Dr. John Kokarakis has extensive experience in ship design and operations, spanning over thirty years. He was a consultant of SEALAND, AMERICAN PRESIDENT LINES and Matson Navigation for numerous aspects of containership design, operation and repair. 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 in the areas of slow steaming and speed optimization, hydrodynamic optimization, resistance and propulsion and performance monitoring. 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.