Chairman & Founder
Branko Vugrinec is the Chairman and Founder of FOWE. He has over 40 years of commercial experience working in commercial and consulting firms in Monaco, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Italy, France, USA, Singapore and Russia.
Branko was the commercialist in Croatia Foreign Trade.
Branko has an MA in Chemical Engineering from Zagreb University and he is Monaco based.
Chief Executive Officer
Dean Mihalic is the CEO of FOWE. He has over 23 years of technical experience working with leading shipping companies in the marine sector.
Based in Monaco, Dean has degrees in Mechanical and Marine Engineering from University of Rijeka and he holds a Marine Chief Engineer licence.
Inventor & Chief Engineer
Chief Operation Officer
Hemant Sondhi is the COO of FOWE. He has over 25 years of commercial and technical experience working with leading shipping companies in the marine sector.
Hemant obtained his degrees in Marine Engineering and Maritime Studies in Chennai and the UK. He holds the Master Marine licence and is based in Monaco.
Head of Corporate Affairs
Lalage Merello is the Head of Corporate Affairs of FOWE. She has been working for leading shipping companies operating worldwide fleets of tankers, bulkcarriers and offshore units for more than 25 years and she is experienced in commercial management, projects and corporate matters.
Chief Financial Officer
Tim Sanger is CFO of FOWE. He has a background in finance and has recently managed a wide variety of corporate transactions, contract negotiations and lending relationships in the shipping and offshore sector. Prior to this Tim was an investment manager in the commodities sector, and the founder of successful investment fund. He started his career as a strategy consultant.
Tim has a First Class Masters in Engineering Degree from Cambridge University and is based in London.