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Panos Pantos – Sale and Purchase
Panos started his shipping carreer in 2000 as a trainee superintendent engineer, working in Shipping Companies in Oslo, Norway (Torvald Klaveness) and London, U.K (Lomar Shipping) before becoming a shipbroker.
He started shipbroking in 2003 at Optima Shipbrokers in Athens. In 2005 he was the first broker to join the first overseas branch in Shanghai (Optima ASIA) where he worked for 3 years.
In March 2010 he quit Optima to join HSBC Shipping Services (HSS) branch in Piraeus where he worked for a year, until the summer of 2011 when he established Lion Shipbrokers.
He holds a B.Eng (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering, an MSc. In Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (both from Salford University, U.K.) and an MSc. in International Trade & Transport from London Guildhall University, U.K.
He is fluent in English & Greek.
Vangelis Tsiolis – Sale and Purchase
Vangelis started with Lion Shipbrokers in 2011 as a trainee Sale & Purchase Shipbroker till 2013. Thereafter he worked as a senior shipbroker for local Shipbroking firms Shiptrade Services S.A. & Legacy Shipbroking S.A. until October 2017 when he returned to Lion.
He holds a Diploma in Maritime Studies from the University of Piraeus, Greece and a Master’s degree (MSc.) in Marine Policy from the University of Cardiff (Wales, U.K.).
He is fluent in English and Greek.
Diana Solberg-Pantos – Dry Cargo Chartering
Diana has 8 years working experience and holds a BSc (Honours) in Business Management & a Master’s degree (MA) in Marketing from London Metropolitan University (U.K.).
Having studied & worked in Singapore, Shanghai, Stockholm, London and Athens, she is fluent in Chinese (Diploma from Tonji University, China), Swedish, English and Greek.
Athanasia Pantou – Dry Cargo Chartering
Athanasia has 12 years working experience and holds a Bachelor in Maritime Economics from the University of Piraeus, Greece and a Master’s degree (MA) in International Broadcast Journalism from the University of Westminster (U.K.).
Having studied and worked in Bilbao (Spain), London & Athens, she is fluent in Spanish, English and Greek.
Chara Stathopoulou – Dry Cargo Chartering
Chara holds a Diploma in International & European Economic Studies from Athens University of Economics and Business.
She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (Greek branch) and fluent in Chinese, English and Greek
Leonidas Pantos – Technical Consultant
Leonidas is having over 40 years of experience in the shipping industry. For the past 20 years served as Fleet Technical Manager for Greek owners managing 33 ships (Tankers, Chemicals and LPG Carriers and Newbuildings).
He is an expert in ships repairs, conversions (from tankers to chemicals tankers IMO 2-3), as well as very well acquainted with all major classifications, ship yards, Oil Majors, H+M claims, P+I clubs etc.