Andre Toet possesses over 30 years of maritime industry experience and has held several supervisory board positions, of which PortInfolink (subsequently Portbase), directly supports his role as non-executive board member for essDOCS. Andre joined Nedlloyd Lines in 1986, starting his career as a nautical officer. After his seafaring experience, he worked for Nedlloyd Group subsidiaries in several countries in senior positions. Following the merger of P&O Group and Nedlloyd Group he became Managing Director of P&O Nedlloyd Europe in 2000. Following P&O Nedlloyd’s takeover by AP Moller-Maersk, he became CEO of Maersk Central Europe. In 2007 he became the COO of the Port of Rotterdam, and as of Q4 2011, currently serves as CEO for SIPC (Sohar Industrial Port Company) in Oman.
Alexander Goulandris co-founded essDOCS in 2005 with a mission to eliminate the significant inefficiencies resulting from the use of paper documentation in shipping and trade. He started his career as a maritime lawyer with Holman Fenwick & Willan in London, Greece and Hong Kong. He then joined Freehill, Hogan & Mahar in New York, where his clients included many leading ship operators.
He holds a BSc in Chemistry and Law and a BA in Law, both from the University of Exeter, UK. He also completed the Legal Practice Course at The College of Law, UK and was awarded an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA. Mr Goulandris is a Director of essDOCS. He was a member of SITPRO’s eBusiness & Standards Policy Group between 2007 and 2010, when Sitpro was abolished. He is also a guest lecturer at the Maritime eCommerce elective, part of City University’s MSC Maritime Operations and Management course.
Nigel Pusey joined the Board of essDOCS in 2011. He was Chairman between 2011 and 2013. Previously, he was Chief Commercial Director of Inchcape Shipping Services, the world’s largest ship agency and marine services business. Nigel Pusey was CEO of Container Inland Services, a division of the AP Moller–Maersk Group, one of the most highly regarded companies active in the shipping, energy and offshore markets, until 2012.
Prior to joining AP Moller–Maersk, Nigel worked for P&O Nedlloyd and P&O Containers in numerous roles including Corporate Finance Director for the group as well as Managing Director of Southern Africa. He was also CEO of The Maersk Company Limited (UK) and Non-Executive Chairman of INTTRA. Nigel’s comprehensive knowledge of shipping has been gained through an extensive career working across Europe, Africa and Latin America both in financial roles and general management which has provided him with the vision, strategy and capabilities necessary to lead dynamic management teams and complex global organisations.
James W. Fields is President of Klingenstein, Fields & Co, a leading investment advisory firm, where he manages client accounts and oversees the company’s alternative investment efforts. He began his career at J.P. Morgan Securities, Inc. in the leveraged finance department structuring deals and analyzing capital structures. He later joined the NFL as a Senior Strategic Analyst and subsequently the NY Jets / The Johnson Company as the Strategic and Financial Advisor to the winning bidder for the $635 million purchase of the NY Jets franchise. James then joined the private equity group within Citigroup Alternative Investments where he was an investment officer and Chief Financial Officer, prior to joining Klingenstein, Fields & Co.
James graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with an A.B. in Economics and received an M.B.A. with honors in Entrepreneurial Management and Finance from the Wharton School.
Trained as a lawyer, Noel Buttigieg-Scicluna is a consultant with EMD, a multidisciplinary firm bringing together legal and financial services and related disciplines. Until 2008 he served as Board Secretary to the Enemalta Corporation, the main provider of energy generation and distribution in the Maltese Islands, Transport Malta, Water Services Corporation and Grand Harbour Regeneration Corporation as well as holding Non-Executive Directorships on a number of boards. Between 1976-1990, Noel practiced law in the Maltese Courts dealing mainly with Commercial and Civil law cases. Between 1987 and 1996 he served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Libyan Maltese Holding Company Limited, a holding company bringing together various companies set up by the Maltese and Libyan Government. His public career has included roles such as Maltese Ambassador to Denmark, and non-resident Ambassador to Sweden, Finland, Norway and Hungary.