Cass Professor ranked in top 100 most influential shipping figures
Professor Costas Grammenos on Lloyd's List for second year running
Professor Costas Grammenos has been ranked among the world's 100 most influential people in shipping for the second year running.
The annual list, compiled by an expert panel of journalists from Lloyd's List, ranks the most powerful movers and shakers in the global shipping industry.
Professor Grammenos, who is placed 81st, is the only academic to appear on the list. He is among three quarters of names to remain from the previous year.
Described as the founding "father of ship finance", the review tells how Professor Grammenos has "shaped the education of nearly 3,000 members of the shipping and offshore industries".
"In the 28 years since Professor Grammenos introduced the MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance - the world's first university-level course in ship finance - he has influenced the sharpest minds in the maritime industry," it says.
The review goes on to credit Professor Grammenos with writing several of the industry's most important publications, including the seminal Handbook of Maritime Economics and Business and Revising Credit Risk, Analysis and Policy in Bank Shipping Finance.
The list pays tribute to him as the "driving force" behind the introduction of three Onassis prizes for shipping, trade and finance that recognise academic success in these areas.
He is also recognised for launching the Chairman's Forum, a think-tank held for the first time last year, which brings together global experts from academia, politics and the corporate world on a biennial basis.
"It is an honour to be considered among so many influential people in the world of shipping for the second year running," Professor Grammenos said. "It is rewarding to see the Centre's teaching and research win the recognition it deserves for shaping the minds of shipping's finest."