Nils Kristian Kovdal
Executive Director Shipping Finance and Regional head of Greater China and North Asia
Nils Kristian Kovdal joined Standard Chartered Bank ("SCB") in 2010 from DVB Bank as part of a team brought in to establish the ship leasing business for SCB. He spent almost 6 years in Singapore, originating, structuring and executing leasing and debt solutions for the SCB's clients globally before moving to Hong Kong to become head of the bank's ship finance activities in Greater China and North Asia.
During his time with DVB, Nils held positions as relationship manager and investment manager in DVB's London Office focusing on both equity and debt products for DVB's European and Middle Eastern Clients. Prior to joining DVB, Nils also worked as a solicitor with UK Law Firm Stephenson Harwood, gaining invaluable experience on legal matters related to ship finance and S&P.
He started his career in shipping with the International Organization of Independent Tanker Owners ("INTERTANKO") in London/Oslo, having trained and served as an officer in the Royal Norwegian Navy.
In addition to his legal qualification from the UK, he hold's a BSc(Hons) in Maritime Business and Management from LJMU in the UK.