Thomas J. Pagonis, born in Pireas / Greece, has continued the family tradition and in 1980 he became the 2nd generation shipbroker of “Ploiki Maritime”. During his career he acquired experience in ship-owing, ship-management, international trade, claims and crisis management. He has published several articles in international and Greek maritime magazines and newspapers. He is a lecturer for Chartering since 1995 in the seminars organized by the Hellenic Shipbrokers Association (H.S.A.) as well as in chartering courses of various Shipping Colleges. In 2009 and in 2011 he was elected as Vice President of H.S.A and was honored to be the president of it’s Education Committee. Literature and theatre are his hobbies.