Capt. Lykovardis was born in Athens in 1964, where he completed his primary and secondary education. He holds the Captain’s license, a BSc. in Business Administration from the Athens University of Economics and Business, and an MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance from the City University Business School, in London.
Since the start of his career as a deck officer in 1982, he has sailed onboard various types of vessels managed by quality operators, including passenger ships, conventional cargo ships, log carriers, bulk carriers and tankers, where he gained a great amount of valuable sea going experience.
In 1997 he was employed as Fleet Manager in the Operations’ Dept. of Eletson Corp., where he consolidated his academic knowledge and professional experience in a most demanding working environment. In August 2000 he joined Metrostar Management Corp. and he was promoted to the position of the Operations Manager in January 2003, in charge of all Operations aspects for the company’s diversified fleet of tankers and bulk carriers. In 2006 Capt. Lykovardis joined as Operations Director Anangel Maritime Services Inc., a company of the Angelicoussis Shipping Group Ltd., coordinating the company’s shipping activities for a fleet of upto 52 modern bulk carriers.
In 2016 Capt. Lykovardis joined Eurobulk Ltd. as Operations Manager, assuming responsibility for the post fixture operations of the company’s fleet comprising of 11 bulk carriers and 14 containers, ensuring for the safety, security and enhanced operational efficiency of the vessels.
Capt. Lykovardis is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute, Member of the Greek Chamber of Economists and Member of Helmepa.