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Leading maritime MBA delivered by distance learning

Programme Faculty - MBA in Shipping & Logistics

Programme Leader

Dr Stephane Bignoux

Dr Stephane Bignoux
Senior Lecturer in Business and Management
Middlesex University Business School

Stephane is a Senior Lecturer in Management at Middlesex University. He is responsible for teaching and administering three modules taught both nationally and internationally (Dubai). He teaches Contemporary Issues in Business at Middlesex University (Hendon Campus) and is currently the module leader for the strategy module within the MBA Shipping & Logistics as well as the Programme Leader.

Stephane’s main research focus has been on the management of inter-firm relationships. More specifically he studies the management of cooperative buyer-supplier partnerships and the formulation and implementation of supplier strategies.

Stephane has been published in a number of journals, including Management Decision, the International Journal of Business and Management and the Journal of Applied Business Research. He regularly presents his work at the Academy of Management Conference, British Academy of Management, and other conferences around the world.

Stephane holds an MBA in Marketing Management (University of Western Sydney), an M.A. in Knowledge Management (University of Technology Sydney) and a Ph.D. in Business (Macquarie University).

Authors and Module Leaders

John Astbury CBE, CMarTech, FIMarEST, FRIN International Consultant

John is an independent maritime policy adviser and formerly the Chief Executive Officer of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA). Prior to becoming CEO, John was UK Chief Coastguard (the first from the ranks in the Coastguard’s 184 year history) and Director of Maritime Operations. He has over 33 years experience in maritime emergencies and resilience operations. He has taken lead responsibility in many major maritime interventions reporting directly to the Secretary of State for Transport and is an expert in his field.

He has lectured extensively throughout the world on maritime emergencies and policy and has chaired many high level national and international committees. John was a visiting lecturer on the Greenwich University Maritime Policy MSc for over a decade and is currently working with Lloyd's Maritime Academy. He has worked closely with government ministers on the review of maritime policy and has been responsible for the review of a wide range of organisational maritime issues and major changes within the sector.

Dr Ioannis Bournakis, BA, M.A, PhD, Senior Lecturer in Economics, Middlesex University Business School

Ioannis is a Lecturer in Economics at Middlesex Business School. He was awarded a PhD in Economics from the University of Kent in 2008 and he also holds an MA in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Manchester.

Ioannis’ teaching interests mainly lie within the areas of International trade, Macroeconomics and Applied Economics. Prior to Middlesex University, he has held lectureship positions at the University of Kent and the University of Greenwich. He has also published a book on Trade and Competitiveness (VDM Verlag) and a number of academic articles that appear in internationally recognised peer reviewed journals. Ioannis has also contributed studies and chapters in edited volumes.

Dr Robert  Jenefsky, International Consultant and Director, Swisstocks SA

U.S.-born, Switzerland-based Dr. Robert Jenefsky began his career as a physicist at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research in Geneva, after which he held a succession of international managerial positions in marketing and R&D in the information technology and systems industries for many years.  From 1998 to 2008 he was professor of marketing and management at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, teaching in the undergraduate, graduate and executive education programs.  His current activities focus on consulting, writing and executive education.  He holds a doctorate from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne and is fluent in English, French, German and Italian.    In 2004, he received an award for outstanding service from the Management Consulting Division of the Academy of Management.

Anna Kyprianou, BA MSc Chartered FCIPD, Dean, Middlesex University Business School

Anna is currently Dean and Pro Vice Chancellor of Middlesex University Business School.  She has worked with the strategic development of organisations and their management teams for more than twenty-five years. Her areas of specialism are organisational behaviour, managing people and learning and development with a particular emphasis on managing and developing people in the virtual organisation.  She has extensive research experience in survey design and data analysis at organisational, national and international levels.

Anna has been instrumental in the design of a range of in-company programmes for organisations such as Coca-Cola Eastern Europe, NHS, Metropolitan Police, Hewlett Packard, and the Royal Mail.

Dr Evangelos Moustakas, Senior Lecturer at the Business School of Middlesex University in London

Evangelos is an e-Marketing specialist and has developed a large number of social media strategies for organisations internationally. He holds a Doctorate in e-marketing from Middlesex University (School of Science and Technology), a Master of Science in e-Commerce and two Undergraduate degrees in Business Administration and Accounting. He has authored a large number of research publications and presented his work at International Conferences in Europe, US and the Middle East. He is a regular, invited columnist to several practitioner IT and Digital Technology magazines and keynote speaker in Exhibitions and Training Events.

