Mentor (the name comes from “Mentor” the Ulysses’ friend who was left in charge of Telemachus to guide him in difficulty) and the -later on introduced- Mentoring or Mentorship is the act of guiding or sharing insight, experience, skills, and positive attitude to aid others to develop and expand their careers.
Mentoring today is not only ‘giving advice’ or passing on experience in a particular area or situation. It’s about motivating and empowering the “learner” (or apprentices) to identify their own issues and goals and helping them to find their own paths of resolving them.
It’ about supporting students to “find their way” in life and work, to prepare them for a lifelong learning path, to coach them to understand and respect different ways of thinking and hopefully kick-start their careers.
Being already 40 years in shipping industry. Since 1977 working in Golden Union Shipping Group.
In 1984 was appointed as Purchasing Manager. In 1989 was appointed to set up and develop Golden Cargo as Managing Director.
Jan 2018 elected 2nd Vice President at Piraeus Chamber of Commerce & Industry. (responsible for Shipping and Logistics) Propeller Club member and Chios Marine Club board memmber
Born and raised in Vrontados- Chios. Graduate the City of London Polytechnic (London University). Holds a BSc in Maritime Economics and MSc in Logistics
Captain Stylianos Dimouleas has over 30 years of experience in the shipping industry. He spent sixteen years as an Officer and Master on large oil tankers, including two years overseeing construction of Aframax, Suezmax, and VLCC tankers in major shipyards in Japan and Korea. He subsequently held various managerial roles in the shipping sector, before becoming the CEO of Almi Tankers S.A. in 2013.
Captain Dimouleas has forged significant strategic partnerships, deals and negotiations with the most reputable Oil Majors, Oil Trading Companies, and other major industry stakeholders worldwide. He also led new building projects involving some of the most advanced designs of Suezmax and VLCC tankers. Moreover, he leads the continual improvement of an integrated management system, recognised by international accreditations such as ISO 9001, 14001, 45001, 50001, and 27001. Under his leadership, his team has emerged as a top-tier oil transportation service provider, earning several awards and notable recognitions from charterers, and various industry bodies. He led the “Investors in People” standard accreditation, and he was instrumental in achieving the “We Invest in Wellbeing” standard accreditation that were offered to a shipping company for the first time in Greece. Actively engaging with the industry, he participates in various initiatives and forums focusing on the industry’s future challenges. He has authored industry-related articles and is a guest lecturer for an elective course of a top-tier Master’s program in Shipping in the UK.
Captain Dimouleas holds a Master’s level PGDip in Organisational Leadership from the University of Oxford – Said Business School. He also has a Captain’s Class A license, a Level 5 Extended Diploma from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), UK, and a Chartered Manager qualification.
He’s affiliated with the Said Business School, the Nautical Institute UK, the Chartered Management Institute UK, Pembroke College UK, and the Hellenic Shipmaster’s Association.
Costis J. Frangoulis is an entrepreneur born in Athens, Greece and a father of two daughters, Elli and Athena.
He holds a B.A from the University of Richmond, U.K in Economics and Business Administration since 1988.
From 1988 till 1990 he served in the Hellenic Navy as a non-commissioned officer.
He is the Founder, President and CEO of Franman Group which he formed in May 1991. For 3 decades, Franman has provided a wide range of services to the shipping industry, focused on shipbuilding equipment, spare parts, ship repairs and service, maritime security, cyber security, underwater cleaning and consulting. Franman today represents 132 leading corporations promoting their equipment, products and services in Greece and 13 other shipowning nations to over 600 customers.
In year 1996, he founded Imperium Shipmanagement SA which managed and owned 5 handysize bulk carriers. After a decade and while the Dry Cargo market was booming, he decided to exit the market by taking advantage of the very high asset values at the time.
Mr. Frangoulis is also the President of the International Propeller Club, Port of Piraeus, an Ambassador of the Sailors’ Society in Greece, a non-executive member of the board of Sfakianakis Group and a member of the Advisory Board of the Academic Maritime Sector of the BCA College.
