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 Panagiotis Laskaridis, founder and CEO of Laskaridis Shipping. Claes Berglund, Director Public Affairs and Sustainability from Stena AB is ECSA's Vice-President. 

 

President & Vice-President

 

ECSA President Panagiotis Laskaridis

President: Panagiotis Laskaridis 

 

ECSA Vice-President Claes Berglund

Vice-President/President-Elect: Claes Berglund

 

Belgium

Director: Ludwig Criel
Alternates: Wilfried Lemmens

 

Croatia 

Director: Mario Pavic

Alternates: David Sopta, Sandro Vidas

 

Cyprus

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

 

Denmark

Director: Niels Smedegaard, Anne H. Steffensen
Alternates: Casper Andersen

 

Estonia

Director: Kalev Järvelill
Alternate: Enn Kreem, Mart Loik

 

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
Alternates: Katerina Peppa, Kyriaki Mitrousi 

 

Ireland

Director: Andrew Sheen
Alternate: John Toner

 

Italy

Director Confitarma: Emanuele Grimaldi
Alternates Confitarma: Laurence Martin

 

Lithuania

Director: Vytautas Lygnugaris
Alternate: Jonas Nazarovas, Gintautas Kutka

 

Luxembourg

Director: Christian Cigrang, David Lutty
Alternates: Patricia Hemmen

 

Malta

Director: Melina Travlos
Alternate: Marily Frangista, C. Lino Vassallo

 

The Netherlands

Directors: Sibrand Hassing
Alternate: Annet Koster

 

Norway

Directors: Nils Magne Fjereide
Alternate: Harald Solberg

 

Portugal

Director: Caetano Costa Macedo
Alternate: Duarte Rodrigues

 

Slovenia

Director: Egon Bandelj
Alternate: Loredana Kolbe         

 

Spain

Director: Juan Riva
Alternate: Manuel Carlier, Alejandro Aznar

 

Sweden

Directors: Hakan Johansson
Alternate: Anders Hermansson

 

United Kingdom

Director: David Dingle CBE
Alternate: Bob Sanguinetti

 

ECSA

Martin Dorsman, ECSA Secretary General