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Nigel Cleave
Consulting Professional

Profession: Senior Maritime Industry Advisor

Location Main Office: City // Landau | Country // Germany

Professional Expertise

Dynamic and trusted independent advisor, M&A transactions, Post M&A integration, Project management, Start-ups, Strategy

Experience in Industries, Products & Services

Aviation, Energy, Entire maritime spectrum, Fuel treatment, Professional and safety training, Satcom, Technical services and support, Technology, Transportation

CV Résumé

Nigel Cleave – educated in the U.K. and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, commenced his career as a navigating cadet officer with Cunard, providing an excellent foundation for a business career in an industry that is based on attributes of hard work & common sense, which still hold true today. Undertook a wide range of responsibilities within Cunard, including Ship Management, Passenger, Cargo, Aviation, Shipbroking, Liner & Travel sectors.

Held CEO positions within the global Ship Owning and Ship Management sectors, including building a business up from zero to a diverse managed fleet of 135 full technically-managed vessels. Significant experience in all aspects of Ship Management, Ownership, Chartering, Operations & M&A. Senior Advisor to the Fuel Treatment Technology, Maritime, Energy, Satcom, Technical Services & Support, Professional & Safety Training and LMS sectors. Keen interest in the aviation sector.

A dynamic & trusted independent senior advisor to a diverse, highly professional & entirely global industry sector. Highly experienced NED, audit committee chairman & member of nominating & corporate governance & compensation committees.

Nigel was previously CEO of the leading producer & distributor of high quality eLearning training materials & software to the commercial maritime industry, with over 345,000 registered officers & crew, expanded the business year-on-year, promoting the importance of having properly trained crew on board.

Nigel Cleave joined CBA as Consulting Professional in September 2021.

Languages spoken



FICS - Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers; O.N.C. Nautical Science

Major companies Nigel Cleave worked with

  • Bernard Schulte
  • Cunard
  • KVH
  • Pacific Basin
  • Silverfleet Capital
Bernard Schulte Cunard 2 KVH 1 PB 2 Silverfleet Capital 2

Professional Achievements

NED & Chairman Audit Committee NASDAQ & NYSE listed companies;
Chairman Cayman Islands Shipowners’ Advisory Committee;
Member of Germanischer Lloyd and DNV Technical Committees;
Member of BIMCO Documentary Committee

Years in Advisory: 46

Accompanied & accomplished deals: 3

Total Transaction Volume: EUR 42,000,000

Personal Achievements

EASA & FAA PPL (A) PIC MEP & SEP IRA SPA (land); Diamond Aircraft DA62 Systems Training

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