John Platsidakis holds a Bachelor Degree in Mathematics from the University of Thessaloniki (1974), a Master’s Degree in Operational Research from the London School of Economics (1976) and a Master’s Degree in Economics and Econometrics from the University of Southampton (1977).
Employed from 03/1978 until 12/1987 by Bank of America in ship finance in Athens, Piraeus and London, with the title of Vice President, from 01/1988 until 12/1988 by Marmaras Navigation as Finance Director, and from 01/1989 until presently by Anangel Maritime Services as Managing Director and Director of the Angelicoussis Shipping Group.
Member of the Board of Directors (since 1997) and the Executive Committee (since 2015) of the Union of Greek Shipowners, the Board of Directors (since 1994) and the Executive Committee (since 1998) of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping, the Executive Committee (from 2009 until 2015) and the Council (since 2007) of Intertanko, and Member of the Executive Committee (since 2002), Vice Chairman (from 2004 until 2012) and Chairman (since 2012) of Intercargo.
Founding Member and President of the Society of Greek Alumni of the London School of Economics from 1981 until 2005 and Member of the Advisory Board of the Hellenic Observatory at the European Institute of the London School of Economics from 1997 until 2006.
John has been included in Lloyd’s List 100 Most Influential People in the Shipping Industry in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.