedication and entrepreneurism wherever you look.

Diego Aponte, President and CEO

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

Anton Nazarov

Anton Nazarov

Regional Director MSC Russia

Anton Nazarov

Regional Director MSC Russia

Telephone: +7 812 346 5730Email: anton.nazarov@msc.com

Anton has started his career in MSC in May 2003, at the age of 23 as Line Manager for St. Petersburg office.

Having professional education background received in Maritime Academy and experience gained in forwarding & agency business he has joined small but professional team of MSC STP, by that time consisting of about 30 people. He worked in this position, being responsible for commercial and operational matters of MSC in St. Petersburg till 2007, when he was promoted to Managing Director of MSC St. Petersburg, as a sign of appreciation of his performance and in view of outstanding growth of MSC in St. Petersburg.

Since end of 2014 Anton has been promoted to the role of MSC Russia Country Manager with the responsibility of  guiding organization in its growth and ensuring leading presence in the market and overall results of MSC Russia.

Alexey Dvinin

Alexey Dvinin

Regional Logistic Manager MSC Russia

Alexey Dvinin

Regional Logistic Manager MSC Russia

Telephone: +7 812 643 3275Email: alexey.dvinin@msc.com

After graduation from Murmansk State University Alexey moved to Saint Petersburg and started his career with MSC in 2003 as port forwarder and has developed his experience through the company via several departments and in 2014 take position of Regional Logistic Manager in Russia.

Over the first year with MSC in port-office Alexey gained experience of intra port procedures related to containers operations in import and export, working with Harbour Customs, port-terminal and State Authorities. Also he was responsible for cargo under Carrier Haulage in regards of port customs formalities and operation workflow with trucking companies.

Thereafter Alexey was promoted to Saint Petersburg head office where during next 3 years worked in Export department and was responsible for vessels’ export planning and customer service.
In 2007 within MSC Saint Petersburg was organized Intermodal Department in order to focus on the efficiency of the intermodal product, increasing the scope of the services provided as well as an increase in operational performance, and Alexey headed Intermodal Department. During 5 years in Intermodal share of cargo with inland delivery by MSC in Saint Petersburg was gained from 3 up to 15% with developing railway deliveries and offering exclusive customer service to Clients. Now MSC Saint Petersburg keeps leading position among the Lines in Saint Petersburg port in services on inland part and competing with major local forwarders.

Finally moving ahead in 2014 Alexey meets challenge and becomes responsible for Regional Logistic in Russia for further increasing MSC positions in Russian market, developing logistic chains in Russian hinterlands, expanding presence in the regions and becoming closer to big consumer centers and export sites.

Artem Arutyunyan

Artem Arutyunyan

Chief Commercial Officer MSC Russia

Artem Arutyunyan

Chief Commercial Officer MSC Russia

Telephone: +7 812 346 5783Email: artem.arutyunyan@msc.com

Artem began his career within MSC in year 2007 acquiring position of reefer department assistant and throughout the years his experience has developed within the company. His success in this role has promoted him to reefer trade manager entering MSC St Petersburg management team in year 2011.

During next 4 years of an extensive work in commercial reefer trade area MSC has gained a leading position in the Russian market. In year 2014 Artem’s professionalism brought him to the next carrier level by being appointed to a role place within MSC walls in the position of CCO. In today logistics market we should fully understand  this roles significancy lining up with modern requirements and its responsibility in the worldwide company.

Anton Mamaev

Anton Mamaev

Branch Manager MSC Kaliningrad

Anton Mamaev

Branch Manager MSC Kaliningrad

Telephone: +7 401 231 1005Email: anton.mamaev@msc.com

Anton had experience in the survey company in Tallinn before he started carrier in MSC
In 2001, Anton started to work in MSC in Saint Petersburg  import department .
He was one of the founder of MSC Kaliningrad office in 2006 and has been successfully leading it up to now.

Dmitry Andrianov

Dmitry Andrianov

Branch Manager MSC Moscow

Dmitry Andrianov

Branch Manager MSC Moscow

Telephone: +7 495 647 9550Email: dmitry.andrianov@msc.com

Dmitry joined  MSC's  St. Petersburg family  in 2005 following his university studies, since that time his career has gone from strength to strength. 
His first position was assistant in the import department and then in the reefer department. He progressed to Head of Transshipment department followed by Head of Automotive department. He then became Strategic accounts manager for top customers.

In September 2015, Dmitry was appointed Managing Director of MSC Moscow, responsible for administrative and commercial activities of the Moscow office.

