Naval architect to lead BV business development strategy

Paillette Palaiologou Paillette Palaiologou

JANUARY 20, 2015 — Classification society Bureau Veritas has appointed Paillette Palaiologou as Marine Marketing & Sales Director in its Marine & Offshore Operating Group. She is tasked with defining and leading Bureau Veritas' business development strategy and priorities in the maritime market.

"In tight markets each client needs specific support and services," she says. "The strength of Bureau Veritas is the wide portfolio of experience we can bring to tailoring and delivering what shipowners and shipyards need. I am proud to have been given the chance to extend my marketing and sales activity to our global Marine operations."

Philippe Donche-Gay, Executive Vice President, Marine & Offshore Operating Group, says, "Paillette Palaiologou has a strong technical knowledge and a deep understanding of the needs of shipowners and shipbuilders. She will bring a great deal of energy to this position and will be key to the continued success of our classification society."

Paillette Palaiologou is a Naval Architect and holds a Master of Science in Marine Engineering from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

She started her professional career in Oceanbulk Maritime S.A, as Technical Superintendent and then Head of Hull & Classification Department.

In July 2005, she joined Bureau Veritas as a Marine Surveyor. She has subsequently been promoted first to Senior Surveyor then Marketing & Business Development Manager for the Hellenic and Black Sea region.

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