Our team

Our Team

Mr. Theodore Papatheodorou is a Naval Architect and Marine Engineer, graduated from NTUA and also holds  an MBA in Engineering Economics. He is one of the two founders of Streamlined Naval Architects Ltd and he is currently being involved with the technical and managerial aspects of the company.

The project management and supervision of newbuildings and conversions has substantially enriched his technical background. In prior, he has been employed in the plan approval and the field departments of a leading classification society.

Mr. Spyros Efstathopoulos  one of the two founders of Streamlined Naval Architects Ltd, graduated in 2001 and holds a BEng in Marine Technology from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne and an MSc in Marine Engineering from the Liverpool John Moores University.

He was firstly involved in the Yachting sector as an Owner representative and on site supervisor for the building of a 58 meter yacht, build in the Netherlands, during 2003-2005. He was then employed as a superintended engineer in Hanseatic Shipping Company Ltd, handling Product and Bulk Carriers, during 2006-2008. During the period of 2008-2010, he was acting as a project manager for the refit of M/Y O’Mega (80 meters), M/Y White Knight (50 meters). Recently he was acting as a Project Manager for the building of the M/Y I Nova.

Technical Department

Dr. Ioannis Tigkas graduated in 2001 as a Naval Architect and Marine Engineer with a first class honours and a distinction from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. He also holds a PhD from NTUA and an MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance from the Cass Business School of City University of London.

Ioannis was firstly involved with URS requirements at Lloyd’s Register of Shipping (London’s headquarters) and he was then employed at a family-type dry bulk shipping company responsible mainly with on-site supervision. From 2003-2008 he has also been in parallel involved with research and teaching at NTUA, focusing mainly in nonlinear ship dynamics and manoeuvring, where he has published several papers. Later on he has been employed as a part-time Lecturer teaching Shipping Risk Management and other Shipping related modules at BCA/ London Metropolitan University.

He was lastly employed by Thenamaris where he was involved in Newbuilding plan approval and Research projects for the improvement of ships’ fuel efficiency.  He has also participated as an Assistant site manager/Supervisor in Chinese projects.

Dr. Tigkas is now playing a leading role in Streamlined Naval Architects, mainly involved with technical consulting, new design studies, newbuilding plan approval, FEA, seakeeping, R&D.

Mr. Spyros Ellinas is a Naval Architect and Marine Engineer ( NTUA) and a  highly skilled engineer specialized in 3D design. His expertise in Structural and Mechanical Design in combination with his big experience in Hull form development have been proven a valuable asset for the company. Now in Streamlined Naval Architects he is one of the Lead designers for new building and big refit projects.

Interior Design Department

Mrs. Katerina Giakali is a highly experienced and creative interior designer specialized in yacht and passenger vessel architectural design. Her participation in numerous refits and new building projects as a lead interior designer and coordinator in combination with her deep knowledge for every stage of production and good marine installation practice will result in an effective, qualitative, elegant  and ideal project that will exceed clients’ higher expectations.

Mr. Nicolas Diapoulis is an Architect (DUTH) and a Land Surveyor Engineer (NTUA). His expertise in Architecture Design in combination with his Engineering background have been proved crucial in coordination matters during the building of M/Y I Nova.  Now in Streamlined Naval Architects he is specialized in interior and exterior prototype design.