Jennifer Ahlbäck, Environmental Engineer, Exhaust Gas Cleaning, Environmental Solutions, Wärtsilä

Jennifer Ahlbäck 5115 hiresJeniffer Ahlbäck has been working for Wärtsilä for five years, four of which she has been in the Exhaust Gas Cleaning Sales team in Moss, Norway.

Before that, she worked in Vasa, Finland with all environmental products in the Wärtsilä portfolio. She is an environmental engineer originated from Finland.



Helena Athoussaki, Head of Maritime Sustainability Centre, PwC

helena athoussakiHelena Athoussaki brings several years of experience in the field of Climate Change and Maritime Sustainability.

Having worked in research and strategy for large communication corporations and utilising her experience in technology but also in sustainability and carbon projects, Helena shaped the first energy and carbon emissions management programme for vessels.

Presently, she heads PwC’s Maritime Sustainability Centre in Athens, a team of marine experts, engineers and policy advisors assisting shipping companies to ensure compliance with the new EU CO2 regulation, design an effective performance monitoring system and build sustainable business operations.

Helena is an active speaker in a wide variety of maritime conferences and associations, she participates regularly at the IMO Marine Environmental Protection Committee (MEPC) meetings and she has been involved in various proposals, presentations and studies for the IMO such us the 3rd IMO GHG study.

Helena is a member of the expert group European Sustainable Shipping Forum (ESSF) of European Commission on MRV shipping regulation, but also a member of the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA).

Helena holds executive degrees from the Said Business School in Oxford and the London Business School (LBS) in Finance & Accounting, Hedge Funds, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, MBA from the ALBA Business School and MA from the University of Middlesex in London.


Erik van Ballegooijen, Technical Consultant Hydrodynamics, R&D Team Coordinator, VAF Instruments

Erik van BallegooijenErik van Ballegooijen MSc, MTD is heading the VAF Instruments R&D team responsible for sensor applications, application development, and for providing customer consultancy on hydrodynamic data analysis.

VAF Instruments Technical Consultant for Hydrodynamics graduated from 2 Technical University studies on Mechanical Engineering and Process & Product Design. Erik van Ballegooijen has a professional career with almost 20 years of experience in ship propulsion at Wärtsilä and later VAF Instruments B.V. He started as a ship propeller designer (hydrodynamicist) and, later on, held various technical management and project management positions, all related to ship propulsion design and Research and Development.



Carmelo Cartalemi, Manager, Engine Portfolio Development, Value Propositions, Winterthur Gas & Diesel Ltd

IMG 4651Carmelo Cartalemi is the engine portfolio manager at Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD). He has a degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineer at University of Naples, a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at University of Genoa and an MBA in Management Technology and Economy at ETH Zurich.

He is working in the marine industry for over 14 years. After working some years for Fincantieri (2002-2008) as lead project engineer and for General Electric (2008-2010) as application engineer, he joined WinGD in 2010 where he has taken several leadership positions in R&D and Sales departments. Currently, he is a passionate about the digitalization era of the shipping industry and he is focusing on smart engine solutions.


George Christopoulos, Marine Operations, Prisma Electronics SA

Photo George ChristopoulosGeorge Christopoulos, Vice Admiral (Engineering) Hellenic Navy (retired), is today acting as member within the engineering framework of Prisma Electronics S.A. responsible for “Marine Operations with LAROS platform”.

He is Emeritus Commanding Officer of the Support Command of the Hellenic Navy. He held accountable for the operation of the Hellenic Shipyards Scaramanga under the auspices of the Hellenic Navy. He served amongst others as Inspector General of the Hellenic Navy, Chief Technical Officer of the Hellenic Fleet, Frigates Projects Director, Commanding Officer for the commissioning of the new Fast Attack Crafts of the Hellenic Navy at the Elefsis Shipyards and for several years on various warships of the Hellenic Navy, mainly on Frigates.

Instructional and Scientific experience: Professor in the Hellenic Naval Academy in the curriculum of Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture, professorship in Gasdynamics, Internal Combustion Engines, and Marine Gasturbines.

He holds the following qualifications:

Postgraduate studies in International Relations, Strategic Planning, Leadership, Management, from National Defense College, Athens.

Master of Science in Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering from Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, USA.

Degree of Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineer from Hellenic Naval Academy, Piraeus.


