Diamantis Manos is the Managing Director of Costamare Shipping Company S.A. since 2004. Prior to 2004, Mr. Manos was employed as Director at ''Consolidated Marine Management Inc.'' (Latsis group) from 1997 to 2003. From 1995 to 1997 Mr. Manos held the position of Secretary General of the Ministry of Mercantile Marine (M.M.M.). From 1971 to 1995 he served in the Hellenic Coast Guard and mainly he represented the M.M.M at various international Maritime and Economic organizations (UNCTAD, IMO, OECD, EU, CSG, etc.). From 1985 to 1989 Mr. Manos was positioned at the Hellenic Permanent Representation to the European Union in Brussels and represented the M.M.M. at various EU institutions. Mr. Manos during the period of the two Greek Presidencies (1988 and 1994) in the EU was the Chairman of the Maritime Transport Group of the European Council.
During 1994-98 he was the Chairman of the Maritime Transport Committee of the OECD. In 2002 he was appointed, for a five year period, member of the Board of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) as one of the four professionals selected by the Commission of the EU. Mr. Manos is member of the Board of the ''Swedish Club'' (Marine and P&I insurance) since 2005 and he is also member of the Board of HELMEPA (Hellenic Maritime Environmental Protection Association). Mr. Manos holds a University degree in Public Administration and Political Sciences from the Panteion University of Athens and a Diploma from the Hellenic Naval Academy.