Panos Smyroglou founded Abacus Marine Consultants in 2007. He is educated in the UK with a B.Eng. in Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering from Glasgow University and a MSc. in Naval Architecture from Southampton University. He began his career with class and flag surveys, as well as, supervision of repairs and conversions for 3 years. For the next 10 years he gained valuable experience in marine consultancy while representing renowned players in the marine sector as the Commercial Manager of the oldest marine technical office in Greece. With two decades of rich experience Mr. Smyroglou became the Chief Commercial Officer at Coldharbour Marine, UK, from 2014 when Coldharbour's Greek office was initiated, while the AMC's activities continue and expand.