Ilias Tsakiris is Chief Executive Officer of Hellenic Hull Management Ltd. He has almost 30 years of professional experience in the marine insurance sector. Mr Tsakiris was trained as a Master Mariner at the Hydra Merchant Marine Academy, Europe’s oldest marine academy, and he holds a degree in Maritime Studies from Liverpool John Moores University.
He started his career as an apprentice Deck Officer, where he moved up the ranks, then went ashore to work in London as an average adjuster and in 1995 he joined Hellenic Hull Management, the managers of a predecessor insurer Hellenic Hull Mutual Association Plc, currently the American Club Europe. Since 2005, he has been CEO of Hellenic Hull Management.
Notable achievements include overseeing dynamic growth for HMA, an innovative mutual insurer. In 2015-2016, he launched American Hellenic Hull, managed on behalf of the American P&I Club. He has been credited with negotiating the release of a vessel from pirates in Somalia in 2008 and safely steered HMA through a financial crisis in the aftermath of the collapse of the Mutual Association’s bankers in Cyprus in 2013.
He is a visiting lecturer in various academic institutions and contributor in various international publications. He led the company to become member of UNEPFI PSI, UNEPFI SBEFI, SRTI, NZIA, PPMI and UN Global Compact.