Ilias Visvikis

Director, Executive and Professional Development, Associate Professor
Ph.D. in Finance, City University Cass Business School
M.Sc. in International Shipping, University of Plymouth
M.Sc. in International Financial Markets, University of Southampton
B.Sc. in Business Administration, University of Aegean


Dr. Visvikis is an Associate Professor of Ship Finance and Risk Management and the Director of Executive and Professional Development at the World Maritime University (Sweden). He is a Senior Visiting Fellow at ICMA Centre – Henley Business School of the University of Reading (UK). Before he was a faculty member of ALBA Graduate Business School at the American College of Greece, having the position of Associate Professor of Finance

His research and teaching interests concentrate on ship finance and investments, freight derivatives, shipping risk management and on the econometric analysis and modelling of shipping markets. His research work has been published in international refereed academic journals, books and magazines, has received numerous citations and extensively presented in international conferences held in the USA, Europe and Asia.

He has served as chairman and member of conference steering committees and reviewer in several academic journals. He has taught at several Universities (in Greece, Sweden, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Belgium, Cyprus and China) and at the same time has designed and directed academic programs. He has an extensive international experience in consultancy and executive training. Finally, he has held posts in the Central Securities Depository of Greece and in the derivatives market of the Athens Exchange.