Sea Asia
Ralph Leszczynski

Head of Research
Banchero Costa

Ralph Leszczynski is in charge of the research and consultancy department at banchero costa, the Italian shipbroking and shipping services group. Born in Gdynia, Poland, he grew up in Italy and then in Britain. Following his A-Level studies in London, he graduated in Economics and Statistics from University College London, in the UK. He also holds a Masters degree in Financial Management from ESC Rouen, France.

In 2001, Ralph joined banchero costa's ship finance department in Genoa, Italy. There he offered clients advise on financial structures and solutions, whilst also working on shipping market analysis and forecasting. Since 2004 he helped develop the research activities of the group. In 2008 he moved to banchero costa's Beijing office, so to be at the core of the increasingly important Asian market. In the 7 years he was based there, he traveled extensively throughout China and elsewhere in Asia, and occasionally tried to work on his Chinese language skills.

Since May 2014 he is based in Singapore. Ralph's work focuses primarily on dry bulk, tanker and gas shipping. Established in 1968, with headquarters in Genoa, Italy, and with a worldwide presence which includes also Dubai, Beijing, Singapore and Tokyo, banchero costa is today one of the world's leading brokerage houses in the maritime sector, active in chartering, sale&purchase, ship finance, insurance, logistics consulting and research.