Panos Laskaridis was born in 1947. He holds a Mechanical Engineering Degree from Braunschweig University in Germany, a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kings College and a Master’s Degree in Naval Architecture from University College in London. In 1977 he has established Laskaridis Shipping Co.Ltd. and Lavinia Corporation.
He is President of Aikaterinin Laskaridis Foundation. During the years, he acted as member of several institutional bodies and organizations: he was Chairman of the UK FD+D Club, is since 12 years a member of the Board of the Union of Greek Shipowners, Vice President and President elect of ECSA (European Community Shipowners Associations), a Member of the Committees of all major Clasification Societies in Greece, a Member of several Learned Societies, a Member of the Royal Corps of Naval Constructors, a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of RINA, IMechE and SNAME.