John Platsidakis holds a Bachelor Degree in Mathematics from the University of Thessaloniki (1974), a Master’s Degree in Operational Research from the London School of Economics (1976) and a Master’s Degree in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Southampton (1977).
He was employed from 1978 until 1987 by Bank of America in ship finance in Athens, Piraeus and London, with the title of Vice President, in 1988 by Marmaras Navigation as Finance Director, and from 01/1989 until 09/2020 by Anangel Maritime Services (renamed Maran Dry Management Inc.) as Managing Director and Director of the Angelicoussis Shipping Group.
He is member of the Board of Directors of the Union of Greek Shipowners, the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping, the Executive Committee (from 2009 until 2015) and the Council of Intertanko, and of the Executive Committee, Vice Chairman and Chairman (from 2013 until end 2018) and, presently Honorary Chairman of Intercargo.
He was founding Member and President of the Society of Greek Alumni of the London School of Economics from 1981 until 2005 and Member of the Advisory Board of the Hellenic Observatory at the European Institute of the London School of Economics from 1997 until 2006.
John has been included in Lloyd’s List 100 Most Influential People in the Shipping Industry in 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and received the Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Award as Personality of the Year 2018.