Mr. Yiannis Kalafatis is a highly dynamic, multitasking professional with vast marketing, maritime and administration experience. Maritime economist specialized in Quality, with family roots in shipping industry.

With a background in business ownership and development, Yiannis has spent time working in traditional and digital marketing, as well as in maritime industry and in Education as a team leader of BA and Maritime studies Dept. person in charge for educational and loyalty matters concerning the sectors of Business Administration and Maritime studies. Teaching Marketing, Digital Marketing, Communications, Business Administration, Chartering, Law of the Sea, Shipping technology, Shipping management and SOLAS.

Yiannis worked for several years in ISM - ISPS departments, serving as D.PA - C.S.O and also in Crewing dept. He has also taken on logistics projects as consultant for spare parts company.

He got his M.Sc in Shipping in 2012, with a thesis in Quality standards for maritime and commercial companies.

Certified ISM Internal auditor since 2005 from QMS / DNV and also certified ISO 9001 Internal auditor since 2008 from B.V

Has participated in many shipping conferences and events such as Intertanko, Poseidonia, and attended various conferences as a public speaker, such as, "Social Media -The Next Generation" - 6th SM World, "Crisis Management 101" - Workshop at the InfoCom Mobile World 2015, Visual Content and its role to a Company's strategy"-Workshop at the 16th InfoCom World 2014 Conference, "Renovation4all: a different kind of project" - Speech at the 3rd E-business world Conference, "The 5th Element" section, "Crisis Management for the digital era" -Workshop at the 3rd Social Media World Conference, and so on.