Speakers

Gaurav BajajGaurav Bajaj, Director, Simulation Projects, Applied Research International (ARI) Pvt Ltd

Capt Gaurav Bajaj is a Master Mariner with a sailing experience of 15 years. He had passed his B.Sc. Nautical Sciences from T.S. Chanakya, Mumbai and completed his post-graduation from Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (London).

Capt Bajaj, with over 12 years of experience at ARI, is part of the core management team at ARI, and is responsible for the product management of ARI’s navigation product portfolio. As part of this portfolio, he has been extensively involved in product validation and testing, conduct of various Navigation Simulation studies for Port Feasibility, Vessel model and tugs, creation of digital assets, and providing “Train the Trainer” training to simulation users.

More recently, Capt Bajaj has been actively involved with the digital portfolio of ARI which includes cloud-based simulation projects for learning and assessment.



Dimitris Fokas

Dimitris Fokas, Training Manager, Angelicoussis Shipping Group

Dimitris Fokas is the Training Manager of the Angelicoussis Shipping Group. He graduated as a Naval Architect and Marine Engineer from the National Technical University of Athens in 1983. He joined the Hellenic Ministry of Mercantile Marine as an officer of the Hellenic Coast Guard in 1984. He served as Port State Control and environment protection officer in Piraeus port authority until 1993, when he was transferred to Merchant Ships Inspection Service until 2001, as head of the PSC department.

In 2001 he was appointed as the technical representative of Greece and councellor to IMO in London for 2 years, where he participated in all IMO meetings. He then joined the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in Brussels as senior assessor of Classification Societies for a period of 3 years until 2007. He served as Director of Safety of Navigation in the Hellenic Coast Guard, responsible among others for the Joint Rescue Coordination Center, for 2 years until his retirement in 2009.

He then worked as Area Quality Manager of Germanischer Lloyd, responsible for Mediterranean-Middle East areas, until June 2011, when he joined the Angelicoussis Shipping Group as Training Manager. He is the chairman of INTERTANKO Human Element in Shipping Committee.



Nikolaos FragiadakisNikolaos Fragiadakis, Director, Marine Engineering Department, Merchant Marine Academy of Athens

Dr. Nikolaos G. Fragiadakis (1965) received the Dipl. Eng., Msc in “New Naval and Marine Technology and Science” and Ph.D. degree from the Department of Marine and Mechanical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens/Greece in 1990, 2001 and 2015 respectively.

He is a member of the Society of Professional Engineers of Greece. Since 1996 he joined the Naval Architect Department at the Technological Educational Institute of Athens and the Mechanical Engineering Department at the Technological Educational Institute of Piraeus (1997 –2001, 2010- 2013) where he served as Scientific Collaborator.

Since 1996, he is a Assistant Professor at the Department of Marine Engineering of the Merchant Marine Academy of Athens/Greece and since then he has participated in several scientific projects. Since 2016 he is an Associate Professor at the Department of Marine Engineering of the Merchant Marine Academy of Athens/Greece.

Since 2020, he is Director of the Marine Engineering Department of the Merchant Marine Academy of Athens. His research focuses on safety management, Occupational Risk assessment, manufacturing processes, knowledge management, quality systems and simulation systems with several publications in these areas.



Antonis GeorgantzisAntonios Georgantzis, Chief Operating Officer, Latsco Marine Management Inc

Antonios Georgantzis is a Naval Architect and Marine Engineer, graduated from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and has Master of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Technology.

He worked in Classification Society Det Norske Veritas, on assignments in Greece, Norway and South Korea. On 2006 he joined Consolidated Marine Management Inc as Assistant Site Manager in New Building construction in Ulsan. On 2008, he joined CMM office in Piraeus and he held a number of different positions (Technical Superintendent, DPA & HSQEEn Manager, Technical Fleet Manager, Technical Manager), until having been assigned with the COO responsibilities of Latsco Marine Management Inc, the Technical Operator of Latsco Shipping in Greece, on June 2021.

He is member of INTERTANKO’s ISTEC and an Ex Vice Chairman of INTERTANKO’s Environmental Committee, as well as a member in SIGTTO GPC Committee, Lloyd’s Register, DNV, Bureau Veritas Technical Committees, and Vice President in MARTECMA Council.



