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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


"India is rapidly emerging as a global economic power, hence a MBA of such reputation would be of a great help and a stepping stone towards a career ashore."
Capt Xerxes Mistry
M/S Fleet Management HK Ltd

Participants represent just some of the following organisations

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