Nikos Benetis is the Director, Due Diligence Services and Advisory Services, based in London.
Nikos works globally to deliver due diligence services to banks and other financial institutions investing in shipping, oil and gas and renewable energy projects.
Nikos originally qualified as a Marine Engineer and was at Lloyds Register for 17 years, initially as a graduate trainee, then spending time as a senior surveyor in Europe and Japan before returning to senior positions in London. He joined LOC from RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland) in London where, as the Asset Management Director for shipping, he provided in house technical, brokering, commercial and operational guidance to both the bank (shipping, risk and credit teams) and owners/managers. He also provided market analysis, market forecasts and in house valuation services against the fleet of circa 1000 ships financed/leased by RBS. His last role within RBS saw him taking on the Relationship Management responsibilities for brokers, Banks, PEs and Funds and moving into the distribution side within Capital Resolution team, successfully driving/supporting the sale of loan portfolios, individual loans and assets.
He is also fluent in Greek as well as the English language.