Photis M. Panayides is Professor in Shipping and Maritime Economics at the Cyprus University of Technology and Dean of the Faculty of Management and Economics. Prof. Panayides has 23years of professional experience and has held appointments or research collaborations at among others, The University of Plymouth, The University of Reading, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and the National University of Singapore. Prof. Panayides has authored the books Principles of Chartering and Professional Ship Management and has edited or co-edited four books including Maritime Logistics, Shipping Operations Management and the Handbook of Maritime Management. He has consulted on the development of key performance indicators and performance management in shipping organizations and published several scientific journal papers in esteemed academic journals. Prof. Panayides serves on the editorial board of several academic journals, and has served as Vice-President of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Ports Authority and as member of the Council of the International Association of Maritime Economists.