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 the 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.
Anastasios Angelopoulos has been promoted to Marine Chief Executive for Greece & Cyprus, at Director Level.
Lambros A. Chahalis, Vice President Marine & Offshore Division for the Hellenic & Black Sea Region, says, “Both Paillette and Anastasios have strong knowledge in shipping & assist the shipping community in its entirety”.
The “Bureau Veritas Piraeus Greek Government” started its operation in October 2012, continuously providing for the successful growth in the Society’s registered tonnage.
Last August Bureau Veritas reached 100.000.000 GRT in all type of ships, a forty per cent of which is to be attributed to Bureau Veritas Piraeus’ efforts.
Anastasios Angelopoulos, since 2008, has been Marine Department Manager for Greece & Cyprus and Deputy Country Chief Executive since 2013. He started his professional career in Elefsis Shipyard (Greece) and in 1981 joined TROODOS SHIPPING covering different positions, from assistant Superintendent Engineer up to Technical Manager, until 1994. He joined Bureau Veritas Piraeus as field Surveyor in 1994. In 1996 he was promoted as Senior Surveyor and later on became Ships in Service Operational Manager (SSOM). Anastasios Angelopoulos graduated in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering and holds a degree from Sunderland Polytechnic (UK-1976).
About Bureau Veritas
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.-