Leonidas PolemisCEO at The Polemis Group
Leo Polemis (“LP”) is the CEO of Empire Chemical Tankers, a founder of Safe Ship Investment Fund. Was Chairman of Aquasition Corp. which was a NASDAQ listed SPAC entity in the US, which had a successful closing in October 2012. He has been a senior Manager at Seacrest Shipping Co. Ltd, a London based group agency part of an International Commercial Shipping Services group in London, since 1992-2005, he was responsible for the international group’s Operations, Technical, S&P and Chartering sectors. He has arranged financing of vessel acquisitions and newbuilding projects worth over $800mill for numerous projects within the group.
He holds an MBA from Imperial College London, a Masters in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from University of Michigan, USA and a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ, USA. He is also a registered ship broker at the Baltic Exchange in London. Was a representative board Member on Union of Greek Shipowners, IPTA, Council member of Intertanko, ABS, KR and BV Classification committee, as well as the Society of Naval Architects and the Baltic Exchange.