Nick Yatsenko is a Master Mariner (Ships Captain) who works with CSL Australia to assist in Australian coastal trade of domestic bulk commodities. He has 15 years of international shipping experience and currently completing his MBA degree. 

Nick is a seafarer in the third generation, he has followed the path of his father and grandfather and at the age of nineteen joined his first container carrier. After graduation he has continued to pursue the dream of becoming a captain, working as a Deck Officer with Maersk Line and Blue Star on the large container vessels. Eventually, he was employed to work on the Australian flagged self-discharge bulk carriers.

Various companies have exposed him to a vast variety of people with various age, nationalities, language, religion and culture. Despite all the difference, the most important single thing which transforms the employees in the efficient team is a good leadership. Even in the modern technologically advanced world the statement “A fish rots from the head down.” hasn’t lost its wisdom. That’s why Nick has never stopped to improve his leadership, develop the new management strategies and expose himself to new challenges.

 Nick believes the globalization created a highly competitive business environment but at the same time, it provides endless opportunities for firms and the employees. To thrive in the world of rapid information exchange, the organizations, as well as the individuals, have to be ready for the everlasting pressure and be determined for a constant change and improvements. This is his passion, always looking for the alternatives to make things better and more efficient.

During his sea service, he has designed and implemented several changes to the actual ship’s structure, procedures and policies. In his personal life to satisfy a curiosity and maintain the competitiveness in the crowded labor market, Nick is pursuing the MBA degree, participating in massive open online courses, and taking part in various competitions. The latest was McGuire Business Plan competition, where he presented the business plan on how to improve the MBA course at his previous university.

Nick holds a Bachelor Degree in Navigation from the Odessa National Maritime Academy.

Personal Note

When I’m not at sea you can find me with my amazing wife and son bushwalking, surfing, camping and simply enjoying the nature in a beautiful area of the Central Coast (NSW, Australia)

I’m always on a lookout for new opportunities, speaking engagements, other projects—or just to grab a cup of coffee with someone interesting. If you have a way you think we could work together, I’d love for you to learn more about me, or get in touch!