Moscow is a center of  Russian political and economic life. The head offices of our largest and most important customers are located in the capital, and it is extremely important for MSC Russia, to also be present in Moscow.

Natalja Skorohod

Natalja Skorohod

Branch Manager MSC St Petersburg

Natalja Skorohod

Branch Manager MSC St Petersburg

Telephone: +7 812 346 5740Email: natalja.skorohod@msc.com

To MSC Natalja  joined as sales & customer service asistance in 2003

During finishing Bachalor 4th course in Latvia, she started with her first workplace at MSC

Being in love with sea she had found shipping industry close to the heart and sole to work in and convinced that the choice made many years ago had been the right one. On the early stage she has been involved in commercial activity and booking handling in import. Based on good performance  Natalja had been promoted to Import Commercial Manager role of MSC Latvia in 2006. Further in early 2009 Natalja has been promoted to Country Manager position of MSC Latvia, what was new, interesting and in the same challenging period in the time of changes for shipping industry itself.  Central Asia Region management was another sphere where she has been involved as from 2011, while learning and understanding the people and culture gave an opportunity to discover the beauty of the region. 

In late 2014  Natalja has been offered to join MSC team in Russia, at the position of Branch Manager Saint Petersburg office - the largest at Russia.

The main duites of Natalja is follow the organization development for the better results and the future. Intentions  was always to facilitate MSC interest within the market by ensuring the leading position, supporting professional, partnership attitude towards our customers and family spirit within the team of our colleagues.

 

Natalya Shvanvitch

Natalya Shvanvitch

Deputy Director MSC Russia for administrative and legal matters

Natalya Shvanvitch

Deputy Director MSC Russia for administrative and legal matters

Telephone: +7 812 643 3220Email: natalya.shvanvitch@msc.com

Natalya has 15 years of experience in shipping industry.  She started her career with MSC in 2006 as a lawyer for MSC Rus, LLC. Then Natalya organized, with the management’s support, the regional department with more than 11 working professionals. Nowerdays, she is responsible for legal support of the company in Russia, including the common corporate matters, contracts, antitrust, claims, UAC, judicial practice.

Natalya has a impressive academic background. She left the school with distinctions. She graduated from the faculty of International Relations and the faculty of Law at St. Petersburg State University. Then she continued her studies in Germany at the University of Heidelberg (Germany) and University of Bayreuth (Germany where she obtained a master degree. Natalya is hence a Master in International Relations and a member of the Association of Lawyers of Russia.

 

Natalya Tsymbal

Natalya Tsymbal

HR Manager MSC Russia

Natalya Tsymbal

HR Manager MSC Russia

Telephone: +7 812 346 5764Email: natalya.tsymbal@msc.com

Natalya is HR Business Partner in MSC Russia and Central Asia. She joined MSC on this position in 2015. Natalya is qualified in law and her career began in municipality as legal advisor. After that she joined international FMCG company - JTI as HR assistant. For almost 10 years in this company she gained wide experience in different HR areas, including participation in international projects.

After that she moved to forest industry and took HR leader role for Russian and Ukrainian operations: 2 factories, 3 operation terminals and 2 sales organisations. During this period Natalya was responsible for whole spectrum of HR and Payroll activities. Being part of the Board she participated in business reorganization processes successfully run HR projects to ensure operation efficiency. 

In 2015 Natalya joined maritime industry and became part of Russia and CA Management Board. Main area for Natalya’s attention currently is to ensure we have right people in right time in right place to run our business successfully and implement MSC vision and mission.

Yuri Cherkasov

Yuri Cherkasov

Regional Operations Manager MSC Russia

Yuri Cherkasov

Regional Operations Manager MSC Russia

Telephone: +7 812 324 2196Email: yuri.cherkasov@msc.com

Yury joined MSC in 2001 after the Maritime Academy.

In 2005 he was promoted as MSC St-Petersburg Operations Manager and participated in both primary agency jobs and projects development related to the improvement of MSC vessels calls efficiency and fleet size upgrade.

In 2015 Yury was appointed as MSC Russia Port Captain to be focused on driving vessel operations within ports of scope and terminals’ efficiency.  

