Shipping Finance & Risk Management - SFRM2019

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS - Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport
5 Jul 2019 to 7 Jul 2019


Gavalas Dimitris - Short CV

Dimitris Gavalas is a Post Doc Researcher of Shipping Finance & Accounting at the University of the Aegean, and member of Laboratory of Applied Economics and Finance. He received his PhD in Shipping Finance & Accounting from the University of the Aegean, Greece. Dr. Gavalas has extensive teaching and research experience in Shipping Finance, Shipping Banking, Shipping Accounting and Corporate Finance in Greece. He has been working over a decade into the banking industry in retail banking, shipping banking, economic analysis and corporate social responsibility sectors. In 2015, he was nominee for the Commonfund Prize 2015, granted by the Newton Centre for Endowment Asset Management, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. The same year, he was nominee for the Best Published Manuscript Award 2015, granted by Maritime Policy & Management: The flagship journal of international shipping and port research. He has contributed with a chapter in one book and has published twelves articles in international peer-reviewed journals. He has presented his work at scientific conferences, all over the world. He serves in the editorial board of several Finance Journals. 


Vaggelas George - Short CV

Dr. George Vaggelas is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport of the University of the Aegean (Greece) and a Partner and CEO at “Ports and Shipping Advisory”, a company active in the shipping and port industry. He has previously been an advisor to the President and CEO of Thessaloniki Port Authority S.A. (Greece) and a member of the Greek Regulatory Authority for Ports. George has more than 10 years of experience in consulting and research on port and shipping issues and he has been involved also in European and national projects examining the port and shipping industries. A specialist in passenger ports, port management, port economics and port policy issues, George has authored several papers published in international scientific journals and international conferences examining seaport economics and politics of seaports. George Vaggelas holds a BSc (Shipping & Enterpreneurship), an MSc in Shipping Trade and Transport (STT), and a Phd (2008), from the School of Business, University of the Aegean, Greece. George’s PhD thesis examines the interface of the public and private sectors involvement in the port sector. The research has been financed by the Greek Ministry of Development, the Port of Piraeus SA, and the Organisation for Public Transport in Athens (OASA). He is active in the Port Performance Research Network (PPRN) a member of the International Association of Maritime Economists (IAME), and of the Hellenic Association of Maritime Economists (ENOE).


Tsatsaronis Michael - Short CV

Michael Tsatsaronis is a Researcher at Applied Economics and Finance Laboratory, in Shipping, Trade and Transport Department of University of the Aegean. Also, he is a teacher in Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Mercantile Shipping Marine Academy of Chios. He has previously been a Mathematics Instructor at Institute of Professional Constitution, with subjects Statistics and Econometrics. He has over 10 years’ experience in higher education industry, with demonstrated history also in research. He specializes in financial risk management in shipping and commodity markets. Also, he is a specialist in financial econometrics and statistics. He has authored and published several studies in international conferences and journals. His research interests are corporate governance in shipping companies and financial risk management in shipping, commodity and energy markets. Michael Tsatsaronis holds a master’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from the School of Applied Mathematics and Physics of National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) and another master’s degree in Shipping Trade and Transport from the School of Business, University of the Aegean.