CHARA GEORGOPOULOUChara Georgopoulou, Head of Maritime R&D and Advisory, DNV

Chara Georgopoulou is Senior Research Engineer II and Head of Maritime DNV R&D and Advisory, Greece. In this position, she works on the mathematical modelling and simulation of marine energy systems and new technologies for greener and smarter maritime transportation.

She has several years of experience in model-based analysis of decarbonization technologies, fuel cells and hybrid systems. She has specialized in sustainable transport measures, renewable systems, emission reduction and carbon capture technologies.

She has participated in numerous R&D projects in the European industry and has authored more than 30 articles at international journals and conferences. Chara holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (2009) and a Diploma (Bachelor and M.Sc. equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering (2005) from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.



Golias IoannisIoannis Golias, Managing Director, Eugenides Foundation

Emeritus Professor in the Civil Engineering School, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). He is a Civil Engineer Graduate of NTUA, with an M.Sc and a Ph.D in Transport from University of London.

He is currently the Managing Director of the Eugenides Foundation. He is also the Head of the BoD of Athens Public Transport Organization.

He has served, among others, as Rector of NTUA, Caretaker Minister of Production Reconstruction, Environment and Energy, Secretary General of the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Dean of the NTUA School of Civil Engineering, Member of the Board of the Organization for the Urban Development of Athens, Member of the Board of the Company for the Athens Archaeological Sites Unification and Head of the Hellenic Society of Transportation Engineers.

He has coordinated numerous transport and feasibility studies and research projects in Greece and other countries, has published more than 250 papers in scientific journals and conferences and received more than 7000 citations. He is and has been member of various Greek and European Commission scientific committees.



sh dnv photoStavros Hatzigrigoris
, Advanced Engineering Services; Zodiac Maritime

Stavros has recently set up his own consulting Co (Advanced Engineering Services) whilst at the same time works for Zodiac Maritime. He held the position of Managing Director of Maran Tankers Management between 1992 and 2014 and in addition he was the Managing Director of Maran Gas Maritime between 2003 and 2020. During his years with the Maran Group Stavros has been responsible for the contracting , construction and delivery of more than 160 new ships in Korea and China including 45 LNGCs in Hyundai Samho and mainly DSME.

He holds a B.Sc.degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from University College London as well as an M.Sc. in Marine Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. He has studied Management of Ship Operations in the University of Strathclyde.

He is a member of numerous national and international shipping bodies and committees.



Venetia KallipolitouVenetia Kallipolitou, Manager, Cross-Departmental HR & Training, Tsakos Group

Venetia Kallipolitou was born in Piraeus; she has graduated the National Technical University of Athens, Department of Electrical Engineer & Engineer of Computing Systems, and has also obtained a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Essex.

In 2017 she joined Tsakos Group of Companies, as Deputy Managing Director of Tsakos Columbia Shipmanagement, responsible for Human Element and Training. In 2018 she undertook the responsibility, as coordinator, to establish and operate the Tsakos Enhanced Education Nautical School in Chios island. In 2020 was assigned as Tsakos Group Maritime Training & Education Advisor running TEENS as member of the administrative board and legal representative of Tsakos Maritime Education nonprofit company under which TEENS is operating.

Nowadays she has been assigned as the Tsakos Group Cross-Departmental HR & Training Manager.

She is also member of the Human Element Committee of Intertanko and WISTA.

Previously she has served the Hellenic Coast Guard for over than 21 years dealing mainly with issues of shipping policy for more than 10 years, representing the Hellenic Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy in IMO and other International and EU Fora and Organizations. She served as maritime attaché of Greece to the Council of the EU in Brussels for three years and she was the national coordinator at the Greek EU Presidency in 2014 for Shipping. From 2014 till 2017 she served as Director of the Seafarers’ Training Directorate in the Hellenic Ministry of Shipping. She has retired from HCG with the rank of Commander HCG.

[During her whole career has been awarded the following honours: - COMMANDER’S CROSS OF THE ORDER OF HONOUR - COMMANDER’S CROSS OF THE ORDER OF PHOENIX - MEDAL OF MILITARY MERIT B’ CLASS -MERITORIUS COMMAND MEDAL C’ CLASS -MERITORIUS STAFF OFFICER COMMENDATION MEDAL B’ CLASS.]



