Category Management Team

We have a category management structure, with Category Managers focused on specific purchasing categories:

  • We work with our Members to understand their needs and preferences and contract a panel of suppliers to meet those needs.
  • We ensure suppliers meet V. Group standards and offer competitive pricing by undertaking tenders and supplier negotiations.
  • We provide escalation support to our Members to solve operational or commercial issues.

Cesare Paulone

Cesare Paulone

Technical Spares and Technical Services

Cesare joined V.Group in 2012 spending 5 years as Fleet Technical Superintendent before joining Marcas, where he currently covers the role of Senior Category Manager, in charge of Technical Spares and Technical Services categories.

His academical background includes an MSc in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, from Genoa University and a Masters Degree in Marine Geomatics, from the Italian Navy Hydrographic Institute, which is focused on hydrography and geophysical surveying.


Amira Ghribi

Amira Ghribi

Life-Saving Appliances, Fire Fighting Systems & Chandlery

Having joined Marcas in 2018 as Category Manager Assistant, Amira was appointed Category Manager for Life-Saving Appliances and Fire Fighting Systems category in 2019 and Category Manager for Chandlery since the end of 2023.

Amira graduated in 2018 from the Ipag Business School with a Master’s degree in Supply Chain, Purchasing and International trade.


Olivier Barrois

Olivier Barrois

Technical Spare Parts

Olivier joined Marcas in 2018 and currently assumes the role of Category Manager for Technical Spare Parts.

Olivier has over 10 years of experience in Procurement, mainly in the maritime industry. He lived and worked in Panama for 5 years, before returning to France.


Brice Rodière

Brice Rodière

Shipchandlers, PPE, Ropes Suppliers, Chemical & Gases Contracts and Logistics

After his studies in the Supply Chain, Brice started a career in the automotive industry. In 2012 he joined SBM Offshore in Monaco as a Project Buyer and Global Lead Buyer for Operations.

Brice joined Marcas in 2018 and is in charge of Shipchandlers, PPE, Ropes suppliers and more recently the Chemical and Gases and Logistics contracts.