Spyros Zolotas


Spyros Zolotas is a Naval Architect and Marine Engineer, graduate of the National Technical University of Athens.

After some post-graduate academic experiences in Greece and abroad, as well as a period of employment with a major engine manufacturer, back in 1996 he joined RINA classification society as exclusive marine surveyor. At this position and after a training period at RINA Head Office in Genoa, Italy, he followed various projects of ships in service, as well as newbuildings in Greece and worldwide.

Later he served in various positions within RINA, as Technical Manager of Piraeus Marine, Country Manager for Greece, Area Manager for Greece, Cyprus & Black Sea, up to current role of Marine Senior Director for Southern Europe, Middle East & Africa, a Region with center of gravity in Piraeus, Greece but extending to Cyprus, Black Sea countries, Turkey, Middle East countries and Africa.

Zolotas is the author of two technical books and regular writer of articles, Member of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects and Chartered Engineer, as well as European Engineer with FEANI.

In 2017 he was elected as Honorary Secretary in the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Joint Branch of RINA/IMAREST.

In 2019 and in 2021 he was elected in the Board of Directors of the Greek Union of Cruise Ship Owners & Associated Members.

In 2020, Spyros Zolotas has been elected as Board Member of the Hellenic Institute of Marine Technology (ELINT), which is an institution with long history in Greece. From 2022 he is serving as Vice Chairman of the Institute.

He is also member of the International Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Piraeus and the Nautical Museum of Greece, as well as other associations.

Spyros Zolotas is married and father of two sons.