Yannis C. Lyras
Born in 1951 in London; he comes from Oinousses, near the Aegean island of Chios.
He is president of Paralos Maritime Corporation S.A. He was vice chairman of the Union of Greek Shipowners from 1991 to 1997 and chairman from 1997 to 2003.
He represents the Union of Greek Shipowners to the Board of Directors of the Union of European Shipowners (ECSA), where, during the period 1991-1993, he assummed the chairman position.
Founder member of the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association (HELMEPA), and member of the Board of Directors over a number of years.
Founder member of the Hellenic Society for the Protection of the Environment and the Cultural Heritage, and member of the Board of Directors over a number of years.
Supporter of Domna Samiou’s work and member of the Domna Samiou Greek Folk Music Association.
1994: Sponsor of the album Carnival Songs
2002: Sponsor of the album Songs of Dame Sea