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Maritime Risk
A Multidimensional Approach
[On Demand]
In a world of increasing deceptive shipping practices, compounded by rising regulations and compliance demands, you have to mitigate risk in order to stay ahead of the game.
Tune in to this thought leaders discussion to learn how leading organizations, across the maritime ecosystem, such as banks, energy, security, and shipowners, are dealing with these challenges and embracing new solutions to manage their risk while optimizing operations.

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Who should tune in?

This webinar is for all decision-makers, risk managers, compliance, counterparty due diligence officers, and border protection authorities that are impacted or involved in maritime trade across all sectors.

  • Financial institutions
  • Trade finance
  • Shipping finance
  • Energy traders
  • Commodity traders
  • Shipping companies
  • Maritime authorities


Julian Clark

Julian Clark

Senior Partner, INCE

Julian Clark is INCEs Senior Partner with global responsibility for INCEs practice sectors and client base both in London and internationally. He is himself an internationally recognised leader in shipping and international trade with over 30 years experience in mediation, arbitration and litigation. He is also internationally recognised as an expert in piracy, e-commerce (including blockchain), cybercrime, security and terrorism issues in the maritime field.

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INCE is an international commercial law firm headquartered in London with a focus on shipping, trade, energy and offshore, insurance, business and finance, commercial disputes and aviation.


Mark Fortnum

Mark Fortnum

Managing Partner, StoneFort Marine

Mark Fortnum is a chartered Master Mariner and holds an MBA with Distinction from London City University. He has 35 years of broad marine operational, commercial and strategic experience, in shipping and marine terminals through oil majors and marine contracting. He's held industry board level appointments at OCIMF, SIGTTO and the MNTB, and successfully delivered global leadership roles in Europe, Middle East and Far East, skilfully balancing the operational, financial and cultural needs of the business.  Mark established StoneFort Marine with Matt in 2021.


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StoneFort Marine is a marine consultancy providing a range of services in the global tanker shipping industry based on a combined 60 years’ of industry experience.


Grant Hunter

Grant Hunter

Head of Contracts and Clauses, BIMCO

Grant Hunter is BIMCO’s Head of Contracts and Clauses, responsible for overseeing the development, revision and promotion of BIMCO’s wide range of internationally used standard contracts and clauses. He has worked in the shipping industry for 40 years. Grant’s career in the shipping industry spans over 40 years beginning as a deck cadet with Scottish shipping company the Ben Line Steamers Ltd, followed by eight years working ashore in the commercial and operations department of P&O Bulk Shipping in London. He has worked for BIMCO since 1997. He has a Master’s degree in maritime policy and law from the London School of Economics.


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BIMCO is the world’s largest direct-membership organisation for shipowners, charterers, shipbrokers and agents. In total, around 60% of the world’s merchant fleet is a BIMCO member, measured by tonnage.


James Valentine

James Valentine

Commander, U.S. Coast Guard (Retired)

James Valentine is a retired Coast Guard officer with over 20 years of experience in maritime data and analysis. He has held positions overseeing vessel and passenger screening procedures, including during the Ebola Outbreak of 2014. 


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The mission of the U.S. Coast Guard is to protect the public, the environment, and U.S. economic interests — in the nation's ports and waterways, along the coast, on international waters, or in any maritime region as required to support national security.


Didier Valet

Didier Valet

Former Deputy CEO, Société Générale Group

Didier Valet is an experienced executive in global financial institutions, notably at Societe Generale where he held the following positions: Group Deputy CEO, Head of CIB, Group CFO. He has an extensive track record of transforming and growing franchises while leveraging new technologies. Presently, Didier holds the position of Chairman for Xanthe Conseil, Chairman of the Board April Group and Senior Advisors with CVC Capital Partners and Bain & Company. Additionally, he is very active as a business angel across the FinTech sector. Didier received an undergraduate degree from Ecole Polytechnique and an undergraduate degree from Ecole Nationale de la Statistique & de l'Administration.


Ron Crean

Ron Crean

VP Commercial, Windward

Ron Crean is VP Commercial at Windward, leading the adoption of maritime AI across the oil & energy, financial services, insurance, and maritime industries. With over 25 years in the maritime trade ecosystem, from tanker chartering to maritime data and AI, Ron has pioneered commercial AIS tracking at has led teams focused on using data analytics to help customers drive better decisions in his previous roles as a VP at IHS Markit and Group Head of Marketing at Associated British Ports.


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Windward is the leading Predictive Intelligence company fusing AI and big data to digitalize the global maritime industry, enabling organizations to achieve business and operational readiness, and trade with confidence. 


"As maritime trade becomes increasingly complex to navigate, our partnership with Windward enables us to meet regulatory expectations and enhances our efforts to improve business operations, reduce risk, and improve compliance across maritime financial trade.”

Zaahir Sulliman, Head of Specialized Finance

Mauritius Commercial Bank

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