Group Head and Managing Director
CIT Maritime Finance
Svein Engh is Group Head and Managing Director of CIT Maritime Finance, where he is responsible for overseeing financing activities of oceangoing cargo vessels including tankers, bulkers, container ships and car carriers, as well as offshore vessels and drilling rigs. He has more than 25 years of experience in the global financial services sector, with emphasis on shipping, offshore oil services and transportation sectors.
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Prior to CIT, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Octavian Maritime Holdings, Inc., where he built a new shipping company with sponsorship from Octavian Advisors, LP, a New York-based investment fund.
- time finance and leasing
- Leverage finance
- Asset-based lending
- Capital markets
- Private equity
Before joining Octavian, he was Managing Director, BNP Paribas Fortis, where he was responsible for building the maritime portfolio in the North American market. He has also held executive positions with Fortis Bank, MeesPierson and Christiania Bank in New York, Singapore and Oslo.
Engh earned a BBA and MBA from Ohio University.