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MSc in International Trade and Shipping Management

Supporting Faculty

The program, in addition to faculty members of the Business School, is supported by a team of esteemed international academics as shown below:

Prof. Donner, Anders Patrick
Patrick Donner qualified for the bar in Finland in 1977 and served on the bench as deputy judge and acting chief judge of the City Court of Mariehamn for several years in the late 1970’s. Professor Donner served the Sally Shipping group for 12 years, advancing from chief legal counsel and company secretary to deputy managing director with responsibility for the legal affairs of the group, which owned oil tankers and had ferry operations in Scandinavia and the United Kingdom and cruise operations in the Caribbean. After the Sally Group he was managing director for Delfin Cruises Ltd. in Finland, operating cruises in the Baltic, after which he ran his own law and management consultancy firm for a few years. During all this time he taught maritime law (part-time) at the Maritime Academy of Εland and also held numerous non-executive positions on boards of directors of shipping and insurance companies as well as elected public office at local level. Since January 1995 Professor Donner has been at the World Maritime University in Malmo, Sweden, first as Associate Professor in Shipping Management and currently as Associate Academic Dean, teaching international post-graduate students in all commercial aspects of shipping with an emphasis on maritime and commercial law. He is also Programme Director for the Postgraduate Diploma in Marine Insurance course offered by distance learning.  


Prof. Philip Rogers
BSc (Maritime Studies), PhD (Maritime Transport Economics),
Fellow Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Fellow Chartered Institute Logistics & Transport
Philip has some 47 years-experience in the commercial shipping industry. After nearly a decade spent at sea serving as a Navigating Officer aboard bulk carriers, tankers, general cargo and fleet replenishment vessels Philip commenced his shore career as a Shipping Economist for a small British Shipowner. After 3 years he moved on to become a Shipping Analyst for leading shipbrokers Clarkson. During that time he sat his professional examinations to become a Chartered Shipbroker winning first prize in the competitive global examinations. Immediately after that he offered his services and taught Shipping Economics for many years later becoming the overall Assessor a position he still holds to this day. Whilst at Clarksons he was headhunted to create the Research Division of the world’s largest independent shipbroker Simpson, Spence & Young where for 15 years he was the Managing Director. Moving to New York in 2000 he was the Content Director for leading dot com MaritimeDirect managing a staff of 70. Returning to the UK in 2001 he was appointed as Global Head of Research for Galbraith’s Shipbrokers and at the same time was appointed as Visiting Professor at Copenhagen Business School later progressing to become Chief Examiner for the Executive MBA programme. Philip joined the world’s largest interdealer broker ICAP in 2008 as Head of Consultancy retiring in 2011 to become Honorary Professor at both Plymouth and London Metropolitan Universities. Philip has been at the cutting edge of Shipping Research for the past 30 years and has spoken at, or chaired, over 100 International Shipping Conferences.


Prof. Harilaos N. Psaraftis
Harilaos N. Psaraftis is Professor of Transport Optimisation at the Technical University of Denmark, Department of Transport. He has a diploma from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) (1974), and two M.Sc. degrees (1977) and a Ph.D. (1979) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA. He has been Assistant and Associate Professor at MIT from 1979 to 1989 and Professor at NTUA from 1989 to 2013. His published work includes three books, over 120 refereed articles in journals and conferences, over 110 other publications (including 10 in book chapters) and over 130 lectures in various other conferences. Harilaos has served as CEO of the Piraeus Port Authority from 1996 to 2002. During his tenure, Piraeus made the list of the top 50 world container ports (1998, No. 41), with traffic more than doubling from 575.000 TEU (1996) to 1.160.000 TEU (2001), and the port was transformed into a Corporation (1999). He has led many projects, EU and other, in practically all areas of maritime and intermodal transport.  Among the 20 or so EU projects he was involved in, he coordinated 3 multi-partner consortia, including the Concerted Action on Short Sea Shipping (1995-2000) and project SuperGreen on European green corridors (2010-2013).


Prof. David Menachof
David Menachof is the Peter Thompson Chair in Port Logistics, based at the Logistics Institute at Hull University Business School.  Prof. Menachof received his doctorate from the University of Tennessee, and was the recipient of the Council of Logistics Management's Doctoral Dissertation Award in 1993.  In addition, he is a Fulbright Scholar, having spent an academic year in Odessa, Ukraine as part of the grant and is currently on the roster of the Fulbright Senior Specialist Candidates list, as an expert in Logistics and Distribution.  He has previously taught at the Cass Business School, City University, London, the University of Charleston, South Carolina, and the University of Plymouth, England.  More recently, Prof. Menachof was the recipient of a £500,000 research grant on Cargo Screening sponsored by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.   Prof. Menachof’s work has been published and presented in journals and conferences around the world.  A practiced and well received speaker, David has spoken at many important events such as the APEC STAR IV conference in Lima, Peru, where he delivered the keynote address and chaired the day’s sessions.  His current research interests include supply chain security and risk, global supply chain issues, liner shipping and containerisation, and financial techniques applicable to logistics, and attracting talent to the logistics industry. 


