Following the first of its kind Memorandum of Understanding signed by the World Maritime University (WMU) and American Hellenic Hull Insurance Company (AHHIC) on cooperation in the field of marine insurance, American Hellenic Hull and its CEO, Mr. Ilias Tsakiris, welcomed WMU’s students visiting Greece for their field study program, in a reception that took place on February, Tuesday the 27th at Hellas Liberty Museum.
At American Hellenic Hull, we are striving to serve the Sustainable Development Goal No 4, aiming to advance quality in education, by sharing our knowledge and expertise in the field of marine insurance and achieving the interconnection between the educational institutions and the shipping industry.
At the event, Mr. Ilias Tsakiris shared his knowledge and experience in marine insurance with WMU students, who are seen as the future key maritime decision – makers in numerous countries across the world. Mr. Tsakiris’ presentation followed a fruitful debate, during which the students raised questions on the future of the marine insurance market and the emerging issues related to IMO’s new regulations.
Furthermore, during the reception WMU’s Professor Mr. George Theocharidis provided a keynote speech, presenting WMU’s students, while Ms. Elina Souli, Regional Business Development Director of the Shipowners Claims Bureau, managers of The American P&I Club, shared her expertise on the P&I perspective with regards to marine insurance.
AHHIC will continue to invest in education, as among the areas of agreement of the MoU between AHHIC and WMU, are a marine insurance postgraduate diploma, professional development courses, and marine insurance related events.
The World Maritime University is established within the framework of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations. As IMO’s premier centre of excellence for maritime postgraduate education, research, and capacity building, the University offers unique postgraduate educational programmes, undertakes wide-ranging research in maritime and ocean-related studies, and continues maritime capacity building in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.