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We are House of Shipping

business consultancy and advisory services for shipping & logistics

Our commitment to our customers begins with developing an understanding of their business fundamentals. From there, we are able to work closely with them to help them chart their way into settled waters.

Our experienced team have the knowledge and skills required to support any business challenge or requirement.

Our fundamental principles

Our fundamental principles

Our vision
Our vision is to be ‘a leading-edge trade facilitator’.

Our fundamental principles

Our mission
Our mission is to ‘innovate and improve as a trade facilitator, to always be the customer’s first choice’.

Our vision
Our vision is to be ‘a leading-edge trade facilitator’.

Our fundamental principles

Our mission
Our mission is to ‘innovate and improve as a trade facilitator, to always be the customer’s first choice’.

’Trade’ is in our nature and values:

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Trustworthy &
Accountable

Our promise is rooted in our honest and reliable work ethic. We take pride in delivering to the highest standards.

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Reliable service
 

We demonstrate passion and purpose in everything that we do, delivering our promises with pride and professionalism.

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Always improving
 

We simplify and innovate our ways of working,  continuously improving how we deliver value in the eyes of our customers.

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Duty of Care
 

Our employees, business partners & customers are our most precious co-creators that we honour and respect.

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Energised teamwork
 

Working as an agile and collaborative team, empowering our employees, making best use of their talents.

Meet our leadership team

Our executive leadership team has a wide range of expertise and knowledge gained from many different companies and industries. Together, they work as a team to provide expert leadership and advice. Click on the information icon below to find out more about our leaders.

Our executive leadership team has a wide range of expertise and knowledge gained from many different companies and industries. Together, they work as a team to provide expert leadership and advice. Click on the information icon below to find out more about our leaders.

Ardavan is the Global Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer for House of Shipping and is based in Dubai. He has more than 20 years of extensive experience gained in shaping, leading and implementing business process improvement, information management strategies and various transformation programs.

His past career includes 10 years in Pharmaceuticals in various process excellence and IT transformation roles, including SAP implementations, while the later part of his career involved more than 10 years working for AP Moller Maersk leading their strategies, business process excellence and transformation projects within Maersk Line, Damco and APMT at various locations globally.

He holds an MSc in Information Management from Brunel University, UK and a Bachelors with 1st class honors in Logistics systems from Bournemouth University, UK. He is well trained on various programs including Transformative coaching, PRINCE 2 and is also a Black Belt in Lean & Six Sigma methodology.

He is British by nationality but originally from Iran (moved to the UK at a very young age) and speaks fluent English and Farsi. He enjoys reading and writing particularly poetry, loves music, hiking and walking his dog, racket sports and loves skiing.

Ardavan is the Global Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer for House of Shipping and is based in Dubai. He has more than 20 years of extensive experience gained in shaping, leading and implementing business process improvement, information management strategies and various transformation programs.

His past career includes 10 years in Pharmaceuticals in various process excellence and IT transformation roles, including SAP implementations, while the later part of his career involved more than 10 years working for AP Moller Maersk leading their strategies, business process excellence and transformation projects within Maersk Line, Damco and APMT at various locations globally.

He holds an MSc in Information Management from Brunel University, UK and a Bachelors with 1st class honors in Logistics systems from Bournemouth University, UK. He is well trained on various programs including Transformative coaching, PRINCE 2 and is also a Black Belt in Lean & Six Sigma methodology.

He is British by nationality but originally from Iran (moved to the UK at a very young age) and speaks fluent English and Farsi. He enjoys reading and writing particularly poetry, loves music, hiking and walking his dog, racket sports and loves skiing.

Alessandra has served as the Global Chief Legal Officer for House of Shipping since April 2022 and is based in Dubai. She joined from Arkas Container and Shipping Transport S.A. where she was the Head of Legal and Member of the Board of Directors for the Liner Service.

In the past, she worked with Maersk Line for over ten years, in various positions across legal, customer service, network design and partnership management activities.

Alessandra holds, among others, a Master’s Degree in Law and a Doctorate of Research in Law (PhD in Law) from Italy, and specializes in legal strategy, cooperation agreement, P&I claims, FD&D matters, and ensuring regulatory and competition law compliance.

In her personal life, she is married and has three children. She likes travelling, reading, writing novels, and swimming.

