Panos Pantos – Sale and Purchase
Panos started his shipping carreer in 2000 as a trainee superintendent engineer, working in Shipping Companies in Oslo, Norway (Torvald Klaveness) and London, U.K (Lomar Shipping) before becoming a shipbroker.
He started shipbroking in 2003 at Optima Shipbrokers (Athens) where he stayed until 2010. In 2005 he was the first broker to join the first overseas Optima branch in Shanghai (Optima ASIA) where he stayed until 2008.
In March 2010 he joined HSBC Shipping Services (HSS) branch in Piraeus where he stayed for 14 months (until May 2011); The HSS Piraeus branch eventually closed one year later, as HSBC Group decided to dispose their shipbroking division.
In the summer of 2011 he established Lion Shipbrokers. He holds a B.Eng (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering and an MSc. In Advanced Manufacturing Engineering from Salford University, U.K. plus an MSc. in International Trade & Transport from London Guildhall University, U.K.
He is fluent in English & Greek.