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George Panayides
Chartering & Projects, Director

Mr. Panayides joined NS Lemos & Co. Ltd. in 1995 as an assistant in the Operations Department. In addition to his regular duties, he was closely involved in the preparation and implementation of the ISM Code safety management system.
In 1998, Mr. Panayides moved to the Chartering Department and assumed the role of Head of Chartering in 2004 when he also became a company director. He has extensive experience in the spot and period chartering of dry cargo, crude tanker and container vessels as well as concluding a significant number of sale & purchase transactions. His focus extends to research, project development and business planning.
Since 2012, Mr. Panayides has also been responsible for the provision of all types of insurance for the Group’s vessels, including Hull & Machinery, Loss of Hire, P&I and War Risks. He is also responsible for handling all marine claims. In 2014, Mr. Panayides became a member of the board of the UK Defence Insurance Association.
Mr. Panayides has been a lecturer at METL since 2003, preparing students for their qualifying examinations in the Dry Cargo Chartering, Tanker Chartering and Shipping Business courses.
He holds a Masters degree in Politics and Modern History from Edinburgh University, a Postgraduate Diploma in Management from London Guildhall University and has been a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers since 2005.


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