Dr Jyoti Navare, Reader in Finance and Economics, Middlesex University Business School

Jyoti is Reader in Finance and Economics at Middlesex University Business School. She is a Doctor of Philosophy in Risk Management (Southampton University), MBA, a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute, Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  She has a number of years experience as an International Risk Manager and Underwriter based in London and Sweden and working closely with Financial Services organisations and governments internationally. She has been a non executive director (portfolio - risk management and performance) of a UK Housing Association until 2009 (now ex officio) and on the Professional Standards and Ethics Board of the Chartered Insurance Institute in London. She is also a Governor of Kingsbury High School Brent. Jyoti has also held international visiting professorships in Germany, Poland and Iceland. Her key research activities are in the areas of Risk Management, Financial Institutions and Regulations, Innovation, Marketing and Business Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility and Professional Education.

Dr Photis M. Panayides, Associate Professor in Shipping Economics,  Department of Commerce, Finance and Shipping, Cyprus University of Technology.

Photis holds a first class Honours degree and a PhD in Shipping Economics and Management (1998) from the University of Plymouth, UK. Photis held academic appointments among others at The University of Plymouth, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Copenhagen Business School, and the National University of Singapore to the level of Associate Professor.

Photis has authored three books and over 30 scientific journal papers in the fields of shipping economics, logistics and transportation. He reviews for major journals and has contributed several conference papers. Photis Panayides pioneered the development of academic and professional programmes in shipping and logistics and has also consulted for several companies. Photis is an elected member of the Board of the International Association of Maritime Economists and serves on the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Ports Authority.

Kirit Patel, Lecturer, Middlesex University Business School

Kirit has been teaching operations management for a number of years at Middlesex University, prior to coming to Middlesex he was a management consultant.  He also teaches project management and business planning as well as being the Module leader for all the Project Management modules within the business school. He was the programme leader for the executive and full-time MBA programmes after which he took over the MA Management. He was one of the first lecturers to develop and make full use the online systems to deliver modules for teaching and assessments. His research interests are mainly based around project management methodologies.

Dr Merv Rowlinson, Consultant and Visiting Lecturer

Merv has served in towage and merchant shipping and has nearly 30 years teaching experience in shipping and logistics at the Merchant Navy College, Warsash School of Navigation (Southampton) and London Metropolitan University.  He currently divides his time between Copenhagen Business School, Hamburg School of Shipping & Transportation, Lloyd’s Maritime Academy and the European College of Business Management (London & Aachen). Additionally, he is currently External Examiner at Southampton Solent University and the University of Plymouth. His research interests are inter-modal transport, and logistics particularly shortsea shipping and its potential for delivering sustainable transport.

Delivered and awarded by:

Middlesex University London

In-company training


"I believe a very intensive MBA like this one could help to position me to better manage my increasing responsibilities."
Moses Obichie
Nigeria LNG Ltd

