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IMO Ambassador in Greece: Leonidas Dimitriadis - Evgenidis

The International Maritime Organization's Maritime Ambassadors scheme:

The multi-faceted maritime world offers a series of rich and fulfilling career opportunities for young people, both at sea and ashore.  Seafaring can provide young generations not only with an opportunity to provide for their families but also with unique opportunities to navigate the seas of the globe and encounter the wonders of the world. Other avenues such as marine engineering, naval architecture and maritime law provide the chance for an exciting and dynamic life in a truly vital professional sphere.  But young people need to be engaged and enthused if they are to see and understand these opportunities. With this in mind, IMO has launched the IMO Maritime Ambassadors scheme.​​​

Who is an IMO Maritime Ambassador?

An IMO Maritime Ambassador is a spokesperson or advocate for the maritime and seafaring profession. What does an IMO Maritime Ambassador​ do?

IMO Maritime Ambassadors are encouraged to share their passion about the maritime world with others, particularly young people who are starting out on their further education, apprenticeships and career pathways.

By reaching out, IMO Maritime Ambassadors can engage, inspire and call upon young people to consider careers at sea or in the maritime industries. The goal is to reach new target audiences and inspire a new generation of maritime experts and seafarers.​ To find out more about the Maritime Ambassador scheme, please visit IMO's page here

Mr. Leonidas Dimitriadis - Evgenidis was born in Athens Greece, in 1958. He studied Economics at the University of Athens and completed his MSc his degree in Transport Economics at PCL in London. 

In 1976, Mr. Dimitriadis - Evgenidis joined Eugenides Group. He was appointed President and CEO of the Group in 1995 and President of the Eugenides Foundation in 2000.

He was elected for the first time Member of the Board of the Greek Shipowners Union, in 1996. He served as Secretary of the Union from February 2000 to February 2003 and as Treasurer from February 2003 to February 2012. He has also served as representative of the Greek Shipowners Union at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Transport, M.C.I.T, and the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.

From March 2013 to December 2013 he was a Member of the Supervisory Committee of the National Library of Greece.

The Academy of Athens awarded him in December 2015.

Mr. Dimitriadis - Evgenidis was appointed as IMO Ambassador representing Greece in May 2018.

In June 2018, he was awarded an Honorary Doctoral Degree from the Department of Maritime Studies, University of Piraeus.

To find out more about the IMO Maritime Ambassador in Greece, please visit


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