DSC 0586s1Nikolaos Karagiannis, Student, Merchant Marine Academy of Aspropyrgos

Education

• 2020 - Present: Merchant Marine Academy of Aspropyrgos Engineers (3rd year of studies

2018-2020: Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS Greek Branch)

2013-2017: BSc in Shipping, Business College of Athens (in Partnership with Plymouth University) English course – Grade 2:1 Upper Division

Working Experience

2016 July – October (Internship) – Minerva Marine  –  4 months rotating in many departments within the company

2017 February - November (Fixed Period Contract) - Minerva Marine  –  Position: Spare parts Assistant - Purchasing department

2018 April - 2019 September (Permanent Contract) - Minerva Marine  –  Position: Spares and Lubricants Operator - Purchasing department

2019 October - 2021 July (Permanent Contract) - Minerva Marine  –  Position: Technical Checking Officer - Technical department

2021 August - February (fixed Contract) - Minerva Marine  –  Position: Apprentice Engineer 1st year (first academic voyage)

2022 June till Present – Minerva Marine  –  Position: Technical Reliability Department



KOKARAKIS NEWJohn Kokarakis, Technology & Business Development Director SEEBA Zone, Bureau Veritas

Dr Kokarakis a 1979 graduate of National Technical University of Athens, holds PhD (1986) and Masters degrees in Naval Architecture (1983) and Mechanical Engineering (1984) from the University of Michigan.

He worked for over ten years as a consultant undertaking technical problems worldwide. His specialization was in the area of technical investigation of marine accidents. In his capacity as a forensic engineer he participated in the technical investigation of the Exxon Valdez grounding, the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster, the drillship Sea-Crest capsize, the Piper Alpha fire and explosion, the Aleutian Enterprise foundering in Alaska as well as many other accidents of less notoriety.

The last twenty years he works in Greece, in the area of classification. He is today the Technical Director of Bureau Veritas in the Hellenic and Black Sea & Zone, responsible for the smooth technical operation in the Zone as well as in the harmonic cooperation with the BV offices worldwide to the benefit of the BV clients.

He is a member of SNAME since 1976 and a Fellow of the Society. He served in various capacities, being currently the Chairman of the Greek Section since 2014.



Panos Kourkountis webPanos Kourkountis
, Technical Director, Sea Traders SA; Chairman, MARTECMA

Panos Kourkountis is the Technical Director of Sea Traders SA. He studied Naval Architecture and Mechanical Engineering in the National Technical University of Athens. Since 1994 he worked as Superintendent, Site manager of new building projects, Technical Manager and Technical Director of Andriaki Shipping Co Ltd. In January 2018 he joined Procopiou Group of companies as Technical Director of Sea Traders SA.

He is chairman of Marine Technical Managers Association (MARTECMA), and member of Hellenic Technical Chamber (TEE), ABS Europe Technical Committee, Lloyd’s Register Hellenic Technical Committee, DNV Greek Technical Committee, RINA Technical Committee, Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers SNAME, Naval Architects Association of Greece, Mechanical Engineers’ Association of Greece, Hellenic Institute of Marine Technology (ELINT).



Natassa KouvertariNatassa Kouvertari
, Project Manager, Maritime Decarbonisation Hub, Lloyd’s Register

Natassa Kouvertari is a Project Manager at the Lloyd’s Register Maritime Decarbonisation Hub. She has undertaken a number of positions in the Marine Business and South Europe Projects team at theLloyd’s Register in Greece since she first joined in 2004.

Anastasia holds a BA in International and European Studies from Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences followed by an internship at the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, at the Directorate for UN and other International Specialized Organisations.

In 2003, she successfully completed her MSc in Environment and Development at London School of Economics.  Not only her academic background but also her professional skills are closely associated with the environmental discipline.

Natassa is an IEMA Associate Member with a genuine interest in projects that foster innovation towards a sustainable future.



kriezis photoGeorge A. Kriezis, Technical Manager, Neptune Lines Shipping and Managing Enterprises SA

George Kriezis is a Naval Architect and Marine Engineer.

