A number of new faces (and some not so new) have joined the forces of YPI over the last month or so as Group preparations for the new season and the year ahead come to an end.
Ian Petts joins YPI as Financial Director
A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Ian has worked for Deloitte & Touche, the AIM-quoted Hambledon Mining Group and, just prior to joining YPI, for Y.CO where he played an integral part in the financial management and restructuring of the Group.
A man of many talents, Ian has lived in countries as diverse as Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kenya and Kuwait. He holds a Power Boat 3 rescue boat licence and dinghy racing certificates.
“As a former financial controller for a gold mine and a reserve soldier for the British Army, I am well qualified in looking after precious assets,” he smiles. And YPI is one asset he intends to look after well. "YPI has played an integral part in the development and success of our industry worldwide for 40 years - it's a company that holds the highest values of quality, integrity and honesty...those are the values that brought me here."
Apart from yachts and his family, Ian says his primary passion is for Mercedes Benz AMG cars. “The cars are simply amazing,” he grins, “and I love their mantra: Nothing less than perfection.” When it comes to the importance of good accounting within the yachting industry and his new role with YPI, Ian quotes billionaire shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. “Successful ship owning is 95% careful accounting,” he says. “YPI already understands that link and I’m excited about helping the Group continue to grow and develop to reach its next level.”
YPI CHARTER welcomes three new members to the team
Andrea joins the Charter team having spent the last 2 years working with the Group’s Marketing Division. A skilled negotiator with excellent people skills, Andrea is bilingual in French and English and has an acute understanding of the yachting industry and how to get the best results for charter owners.
Fluent in English, French and Portuguese, Annemarie was born and educated in England but has lived all over the world including the USA, Brazil and Switzerland. She has been in the industry for over 12 years and has established a successful career as both Charter Manager and Broker.
Richard’s considerable knowledge of yachts, owners and the world’s oceans comes from over 14 years at sea. Having learned to sail at Pangbourne College, England at the age of 14, he now holds his Master 3000 tons certificate, has clocked up enough sea miles to circumnavigate the globe 5 times and supervised the build of S.Y. TWIZZLE before captaining her for 18 months.
YPI Asia welcomes two new members to the team
Marketing Manager (YPI Asia)
Born in Hong Kong, Ryan holds a degree in Business Marketing & IT from Imperial College, London and has proved himself a competent marketer having worked as Events and Marketing Manager for a number of Ad Agencies in China and Hong Kong, Mission Hills Golf Club in China and ImA Solutions where he ran two luxury fashion magazines in Shanghai. Ryan is fluent in Chinese and English.
Yacht Broker (YPI Asia)
Born in Nice, France, Marjorie has been in yachting all her life. Holding a degree in Marketing & Management from Edhec Business School, she has worked on yachts as Chief Stewardess, acted as Project Manager for Asia Marine in Thailand, been Sales Manager for an IT systems fleet management company and, more recently, spent 4 years as Yacht Broker for Sunsail where she was nominated Best Tui Marine European Broker 2009/2010.
Contact Marjorie on: + 852 2580 8650 or email: email@example.com