Ioannis Theotokas
University of Piraeus

Dr. Ioannis Theotokas is Professor of Shipping Management. He has a background of economics and has specialized in Shipping Management. He received his PhD from the University of Piraeus (1997). His research interests lie in the fields of Management, Human Resource Management and Strategic Management applied to shipping business.

He is the author of seven books (with five as co-author) published in Greece and the UK and of 43 papers published in international journals and in edited books. He has presented over 60 papers at international scientific conferences.  He is member of International Association of Maritime Economics and of the Association of Greek Maritime Economists.

He has participated as scientific coordinator or as principal researcher in research projects related to employment, entrepreneurship, strategy and competitiveness in shipping, to maritime training and e-learning, to image of shipping and in consultancy studies funded/commissioned by European Commission, Niarchos Foundation, Greek Ministry of Economic Development, Ceres Hellenic Shipping Enterprises S.A., Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation, Academy of Athens and other organisations (KNOWME, CAPTAINS, MELES, INNOSUTRA, RURAL eGOV, SLIM-VRT).

From September 2015 to February 2017 he had served as Secretary General of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy of Greece and from April 2015 to September 2015 he had served as Deputy Secretary General of the Misinisry of Economy, Infrastructure, Maritime Afairs and Tourism. He has been the director of the Research in Shipping and Ports Laboratory of the University of the Aegean from 2009 to 2015.