Lucas is a member of the strategical development team of our company FOSS & ESG Catering and is involved in the Financial Department of the company. He works closely with our Operations Manager José Luis Coelho Lopes and Dr. Vassos Partassides in driving the company forward and adopting to the ever-changing marketplace. Lucas firstly joined our company back in 2015, after finishing his German Abitur at the Schule Schloss Salem, when he completed commercial internships in our Brazilian and Dutch offices. During his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) studies at the University of Mannheim in the field of Business Administration from 2017-2020, Lucas completed further internships in our company but also gained other working experience at different companies (e.g., Daimler AG in Sindelfingen). Since May 2021, Lucas has been appointed as a Director of our company FOSS & ESG Catering, replacing his grandfather and founder of the company Helmut G. Franke.
Dr. Vassos C. Partassides is serving as Director of FOSS & ESG Catering Ltd and of GOSS (Global Oilfield Support Service Ltd), since the establishment of both companies in June 1998 and August 2000 respectively. He is responsible for the overall management, administration and control, liaison with all Cyprus Authorities, banking institutions, legal advisors, auditors and other local strategic partners. Vassos shared with the companies’ founders Mr. Helmut Franke, Mr. H.J. Wurpts and Mr. R. Overhaus the vision of choosing Cyprus to register the companies and establishing their headquarters there, using the strategic geographically and convenient location of Cyprus, with its excellent communications infrastructure and the high calibre of professional services offered, enabling the companies to serve both Europe and Asia, keys areas of FOSS & ESG Catering’s operation and marketing interest at that time. He worked intensively to implement the proper establishment of the companies in Cyprus. Vassos obtained his diploma in economics from Germany, and following its award, he proceeded with postgraduate studies and research leading to his PhD degree in International Economic Relations. Returning to Cyprus he worked for several years in leading positions in shipping and insurance and later in trading. His experience accumulated over the years is extensive, and covers business management, international trading, sales and sales management, financial management and costing as well as human resource management. He was elected and served as Honorary Treasurer of the “Cyprus- Scandinavian Countries” and of the “Cyprus-China” business Associations of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry and as member of the Board of the Limassol Cooperative Saving Bank. His interest and care for communal issues is reflected in his repeated election in the post of Municipal Councillor of the Limassol Municipality, spanning a period of 15 years and his long tenure at the Board of Directors of the Limassol Theatrical Company (ETHAL).
Tatjana currently serves as Administrative Manager, being responsible for various tasks as onshore staffing and payroll, liaison with trade unions, accounting, budget development and costs control, office and facilities management. She also provides full 24/7 administrative support to the organization. Tatjana started her career with FOSS & ESG Catering, in a junior offshore management position as Chief Stewardess in January 1998. This was valuable hands-on experience that helped her to learn the principles, and insights of first-class offshore catering business. This position also gave her an opportunity to further develop her talents and expertise in that field. Very soon Tatjana went through extensive Health & Safety training, and then became the first FOSS & ESG Catering Health and Safety Offshore Supervisor in April 1999. She improved the general safety culture among offshore catering personnel, by developing and implementing internal safety practices and procedures. She was later promoted to Onshore Supervisor, being involved in various HR tasks as well as offshore personnel logistics, training coordination, control of supplies, clients and customer relations, and other administrative duties. Since June 2000 Tatjana has also been working for GOSS (Global Oilfield Support Service) Ltd, while still providing full time support to FOSS & ESG Catering. Tatjana holds BA Degree in Management and Administration.