Alessandra has served as the Global Chief Legal Officer for House of Shipping since April 2022 and is based in Dubai. She joined from Arkas Container and Shipping Transport S.A. where she was the Head of Legal and Member of the Board of Directors for the Liner Service.

In the past, she worked with Maersk Line for over ten years, in various positions across legal, customer service, network design and partnership management activities.

Alessandra holds, among others, a Master’s Degree in Law and a Doctorate of Research in Law (PhD in Law) from Italy, and specializes in legal strategy, cooperation agreement, P&I claims, FD&D matters, and ensuring regulatory and competition law compliance.

In her personal life, she is married and has three children. She likes travelling, reading, writing novels, and swimming.

As Group Chief Financial Officer (GCFO), Martin is responsible for streamlining and professionalizing the finance function of House of Shipping and across all the professional partner companies of House of Shipping. This includes, but is not limited to, accounting, reporting, internal and external audit, treasury, corporate finance, tax and investor relations. His career spans more than 20 years of varied experience in financial management, business leadership and corporate strategy.

Prior to joining House of Shipping in 2020, Martin served as CEO & CFO for B-Eye Solutions LLC, a OneStream diamond partner providing consulting, implementation and application lifecycle management to multinational customers.

Before that, from 2014 to 2018, he served as VP-Accounts for UASC (United Arab Shipping Company), the largest container shipping line in the Middle East region and adjacent markets, covering over 275 ports and destinations worldwide and from 2008 to 2014, he served as CFO UK & Ireland for Maersk Logistics / DAMCO Group, an integrated container logistics company operating in 130 countries.

Earlier in his career, from 2001 to 2008, Martin held multiple finance management positions with Maersk Line and Maersk Group, and he was part of the team that implemented Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) and later SAP in Maersk Line and the Maersk Group of Companies.

Martin holds a Master of Science in Business Administration & Commercial Law, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Commercial Law both from Copenhagen Business School of Denmark and a Diploma, Financial & Management Accounting ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) in UAE.

 

As Global Chief Financial Officer (GCFO), Martin is responsible for streamlining and professionalizing the finance function of House of Shipping and across all the professional partner companies of House of Shipping. This includes, but is not limited to, accounting, reporting, internal and external audit, treasury, corporate finance, tax and investor relations. His career spans more than 20 years of varied experience in financial management, business leadership and corporate strategy.

Prior to joining House of Shipping in 2020, Martin served as CEO & CFO for B-Eye Solutions LLC, a OneStream diamond partner providing consulting, implementation and application lifecycle management to multinational customers.

Before that, from 2014 to 2018, he served as VP-Accounts for UASC (United Arab Shipping Company), the largest container shipping line in the Middle East region and adjacent markets, covering over 275 ports and destinations worldwide and from 2008 to 2014, he served as CFO UK & Ireland for Maersk Logistics / DAMCO Group, an integrated container logistics company operating in 130 countries.

Earlier in his career, from 2001 to 2008, Martin held multiple finance management positions with Maersk Line and Maersk Group, and he was part of the team that implemented Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) and later SAP in Maersk Line and the Maersk Group of Companies.

Martin holds a Master of Science in Business Administration & Commercial Law, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Commercial Law both from Copenhagen Business School of Denmark and a Diploma, Financial & Management Accounting ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) in UAE.

Toby is the Global Chief Marketing Officer for House of Shipping, having joined in February 2022, and is based in Dubai. His responsibilities lie across the Marketing spectrum, including PR and communications, digital and social media, customer acquisition, and other relevant areas.

Prior to House of Shipping Toby worked at Agility Logistics in a number of different roles including Global Head of Marketing, CEO of their digital startup Shipa Freight, Chief of Staff, and SVP for Digital Transformation. He has also worked for other leading international companies such as CSAV (now part of Hapag Lloyd), MCI WorldCom, and Gartner.

He holds degrees from the University of Southampton and the University of Manchester.

When not working Toby likes to spend time with his family and participate in a range of sports.

Toby is the Global Chief Marketing Officer for House of Shipping, having joined in February 2022, and is based in Dubai. His responsibilities lie across the Marketing spectrum, including PR and communications, digital and social media, customer acquisition, and other relevant areas.

