What We Do...

We offer one completely integrated system to ensure shipping success.

Our application suite is unique in being a fully joined up maritime ERP suite. By addressing all aspects of a maritime transaction, we are able to ensure that information passes through the system quickly and effectively.

Our solutions provide you with insights into your business, while simultaneously delivering an understanding of industry benchmarks, which gives you the vantage point to optimise your day-to-day decisions.

Values

Commitment

We are committed to providing impactful, meaningful and innovative results to our customers.

Passion

We are passionate to solve challenges that drive success for our customers, our employees and our shareholders.

Respect

We respect individuals and our customers in the maritime community by listening, understanding and delivering reliable solutions.

Empowerment

We empower our employees and our customers to find creative ways to solve challenges – every idea counts and every role has a voice.

Leadership

Suren Thadani
CEO
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Suren Thadani
CEO

Suren's number one priority is working with customers and ensuring that meaningful results and outcomes are delivered to their businesses. He has a passion for building organizations that brings together human insights and technology to drive radical but pragmatic results.

Over the last 18 years of his career, Suren has operated in various board or management leadership capacities at ShipNet, Inchcape Shipping Services, Oliver Wyman, IBM Business Consulting Services and DHL Supply Chain. During this period of time, he has operated start-ups and significant sized business units in large corporations.

Suren has acquired extensive industry experience within the logistics, maritime and energy sectors, encompassing complex engagements and M&A activities. This has afforded him a broader perspective of the importance of applying 'simplification' and 'focus' in businesses and teams to achieve transformations.

Educated with a Master's degree in Information Systems and a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering qualification, Suren practices Wing Chun (a form of martial arts), enjoys playing tennis and is a motor sport enthusiast.

Ewa Sumner
Finance Director
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Ewa Sumner
Finance Director

Ewa is passionate about making businesses successful. She strongly believes that it is important to empower people and provide a supporting environment so that they can do their best at work.

Over the last 12 years of her career, Ewa has been constantly creating environments where finance and operations understand each other well to exceed commercial successes and expectations of shareholders. She has had the opportunity to work with a broad range of organizations – small and mid-sized businesses to large corporations and has managed international teams across various functions within organizations. Her experiences have taught her how to work with teams to bridge cultural divides and find a strong working dynamic, regardless of distance.

Ewa if fully qualified as an ACCA accountant and also holds a Master’s Degree in Corporate Development and Finance. She has worked with key organizations such as Marsh and McLennan companies as well as Inchcape Shipping Services prior to ShipNet.

Outside of work, Ewa enjoys travelling around the world and experiencing the joys of food and culture. She is also a ski-enthusiast and enjoys outdoor activities.

Terje Kristiansen
Commercial Director
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Terje Kristiansen
Commercial Director

Terje’s core driver is working with customers and delivering solutions making a difference for individuals and companies. He is passionate about the success of customers and his team and finding ways of improving to achieve results.

Since completing his masters in 1996 Terje have been working in or around the shipping industry. He joined ShipNet in 1998 and have been involved in all areas of the organization, and was the regional leader building the presence for ShipNet in the Middle East.

Terje’s core focus the last 17 years of his career have been in sales and sales management and coaching. While at Onninen, he was part of formalizing and implementing the sales process as well as managing a sales team in, providing spares and logistics services to marine, oil & gas industry in Norway.

Terje has a Master’s in Business and Economics, with Ship Management, as well as trained in the Scandinavian Leadership Model.

Outside of work, Terje is passionate about sports and in particular ice hockey and still enjoys playing the occasional game with his local team.

Ubaldo Matty
Operations Director
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Ubaldo Matty
Operations Director

Ubaldo is committed to working and getting the best out of people and software and believes that one does not have to compromise the other. Ubaldo is passionate about software and its ability to solve problems both simple and complex for people and organisations.

Ubaldo has 20+ years of experience of working in the software industry in the maritime/defence sectors. Skilled in managing implementations and people across diverse small, medium and enterprise organisation across multiple sectors in the education, defence cruise and maritime sectors in North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Over the last 15 years, Ubaldo has worked in implementing software solutions with various companies across the Cruise & Maritime sectors such as Carnival Cruise Lines, Shell, RasGas (now Qatargas), Gazprom, Sovcomflot, Acergy and also in the Defence Sector such as NATO and the Royal Australian Navy.

During downtime, Ubaldo enjoys independent theatre, films and travelling the less beaten paths to exotic destinations.

Frederik Lerche Tornoe
Product Management Director
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Frederik Lerche Tornoe
Product Management Director

Frederik’s focus is on supplying the number one solution to ShipNet’s customers, based on principal of, Capable, Intuitive and Fast. His focus is to ensure that product that is delivered by ShipNet is customer driven and it constantly evolving together with customers.

Frederik thrives in environments where innovation and technology is helping business and people to grow.

During the last 20 years Frederik has been working in several positions in the world of shipping both off shore and on shore with Maersk Line, Maersk Tankers, Uni-Tankers and Simonsen ApS. Frederik has enquired his experience by but leading several ERP system implementations and also worked in the capacity of Innovation and technology, vessel communication and Planned Maintenance.

Frederik holds a bachelor as Master Mariner, bachelor in Marine engineering on Senior level and degree in Electrical engineering.

In his spare time Frederik enjoys Wave Windsurfing, Crossfit and Golf.

Mark Story
Chief Architect
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Mark Story
Chief Architect

Mark has 35 years’ experience within the maritime software industry, developing and deploying integrated systems on-board thousands of ships. Despite that, he really isn't that boring. Or so say his friends anyway. He is the author of the ShipNet FLEET Technical ERP Solution, developed between 2000 and 2007, when his company was sold to Inchcape Shipping Services. After several years of servicing customers using the Technical ERP solution, Mark became Lead Architect of the new ShipNet One product line in 2013.

Mark has a degree in Education from the University of Vermont, USA.

Mark worked for 17 years with his father's company, Marine Management Systems, before striking out on his own in 1999. He now lives in Oregon, just down the road from where his great-grandfather had a shipyard in the early 1900's. Maritime experience can be traced back at least five generations in the family.

Kasi Viswananthan
Product Development Director
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Kasi Viswananthan
Product Development Director

Kasi, as a Product Development Director, leads product development, innovation and quality of all product delivered by ShipNet. He has a charter to drive technology solutions that transform ShipNet products, improve employee and customer experience and enable the internal digital transformation at ShipNet and in-turn deliver world-class products to customers.

Kasi hold a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and was instrumental in setting up ShipNet's Software Development centre in India (Chennai).

Kasi has more than 20 years of experience working on diverse domains with significant experience in Shipping domain. Kasi's in the past has worked for Inchcape Shipping Services as Product Domain Expert.

Kasi is passionate about sports & CSR activities. He has also done a lot of relief operations when Chennai was hit with Floods and continues to help the needy who are affected by seasonal floods.

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