Mr. Papageorgiou was born in Athens and holds a B.Sc in Naval Architecture, a B.Sc in Marine Engineering from Newcastle University and a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering & Internal Combustion Engines from the University of Bath and King’s College in London. Mr. Papageorgiou further received a Diploma in Management by Reading University.
In the initiation of his professional career, he served as a Director in various shipping companies. Thereafter, he has served at Lloyd’s Register for a period of 23 years, on various management posts up to the level of Managing Director for Greece and Area Manager for Greece, East Mediterranean & Black Sea Lloyd’s Register. Since 2003, he has been acting as Deputy Chairman of the Tsakos Group of Companies.
Mr Papageorgiou is a Fellow in the Institute of Marine Engineers and a Fellow in the Naval Institute of Naval Architects. He is further the Chairman of the Lloyd’s Register Technical & Environmental Committee, Chairman of the CCS Technical Committee in China and is a member of DNV Technical Committee in Greece, of ABS Technical Committee, of BV Technical Committee, of RINA Technical Committee, of T.E.N. Environmental Committee, of U.G.S. Technical Committee, of Shipping Emissions Abatement & Trading and of Sustainable Shipping Initiative.
He has been a Member of the Scientific Council of the “Maria Tsakos” Foundation since 2012.