Speakers

Panos Laskaridis webPanagiotis C. Laskaridis, CEO, Laskaridis Shipping Company Ltd; Lavinia Corporation


Born in Athens in 1947.

Graduated from the German School of Athens in 1965.

Graduated from the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany, in 1970 with a M.Sc in Mechanical Engineering (Diplom - Ingenieur).

Graduated from the King’s College of London in 1971 with a Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Graduated from the University College of London in 1972 with a Diplome in Naval Architecture (Department of Naval Architecture of the English Navy).

Graduated from the University College of London in 1972 with a Master of Shipping Science (Department of Naval Architecture of the English Navy).


• Honorary Doctor of the Department of Economics at the University of Piraeus

• Honorary Real Admiral, Hellenic Navy

• Fellow, Institute of Marine Engineering (UK)

• Fellow, Institute of Mechanical Engineers (UK)

• Fellow, Royal Institution of Naval Architects (UK)

• Fellow, SNAME (Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers) (USA)

Served in the Hellenic Navy between 1972 and 1975.
Established Laskaridis Shipping Company Ltd and Lavinia Corporation in 1977 and serves as CEO until today.

Member of the below organizations:
Former Chairman of the European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA); Former Chairman and at present a Member of the Board of Directors of the United Kingdom Freight Demurrage and Defence Association; Chairman of the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation; Member of the Board of Directors, the Union of Greek Shipowners; Deputy Chairman of the Hellenic Maritime Museum; Member of the Technical Chamber of Greece; Member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic War Risk Maritime Association (The Hellenic Club); Member of the Greek Committee of Bureau Veritas (French Class Society); Member of the Greek Committee of Lloyds Register of Ships (British Class Society); Member of the Greek Committee of NKK – Tokyo (Japanese Class Society); Member of the Greek Committee of DNV (Norwegian Class Society); Member of the Greek Committee of RINA (Italian Class Society); Member of the Greek Committee of CCS (Chinese Class Society); Honorary member of the Union of Coast Guard Officers

Decorations:
– Grand Commander of the Order of Honor of the Hellenic Republic
– Cross of Merit and Honor First Class 
– Highest Cross of Merit and Honor


 

ioanna procopiou webIoanna Procopiou, Managing Director, Prominence Maritime SA

Ioanna Procopiou graduated from Bath University in 2000 with a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and continued her studies gaining an MSc from City University in Shipping Trade and Finance. In 2018 she became an alumna from Harvard Business School.

In 2003 she joined Dynacom Tankers Management in Glyfada, Greece. In 2010, after heading the Sale and Purchase and Projects activities in Dynacom for 4 years, Ioanna formed Prominence Maritime a company that manages 6 bulk carriers. In addition to the above Ioanna supervises all activities of Sea Traders, which currently manages 34 bulk carriers. She is also actively involved in real estate development, as well as human resources for Dynacom Tankers Management and Sea Traders.

Ioanna is a vice-chairwoman of the North of England P&I association, is on the board of the Union of Greek Shipowners Association and the Cypriot Shipowners Association.