George Dimopoulos, Principal Research Engineer, DNV GL

George DimopoulosDr George Dimopoulos is a principal specialist with DNV GL R&D and Advisory unit in Piraeus with main area of responsibility the analysis, computer modelling and optimisation of complex ship machinery systems. He is with DNV GL since 2009. He holds a degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and a PhD in Marine engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, where he also worked as a graduate and post-graduate researcher in the Laboratory of Marine Engineering. In DNV GL, he has been project manager or lead research engineer in numerous applied R&D funded and commercial projects aiming at the optimisation of new building machinery configurations, improvement of ship systems onboard and the introduction of novel technologies in shipping. Dr Dimopoulos has more than 35 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.


Timothée Dyck, Business Information System Marine & Offshore, Bureau Veritas

Timothee DYCK PhotoTimothée Dyck gratuated with a Master's degree of Electronic and Informatic obtained at the ENSEA (France, Cergy-Pontoise), has 8 years experience as business analyst in the Media and heavy Industry sectors.

Since 2014 working for the Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore Business Group, within the Business Information Support department, as Business Analyst for:

- implementation of latest regulations concerning Equiment and materials certification within Bureau Veritas process protocols.

- drafting of system specifications and development implementation tracking of the Next Generation AIMS  being developped through a partnership between Bureau Veritas and Dassault Systems.


Haris Giantzikis, Technical Manager, Arcadia Shipmanagement Co Ltd

giantzikisCharalampos (Haris) Giantzikis holds a High National Diploma (HND) in naval architecture, a Bachelor's and a Master’s Degree in mechanical engineering from City University of New York.

He launched his career in 1979 as assistant superintendent engineer at A. Halcoussis. He worked as superintendent engineer at Tsakos Shipping, Piraeus (1987-1991) and as senior superintendent engineer at Seven Seas Maritime in London (1991-2001). He was fleet manager at Marmaras Navigation (2001-2002) and technical manager at Tsakos Shipping (2002-2005). From 2005 to date he holds the position of technical manager at Arcadia Shipmanagement.

He is member of ABS European Technical Committee, Bureau Veritas Hellenic Marine Technical Committee, DNV GL Greek Technical Committee, Lloyd’s Register Hellenic Technical Committee, Class NK Greek Technical Committee and is a member of the MARTECMA council.


Don Gregory, CEng, CIMarEST, FIMarEST, Technology & Solutions Director, Gulf Oil Marine

Don GregoryDon Gregory is Technology & Solutions Director for Gulf Oil Marine. He is also the Executive Director of the EGCSA (Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association).

His current activities focus on energy efficiency, emissions, lubricants technology and on-board data to information conversion.

Don is co-chair of the European Sustainable Shipping Forum, Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Sub-Group as well as participant in the ESSF Port Reception Facilities and Monitoring, Verification and Reporting sub groups. He is currently running a sampling campaign with Euroshore (port reception facilities companies) to verify the operation of open loop scrubbers.

He is also coordinating a new project on cylinder oil deployment with a major OEM utilizing technology that can enable ship-operators to monitor and convert data to management information for the purposes of compliance and improved energy efficiency.

Prior to leaving BP in 2008 Don was Director for Sustainability and Fuel Technology responsible for BP Group marine energy policy. Don has 14 years seagoing experience.

Stavros Hatzigrigoris
, Managing Director,
Maran Gas Maritime Inc

sh dnv photoStavros Hatzigrigoris is the current Managing Director of Maran Gas Maritime Inc., a position which he has held since 2003. For the years 1992 to 2012 he held the position of Managing Director of Maran Tankers Management Inc. Stavros joined Anangel Shipping Enterprises S.A. in 1981 as a Superintendent Engineer.

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

He is Chairman of MARTECMA, a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineers and has served as one of the SNAME International Vice Presidents. He is a member of the ABS Technical Committee, the Chairman of the DNV-GL Technical Committee and a member of the Greek Technical Committees of LRS, KR and CCS.


Michael Jeppesen, Promotion Manager, MAN Diesel & Turbo

Michael JeppesenMichael Jeppesen holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering obtained from Københavns Teknikum in 1989.

• Joined MAN Diesel's Two-Stroke Promotion & Customer Support Department in July 2010 and was appointed Promotion Manager with responsibility for Benelux, Swizerland, Poland, Croatia, Greece, Cyprus and Israel.

• Manager for MAN Diesel's Two-Stroke Maintenance Tools Department 2005-2010.

• Section manager for MAN Diesel's Two Stroke PrimeServ Diesel, Technical Service Department 2003-2005.

• Project manager for BWSC (dealing with diesel power plants for Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor) 2001-2003.

• Superintendent engineer for MAN Diesel's Two-Stroke Operation Department, specialist within cylinder condition 1991-2001

• Project engineer for MAN Diesel's Two Stroke Installation Department 1989-1991.

