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“Crew development and welfare take precedence for BSM Hellas” interview with Theophanis Theophanous, Managing Director BSM Hellas

Theophanis Theophanous has been in the shipping industry for over 35 years, he is a graduate of the Merchant Marine Academy of Hydra, Greece and holder of a post-graduate degree in Executive Maritime Management from the World Maritime University, Sweden. His sea service was onboard dry cargo ships as well as tankers and primarily VLCCs.

After taking the decision to start his shore-based career and prior to his role as Managing Director of BSM Hellas, Theophanis joined the BSM Cyprus Fleet Personnel team where he stayed for 16 years, eight of which he fulfilled the role of Fleet Personnel Manager. This year Theophanis completes 30 years with BSM.

Although still acting as Fleet Personnel Manager in Cyprus, he participated in the establishment and launch of the BSM Hellas office, which was founded in May 2005 when BSM decided to expand into the prominent Greek shipping community. Theophanis Theophanous, took office as the Managing Director of BSM Hellas in 2008.

Interview Questions:

  1. What are the present challenges in crewing that you have seen recently or observed in the wider market?
  2. How does BSM support seafarers to develop a strong career in shipping?
  3. Can you elaborate a little more perhaps about BSM’s training facilities?
  4. What are your plans to further develop your crew pool?
  5. What about female seafarers, have BSM seen any increase in the number of female crew throughout your pool and generally within the Industry?
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