Suzanna Laskaridi - TEDx Athens

Suzanna Laskaridi

Founder and Director @ BlueCycle

Suzanna Laskaridis, after her studies in Humanities, turned her academic interest to shipping, completing her studies in Ship Management and her LLM in Maritime Law at City University of London. She is a Director in Lavinia Corp and Laskaridis Shipping where she has been working since 2007, and is involved in all aspects of daily management. She recently (2020) received a Certification from the Cambridge University Judge Business School in Circular Economy and Sustainability Strategies. She is an active member of the Greek Shipping Community, is on the Board of the Hellenic War Risks Association, the United Kingdom Defense Club and RINA decarbonization committee. 

She is the General Secretary and Treasurer of the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation, a nonprofit, cultural institution, where she also heads and promotes its environmental initiatives.

In 2016 she founded Real Time Graduates, a nonprofit initiative that connects young graduates with valuable work experience within the maritime industry. It is the only free access CV database in Greece. Drawing inspiration from her experience in shipping and her environmental activity, in 2019 she founded BlueCycle, the first integrated company in Europe, focusing on the recycling of marine plastic waste, originating from shipping and fishing activities. As its director, she participates often in Greek and international forums on sustainability and circular economy and the sustainable use of marine plastic. Since 2018 she has served on the Leadership Committee of the UNSDSN (United Nations Sustainability Development Solutions Network). She is also on the Advisory Board of the Center of Excellence in Logistics, Shipping and Transportation of Deree College. 

In 2020 she was awarded with the Next Generation in Shipping Award from the Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping awards.