Nicholas Lykiardopulos is a leading figure in the International Shipping Industry. His family business, Neda Maritime Agency, operates one of the longest established fleets of tankers and bulk carriers. With an equally long history in food and agriculture investments his family deploys capital worldwide and throughout the food chain. He is a Director of Diorasis International SA, an alternative investment business based in Luxemburg, which has invested in the Mediterranean Aquaculture Industry through Philosofish SA. He is Chairman of the London listed Taylor Maritime Investments Ltd, a Director of the Oslo listed BW Epic Kosan and holds a number of other corporate positions. Nicholas studied at Oxford University gaining an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.