Andrey Babich

Andrey Babich

Logistics and Equipment Control Manager

Andrey Babich

Logistics and Equipment Control Manager

Telephone: +7 8617 300 703Email: andrey.babich@msc.com

Joined MSC in 2002 as Operations Manager.
Andrey started his career in the shipping industry after graduation from Novorossiysk Maritime State Academy in 1992.
During ten years before MSC Andrey was gaining his professional experience and knowledge in several shipping and freight forwarding companies in positions of surveyor, shipbroker, ship manager and head of agency department.
Since joining MSC Novorossiysk his area of responsibility included the shipping agency, vessel's operations and cargo planning, logistics and equipment control, preparation of the import cargo documentation, handling of dangerous and OOG cargoes.
Throughout the years with the company, being the head of operations department Andrey has contributed his knowledge in to growth and development of the local office. Developing his career and skills, he took an active part in the processes of staff training, corporate software improvement, increase the productivity and costs reduce, the implementation of electronic data exchange with the terminals and depots.

Dmitriy Korzhilov

Dmitriy Korzhilov

Reefer Commercial Manager MSC St Petersburg

Dmitriy Korzhilov

Reefer Commercial Manager MSC St Petersburg

Telephone: +7 812 346 5783Email: dmitriy.korzhilov@msc.com

Dmitry is Reefer trade manager of MSC Saint-Petersburg

Was born in Saint-Petersburg, graduated in INGECON University for Marketing.

First challenge in logistic was taken in 2008, when Dmitry joined OOCL port agency in Saint-Petersburg, after a few months hired to MSC to reinforce Port operations dept.

During 6 years he studied all sides of port operations as for cargo fleet either for MSC Cruises.

Looking for new horizons and opportunities he continued his career in reefer trade dept.

Separate sales team for reefer cargo is the answer to bright specific of the market, where you should pay more attention to long-term relations with clients, patient customer service and very careful attention to providing services.

Reefer import requires understanding not only client`s demand, but full process of import and cargo release and distribution. By getting more and more involved to the process you may understand the way of thinking of the importers, start talking on the “same language” by clarifying the hopes and fears.

To be successful in reefer sales, it is required to have knowledge about equipment, stuffing and shipping procedures in order to overview all chain in full. His past experience in operations gives an opportunity to see whole picture, plan and act according the real experience.

 

Maxim Prokopenko

Maxim Prokopenko

Intermodal Manager

Maxim Prokopenko

Intermodal Manager

Telephone: +7 812 643 3204Email: maxim.prokopenko@msc.com

Experience of Maxim at MSC began as an Import Customer Service assistant in December 2011.

 

After finishing graduation at economy and finance sphere in a south of Russia - Crimea, he started his carrier in stock exchange broker company. Than Maxim relocated to Saint Petersburg, and his MSC experience was started here. After first role in a customer service for excellent performance of daily duties, Maxim was promoted to intermodal department as assistant.

Now as an Intermodal Manager Maxim can be proud that we are offering the best customer service to our clients. In 2013 was started a huge project by dispatching block trains with auto parts for one of the biggest motor company in Russia.  For MSC in Russia,  it was the first experience of deliveries cargo by block trains. At this moment we have already dispatched more than 370 block trains.

 

As for today, intermodal department managing by Maxim are the highly knowledgeable and experienced team dedicated in arranging inland deliveries of cargo with the minimum transit time and with a maximum level of safety.

Nadezhda Belogrud

Nadezhda Belogrud

Reefer Manager MSC Novorossiysk

Nadezhda Belogrud

Reefer Manager MSC Novorossiysk

Telephone: +7 8617 300 703 ext 185Email: nadezhda.belogrud@msc.com

Nadezda is a reefer sales manager.

When she finished her education at University, she got 2 specialties - economist and linguist. Than Nadezhda started her carrier as sales manager in company suppling of office stationery, furniture and technique. Her first experience in shipping was in MSC as a sales representative in import department from 2007. Initiative and effective job performance elevated her to the role of Import Sales Manager in 2009.

From 2012 Nadezhda moved in export department and got new experience as an export sales as well.

In 2013 she was promoted to Reefer Manager, responsible the development of import reefer services. Extensive knowledge of the local reefer market and personal professional skills enabled her to achieve good results.

For now Nadezhda is successful in this role and together with her team delivers MSC to the leading position in Novorossiysk reefer market

Alexey Yegorov

Alexey Yegorov

Customer Service Manager

Alexey Yegorov

Customer Service Manager

Telephone: +7 812 346 5785Email: alexey.yegorov@msc.com

Alexey joined MSC in November 2001 as Export Assistant and dedicated his entire career in MSC to customer service, becoming Export Customer Service Manager in 2004 and MSC St.Petersburg Customer Service Manager in 2015.
Alexey started his career in Guideh Insurance Company dealing with carriers’ liability insurance. After graduating from State Maritime Academy and before coming to MSC he worked in Panalpina Tariffs and Contracts dept. However the major part of Alexey’s career and over 30% of his entire life is connected with MSC.

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