Specialised global maritime payment provider ShipMoney is delighted to announce a series of high level appointments to its European operations team.
Roula Zachariou joins the ShipMoney team as Vice President of Business Development and Client Management. She brings with her over 20 years of local knowledge and relationships in the Greek and Cypriot maritime markets which will immediately boost ShipMoney’s ability to support clients locally as well as continue to develop and grow business in these important areas.
Joining Roula is Matthew Sankary who has been appointed Director of Account Management Europe, bringing with him an international, professional and strategic approach to the role having worked for the past few years at American Express. He was UK Client Manager at American Express working with more than 100 merchants before joining its E-commerce/multi-currency acquisition team.
Liliia Bakalova is also appointed as an Onboard Trainer and will be looking after the ShipMoney programme onboard clients’ ships, liaising with crew and management, focusing on training and offering face-to-face assistance with any problems crew members face when managing their own finances. Ms Bakalova has built up a wealth of knowledge of life-at-sea, working over the past eight years onboard ships including the luxury cruise liner SilverSea Cruises.
Welcoming the new appointments, Stuart Ostrow, President of Maritime Payment Solutions – ShipMoney, said: “I have known Roula since we started ShipMoney and we could not find a better individual to represent our Company in these very important Greek and Cypriot markets. We are ecstatic about her joining ShipMoney.
“Matthew and Liliia bring a depth of knowledge and experience to the team and we are delighted to be welcoming them both onboard. Putting the needs of our clients at the forefront of our day-to-day operations is at the heart of what we do here at ShipMoney and strengthening our team, as we have done, will only enhance this,” he stressed.
Mr Ostrow added: “These new appointments underline the commitment ShipMoney has to the global maritime market as we continue to invest in our Implementation Teams to meet the demands from new and existing clients. Investing in these resources means we can avoid unnecessary delays in rolling out the ShipMoney programme.”
ShipMoney is a comprehensive maritime payments solutions provider, facilitating onboard payroll payments, employer and employee-generated international remittances, money transfers and onboard expense payments through a singular integrated payments platform.
Maritime Payment Solutions, LLC (ShipMoney) is the global leader in the development of innovative payment programs for the maritime industry. The founder of ShipMoney, Stuart Ostrow, was directly responsible for, and instrumental in, the initial development and adoption of the prepaid payment programmes for the cruise line industry. ShipMoney is the second generation of this endeavour. ShipMoney is an operating subsidiary of Global Technology Partners. GTP is one of the largest international prepaid payment processors providing services and programmes in over 30 countries in partnership with over 70 banks. The business supports 1.5 million active prepaid card accounts throughout the world with deposits approaching $1 billion annually.