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The Team


Nicholas G. Lemonakis

Has been involved in the Marine Insurance Industry since 1996. He has held key positions as a Director and Manager at Trinity Marine Services and Karaindros Group. Nicholas holds a Bsc Degree in Maritime Business & Maritime Law from University of Plymouth. Nicholas is a founding partner of Fender SA.

Stefanos Vardalos

Has been actively involved in the Insurance Industry since 2002 and has acted as an executive broker in the Marine, Non-Marine and Reinsurance Markets for Navitrust Ltd, Primary Link and Front Line. He holds a BSc degree from University of Florence. Stefanos is a founding partner of Fender SA.

Cecily Leatham

Began her career in Shipping in 2007 as an assistant placing broker at Orion International Brokers and Allied Insurance Brokers. Cecily is Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) certified. She joined Fender SA in April 2012 and is a junior partner of the company.

Broking Division

Alessandro Valenti

Started his working experience in Marine Insurance industry in 2008 as member of claims department of Cambiaso Risso headquarter in Italy, then moved to Singapore branch of in 2016 as head of Marine Hull and P&I broking and claims until 2021. He holds a Certificate in Commercial GI from Singapore College of Insurance. He joined Fender SA in January 2022.

Dimitris Apostolinas

Started his career in the industry in 2000 as head of operations in a Shipping Co, having completed his shipping studies in Greece and having obtained a Higher National Diploma from The London School of Foreign Trade. Since 2009, he has been actively involved in marine insurance as a specialised insurance broker.

Dimitris Tolaros

Dimtiris has been a Non-Marine Insurance Broker since 2002. After 14 years of experience in the Insurance industry, he joined Fender in 2016 as a Marine Insurance Broker. He is a Certified Insurance Broker by the Bank of Greece.

Anastasia Louisa Moschos

Started her career in 1998 as an assistant Underwriter at Lloyd’s of London, Syndicate 329. She established the first Lloyd’s office in Piraeus and then for British Marine. Following that she joined Eurorisk SA acting as a Marine Insurance broker. She holds a BA (Hons) in Business Studies in the service Industry from the University of Westminster, UK.

Marine Hull and Associated Risks

Aphrodite Balatsouka

Started her career in 1996 at Kurt H. Spangenberg as an Administrative Assistant and later joined Hansa Maritime as a Marine Insurance Executive. She holds a BSc in Business Management, is a graduate of Studies of European Civilization from the Hellenic Open University and she is a Certified Insurance Broker by The Bank of Greece.

Kyriaki Margeti

Has been involved in the Marine Insurance Industry since 2003, starting at a marine survey firm. In 2007 she joined the Marine Department of a major insurance broking firm as a Marine Technician for fourteen years, gaining experience in various fields of the shipping spectrum specializing in marine insurance documentation and broking.

Vasia Barous

Started her career in the Marine Insurance Industry with Fender S.A. in 2016. She is a graduate of Piraeus University holding an MSc in Maritime Studies and a BSc graduate of Panteion University in Communication Studies.

Konstantina Panagi

Joined Shipping Industry in 2006 with Zeba Maritime. In 2008 she moved to the Underwriting department of Aigaion Insurance dealing with Marine and Non-Marine matters. She holds a BSc degree from University of Perugia and a Certificate in Marine studies.

Charitomeni Psallida

Joined Shipping Industry in 2019 as an assistant broker. She is a graduate of National Kapodistrian University of Athens holding a BSc in Public Administration. Charitomeni holds a LL.M from City University.

P&I and Associated Risks

Stavros Sevastopoulos

Gained experience at CFK (London) and since 2001 he was the Managing Director of an P&I/FD&D Marine claims consultancy based in Athens. In 2014 moved to JLJ Maritime handling all aspects of H&M claims. He studied Maths at Cardiff University, holds a BA in Business Administration from University of West London and a diploma from the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.

Konstantina Klapani

Started her career in 2016 at JLM Group and then moved on to Liquimar Tankers working in the Ops & Quality Departments. She studied Law at Lancaster University, holds a LL.M in Maritime Law from University of Southampton and a LL.M in Interantional Corporate Goverance and Financial Regulation from Warwick University. She is a member of Athens Bar Association.

Kleopatra Peraki

Started her career in 2022 when she joined Fender S.A. after earning her BSc Degree in Maritime Business from the University of Plymouth.

Ancillary Insurances

Isidora Triantafyllou

Started her career in 1994 serving as an Assistant Broker in Allied Insurance Brokers Ltd., then as a Non-Marine Insurance Manager and Marine Insurance Executive in Orion International. Isidora is a certified Insurance Broker by the Bank of Greece.

Financial Reporting

Athanasios Mesoloras

Joined Optima International Shipbroking Services in 2008 as a senior accountant in the chartering, ownership & vessel management division, holding he position until 2016 when he became accounting supervisor. Thanasis holds a BSc degree in Accountancy and Economics.

Credit Control

Ioanna Misioni

Joined the Shipping industry in 1993 working with a number of recognised shipping companies. Her involvement in the Marine Insurance started in 2009 when she joined Allied Insurance Brokers as a Chief Accountant. Ioanna has studies in Finance and Management.

Katerina Mantzavinatou

Started her career in the Marine Insurance Industry with Fender SA in 2015. She is a graduate of the University of Piraeus holding a BSc degree in Maritime Studies. Katerina holds an MSc in Marine Policy from Cardiff University.

Monica Bofilaki

She started her career in 1999 as an Administrative Assistant and in 2000 was recruited in the Accounting Department. Her involvement in the shipping Industry began in 2010. Monica Joined Fender in 2021.

George Zachariou

Started his career in 2014 as an assistant accountant with an Accounting Firm. He is a graduate of the New York College of Athens. George holds a BSc degree in Business Administration.

Darios Diamantopoulos

Started his career in the Shipping Industry in 2012 as a Trainee Officer in Roxana Shipping and joined Fender SA in 2021. He is a graduate of the University of Piraeus. Dareios holds a BSc degree in Maritime Studies.


Chrysanthi Sbarouni

Chrysanthi started her career in 1995 as a General & Accountant Assistant until 2003 in non- shipping companies. From 2003 until 2018 she worked in Marine Management Services (Callimanopoulos Group of Companies) as a coordinator in Operations & Marine Department. Chrysanthi holds a Bachelor from Piraeus DIDACTA College.