Prof. Alec D Coutroubis
Alec Coutroubis is a Principal Lecturer and a Teaching Fellow at the University of Greenwich and the Programme Leader for Marine Engineering and Marine Engineering Management. He is also a Visiting Professor of Ship Management at the Athens Laboratory of Business Administration (ALBA) in Greece and Frederick University in Cyprus.  He has a Bachelor and a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering (Imperial College) an MBA from the London Business School and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. His professional background includes several years of service in the banking industry as a ship financier and over a decade of active ship management in both the dry and wet sectors. He lectures on wide range of topics in the areas of engineering business management, marine engineering and ship management. He is the authors of over 100 articles and papers and a number of specialist texts in the areas of Marine Law & Insurance, Commercial Management of Ships, Vessel & Fleet Technical Management etc.  He is active in industrial consulting in Maritime London.


Dr. Mervyn Rowlinson
BA (Hons) Economics and Politics, M.Phil (Bulk Shipping), PhD (Maritime Business Economics),
Associate Member Chartered Institute Logistics & Transport.
Mervyn has some 12 years’ experience in the commercial shipping and transport industry, during which time he undertook a range of distance learning courses. After 3 years full time study at Manchester Polytechnic he moved into teaching at Further and Higher Education Level. Thus a teaching and research career commenced stretching over 30 years, including Master’s level at Universities and Colleges in Southampton, London, Copenhagen, Liege and Hamburg.
Mervyn has been involved in a number of industrial consultancies and training programmes, including, P&O Ferries, Dover, Sealink, Harwich, Royal Fleet Auxiliary, Portsmouth, Chevron Tankships, San Francisco. Mervyn is currently employed by:

  • University of Middlesex/Lloyd’s Maritime Academy – MBA Shipping & Logistics;
  • European College of Business Management/Liverpool John Moore’s University – MBA International Management;
  • Hamburg School of Shipping & Transportation/London Metropolitan University – BSc Shipping, Trade & Transport/MSc International Shipping & Trade Business;
  • Institute of Commercial Management – Diploma Maritime Economics.

In addition, Mervyn has recently completed service as External Examiner, University of Plymouth – MSc Shipping & Logistics programme. Finally, Mervyn has achieved a significant profile in shipping and logistics research and has become a regular maritime expert contributor to BBC TV World Service journals.


Prof. Tony Lane
Growing up by the sea and devouring books about ships and seamen made it inevitable that Tony Lane would leave school as soon as the law allowed and begin a career as a merchant seaman.  After nine years at sea and broadening interests, he exchanged his second mates job on Esso Tankers UK for a scholarship to study economics and political science at Ruskin College, Oxford and then, with a State Scholarship, to study generic social science at Liverpool University. He graduated with a first class honours degree in social science in 1968, when he was 31.  He immediately embarked on an academic career, specialising in industrial relations, the political economy of world shipping and maritime social and political history. Between 1997-2003, he was Director of Cardiff University’s Seafarers’ International Research Centre where, for the first time, a large programme of research focused on the world of the seafarer was initiated.  In his thirty five year academic career he has written six books and published numerous contributions to scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers.  He has also appeared in many contributions to television and radio documentary and news programmes around the world.  In his retirement he promotes demanding high-level academic education for the future senior managers of the various institutions of world shipping and is writing his magnum opus, Seafarers, Shipowners and the State, 1850-2000.


Dr Paraskevi Plomaritou
Evi Plomaritou is a Lecturer at the Department of Maritime Studies of Frederick University teaching Chartering in the BSc and MSc programmes of study.  Moreover, since February 2011 she has been working as Shipping Consultant at the Lloyd's Maritime Academy. She undertakes the planning of marketing strategies and chartering policies of shipping companies, as well as the in-company professional training in Greece and abroad. From 2001 to 2008, she worked for the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) providing consulting and training services to shipping practitioners, while she was actively involved with the foundation of the ICS Greek Branch. Her teaching experience is spread to the following institutions: European University (Switzerland), Middlesex University (UK), University of Piraeus (Greece), Business College of Athens etc. Her writing experience includes mainly 5 books, 12 distance learning books, 18 papers in refereed journals and conferences etc. Moreover, she has a 6-year research experience in maritime projects at the Research Centre of the University of Piraeus as well as a 9-month practical experience onboard bulk carriers. Evi Plomaritou was awarded with distinction her “Doctorate Degree in Chartering Policy and Marketing Strategy of Shipping Companies” (University of Piraeus). She holds the “Master of Science in International Transport” (University of Cardiff, Wales), the “MPhil by Research in Business Administration” (Capitol College, USA), the “Advanced Diploma in Transport & Logistics” (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, UK) and the “Professional Diploma in Dry Cargo Chartering” (Cambridge Academy of Transport, UK). She has graduated with distinction from the Department of Maritime Studies of the University of Piraeus (BSc. in Maritime Business).


Captain Eugen-Henning Adami
Eugen Adami is a Lecturer at the Department of Maritime Studies of Frederick University teaching ship management. He is the Owner and Managing Director of the Cyprus-based shipping company Mastermind Shipmanagement Ltd (MSM). Presently MSM manages a fleet of 15 ships consisting of both fully owned vessels and third party management dry-cargo ships.
German-born Captain Adami began his nautical career studying at Elsfleth Nautical University. In addition to his successful merchant marine career, which saw him serve as Master of the Bremen-owned cargo ship Condor P, Captain Adami has a wealth of experience as master with tall ships, spanning more than 25 years. He has sailed on and captained both the SS Thor Heyerdahl and the SS Grossherzogin-Elizabeth (formerly the SS Ariadne) and still retains an association with both sail-training vessels. Captain Adami is the immediate past president of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber, the trade association that comprises all the major shipowning, shipmanagement, chartering and shipping related companies based in the shipping industry of Cyprus. He is Director of various Cypriot Shipping and Ship-management companies.