Prior to House of Shipping Toby worked at Agility Logistics in a number of different roles including Global Head of Marketing, CEO of their digital startup Shipa Freight, Chief of Staff, and SVP for Digital Transformation. He has also worked for other leading international companies such as CSAV (now part of Hapag Lloyd), MCI WorldCom, and Gartner.

He holds degrees from the University of Southampton and the University of Manchester.

When not working Toby likes to spend time with his family and participate in a range of sports.

With over 19 years of experience in the shipping industry and with deep knowledge of end-toend processes, Mohammad has responsibility for all IT-related activities. He has wide experience of Freight Forwarding and Logistics, including the implementation of three ERP/TMS solutions.

When not working hard Mohammad counts snooker, movies and reading as his main hobbies, and he is a keen technology enthusiast.

With over 19 years of experience in the shipping industry and with deep knowledge of end-to-end processes, Mohammad has responsibility for all IT-related activities. He has wide experience of Freight Forwarding and Logistics, including the implementation of three ERP/TMS solutions.

When not working hard Mohammad counts snooker, movies and reading as his main hobbies, and he is a keen technology enthusiast.

Prasanth is the Global Chief Human Resources Officer for House of Shipping and is based in Dubai. He has over 20 years of experience in people management at senior levels along with an MBA in Human Resource Management from Oxford Brookes University UK and is interested in turning around organizations’ bottom lines using PEOPLE POWER.

In his current assignment, he heads the global HR portfolio with a team of 12 direct HR and Admin professionals managing Talent Acquisition, Learning & Development, Employee branding, Change management, Performance management, Talent Management, Rewards & Recognition, Compensation & Benefits, Employee relations & Administration.

Previously, he has worked with organisations like Panasonic Middle East & Africa, Gravity HR & Management consultancy, Cedar Management Consulting International, Johnson Controls, Ernst &  Young, NHS, Adecco and RAK National Insurance Company.

In 2022 Prasanth was selected to be featured in Asia’s 100 Power Leaders in HR from UAE.

When not working, Prasanth is a keen participant in sports and likes to spend time with his family, travelling and is a keen observer of human nature.

Prasanth is the Global Chief Human Resources Officer for House of Shipping and is based in Dubai. He has over 20 years of experience in people management at senior levels along with an MBA in Human Resource Management from Oxford Brookes University UK and is interested in turning around organizations’ bottom lines using PEOPLE POWER.

In his current assignment, he heads the global HR portfolio with a team of 12 direct HR and Admin professionals managing Talent Acquisition, Learning & Development, Employee branding, Change management, Performance management, Talent Management, Rewards & Recognition, Compensation & Benefits, Employee relations & Administration.

Previously, he has worked with organisations like Panasonic Middle East & Africa, Gravity HR & Management consultancy, Cedar Management Consulting International, Johnson Controls, Ernst &  Young, NHS, Adecco and RAK National Insurance Company.

In 2022 Prasanth was selected to be featured in Asia’s 100 Power Leaders in HR from UAE.

When not working, Prasanth is a keen participant in sports and likes to spend time with his family, travelling and is a keen observer of human nature.

Our Corporate social responsibility

We take Corporate Social Responsibility so passionately that “Duty of Care” is one of our core values. We work with our customers, partners, and employees to ensure we focus on good practices as they relate to our work. Supporting sustainability in logistics is not only good for the environment but helps our customers show their commitment to improving the state of the world.  We also support the communities we are part of with a wide number of programs.

We currently support a growing number of companies all over the world

Our robust portfolio of services means that we support a growing number of companies around the world that are involved in a diverse range of activities. Companies can benefit from the industry knowledge and experience that we bring to every engagement. In addition, our experienced team are on hand to provide support and expertise when needed.

We currently support a growing number of companies all over the world

Our robust portfolio of services means that we support a growing number of companies around the world that are involved in a diverse range of activities. Companies can benefit from the industry knowledge and experience that we bring to every engagement. In addition, our experienced team are on hand to provide support and expertise when needed.

Come join the house of
shipping team!

We are always on the lookout for talented people. Are you curious about the world, how it works and how you can make things better? Do you have a passion to help logistics truly move forward? Are you willing to take the extra step in servicing clients and open to helping colleagues as well? And do you appreciate a start-up like culture and atmosphere? Then we would love to hear from you. We are confident you will find working with us both challenging and rewarding!

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