Nicholas Kampanis, Senior Engineer II, Corporate Technology Department, ABS  

Nicholas KampanisNicholas Kampanis, was born in Athens Greece in 1975. He acquired a PhD from Imperial College London, UK in the field of internal combustion engines studying in-cylinder phenomena with non-intrusive laser techniques. During his long period in the engine research lab, he successfully collaborated with a number of automotive companies. Parts of his work have been published in several papers, included in well-respected journals and conference proceedings in the field.

Following a return to Greece, he applied his extensive R&D experience in laser techniques. The first commercial unit in Greece, a fully developed laser cladding system, was completed aiming the repair of marine engine components. Following the recognition of the technique by the local ship repair industry, he worked on behalf of the most significant workshop in Piraeus, developing systems and accomplishing pioneering tasks.

He joined the Corporate Technology Dept. of ABS in 2014 and has been working since in the fields of shaft alignment and vibrations. He has joined numerous projects including repair, design and measurements and is based in Piraeus Greece. 

John Kokarakis
VP Technology & Business Development Marine & Offshore DivisionBureau Veritas

kokarakisDr. John Kokarakis has extensive experience in ship design and operations, spanning over thirty years.  He has served in various positions at ABS and Germanischer Lloyd with emphasis in design and construction. Currently he holds the position of Vice President of Technical Business Development responsible for the South Europe, Africa, Hellenic, Black Sea & Middle East Zone. His work focuses on the implementation of the “green” regulations with specialization in fuel saving techniques. John is a graduate of National Technical University of Athens, following which he earned a doctorate and MSEs in Naval Architecture and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI.


Dimitris Koliaroudakis, Manager, Project Department, Technava SA

DKolDimitris Koliaroudakis has a degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineer (MSc) at National Technical University of Athens.

He is working in the marine industry for over 12 years. After working some years for National Technical University of Athens(NTUA) focusing on main engine optimization, he joined Technava SA in 2006 where he has taken several leadership positions in sales department, after sales, drydock department and as training director of Technava training center.  Currently he is focusing on green shipping efficiency solutions.



Panos Kourkountis, Technical Director, Andriaki Shipping

Panos KourkountisPanos Kourkountis is the Technical Director of Andriaki Shipping.

He studied Naval Architecture and Mechanical Engineering in the National Technical University of Athens.

He joined Andriaki Shipping Co. Ltd in 1994.

He is a member of Hellenic Technical Chamber (TEE), ABS Europe Technical Committee, Lloyd’s Register Hellenic Technical Committee, DNV Greek Technical Committee, INTERTANKO Safety Technical & Environmental Committee, Marine Technical Managers Association (MAR.TEC.MA), Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers SNAME, Naval Architects Association of Greece, Mechanical Engineers’ Association of Greece, Hellenic Institute of Marine Technology (ELINT).


Maria Kyratsoudi, FOBAS Business Development Manager for South Europe, Lloyd’s Register

MKMaria Kyratsoudi joined Lloyd’s Register in 2009 and work as Regional FOBAS Business Development Manager for South Europe. Her primary responsibility is to look after and expand the FOBAS service in the South Europe region as well as to provide specialist technical advice on fuel quality and on-board fuel management.

Prior to joining Lloyd’s Register, Maria worked as a plan approval engineer at Germanischer Lloyd.

Maria Kyratsoudi holds an MSc in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering from the National technical University of Athens.


Michael Markogiannis, Manager, Piraeus Plan Approval Department, RINA Hellas Ltd

MarkogiannisMichael Markogiannis joined RINA in 2008 and since 2010, he is the Manager of the RINA Hellas Ltd Greece Plan Approval & Technical Support Centre. Greece Plan Approval & Technical Support Centre provides plan approval services and technical support to Marine Industry in the area of Greece, Middle East and Africa. In 2013-2014, during the RINA chairmanship of IACS, he was involved also in the rule-making process by assisting and supporting the RINA IACS team and being the contact point between the IACS Chairman and the Greek Marine Industry.

Graduated as a naval architect in 1998, he is deeply involved in the implementation of rules/regulations . Prior to joining RINA, he worked five years as a designer/project manager in a Technical Office and five years as HAT Engineer in the Test and Trial Team of Hellenic Shipyards S.A., Submarine Division. 


Jens Moeller, Technical Manager, Middle East & Africa, Shell Marine

Jens MoellerJens Moeller joined Shell Marine in 1999 as local technical Manager. Eight years later he took over the global role as Marine Product Application Specialist in Shell Global Solutions. During that time he was amongst others responsible for the Shell Alexia S4 field trials. Since Sept 2014 he is heading the team of technical  experts, delivering technical support to Shell Marine customers in Europe, Middle East and Africa.  

