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CMA Shipping
40th Annual Expo & Conference
April 1-3, 2025Hilton Stamford | Connecticut, USA

Chris Aversano
Principal Product Manager at Veson Nautical


A seasoned maritime executive, Christopher L. Aversano, brings over 30 years of rich and diverse experience in the maritime sector, skillfully blending hands-on trading expertise with a deep understanding of technological impacts in shipping. His journey in the maritime world began as a deck cadet at Fort Schuyler, marking his return to his New York City roots, and progressed through seafaring roles including a deckhand on a tug, to an Able-Bodied Seaman on ocean going tankers to second mate on US Flagged tanker fleet for Mobil Oil.
Mr. Aversano's career is distinguished by his tenure at Veson Nautical, where he has played a pivotal role in strategic business development, driving significant revenue growth and enhancing client profitability. His expertise extends to ship brokering and vessel operations, honed through years as a ship broker, which provided him with an intricate understanding of maritime trade and the importance of robust client relationships.
In his current role as Principal Product Manager at Veson Nautical, Mr. Aversano has been instrumental in driving innovation, revenue growth, and strategic partnerships. He has led multinational, cross-functional teams in strategic product launches, demonstrating exceptional leadership in fostering collaborative environments and aligning product management with organizational goals.
Beyond his professional endeavors, Mr. Aversano is the host of "The Last Dinosaur - Maritime Shipping in the Digital Age," an independent podcast where he delves into the intersection of maritime shipping and digital technology, showcasing his expertise and passion for the industry.
Mr. Aversano's academic background includes a Bachelor of Science from SUNY Maritime and an MBA from American University. His commitment to the maritime community is evident in his role as Immediate Past President of the Connecticut Maritime Association, where he navigated the non-profit during COVID.
With a career marked by continuous learning, innovation, and leadership, Christopher L. Aversano stands as a visionary in the maritime industry, adept at navigating the complex interplay between maritime operations and technological advancements.

Agenda Sessions

  • Status Check: One year on from CII regulation enforcement, how has the industry fared?