Spyros Vlassopoulos


Spyros Vlassopoulos has been with the Ionic Group in Athens, Greece since its establishment in 2013. He was instrumental in the establishment of the group’s management company and is currently responsible for overseeing the in-house technical and commercial management of 20 modern bulk carriers and tanker vessels that are actively in service.

Prior to joining Ionic, he was engaged with the Hellespont group of companies for 15 years starting his career in 1999. In 2004, he was the first member of the group to establish Hellespont Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG based out of Hamburg, Germany and held the position of Managing Director, where he concluded his tenure with the group in Hamburg in 2013 responsible for the technical and commercial management of 18 tankers that ranged from 17,000 dead weight ton (DWT) chemical tankers to 160,000 DWT Suezmax crude oil tankers in addition to four platform supply vessels .

Mr. Vlassopoulos has over 20 years of professional experience with areas of expertise both in the tanker and dry bulk shipping markets as well as industry safety and quality standards. Mr. Vlassopoulos earned his Bachelor of Applied Science, Maritime Studies (Honors) at Southampton Solent University in the UK. He is a Director of the UK P&I Club, a Member of the Marshall Islands Quality Council (MIQC) and a Member of the American Bureau of Shipping.