Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas has appointed Paillette Palaiologou as Marine Marketing & Sales Director within the Marine & Offshore Operating Group. She is tasked with defining and leading Bureau Veritas’ business development strategy and priorities in the maritime market.
Paillette Palaiologou says, “In tight markets each client needs specific support and services. The strength of Bureau Veritas is the wide portfolio of experience we can bring to tailoring and delivering what shipowners and shipyards need. I am proud to have been given the chance to extend my marketing and sales activity to our global Marine operations.”
Philippe Donche-Gay, Executive Vice President, Marine & Offshore Operating Group, says, “Paillette Palaiologou has a strong technical knowledge and a deep understanding of the needs of shipowners and shipyards. She will bring a great deal of energy to this position and will be key to the continued success of our classification society.”
Paillette Palaiologou is a Naval Architect and holds a Master of Science in Marine Engineering from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. She started her professional career in Oceanbulk Maritime S.A, as Technical Superintendent and then Head of Hull & Classification Department. In July 2005, she joined Bureau Veritas as a Marine Surveyor. She has subsequently been promoted first to Senior Surveyor then Marketing & Business Development Manager for the Hellenic and Black Sea region.
Bureau Veritas is a world leader in conformity assessment and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has 61, 000 employees in around 1, 330 offices and laboratories located in 140 countries. Bureau Veritas helps its clients to improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.