Markus WenkerChief Financial Officer at FSL Trust Management
Markus Wenker has been the Chief Financial Officer of FSL Trust Management, the trustee-manager of First Ship Lease Trust, since May 2020 following his appointment as Chief Financial Officer (Designate) in March 2020.
Mr. Wenker is responsible for the financial management, risk management, investor relations, and accounting functions as well as corporate development and strategy of First Ship Lease Trust.
He has over 19 years of banking and finance experience, including more than 15 years of experience in ship finance, and a proven track record of structuring and negotiating complex ship finance transactions as well as large-scale financial restructurings in the shipping industry, across various vessel segments.
Prior to joining FSL Trust Management, Mr. Wenker was Head of Ship Finance of Hellenic Bank where he established the bank’s Ship Finance Unit and led the bank’s expansion in ship finance since April 2016. He previously worked for HSH Nordbank (now known as Hamburg Commercial Bank) and its predecessor Hamburgische Landesbank from 2002 to 2016. At HSH Nordbank, Mr. Wenker was involved in ship finance since 2005, when he joined the Greek clients desk of the bank’s shipping division and later held different roles in the restructuring group of the bank, focussing on international shipping companies.
Mr. Wenker is a Certified Banker (Bankkaufmann) and holds degrees in banking and business administration. He earned an Executive MBA from Hult International Business School in London.