George Teriakidis is a naval architect and currently holds the position of Area Manager for East Mediterranean & Black sea for DNV. He has completed studies of B.Eng. in Naval architecture at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne as well as of a M.Sc. in Ship Production Technology at Strathclyde University of Glasgow. Upon completion of his studies, he joined DNV office of Dubai, UAE as surveyor. During his 8 year stay in Dubai he took various roles and responsibilities. In August 2008 he joined DNV Piraeus and since 2013 he was responsible for the business development for DNV GL’s region of South East Europe and Middle East. From June 1st 2019, he holds the position of Area Manager for East Mediterranean and Black sea. In December 2019 he was awarded the “New Generation Award” from CAREER4SEA. He is the secretary of the board of directors for DNV Hellas. He is married and is the proud father of a young princess. During his free time he still enjoys photography and listening to music.