Brief background of Mr. Kyriakos Dermatis
Mr. Kyriakos G. Dermatis was born in July 1947 in Neapolis Voion Lakonias-Greece. He is married to Mrs. Alexandra Dermati (Lawyer) and together they have two children, Mr. George Dermatis, aged 33, and Ms Anna Dermati aged 31.
Mr. Dermatis has spent his entire career in shipping and has gained extensive knowledge and experience in sale and purchase of commercial vessels, chartering both dry and wet ships, Newbuildings and Ship management. He is the founder and President of Intermodal Shipbrokers Co. Mr. Dermatis began his shipping career in October 1965 as a deck apprentice on sea going tankers. He gained promotions in various shipping companies and vessels to the position of chief mate. He started his ashore shipping career in 1976 working in various shipping companies in Chartering, Sale and Purchase and Commercial Operations.
In December 1984 he established his own company 'Intermodal Shipbrokers Co. '(under law 89) specialized in sale and purchase of ships.
In 1992 "Intermodal’’ expanded its activities to the whole spectrum of ship broking activities. In January 2005 opened a branch office in Shanghai, succeeding since that date to contract more than 130 new building ships with Major Chinese Shipyards, not only for Greek, but also for U.A.E. based, Argentinean and Malaysian ship owners.
In February 2008 he moved the Headquarters of Intermodal to North Athens (Kifissia) whereas during 2011 merged with Cotzias Shipping (the oldest shipbroking company in Greece) enabling his company to become one of the biggest ship-broking companies in Greece. Intermodal today employs over 35 shipbrokers across Athens and Shanghai, providing 2nd hand ship sales, Newbuildings, Tanker Chartering, Salvage, Agency and Harbor Towage services.
Kyriakos Dermatis remains an active member of the Hellenic Shipbrokers Association, a member of Sale and Purchase Committee, a member of Shipping Economists and serviced as Director for two years for the New York listed Shipping Company Seanergy. He is a member of the Mediterranean Committee of China Classification Society since 2005 and a member of China Hellenic Chamber. He is familiar with Chinese Culture and history and he has spent considerable time living in China.
Mr Kyriakos Dermatis holds a BSc in Economics from the University of Piraeus, a Diploma in shipping from The London School of Foreign Trade, a Post Graduate Diploma in Port and Shipping Administration from University of Wales and an MSc in Maritime Studies from the University of Cardiff. He has a good knowledge of English as well as a basic knowledge of Spanish and German.