Metropolitan Konstantinos Tsilis, Archibishop of Singapore and South Asia
Metropolitan Konstantinos Tsilis studied at the Higher Ecclesiastical Academy of Athens and the Department of Pastoral Theology of the School of Theology of Athens University. He has successfully completed seminars on journalism, elocution, the symbolism of the spoken and written word, filming and editing, in Greece and abroad, Dealing with those suffering psychological trauma following natural disasters, at the Eastern Mennonite University in the USA, on a US government bursary, traditional practical medicine, with an emphasis on first aid and malnourishment aid, in Thailand and teaching Greek as a second language, at the School of Philosophy of the University of Athens.
As a layman, and for a period of fifteen years, he worked as a journalist for church and secular journals and newspapers, as a collaborator and producer of radio programs, and as a news editor for church and secular radio stations, including the stations of the Church of Piraeus, the Church of Greece, and the Radio Station of Art and the Word of the Municipality of Thessalonica. He is a regular contributor to the printed and electronic press.
From 1998, he regularly visited the missionary Metropolitanate of Hong Kong as a volunteer, while after his ordination, in 2003, he served at the Holy Metropolitanate of Hong Kong and Southeast Asia as Vicar General, and from March 2005 until today, he served as Chancellor. He was elected on November 3rd, 2011 by the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate as the First Orthodox Metropolitan of Singapore and South Asia and he was ordained as Bishop on November 21st by His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
Isidoros Pachoundakis is an Academic Coordinator of “Maritime Studies” at the Vocational Institute of University of Patras. He is also, former Academic Coordinator in “Merchant Marine Studies” of E-Learning in Economic Department at the University of Piraeus. Academic Coordinator at the E-Learning Programs department of National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in “Maritime Diversity Management”, Academic Coordinator of “Maritime Studies” at the Executive Diplomas Department of University of Macedonia and former Academic Director at the Phoenix Maritime Academy of Phoenix Register of Shipping. He was also for ten years Professor at the Hellenic Postgraduate Merchant Marine Academy. He has been lecturer at the University of Aegean, at the University of West-Macedonia, at the University of Ioannina, at the Police Academy, at the Faculty of Permanent NCO (Non Commissioned Officers) and at the historical Merchant Marine Academy of Hydra/Faculty of Nautical Science. He is also the Director and Founder of the Institute of International Nautical Studies and member of the Council of Blue Career Centre for the Eastern Mediterranean at the European Commission.
Efstratios Spyrou studied Shipping Science at Piraeus University and continued his studies at Harvard University, USA. He is the Academic Coordinator of the e-Learning Shipping Programs of the University of Patras. He has also been head of the shipping programmes of the University of Piraeus (Department of Economics) and the University of Macedonia. He has served as Professor of Higher Education for First and Second Class Masters at the Greek National Merchant Marine Training Center (KESEN), in the a field of Ship Management, and has collaborated with major Shipping Companies to provide counseling and training.
Stamatios Zoulas, is a Theologian professor, teaching Religious, History, Social & Political Sciences and Philosophy. He holds a BA in Eastern Christian Orthodox Theology at the Orthodox University College of Athens, a BA in Orthodox Theology at the University of Athens and a MSc of Christian Orthodox Pastoral Care at the University of Athens. He has participated in seminars, conferences and workshops of a diverse scientific nature, both in Greece and abroad, in several of them and as a keynote speaker. He has also Instructor and Academic Coordinator of Social, Culture and Religious and Human Studies at the University of Piraeus, Dpt. of Economics LORED.
Capt. Dimitris Vasilopoulos
Dimitris Vassilopoulos is a Captain of the Merchant Marine with a long professional experience in cargo and passenger ships. For the past 6 years he has been a Professor at the Merchant Marine Academy of Macedonia, and he was also an e-learning instructor at the Department of Economics at the University of Piraeus. Finally, he is the editor of LogBook.gr, one of the largest shipping portals in Greece.