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BROKERS WORLDWIDE

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YEARS OF ACTIVITY

The strength of our network lies in the quality of the managers and colleagues that every day, provide their experience and professionalism to customers worldwide.

Over the past fifty years, several of them have created the banchero costa story and that of the entire sector. They all contribute to ensuring that the results achieved in terms of professional credibility and quality of the services continue to be the basis for future success, all the while maintaining a forward-looking approach.

Lorenzo Banchero
Lorenzo Bancherochairman

Lorenzo Banchero, founder and owner, is the chairman of banchero costa network, which is today handling either directly or through associated companies a number of shipping services companies worldwide. In 1968, Mr. Banchero established banchero costa & c., together with Umberto Costa, who sold all his shares to Lorenzo Banchero in 1999. Mr. Banchero started his career in 1949 with Anchor Ltd., Genoa shipping agents. In 1956, he was chartering clerk with Agenzia Marittima Orion, Genoa, and, in 1961, chief executive officer chartering department with Gastaldi & Co., Genoa. In 2011, he was appointed “Cavaliere del Lavoro” by the President of the Italian Republic.

Alberto Banchero
Alberto Bancheromanaging director

Since 2011, Alberto Banchero is the managing director of banchero costa finanziaria s.p.a., the holding of the network, and holds managing positions within most of the companies of the network. In 2001, he started his career in the shipping sector as chartering broker.

Francesco Fuselli
Francesco Fusellimanaging director

In 1996, Francesco joined banchero costa & c. s.p.a., and he runs the ship finance team. In 2002, he was appointed member of the board of directors of banchero costa & c s.p.a, and, in 2005, managing director of the company. Graduated in Economics in 1989, he began his career with Finmare Group. Francesco is also board member of banchero costa Insurance Broker s.p.a.

Roberto Demarchi
Roberto Demarchichief executive officer

Roberto Demarchi has been recently appointed as managing director. In 2000, he started his career in shipping sector, as customs operator and later also as ship’s agent in the port of Genoa. He joined banchero costa & c. agenzia marittima s.p.a. in 2007 as port captain and he was appointed member of the board of directors in 2008. As of 2009, he also operates as licensed shipping agent.

Fabio Bertolini
Fabio Bertolinidirector – salvage and towage/repair yards representation

Since 2006, Fabio Bertolini is in charge of the team dedicated to the salvage and towage of ships and repair yards representation. In 1988 he began his experience in the maritime sector as shipping agent with Transeuroil and Cambiaso Tankers and Agencies, Genoa. In 1998 he joined banchero costa & c. agenzia marittima s.p.a.initially as water clerk, and then as port agent.

Giovanni Pala
Giovanni Palamanaging director

Giovanni Pala, from January 2019 managing director of banchero costa insurance broker s.p.a., the insurance brokerage company of newtwork, joined banchero costa insurance broker s.p.a. in 2016 as commercial director and he has been appointed member of the board of directors with operational assignments. Previously, he held the same roles in others insurance brokers companies, since 1991 (Union Flag Insurance Broker and Savass Broker, Genoa). During his carrier, he acquired a sound experience in the marine cargo and industrial risks sector, mainly focused on steel products, fruits, vegetables and frozen food commodities; terminal operator’s liabilities and carrier’s liabilities.

Mauro Poggio
Mauro Poggiochief financial officer

Mauro Poggio is chief financial officer and member of the board of directors of banchero costa insurance broker s.p.a. He began his career in 1977, when the company was established, and after acquiring a good experience in different insurance sectors, he focused on the administrative relationship with insurance companies, brokers and customers, he was afterwards appointed administrative director with the responsibility of the management control.

Massimo Banchero
Massimo Bancheromanaging director
bancosta (monaco) s.a.m., Monaco

Massimo Banchero joined banchero costa Genoa headquarter in 1988. He is chief executive officer of the network and managing director of banchero costa monaco s.a.m. in Monte Carlo, since 2013. A senior professional broker mainly focused on sale & purchase and newbuilding business, Massimo has built extensive relationships with shipowners, shipyards and charterers worldwide. In 1987, he started his career in the shipping sector as trainee with Jacq Pierot Jr. & Sons Inc., New York, and Barry Rogliano Salles, Paris.

Andrea Sinagra
Andrea Sinagramanaging director
bancosta (oriente) pte. ltd., Singapore

Andrea Sinagra is the managing director of bancosta (oriente) ltd., Singapore, since its incorporation in 2007. He started his career in 1998 as trainee broker with banchero costa & c. s.p.a, Genoa headquarter.
He moved to Hong Kong in 2002 to start his “Asian venture”, opening the first bancosta office in Asia. Mainly focused on sale & purchase and newbuilding business, he has extensive relationships with shipowners, shipyards and charterers.

Giampaolo Rocca
Giampaolo Roccamanaging director
bancosta (oriente) limited beijing office, Beijing, China

After decades of cooperation with banchero costa as a principal, Giampaolo Rocca joined us in 2016 and moved to our Beijing office in 2019. Previously associated with ship owners and ship operators, both in Italy and abroad – including the Italian company Premuda and the Indian Great Eastern Shipping – he brings extensive management experience through a career in shipping which started in 1979. He is tasked with coordinating our China-based team with the rest of our network, thus consolidating banchero costa’s relationships with local clients and our presence in the Chinese markets.

Oscar Pesto
Oscar Pestomanaging director
bancosta medioriental services DMCC, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

In 2016, Oscar Pesto was appointed manager of bancosta medioriental services dmcc, Dubai, and lately managing director, having previously worked there as dry cargo broker since 2014, with the main focus of developing local market and clients. In 2006, he joined banchero costa & c. s.pa., Genoa, as trainee broker art dry cargo handy/supramax desk, where he built up his experience mainly on spot market. Before starting his career as shipbroker, he has been working for 4 years as forward agents, after his degree in maritime economics.

Vittorio Giani
Vittorio Gianimanaging director
bancosta (uk) ltd., London, United Kingdom

Vittorio Giani is managing director of bancosta (uk) ltd., of which he has been responsible since 2001, when the company was established. Professional broker specialized in the chartering broking of dry cargo panamax ships, in 1992 Vittorio began his career with banchero costa and built extensive relationships with shipowners and charterers worldwide. Since 2010 he is also a member of the board of banchero costa & c. s.p.a.

Kiyoshi Kondo
Kiyoshi Kondomanaging director
banchero costa tokyo office, Tokyo, Japan

In 2003, Kiyoshi Kondo joined banchero costa Genoa headquarter as director of the group’s shipbroking arm and, in 2009, he was appointed as chief representative of banchero costa tokyo office. He began his shipbroking career with Marubeni Corporation and prior to joining banchero costa he was the head of Marubeni Athens office, Greece. He has nearly 40 years’ experience in sale and purchase and newbuildings.