A story telling Bio:
‘Leading through Vision. Inspiring through Actions’
Dimitrios Mattheou is the CEO | Managing Director of Arcadia Shipmanagement Co Ltd & Aegean Bulk Co Inc, the Chairman of the Green Award Foundation since 2012, as well as the President of AHEPA Maritime Chapter HJ – 45 St’ Nicholas. He is highly recognized for his contribution as an active member of International Organizations. In particular, he is Vice Chairman of the Hellenic Mediterranean Panel in INTERTANKO, Executive Committee Member in Norwegian Hull Club, INTERCARGO and HELMEPA. Dimitrios is an inspiring Leader, committed to his job tasks, innovative in his roles and loyal to the corporate spirit. His management style is extremely accessible and he is a very hands-on executive officer with a ‘can do’ attitude that arouses inspiration and motivation in demanding and crucial working environments. Through his actions he has earned the respect of the maritime community and has been awarded three times as a Best Manager and as an Exceptional Personality (Best Manager award / Efkranti Awards, Personality award / GREEN4SEA Awards, Personal award / Masters & Mates Union of Greek Merchant Marine).
Mattheou Dimitrios, contributes greatly to the qualitative evolution of the market and the general business community through his speeches and presentations at conferences, forums, and international events. He inspires and guides, orientates and aims towards perfection, consistency, reliability and incident-free performance. By drawing special attention to the constant and continuous effort for the improvement of an organization’s ability to exceed its corporate goals and to achieve Safety and Environmental Excellence, he emphasizes to the optimum utilization of its resources and maximum profits, as well as to honoring of all longterm commitments made to customers.
Managing Director & Chief Sustainability Officer
Stavros Meidanis, with over 24 years experience in shipping industry, first joined Lloyd’s Register of Shipping (LRS) 1999 and worked as a Marine Surveyor and Quality Lead Auditor. In 2006, he was appointed Marine Client Manager for Lloyd’s Register. From November 2008, he was promoted to Global Manager/ Principal Surveyor for Marine Management and Safety Systems for Lloyd’s Register Group. He was also responsible for the implementation of LR’s Group Strategy regarding Marine Management Systems in the Supply Chain across the world.
From August 2013, he joined the leading shipping company Capital Ship Management Corp, taking the position of DPA/CSO and Safety & Quality Manager. He had the responsibility of Safety & Operational performance -focusing on safety, environmental and energy – of Capital Ship Management fleet –total of 70 vessels, including Oil/ Chemical Tankers, Bulk Carriers and Containers.
From January 2021, Stavros was appointed Managing Director of Capital-Executive Ship Management Corp, as well as Chief Sustainability Officer of Capital Maritime (Capital Group).
Stavros has an extended experience on several business segments such as Tankers, LNG and Dry (both Bulk Carriers and Containers). Ha has published a plethora of technical papers and studies in shipping industry. He is holding degrees in Marine Engineering, Economics and Business Administration. He has successfully completed several Executive Business & Technical degrees from well reputed institutions like LSE and MIT, participating in several working groups studies. Stavros, has being Clinical Professor/ Guest Lecturer in several Academic Institutions.
Marina Papaioannou graduated from the University of Patras, Department of Geology in 1989 and received a PhD in Geophysics in 2002.
She has participated in various scientific projects related to archaeological geophysics, which was also the specific topic of her Thesis titled “The application of geophysics in the investigation of underground structures in urban environment”. She worked as a free-launch geologist/geophysicist until 2000, undertaking a major part of the geophysical investigations for the construction of the Metro of Athens, participating in various NATO SFS Programs, as well as numerous archaeological /geophysical projects and civil construction works.
In 2000, she started her career in the maritime business with her employment at the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association – HELMEPA. Within her duties was to follow the works of the Committees for the Protection of the Marine Environment (MEPC) and Maritime Safety (MSC) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, translation and simplification of laws and regulations relevant to the protection of the marine environment and oil pollution prevention and response and teaching at seminars with relevant subjects.
In 2008 she started her employment with Germanischer Lloyd Academy and she has been GL Academy Area Manager for Southern Europe, responsible for the training activities of GL for Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Turkey, Spain, Portugal. Since 1st January 2014, she has managed the training business under the new merged organization – DNV GL’s Maritime Academy Hellas, for which she is also a trainer. Currently and after renaming of the organization to DNV, she holds the position of Principal Academy Advisor. She has a significant presence in national and international conferences/symposiums as a speaker, with numerous publications.
She was elected Secretary General of WISTA Hellas (April 2014 – March 2016).
