Director, Global Sustainability, ABS

Chris Leontopoulos

Chris Leontopoulos graduated with a Bachelor’s, Master’s, and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering, all from Imperial College, London. His past employers include Imperial College, TurboGenset Company, and Lloyd’s Register of Shipping. After 19 years in UK, Chris joined the ABS office in Greece in 2007, as a senior engineer in Plan Approval and later in Technology departments and since then he assumed a number of roles of increased responsibility. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and holds a Master’s of Business Administration degree. Dr Leontopoulos is currently involved as a project manager in two IACS machinery working groups on Shaft Alignment Damages and Barred Speed Range. He has participated in a number of international conferences and has writen more than 15 journal papers, some of which have received an award. In June 2017, Chris received the first ABS Chairman’s Chair Award for his leading research, engineering skills and technical leadership and in December 2022, he received the Lloyd’s List Technical Achievement Award for his innovative project, Sterntubeless Vessels