Participants represent just some of the following organisations

  • Kuehne+Nagel
  • ArcelorMittal Galati SA
  • Railway Logistics Service Ltd
  • Siem Car Carriers
  • Princess Cruises
  • Softship AG
  • ASP Tanker Management (Singapore) Pvt Ltd
  • Gearbulk Shipowning Ltd
  • PacMarine Services (HK) Ltd
  • RASGAS Company Ltd
  • CMA CGM Philippines
  • A.P. Moller Maersk A/S
  • United States Coast Guard
  • Scandlines GmbH
  • Gearbulk Maritima Ltda
  • Nigeria LNG Ltd
  • Namsov Fishing Enterprises(Pty)Ltd
  • Roymar Shipmanagement Inc. NY
  • UAB "Euroga"
  • Rickmers Reederei GmbH & Cie. KG
  • Ejix Maritime Ltd
  • Wartsila, Switzerland
  • Multiterminais
  • Sanko Ship Management
  • Seacor Marine International Ltd
  • U.S. Army National Guard, Active Duty
  • Sea Truck Group Nigeria Ltd
  • APM-Maersk
  • Interorient Marine Services
  • LBH Australia
  • Cargotec
  • Sunrio Corporation Europe
  • Kazmortransflot UK LTD
  • White Sea Star Shipping Services Co Ltd
  • Nigerian Agip Oil Company Ltd
  • Sonangol E.P.
  • Teekay Shipping Glasgow Ltd
  • e- Software Solution
  • United States Navy
  • MISC BHD. (Subsidiary of PETRONAS). Maersk LNG.
  • Namibia Port Authority pty Ltd
  • Seaspan Ship Management Ltd
  • King Fahd Industrial Port
  • K Line (Urkanie) LLC
  • Newalta Corporation
  • Hyproc Shipping Company
  • MUR Shipping RSA(Pty) Ltd
  • Amercian Wagle Tankers
  • DND Shipping PVT Ltd
  • P&O Ferries Ltd, UK
  • Canarship SL - Grupo Romeu
  • Oldendorff Carriers GmbH & Co. KG
  • Walsh Group/Matthew Consultants
  • Jeddah Express
  • PSI Co Ltd
  • Petrobras America (Shuttle Tanker consultants)
  • Qatar Petroleum
  • Threeways Shipping Services (Group) Ltd
  • Swedish Maritime Administration
  • Bernhard Schulte Ship Management Ltd
  • Germanischer Lloyd AG
  • Linetrale Oil Supply & Trading Company
  • STC-Group
  • The Society for Sea Rescue
  • General Maritime Directorate
  • A.E.T Shipping Jeddah
  • Raffles Shipmanagement Services Pte.Ltd
  • LLC Rosshipcom (Russia)
  • Swire Shipping Ltd
  • Noble Chartering Ltd
  • Hellespont Ship Management GmbH & Co. KG
  • Container Ship Management
  • Qatar Shipping Company
  • St Shipping and Transport Pte Ltd
  • Maritime Tankers and Shipping Company
  • Belize Port Authority
  • Tidewater Marine Internationa Inc
  • Vships Pvt Ltd
  • Petro-Canada
  • Hapag-Lloyd Asia
  • Hua Dao Shipping (Far East) Ltd
  • Euroship Services Ltd
  • Topaz Marine MENA
  • Braemar Seascope
  • Moran Shipping
  • Astroships
  • Skaugen PetroTrans
  • Triple Point Technology Inc
  • National Maritime Shipping Company Kazmortransflot
  • A.A. Turki Group
  • Norton Lilly International
  • Samoa Shipping Corporation Ltd
  • Northern Confluence Ship Management Inc
  • JSC Belarusian Potash Company
  • Landfill Transport & Towage Nigeria Ltd
  • Lloyd's Register
  • Kapital Leading Transport Srl
  • European Maritime Safety Agency
  • Rosshipcom Marine Ltd (RSCM)
  • Anglo-Eastern Shipmanagement Ltd.
  • Mitsui OSK Lines
  • Qatar Gas Transport Co. Ltd
  • Torm A/S
  • AgipkCo
  • BP Angola B.V
  • Mediterranean Shipping Company Greece S.A
  • Jordan National Shipping Lines PLC
  • United Shipping Company
  • Matthewsdaniel International (Hong Kong) Ltd
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Gard AS
  • Gander and White Shipping Ltd
  • SPT Inc
  • Shank International Pte Ltd
  • Trans Ocean Lines Ltd
  • Arabian Maritime and Navigation Aid Services
  • DRI Shipping & Storing Consultancy Ltd
  • Harwich Haven Authority
  • Angola American
  • Det Norske Veritas (DNV)
  • Affinity Management Services Ltd
  • Atlantic Container Line
  • ALSS (Angola LNG Supply Services)
  • ESNAAD Company
  • Smit International N.V
  • ECM Terminal Ltd
  • Ifchor SA
  • Little Violet Ltd
  • Navig8 Asia Pte Ltd
  • Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd.
  • NIG Maritime Admin & Safety Ag.
  • NLNG/Shell Ship Management Ltd
  • Dynacom Tankers Management Ltd
  • Prisco (Singapore) PTE Ltd
  • MOL Europe BV
  • Zodiac Maritime Agencies Ltd
  • UIC Marine Services, LLC
  • E.R Schiffahrt GmbH & Cie.KG
  • Benelux Overseas Inc
  • Transport Canada Marine Safety
  • Port of Port-of-Spain
  • GTZ German Technical Cooperation
  • Maritime New Zealand
  • Maersk Supply Service
  • Via Cecconi 6
  • Malta Maritime Authority
  • United Nations Worlds Food Programme
  • AET Inc Ltd
  • Intertek Calebbrett
  • Tuscor Lloyds UK Ltd
  • Da-Desk FZE
  • Sasol Group Services
  • Billo Gain Enterprise Pte Ltd
  • Shell International Trading & Shipping Company
  • TMBC Logistics Ltd
  • MSC Ship Management (HK) Ltd
  • Petrolina (Holdings) Public Ltd