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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.

Marine Hull and Associated Risks

Konstantinos D. Kakatsos

Started his career in shipping in 2011 when he joined the Marine Department of Marsh Greece as an Account Representative. He is a Certified Insurance Broker by The Bank of Greece. He holds a BSc in Public Administration from Panteion University and an MBA from ALBA Business School.

Zannis N. Lemos

Worked for Galbraith’s, London and Maersk Broker Hellas in the S&P. In 2013 he moved into the insurance industry working for JLJ Maritime as an underwriting agent.  He holds professional maritime diplomas from the ‘London Institute of Shipping and Transport’ and the ‘Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers’.

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.

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 of Maritime and a BSc graduate of Panteion University in Communication Studies.

P&I and Associated Risks

Eleni C. Samerka

Worked for Seascope Insurance Services (London) from 2009 to 2017 as P&I Technician. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), a Masters in International Transport and Maritime Law (LLM) and a Legal Practice Course (LPC). Lena is a member of The Law Society of England and Wales.

Andreas Bollo

Started in 2012 as an assistant for operation, chartering, post-fixing at San Nikolla Shipmanagement SA and later on being as a trainee at the S&P market for Intermodal Shipbrokers Co. He also had an experience on the claim department for Orion International Brokers. Andrea is a BSc graduate of University of Plymouth in Shipping.

Stavros Sevastopoulos

First gained experience at Colburn French and Kneen (London) and since 2001 has been involved in claims handling/management (P&I/FD&D) as managing director of an independent marine claims consultant practice in Athens. In 2014 he moved to JLJ Maritime SA where he was engaged in all aspects of H&M claims. He studied Mathematics at Cardiff University, holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of West London as well as a diploma from the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.

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 Bank of Greece.

Broking Division

Panos Liberopoulos

Has been involved in the Yachting Industry since 1991, with vast experience in S&P, Management and Insurance  Panos holds a BSc in Maritime Business and Maritime Law from University of Plymouth and a MSc in International Trade and Transport from Guildhall University. He is a yacht specialist consultant to Fender S.A. since the establishment of the company.

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 Bank of Greece.

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.


Fay Diasakou

Is a holder of a BSc degree in Psychology and an MSc in Forensic Psychology. Her Interest in shipping started from a course based on the Psychology of Shipping.