The Greek Shipping Podcast by Kyvernitis Travel Group – Episode 8: John Platsidakis
Kyvernitis Travel Group has launched “The Greek Shipping Podcast” series, an initiative designed to “give voice” to the people of shipping and convey stories of shipping, seamanship and the sea to its listeners.
The monthly podcast was created out of Kyvernitis’ love for travel and Greek shipping.
The eighth episode of the “The Greek Shipping Podcast” is online and features John Platsidakis who describes his personal story – from starting out as a student of Mathematics and ‘leading his way’ through a series of ‘coincidences’, to being today one of the most influential people in the shipping industry, according to Lloyd’s List 100 Most Influential People.
A few words about John Platsidakis
John Platsidakis started his career in 1978 at Bank of America in Athens, Piraeus and London. He resigned from his position in 1987 with the title of Vice President and joined Marmaras Shipping Group in Piraeus as Finance Director until 1988. One year later, Platsidakis joined the Angelicoussis Shipping Group and assumed the position of the Managing Director of Anangel Shipping Enterprises.
He also served as Vice President and Director of Angelicoussis Shipping Group Ltd., President and Chairman of Maran Dry Shipholding Ltd, Vice President of Maran Tankers Shipholding Ltd and of Maran Ventures Inc. In September 2020, Platsidakis moved on from Angelicoussis Group and joined Costamare Shipping Group.
In 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017 Platsidakis was included on the Lloyd’s List 100 Most Influential People in the Shipping Industry and one year later received the Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Personality of the Year 2018 Award. He was also honored with the Seatrade Personality of the Year Award in 2019.
Platsidakis studied Mathematics (B.Sc.) at the University of Thessaloniki, Greece, Operational Research (M.Sc.) at the London School of Economics, UK and Economics and Econometrics (M.Sc.) at Southampton University, U.K.
The episodes of “The Greek Shipping Podcast” are available on Spotify, Apple & Google podcasts, as well as on the specially designed website: https://marketing.kyvernitis.gr/the-greek-shipping-podcast.
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The Greek Shipping Podcast series is supported by multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways and the English-language Greek tourism news site, GTP Headlines.