The Team

The Union Maritime team is a committed group of professionals from a broad range of backgrounds.

We value hard work, honesty and dedication, and have ensured that members of our commercial and operations teams have gained a broad range of experience from within the group, and are placed in areas best suited to their skills sets. This allows us to provide a more complete coverage to our clients.

For the build out of the Marine Operations and Technical teams we have put great effort in hiring the best people in the industry. We have identified the need for extensive maritime experience to our business, and have hired 6 Captains and 4 Chief engineers to provide stability and ensure we maintain the standards we set ourselves.

Laurent Cadji

Managing Director

Laurent Cadji founded Union Maritime in 2006 with the aim of building the leading oil product logistics platform in West Africa. Laurent started his career working for Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley where he worked in the Commodities unit trading oil.

Michael Kotsapas

Chief Financial Officer

Michael Kotsapas joined Union Maritime in 2016 as Chief Financial Officer. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales with over 15 years experience in the shipping industry. Michael was previously a partner in the Shipping and Transport group at Moore Stephens in London.

Tristan Frisell

Head of Business Operations

Tristan Frisell joined Union Maritime in 2014 and is responsible for coordinating the legal, compliance and administrative functions within the company. Prior to joining Union Maritime Tristan graduated from the University of Exeter and was called to the bar.

Bhuvnesh Dogra

Head of Technical

Bhuvnesh Kumar Dogra joined Union Maritime in 2012 as Head of Technical and has over 23 years’ experience in the shipping industry. Before joining Union Maritime he worked at a number of leading ship management companies globally including Anglo Eastern, Wallem and Univan.