Our Team

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Kyriakos Hadjikyriakou

Managing Director

Kyriakos joined Oceanic in December 2002. As Managing Director, he is responsible for all of Oceanic’s service lines that include amongst others, Catering for Merchant Fleets, Catering & Housekeeping on Offshore Projects, Consultancy & Hospitality Management on Cruise vessels, Hospitality & Culinary Training Services.

Kyriakos holds an undergraduate degree in Hotel & Restaurant Management from the City University of New York and an MBA in International Finance from St. John’s University, New York. Prior to joining Oceanic, Kyriakos held a number of positions aboard cruise vessels and at shoreside catering operations.

Kyriakos is based in Limassol, but he is constantly on the road visiting clients and the Oceanic offices across the globe.

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Stefan Kern

Director, Cruise & Offshore

Stefan joined Oceanic in 2013. As Director of Oceanic’s Cruise & Offshore Division, Stefan focuses on all aspects concerning Operations, Project Management, Consultancy and the Commercial Development.

With over 20 years of worldwide experience in the hospitality sector, Stefan has held various Senior positions, both ashore & onshore.

Stefan is multilingual and considers himself a Global Citizen. As a native of Austria based in Limassol, he spends most of the year travelling abroad attending to a diverse portfolio of clients for a variety of projects and operations, collaborating with a truly international team. His latest ventures include overseeing the company’s ongoing expansion efforts into emerging markets.

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Michael Wiesner

Director of Training

Michael has been the Director of Training since 2011 and he is overseeing and developing a number of trainings for catering professionals globally, ashore and on-board vessels. He specializes in developing healthy balanced food menus and recipes.

Before coming to the training profession, Michael worked as Executive Chef on board cruise vessels.

Originally from Hamburg, Michael is presently based in Manila, overseeing the operations of the Oceanic Training Centre, but he is also travelling globally to the other Oceanic training locations.

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Popi de Pinto Moyseos

General Manager, Merchant Fleet

Popi joined Oceanic in 2017 initially as Operations Manager and has been promoted to Head of Operations in 2018 and to General Manager, Merchant Fleet in 2022. Popi is overseeing the Operations Department consisting of over 70 multinational employees located in the various Oceanic offices worldwide, as well as the Victualing and Marine Stores departments.

The smooth operation of the departments and client engagement where she is actively involved, are Popi’s primary focus along with Company’s financial stability which she supports by introducing and implementing relevant procedures and processes to ensure rational procurement.

Popi is based in Limassol and has a solid background in the shipping and maritime industry having previously worked for the BSM Group since 1999 and in a number of offshore shipping Companies based in Cyprus.

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Demetris Petrides

General Manager, Support Services

Demetris joined Oceanic as General Manager Support Services. Based in our Limassol office, Demetris is overseeing and managing the Wellbeing Services, Service Excellence, HSEQ, Marketing and Learning & Development departments.

Before joining Oceanic, Demetris held the position of General Manager for Seascope Navigation Ltd (Member of GAC Group) and shares a wealth of experience in shipping.

Demetris held various managerial positions in international organisations, based in UAE and Saudi Arabia, with regional and international responsibilities in marketing, strategy and business development.

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Sebastian Radu

Head of Operations, Cruise & Offshore

Sebastian joined Oceanic in 2009, and he has held various senior positions on-board cruise and offshore vessels, and has managed a wide range of projects shoreside on behalf of Oceanic.

Sebastian holds a degree in Tourism and Hospitality Services from Unirea National College, Brasov, Romania and an undergraduate degree in Vessel Navigation from the Maritime University of Constanta.

Presently based in Hamburg, he is responsible for hotel and catering operations on board Oceanic’s managed cruise and offshore vessels.

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Jamie Brown

Head of Project Management

As Head of Project Management, Jamie Brown brings more than 17 years of ultra-luxury cruise ship experience. As a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and accredited in ISO:9001 Quality Management Systems, Jamie has held senior roles both afloat and ashore and is a hands-on entrepreneurial leader instrumental in shaping both our strategic projects and success. Along with offering hospitality consultancy for new and existing cruise lines, Jamie brings diverse experience managing and delivering high-profile full ship charters, incentive cruises and global operations.

An Executive MBA graduate of Hult International Business School in London, Jamie is a proactive leader with success in managing all aspects of onboard revenue operations, new product development and innovative projects for both new builds and refits.

A native of California, Jamie is a true global adventurer having traveled to over 130 countries and climbed Mount Everest. Whilst based in Limassol, Jamie has lived and worked in the US, UK, China, and now Cyprus, spending the majority of time abroad on location for the various projects around the globe.

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Nicoletta Aristidou

Finance Manager

Nicoletta is the Finance Manager of Oceanic and leads a team of 10 people both in Cyprus and in India. She joined V.Group in April 2005, shortly after obtaining her professional qualification from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. She has been with Oceanic since March 2010 and she is based in Limassol.

Over the years she has overseen the growth of the Company and has adapted the resources, processes and controls in the Finance Department in order to stay in pace. She sets directions to prioritise and organise actions and resources to achieve financial objectives.

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