Education: B.Sc, M.Sc and PhD from MIT in the department of Ocean Engineering.

Experience: Thirty years of experience in technical ship management in various positions in Greek shipping companies dealing with different ship types such as Bulkers, Tankers, Containerships and Car carriers. The last 17 years as Technical Manager of Neptune Lines and Neptune Dry dealing mostly with car carriers in short sea shipping and bulk carriers.

Member of SNAME, Martecma, Technical and Executive committee of Intercargo, and the Technical committees of DNV and Lloyd’s Register.



KRIKKIS RIZOSRizos Krikkis, General Manager, Oceanking Engineering PC

Rizos N. Krikkis holds a Ph.D. and Diploma from the Mechanical Engineering Department of the National Technical University of Athens. He has spent several years in the academia, industry and maritime sectors as a professional engineer and as a consultant.

He has participated in several R&D projects through industries and universities. He has authored more than 40 papers in world-class journals and international conferences.



Maria Kyratsoudi webMaria Kyratsoudi, Business Development Manager, ABS

Maria Kyratsoudi joined ABS as a Business Development Manager with a focal point on energy efficiency and environmental matters.

Prior to joining ABS, Maria worked for another class society for eleven years as Global FOBAS Business Development Manager providing also technical advice on fuel quality and on-board fuel management. She represented this class society in various industry organizations meetings (Intertanko, Martecma etc) and other fora on fuel quality testing issues, alternative fuels, Sulphur 2020 matters. She has also previously worked as a plan approval engineer.

Maria Kyratsoudi holds an MSc in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and an LLM from the City University of London.


 

nikols liapisNikolaos Liapis, Chief Operations Officer, ELINOIL SA; President, Hellenic Institute of Marine Technology (HIMT)

Dr Nikolaos Liapis is a Mechanical Engineer, MEng NTUA and he holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering. His main areas of specialization are fuels and lubricants, tanker ships management, logistics and biofuels, as he has worked for more than 28 years in managerial positions in the Oil Sector. The last 15 years he was occupied as Chief Operations Officer in ELINOIL SA, an oil distribution company and as General Manager to ELIN SHIPPING, an affiliate shipping company, operating small tankers.

He is highly experienced in project management, overseeing projects as biodiesel production plant design and construction, fuel depots, construction and tanker design and construction.

Dr Liapis is the President of the Hellenic Institute of Marine Technology (HIMT) and Member of the Board of Hellenic Shortsea Shipowners Association (HSSA). He is the Coordinator of the Energy Products Committee of the Hellenic Petroleum Marketing Companies Association (SEEPE) member of the Downstream Committee of Southeast Europe Energy Institute (IENE) and   member of the Lloyd’s Register Technical Committee. He is a founding member of the Greek Association of Biofuel Producers (now SVIVE).   He has been Chairman of the Marine LNG Network and of the Biofuels Technology Platform.

He is a lecturer at University of Piraeus, and at Business College of Athens and has been a lecturer at Athens Metropolitan College teaching Energy Policies, Maritime Logistics, Shipping and Strategic Management. He was a speaker at a significant number of conferences on energy, fuels, biofuels and shipping and he has been the representative of the European Biodiesel Board (EBB) in Greece. He is a writer of books on nutrition, diet and cooking.



Konstantinos LouzisKonstantinos Louzis, M.Eng. Naval Architect & Marine Engineer, PhD Candidate, Research Engineer, NTUA

Konstantinos Louzis has a Master’s Degree in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA). Currently, he is a PhD candidate at the Laboratory for Maritime Transport of the School of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NTUA) within the research area of risk analysis throughout the life cycle of marine systems.

He is also a member of the Maritime Risk Group research team and his research interests include risk assessment for the safety of maritime transportation, the effect of the human element on maritime safety, and the risk of pollution from ship accidents.

He has worked in various EC funded research projects and he has published his work in international scientific conference proceedings and peer reviewed journals.



Michail MALLIAROS photoMichail Malliaros, General Manager, Euronav Ship Management (Hellas) Ltd

Michail Malliaros (1973), has joined Euronav Ship Management Hellas in 2005 and has been appointed as General Manager in June 2022.

