Maritime Industry veterans with a progressive vision for how maritime digitalisation can bring sustainable benefits to ship owners, managers and crew join to serve FrontM’s advisory board.

“We are doubly honoured to have the advice and guidance from Nigel and Mark to help us enable long-term value for our partners and customers, particularly around maritime seafarer human factor management and human sustainability challenges faced by the industry”, says Kiran Venkatesh, CEO, FrontM.

Nigel CleaveOver the past 40 years, Nigel has grown from commencing his career as a navigating cadet officer with Cunard to holding group CEO positions within the global ship owning, ship management and maritime training sectors, including the challenge of building a ship management business up from zero into a truly diverse fleet of 135 full technically-managed vessels. In addition to being actively involved in a number of start-ups, Nigel is an ongoing senior advisor to the maritime, fuel treatment technology, private equity, energy, eLearning and satcom sectors, also having a global network of industry contacts.

“Since first being approached by FrontM, I have been super excited with the talent and sheer enthusiasm of the FrontM team, as well as its unique offering in terms of Edge AI technological innovation. The maritime industry is clearly yearning for digitalised solutions today that can be brought to the market both quickly and efficiently and this is exactly where FrontM can play a major role”, noted Nigel.

Mark MolMark has a background in Maritime and Port logistics, serving amongst others the Manufacturing, Chemicals, Bio-Fuels and Energy (Oil and Gas) markets. Mark’s strong commercial and business development skills centre around creating partnerships that drive mutual growth. He has been involved in negotiating complex deals in an international environment throughout his career.

With previous senior leadership roles held in MOL and Vopak, Mark’s implementation of innovative business strategies has led to a shift in focus. He is now dedicated to working closely with start-up and scale-ups companies, helping them to accelerate change through innovative solutions. Mark currently advises a portfolio of logistics and maritime digital companies. Mark says, “I am inspired by the innovative solution that the FrontM team has developed enabling seafarers and their homecrew to communicate and collaborate in much the same way as we on land have become increasingly accustomed to over the past years. I am excited to work with the team to accelerate their growth path and support them in defining their strategic direction further.”


FrontM is a software provider bringing team collaboration tools for connecting remote users and an app-marketplace of crew productivity and welfare solutions targeting the entire maritime industry including commercial shipping, yacht, fishing and energy sectors. 

FrontM works with a broad range of partners including healthcare, legal, tracking and monitoring, welfare and communication service providers to transform their services by integrating FrontM Edge Intelligent programmable APIs and participating in its unique app marketplace. The enhanced applications and consolidated services are offered to ship owners and managers for human factor management and welfare via a simple subscription model. 

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