He started his career as Marine Engineer, working onboard of  Diesel Engine and Steam Turbine driven General Cargo, Ro/Ro and Container ships.

Jens is holding a degree in Marine Engineering from the Hamburg University of Applied Science.

Torbjoern Moeller, Head of Engine Operation Management, R&D, Two-stroke Business, MAN Diesel & Turbo

Torbjoern Moeller 747 1048Torbjoern Moeller holds a M.Sc. in Control Engineering, obtained at DtU, Danish Technical University 1994

• After a short intermezzo with the Danish Wind-turbine industry, joined MAN Diesel's Two-Stroke Electronics and Software development in 1994

• 1994- 2007: Research engineer, developing applications for Combustion Monitoring, Engine Diagnostics and Engine Control System HMI

• 2007 -   : Head of Engine Operation Management. Recent development areas include Lifecycle Software Management with focus on remote connectivity and cyber security

Adrian Pask, Key Account Manager, Europe & Africa, BP Marine Fuels

adrian paskAdrian Pask is the Key Account Manager for BP Marine Fuels in Europe and Africa, coordinating cross regional teams focused on the planning, development and execution of BP Marine’s offer to some of the world’s largest shipping companies.

Joining BP 4 years ago, following an 8 year career in the British Army, Adrian has a proven track record of achieving results in challenging and varied environments ranging from Afghanistan to Canada; Australia to Oman.

Fridtjof Rohde, CSO, Marorka

Fridtjof Rohde 2 72Fridtjof Rohde has more than 20 years of experience in the shipping industry. Previously the CCO of Pella Sietas and Principal Consultant at FutureShip.

He also worked for J.J.Sietas KG. Fridtjof has a great understanding of design and build, and vast experience in the container and multipurpose vessels. His focus for the last decade has been on strategy, sales and after-sales management.

Dimitris Theodossiou, Co-founder & Managing Director, Danaos Management  Consultants SA

Dimitris TheodossiouDimitris Theodossiou is the co-founder and the managing director of Danaos Management Consultants S.A. Dimitris graduated as Naval Architect and Marine Engineer from the National Technical University of Athens. He holds a Master’s Degree in Marine Engineering (with distinction) from the University of London. Post graduate studies in Computer Science and Industrial Marketing. Dimitris’ experience is in the development of systems to support ship management and streamline commercial operations in the areas of fleet performance and statutory compliance.



Paolo Tremuli, General Manager New Engine Technology, ABB Turbo Systems AG

paolo tremuliPaolo Tremuli is a mechanical engineer. From 1991 to 2008 he worked at Wärtsilä in several positions in the R&D department and in the Marine department.

In 2008 he joined Ricardo, the engineering company, where he was leading the large engine team.

In 2011 he joined ABB Turbo Systems where he is, at present, responsible for new engine technologies.


George Tsavliris, Principal, Tsavliris Salvage Group; Chairman, CYMEPA

GEORGE A. TSAVLIRIS 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 familiarized 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 the Cyprus Union of Shipowners and Honorary Chairman of the Tsavliris Cultural Foundation. Furthermore, 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.

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 five children.


Marcus Tullberg, Team Leader, Hull Performance Group, Hempel

Marcus TullbergMarcus Tullberg joined Hempel in 2014. He holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Goteborg University.

He has more than eight years of experience in the development and performance evaluation of antifouling coatings. He is presently the team leader for the hull performance group at Hempel A/S, which provides decision-making and technical support to customers with respect to the performance monitoring of antifouling coatings. Marcus was part of the working group developing the ISO 19030 standard on measurement of changes in hull and propeller performance.


Panos Zachariadis, Technical Director, Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd

panoszachPanos Zachariadis is Technical Director of Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd, a bulk carrier operator, since 1997. From 1984 to 1997 he was Marine Superintendent in the company’s New York office. His shipping experience spans diverse areas including sea service in bulk carriers and oil tankers, dry dock repairs, new building supervision and specifications, ship operations and chartering. He holds a MSE degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan.

He has been attending IMO for many years as a member of the Greek delegation. He was extensively involved with IMO’s Goal Based Standards and the Greek study which reversed the IMO decision to make double hull bulk carriers mandatory. He was also instrumental in developing the new IMO coating standard (PSPC) for all ships’ ballast tanks. Currently he is involved in the new IMO environmental regulations for ships. He has written numerous technical guides, papers and articles and has been awarded the 2011 Efkranti Shipping Personality award for promoting Greek Shipping internationally. Member of Hellenic Chamber of Shipping and UGS technical committees, BIMCO Marine Committee, ABS European Technical Committee, BOD HELMEPA and MARTECMA.