Dr. Nikolaos Liapis is a Mechanical Engineer, MEng NTUA and he holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering. His main areas of specialization are fuels and lubricants, tanker ships management, logistics and biofuels, as he has worked for more than 25 years in managerial positions in the Oil Sector. The last 15 years he was occupied as Chief Operations Officer in ELINOIL SA, an oil distribution company, as General Manager to ELIN Shipping Company, an affiliate operating small tankers and Chairman of BlueFuel S.A., a company that will install and operate L-CNG Filling Stations.
He is highly experienced in project management, being in charge of projects as biodiesel production plant design and construction, fuel depots renovation, fuel tanks construction and tanker design and construction.
Dr. Liapis is a coordinator and a member of committees of the Hellenic Petroleum Marketing Companies Association (SEEPE). He is a founding member of the Greek Association of Biofuel Producers (now SVIVE), Member of the Board of Hellenic Shortsea Shipowners Association (HSSA), Member of the Board of Hellenic Institute of Marine Technology (HIMT), member of the Downstream Committee of South Est Europ Energy Institute (IENE) and member of the Lloyd’s Register Technical Committee. He has been Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Marine LNG Network and of the Biofuels Technology Platform.
He is a lecturer at University of Piraeus, teaching Energy Policies and at Business College of Athens teaching Maritime Logistics and has been a lecturer at Athens Metropolitan College teaching Shipping and Strategic Management. He was a speaker at a significant number of conferences on energy, fuels, biofuels and shipping and he has been the representative of the European Biodiesel Board (EBB) in Greece.