She has been listed No. 5 among the 100 Top Women in the Shipping industry for 2020.
In April 2021 she was awarded the GIWA (Greek International Women Award) for shipping.
Katerina has a total working experience of 39 years of which 36 years have been in managerial positions in the fields of Shipping Banking and Finance.
Katerina holds the position of Executive Director with Investments & Finance Ltd. The company is a financial consultancy firm dedicated in providing financial and investment banking advisory services to shipping and corporate clients. Katerina’s career started in shipping in 1985 as Assistant CFO for Athenian Sea Carriers, one of the traditional and prestigious Greek shipping Groups, and continued into Banking in 1992 as Head of Shipping Finance for two Greek private Banks, responsible for setting up and developing their shipping loan portfolios. She was also a Credit Committee member of these banks.
Katerina holds the position of Governor of The International Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Piraeus. She has also held the position of Executive Committee Member of WISTA International (2012-2018). She is a Jury Expert with the European Commission on Blue Economy, an active member of WISTA Hellas, member of the Greek Shipping Bankers Association, Advisory Board member of Blue Growth, Advisory Board member of the Young Executive Shipping Forum team, Mentor to university graduates looking to develop their talents by pursuing a career in Shipping.
Katerina is also a Lecturer on Shipping Finance at the Greek Branch of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and DNVGL Trainer.
Last but not least she is the proud single mother of 2 talented young ladies, age 24 and 26.
Managing director and operational manager of Sunberry Oceanways Ltd. with extensive 40+ years’ experience in the shipping industry. Diverse background in both maritime sector and information technology ranging from data science, software development, programming, to fleet operation, purchase and acquisition. Joined KARLOG SHIPPING COMPANY, a family company, in January 1978 as EDP Manager. From 1978-1981 worked in the Accounting Department. In these years he developed a very sophisticated Software System for Ships and Information Management, which at a later stage was sold to more than one hundred Shipping Companies in Greece. In 1981 he established, in Piraeus, Symbol Computer Services, a company providing Software for the Shipping Enterprises. From 1981-1995 he worked in various Departments of KARLOG SHIPPING, like Legal, Supply, Chartering, Operation. In these years as a seaman book holder, joined various KARLOG’s vessels for short periods in order to obtain experience for managing/operating vessels and understand their problems closely. Total sea service of 5 years. Since 1995, worked in the Operation Department of the Company and today holds the position of the Operation Manager.
Panos Theodossopoulos, Chief Digital Officer at Oceanking, has worked for the past 7 years in the area of digitalization for the maritime sector, in both technical and commercial aspects.
With more than 25 years of management experience, he has held several leadership positions in Sales, Business Development, Services and Marketing, in the ICT sector, both in Greece and abroad.
He has served as Director of Public Sector Sales and Director of Technology at Microsoft Hellas, where he worked for eight years and, more recently, he was the CEO of Propulsion Analytics for more than 4 years, where he was also the Co-Founder.
He holds an M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Tufts University, Boston, and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, London.
Dr. Ioannis N. Lagoudis joint the Department of Maritime Studies of the University of Piraeus in December 2018. Prior to this appointment he served as faculty at the Department of Shipping Trade and Transport at the University of the Aegean and at the Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation part of MIT Global SCALE Network. He is Fulbright research scholar at the MIT – Center for Transportation and Logistics, where he is affiliated today. He has also been active in industry advising multinational companies and Government agencies in Asia, U.S.A. and Europe on maritime and supply chain related issues. Among the companies he has worked with are CSX, Starbucks, Petronas, Ralph Lauren and Johor Port Authority. His research interests lie in the areas of strategic management, maritime logistics, supply chain management and decision-making. He has published several papers in conferences and academic journals.
Dr. Vasilios-Christos Naoum is an Assistant Professor of Accounting in the Department of Maritime Studies at the University of Piraeus. He holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from the Department of Business Administration of the University of Piraeus, a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Accounting and Finance, a Ph.D. and a Post-Doc in Accounting from the Athens University of Economics and Business (Department of Accounting and Finance). He is a Visiting Professor at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens and the Athens University of Economics and Business. He has extensive experience in teaching management accounting, financial accounting, and financial statement analysis at undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional levels.