He started as Chief Mate and later as Marine Master, after which he became HSQE Superintendent in 2012, holding also the roles of Deputy Designated Person Ashore and Deputy Company Security Officer.

In 2015, he was appointed as General Manager to the Euronav Singapore Office at its inception and held this position until 2018. From 2017 onwards he was assigned with the role of Fleet Personnel Manager.

Prior to Euronav, Michail held the position of Marine Operator and gained seagoing experience in various shipping companies.

He graduated from the Public Academy of Merchant Marine of Aspropyrgos as a 2nd Officer in 1996.

He is an Associate Member of the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association (HELMEPA), a member of Intertanko Nautical Subcommittee, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and a Chartered Shipbroker.



M MigadisManos Migadis, Newbuilding Project Manager, Dynacom Tankers Management Ltd

Manos Migadis is a Naval Architect and Marine Engineer graduated from the National Technology University of Athens.

From 1986 to 1993 he worked on newbuilding projects including a Hydrographic & Research Vessel for the Hellenic Center of Marine Research, a Hydrographic & Ocean Research Vessel for the Hellenic Navy, Passenger ships, Mega Yachts etc.

In 1994 he joined Dynacom Tankers Management as a Superintendent and Fleet Engineer. Since 2000 he has been the Newbuilding Project Manager of Dynacom TM dealing with newbuilding Tankers. In 2004 he was appointed as Newbuilding PM of Dynagas Ltd for the construction of new LNG Carriers. He was responsible for the construction of newbuilding Bulk Carriers for Sea Traders SA from 2008 till 2013.

He is a member of the Hellenic Technical Committees of American Bureau of Shipping, Bureau Veritas, Lloyds Register of Shipping, Det Norske Veritas and China Classification Society. He is also a member of the Hellenic Technical Chamber, the Hellenic Association of Dipl. Naval Architects, the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and the Marine Technical Managers Association.



PALLA KATERINAKaterina Palla, Training Manager, Global Marine Training Centre, RINA

Katerina Palla is the Training Manager of the Global Marine Training Centre of RINA. She is a graduate of the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens, Greece, and she holds a Master’s degree in Forensic Science from the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Her work focus started in analysis of marine incidents and root cause analysis. In her ten years of experience she has led hundreds of incidents both from the side of Shipping Companies and P&I Club Correspondence. Her professional background includes also marine training in the fields of ISM, Safety Management Systems, Internal Audits, DPA, Incident Investigation, TMSA, Behavior Based Safety, Train the Trainer, Media Handling, Assessor’s Course (OCIMF), Resilience, Mental Health Awareness, Time Management, Leadership, Communication, Teamwork and other soft skills areas.



Thanos PallisThanos Pallis, Professor of Maritime and Port Economics and Policy, Department of Maritime Studies, University of Piraeus

Thanos Pallis is Professor of Maritime and Port Economics and Policy at the Department of Maritime Studies University of Piraeus, Greece. Co-director of the web-knowledge platform PortEconomics, and Vice-Chair of the global Port Performance Research Network (PPRN), in 2022 he was listed in the top-2% of most cited researchers in the realm of transportation and logistics around the globe.

A regular advisor of international institutions on project shaping maritime shipping and ports in North America, South America, Asia, and Europe, he led UN research on the impact of the pandemic on maritime supply chains.

He is currently member of the IAPH Risk & Resilience Committee. He served as President of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME), Fulbright Scholar at Columbia University, US, Secretary-General of MedCruise, and General Secretary for Ports & Port Policy, Ministry of Shipping,Greece.

He co-authors the book Port Economics, Management and Policy.


 

George TsavlirisGeorge A. Tsavliris, Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group

Mr George A. Tsavliris was born in London. He graduated from Athens College in 1968 and having acquired professional qualifications in Shipping (F.I.C.S., ACI.Arb), he concluded his graduate and post graduate studies in Shipping Law at University College London in 1973, with an L.L.M. degree. In 2009 he was qualified as a Mediator at the ADR Group London and in 2014 was certified as a Mediator by the Greek Ministry of Justice, Transparency and Human Rights.

