Dr Kostas G. GKONIS has been Director / Secretary General of INTERCARGO since 2016. The Association was established in 1980 representing the interests of quality dry bulk cargo shipowners and it has been participating with consultative status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) since 1993. INTERCARGO provides the forum where dry bulk shipowners, managers and operators are informed about, discuss and share concerns on key topics and regulatory challenges, especially in relation to safety, the environment and operational excellence.
Dr Gkonis’ career has been devoted to the sustainable evolution of the shipping industry in the face of its current and future challenges. He holds a PhD in Maritime Transport from the National Technical University of Athens – NTUA (Laboratory for Maritime Transport, School of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering), a M.Sc. in International Business (Manchester School of Management, UMIST) and a M.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering with specialisation in energy (NTUA).