About Us

Board of Directors

The ECSA Board of Directors gathers together the directors of its 21 national member associations. The Board has authority to take decisions on all relevant issues and is chaired by a President who serves for two years. The President is elected by the General Assembly of ECSA. The current President of ECSA is Niels Smedegaard, President and CEO of DFDS. Mr Panagiotis Laskaridis, founder and CEO of Laskaridis Shipping, is ECSA's Vice-President. 

 

President & Vice-President

President

President: Niels Smedegaard

 

Vice-President/President-Elect: Panagiotis Laskaridis

Vice-President/President-Elect: Panagiotis Laskaridis

 

 

 

Belgium

Director: Ludwig Criel
Alternates: Wilfried Lemmens

 

Croatia 

Director: Sandro Vidas 

Alternates: Mario Pavic, Alen Klanac

 

Cyprus

Directors: Themis Papadopoulos, Andreas Hadjiyiannis, Thanasis Martinos
Alternates: Thomas Kazakos, Michael Filippou, George Tsavliris

 

Denmark

Director: Anne H. Steffensen
Alternates: Casper Andersen

 

Estonia

Director: Kalev Järvelill
Alternate: Mart Loik, Enn Kreem, Inno Borodenko 

 

Finland

Director: Tapani Voionmaa
Alternate: Tiina Tuurnala

 

France

Director: Philippe Louis–Dreyfus
Alternate: Hervé Thomas, Blandine Huchet

 

Germany

Directors: Thomas Rehder, Ralf Nagel
Alternate: Martin Kröger

 

Greece

Directors: John C. Lyras, Nikolas Veniamis, Panagiotis Laskaridis
Alternates: Katerina Peppa, Kyriaki Mitrousi 

 

Ireland

Director: Andrew Sheen
Alternate: John Toner

 

Italy

Director Confitarma: Emanuele Grimaldi, Paolo d'Amico
Alternates Confitarma: Gennaro Fiore, Laurence Martin

 

Lithuania

Director: Vytautas Lygnugaris
Alternate: Jonas Nazarovas

 

Luxembourg

Director: Christian Cigrang
Alternates: David Lutty

 

Malta

Director: Melina Travlos
Alternate: Lino C. Vassallo

 

Netherlands

Directors: Sibrand Hassing
Alternate: Martin Dorsman

 

Norway

Directors: Lasse Kristoffersen
Alternate: Sturla Henriksen, Charlotte Demeer Ström

 

Portugal

Director: Rui Raposo
Alternate: Miguel Gomes

 

Slovenia

Director: Egon Bandelj
Alternate: Loredana Kolbe         

 

Spain

Director: Juan Riva
Alternate: Manuel Carlier, Alejandro Aznar

 

Sweden

Directors: Claes Berglund
Alternate: Pia Berglund

 

United Kingdom

Director: David Dingle
Alternate: Guy Platten

 

ECSA

Secretary General