He familiarised himself with the shipping and salvage sectors from a very early age by being engaged in the family business. George is a Principal at “Tsavliris Salvage Group” and represents the business on both a commercial and environmental basis internationally. He holds the position of Past Chairman of INTERMEPA (International Marine Environment Protection Association), Chairman of CYMEPA (Cyprus Marine Environmental Protection Association), which received the “Cyprus Maritime Prize 2007”, as well as member of the Board of Directors of Cyprus Union of Shipowners, Board Member of ECSA (European Community Shipowners’ Associations), Board Member of The Yacht Club of Greece, Board Member of Friends of Hellas Liberty Association and the Jubilee Sailing Trust in the UK and Honorary Chairman of the Tsavliris Cultural Foundation. Furthermore, Mr George Tsavliris is Member of the Academic Board of Metropolitan College / Solent Southampton University. Mr George Tsavliris was awarded the 2016 Capital Link Greek Shipping Leadership Award, in recognition of his unique and extensive contribution to Shipping and Greece and for his overall outstanding service to the shipping industry made by him individually, as a family and by his company as a Group. In Jan 2019, Mr Tsavliris received the Cyprus Environmental Award on behalf of CYMEPA by the President of the Cypriot Republic Mr Nikos Anastasiades and on March 12, 2019, Mr Tsavliris was recognized with the Safety4Sea Leadership Award 2019 for his work with CYMEPA and other national & international organizations, toward the protection of the marine environment. On July 1, 2019, Mr Tsavliris was appointed Non- Executive Chairman of OneGlobal Broking, Greece & Cyprus.

In December 2019, Mr Tsavliris published the book, which he co-wrote with Alba University Professor, Paul Emmanuelides, Winning Shipping Strategies: Theory and Evidence from Leading Shipowners. The book was translated into the Greek language and published in March 2021.

George is a frequent keynote speaker and panelist at numerous maritime related conferences. He is an avid supporter of various charities, an art and music enthusiast and has completed ten London marathons. He is a father of six children.


 
NP Ventikos pic 2019 2Nikolaos P. Ventikos, Associate Professor in the Laboratory for Maritime Transport, School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, NTUA

Dr Nikolaos P. Ventikos is an Associate Professor in the Laboratory for Maritime Transport at the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece. He is the Head of the Maritime Risk Group (MRG).

Dr Ventikos’s expertise is in marine safety; risk engineering; (oil) marine pollution; risk-based design for ships and (transport) systems; human reliability (incl. human-centered design); marine casualty investigation; systems engineering; resilience engineering; offshore and environmental risk; and statistical and probabilistic modeling.

He has published and presented his work in journals such as Marine Pollution Bulletin, Journal of Hazardous Materials, Maritime Policy and Management, Ships and Offshore Structures, Journal of Risk Research, Reliability Engineering & System Safety etc and in more than 125 scientific conferences.

Dr Ventikos was awarded the G.P. Livanos Grand Prize on Environmental Issues sponsored by the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping (2000). Dr Ventikos is very fluent in English and French and he has basic knowledge of Arabic.



ZACHARIADISPanos Zachariadis
, Technical Director, Atlantic Bulk Carriers

Panos Zachariadis is a Mechanical Engineer (BSc) and Naval Architect (MSE) from the University of Michigan with a 38-year experience in shipping, having served for years as Marine Superintendent in New York, after periods of shipbuilding supervision in Japan and sea service in bulk carriers and oil tankers.

He is Technical Director of Atlantic Bulk Carriers since 1997 and a member of the Greek Delegation to IMO since 2004, having contributed to the development of several well-known regulations (e.g. GBS, PSPC, FSA) and the prevention of others (e.g. double hull bulk carriers, mandatory EEOI). In cooperation with major Korean shipyards he has applied numerous energy saving ideas for ships, some of which have become industry standards.

He is a member of Technical Committees of several classification societies, UGS and Hellenic Chamber of Shipping, BIMCO Marine Committee, BoD HELMEPA and MARTECMA. He has been honored with the 2011 Efkranti award for his contribution to Greek shipping, the Hellenic Shortsea Shipowners Association 2017 Maritime Personality award, the 2017 Lloyd's List "Achievement in Safety or Environmental Protection" award and the 2019 Green4Sea "Personality" award.