Apostolos Poulovassilis, Lloyd’s Register Regional Marine Manager for Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), was awarded yesterday with the “Manager of the Year” award at the annual “Efkranti Awards” ceremony, organized by the magazine “Naftika Chronika” in cooperation with the Hellenic Association of Maritime Economists (ENOE).
In an atmospheric ambience imposed by the historic building of Piraeus currently hosting the Ekaterini Laskaridis Foundation, the “Efkranti Awards” were once again presented to 8 personalities, companies and organizations of the Greek Shipping community that marked 2011 with their contribution.
Apostolos Poulovassilis was presented the award of“Manager of the Year” by Prof. Dimitris Lyridis of NTUA and Prof. Andreas Merikas of Piraeus University.
Commenting in his acceptance speech, Apostolos said, “It is a great honour for me to be receiving this award and I feel quite humbled to be included in this distinguished group of awardees amongst so many great figures of Greek shipping. I would like to thank all the key stakeholders of the Hellenic maritime community for their support and trust over the years without which we wouldn’t be able to achieve our vision and strategic objectives. I would especially like to thank my colleagues for their contribution to the fulfillment of Lloyd’s Register’s mission and for helping transform the Piraeus Office into an important hub of our Global Organisation, as well as their personal support to myself all these years, and I firmly believe that this award belongs to the whole team – after all the human assets of a company are the most important component of success.
Of course this award creates even greater responsibility and expectations for the future, and I commit that with all your cooperation and collaboration we can all together rise to the many and difficult challenges we are facing as an industry and as a global economy, by focusing on creativity, innovation and technology to guide us on our journey of continuous improvement.”, said Apostolos Poulovassilis in his acceptance speech.