Dan Jespersen

Dan Jespersen has over 20 years experience in the maritime industry and has in the past 15 years focused on the commercial side including financial structuring and the management of asset investments in the maritime industry. Dan is founder of 7C Shipping Ltd™. Prior to this Dan was employed with V.Group, where his most recent positions were CEO of V.Ships Financial and Managing Director of AL Ships GmbH. Dan was previously employed by A.P. Moller/Maersk, where he held a number of commercial and management positions including Head of Daily Operation in Maersk Bulk and part of senior management in Maersk Brazil.

Dan has participated and led the creation of financial structures of over 50 vessels with a total value close to USD 2 Billion. A notable deal was a leasing transaction for KGAL, which won the Marine Money leasing deal of the year award.

Dan Jespersen graduated top in his class as a Master Mariner and Tactical Officer from the Royal Danish Navy Officers’ Academy and also holds a Graduate Degree in Business Administration in International Management and Economics.

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Michael Saabye Katkjaer

Michael has more than 20 years of experience within the international shipping industry, gathered through management and commercial positions, held with private and stock listed companies.

Past employment with Ship Owners, an Oil Trading & Transport Company, Shipbrokers, Time-Charter Operators, and a world leading chemical company. During the past twelve years predominantly active within the chemical, crude and product oil segment, previously dry-cargo.
previously working out of France, Germany, Belgium, Norway and Denmark.

Shipping educated in Denmark, combined with management program at INSEAD.

Michael joined 7C Shipping, Isle of Man at the beginning of January 2017.

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Gopi Ram Panthiyil

Gopi Ram graduated from University of Kerala, India with Degree in Electrical Engineering and sailed on board Merchant Navy vessels as Marine Engineer for 20 years including 8 years as Chief Engineer. He has over 20 years’ experience onshore including high level management positions in
3rd party ship management companies such as Accord Ship Management, Eurasia / Bernard Schulte Shipmanagement and W-O Group, and have in the past 7 years been looking after investors’ interest in funds by Managing the relationship with 3rd Party Ship Managers.

Have sailed or managed different types of vessels like Bulk Carriers (Handy, Panamax, Capesize), Crude Tankers (VLCC, Aframax, Panamax), Product Tankers, Chemical Tankers, OBOs, PROBOs, Self-Unloaders, Live Stock Carriers, LPG etc.

Gopi Ram joined the 7C Shipping team in 2016.

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