Regional Head, Shipping Finance Greece
LISCR (Hellas) S.A.
Michalis Pantazopoulos, has more than 30 years working experience in shipping and offshore industries in Greece and United States. Graduating with a PhD in Mechanical/Ocean Engineering from the University of Washington, Seattle, 1987, he joined EXXON Corporation where for the next ten years served in engineering and managerial positions in offshore and marine engineering fields including 2 years of service as technical support to Exxon’s legal team in the EXXON VALDEZ trial. Upon returning to Greece in 1996, he joined ABS Consulting (American Bureau of Shipping) in managerial positions serving the shipping and offshore industry in Greece and in south Europe respectively. Cooperation with AVIN INTERNATIONAL as Manager of the Fleet Services Division started in 2000.
Since 2004, Michalis is part of the Liberian Registry, the largest quality registry in the world, serving in their Piraeus office as Senior Vice-President, making Greek shipping accustomed to prompt, efficient, quality, and value added services to the benefit of more than 1,050 ships and their managers/owners.
A regular speaker and contributor to shipping and technical magazines and journals, Michalis has been affiliated with several shipping and technical committees including INTERTANKO Associate Members Committee, Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers of USA and Greece where he served as President, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Technical Chamber of Greece, HELMEPA, Propeller Club etc.