COLUMBIA SHIPMANAGEMENT LTD.
A graduate of the Faculty of Economics and Accounting of the City University of London, Andreas holds a Masters degree, MSc in Shipping Trade and Finance, from the Cass Business School, London and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers of the United Kingdom.
Having joined Columbia Shipmanagement Ltd, Cyprus in 1990, he currently holds the position of Insurance and Claims Director and is responsible for insurance related matters for all the group companies as well as ship registration and ship sale and purchase projects. Since 2008, he has also assumed responsibility for all union and ITF matters. He also held the position of Deputy Marketing Director for the five year period of 2008-2013.
Outside of his responsibilities for Columbia, Andreas sits on a number of shipping related committees and boards. He is a participating Member on the Committee of the Norwegian Hull Club, a director on the board of Cyprus International Business Association, Chairman of the Marine Insurance Working Group of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber and Chairman of the Insurance and Legal Committee of Intertanko.
In 2014 he was appointed as a Director of IMEC and was re-elected in same position in 2015. He participated as Observer in three rounds of IBF Central Negotiations and in local negotiations with German and Singaporean Unions.