Chairman & CEO

Philippos Philis is the founder of Lemissoler and has been Managing Director since its establishment in 1996. He has been appointed as Chairman and CEO of the Group since 2009. The Group is active in ship-owning, ship-management and ship commercial operations and chartering, as well as in R&D with focus on enhancing the ship’s efficiency and decreasing the carbon footprint. He graduated from RWTH Aachen in Mechanical Engineering, and he is also a Harvard Business School (HBS) graduate.

He is elected VP of the Board of Directors of the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA), immediate past President of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber (CSC) and he Chairs the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Shipowners’ Employers Association (CySEA). Philippos is an elected member of American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), member of the DNV GL Cyprus Committee, and member of the Advisory Committee of the West of England P&I Club. He served as a member of the Board of Directors of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the Board of Directors of USB Bank.