Prof. Costas Grammenos

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Prof. Costas Grammenos is a Greek Academician. Born in 1944 in Athens, but with origins from Corfu, he studied Economics in the Panteion University of Athens. He holds a MSc. in Financial Economics from ”Bangor University” in Wales and a DSc. in Shipping Finance from the ”City University” in London.

He started his career in the National Bank of Greece in 1962, and was financial shipping expert at the Bank’s head office in Athens. He joined “City University” in 1982 as Visiting Professor and became Professor of Shipping, Trade and Finance in 1986. He founded the
“International Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance” which, in 2007, was renamed to “Costas Grammenos Centre for Shipping, Trade and Finance”. He is Chairman of the Managing Committee of the International Hellenic University of Thessaloniki, Member of the Board of Directors of the “Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation” and Member of the American Bureau of Shipping. Prof. Grammenos has also been President of the International Association of Maritime Economists and he is Visiting Professor at the University of Antwerp.

In 1994, he was awarded by Queen Elizabeth as “Officer of the British Empire” in honour of his contribution to teaching and promoting the greek-british relations. He was “1998 Seatrade Personality of the Year” and in 1999, he was awarded with DSc. as, through his published research, he made Shipping Finance a new academic discipline. In 2009,
Professor Grammenos was recognised for his prominent role in making London the World’s leading centre for teaching and research in the world of shipping, trade and finance with the award of a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in the Queen’s New Years Honours list.

During 2011-2013, he was ranked among the top 100 most influential people in shipping in the Lloyd’s List Top 100.

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