Our talented and skillful team

The Team

Our team is made up of industry professionals with many years of experiencewithin maritime catering and hospitality supply services. We are convinced that future-driven Supply Chain Services for Shipmanagers and external owner clients cannot be executed “on the side”; they must be driven by subject matter specialists, logistics professionals, and contract and tender specialists. 24/7 attention with contributions from our hubs in Singapore, Manila, Mumbai, and Croatia ensure full attention to members and clients’ needs.

Peter Schellenberger

Managing Director

Prior to joining Vanir Marine, Peter managed Ship Supply companies, led Marcas Asia for the VGroup, and was Managing Director in OSM Group, OSERV Pte Ltd., where he led large teams within supply chain services and logistics and cybersecurity. He brings much expertise to his role as Managing Director at Vanir, including 31 years of experience working in Asia for various companies. He built a solid basis for business expansion and development in new markets, cultures, and industries. He is an authority on setting up new processes and service structures. He is a highly accomplished procurement specialist and very much respected within the shipping industry in the area of new tools, digitization, and future work aspects.

Tapan Kumar

Catering Director

Before joining Vanir Marine, Tapan led the catering team and has overseen the entire procurement function. He joins with many years of experience gained within the food service industry, including fourteen years as Managing Director of leading maritime hospitality provider, Seachef. Tapan brings a wealth of expertise, including victualling management, catering, housekeeping and procurement services and staff development.

Thaw Thaw Han

Global Procurement and Category Manager

Prior to joining Vanir Marine, Thaw Thaw served as Procurement Manager at OSM Ship Management Pte Ltd and was Contract Manager in OSM Group, OServ Pte Ltd. She is experienced in all aspects of ship management supply operations, purchasing, strategic procurement, vendor management, logistics, best practices, industry benchmarking, and integrated process management.

She has demonstrated leadership and specialist in the area of procurement and category management. She is an IMPA Ambassador in Singapore, and also enthusiastic about the opportunity to share experiences and exchange new ideas, meeting and learning from all those in the community.

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