His research interests lie in the fields of Financial Accounting (Cash flows, Persistence, Earnings Management), Management Accounting (Cost Behaviour), and Intangibles (Intellectual Capital, Organization Capital). His research work has been published in several ranked reputable international journals including Management Accounting Research, European Accounting Review, International Journal of Finance and Economics, Journal of Applied Accounting Research, Journal of Managerial and Financial Accounting, Journal of Intellectual Capital, and has been presented in several international conferences.
He is a co-author in a book in Greek and author of several chapters in international books. He has participated in several consulting projects in the private sector and he has been a member of the research team in national-funded research projects and a European Union-funded project (FASTER). He was awarded “Best Contribution to The Intangibles and Intellectual Capital Theory And Practice Award” by the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management and two scholarships by the European Accounting Association.
Dr. Naoum is a member of the European Accounting Association and the Hellenic Finance and Accounting Association.
Angelos Pantouvakis was born in Athens Greece and studied Civil and Transport Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens, (M.. Eng.) He continued his studies at the Nottingham Business School, UK, M.B.A. (Masters in Business Administration) and he did his Ph.D. at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge in Modeling and Measuring Quality aspects on companies’ performance.
He spends more than twenty-five years in all levels of managerial positions –from plant supervisor to CEO and Chairman of the BoD- at the professional arena in Greece and abroad in Leading consulting firms (Delloitte, HAY), Banking (ALFA Bank, NATWEST), Pharmaceutical and Food Industries (VETERIN, Karamolegos), Health Care sector and Maritime Sector.
He is at the present Chairman of The European Institute of Shipping and Transport, Chairman of the Hellenic Association of Maritime Economists, acting director and member of the Board in several corporations in the maritime cluster and an active academic in the University of Piraeus, Department of Maritime Studies where he teaches Marketing and Quality of services.
He has extensive experience on managing, consulting and advising profit, non-for profit and governmental agencies (Stock Exchange Listed Corporations, Ministries and Governments) in Service Quality and ISO/ISM issues, Business Process re-engineering, innovative methods of managing people, marketing orientation and optimal sizing etc.
He has published in the field of services marketing in many outlets such as Managing Service Quality, Total Quality Management and Business Excellence, Journal of Targeting, Measurement and Analysis for Marketing, Maritime Policy and Management, International Journal for Shipping and Transport Logistics etc.
He has been awarded the Best Commented paper award from EMERALD LITERATI twice at 2010 (MSQ) and 2014 (TQM) whereas two of his articles have been announced as among the most influential work presented in The Learning Organization Journal (2013) and Managing Service Quality Journal (2013)
Dr. Dionysios Polemis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Maritime Studies of the University of Piraeus. He holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Liverpool, U.K, a postgraduate degree in Banking Finance from Bangor University of Wales, UK and the BSc in Business Economics from Anglia Ruskin University, UK. He has several years of experience as a financial and investment consultant for technology and shipping corporations. Meanwhile, Dr Polemis has participated in various national and international academic research programs and has published in prestigious international journals such as Tourism Management, Managerial Finance, Case Studies on Transport Policy, Applied Business Research and Maritime Economics and Logictics.
Each student of the MSc in Shipping Management is assigned an Academic Advisor.
The Academic Advisor is a faculty member of the Department of Maritime Studies and is appointed. He/She is appointed by the Department Assembly, based on a recommendation of the Coordinating Committee. The Academic Advisor reports to the Coordinating Committee of the master’s programme and receives no financial reward.
The Academic Advisor:
– Advises the students with respect to the requirements of the master’s programme, module selection, and the academic policies of the master’s programme, the Department of Maritime Studies and the University of Piraeus. Furthermore, he/she advises the students on the resources and the infrastructure that is available at the University of Piraeus.
– Supports the students in exploring and identifying their academic, professional, and personal goals.
– Supports the students in their effort to complete the master’s programme in time, further assisting them in pursuing their academic, professional, and personal goals after graduation.
– Supports groups of students with special characteristics vis-à-vis their individual and academic trajectory, such as: working students, foreign students, students with disabilities etc.
– Employs the resources of the master’s programme, the Department of Maritime Studies and the University of Piraeus in performing his/her duties.
– Keeps a record of communications with the students that she/he is advising.
– Supports the programme’s academic and operating functions, such as evaluations and validations.