QMS- potentia. Press Release



Under a dynamic scheme, K.C. Lyrintzis Group -QMS and potentia have joined forces demonstrating their commitment to emerge the value of the human capital serving the maritime cluster of Greek Shipping and promote the ideal of Human Excellence by applying a holistic approach.

Kalliope C. Lyrintzis with Chrysoula V. Patrikiou

The KCL Lyrintzis Group Chairman / Managing Director Mrs. Kalliope C. Lyrintzis and potentia CEO/Founder Chrysoula V. Patrikiou welcomed the official guests and prominent representatives of the Shipping Industry to the warm, hospitable and friendly QMS premises making everybody feeling like home. The generous hospitality was also embraced by young cadet officers who performed at the reception and accompanied the visitors to the venue giving a cordially greeted maritime tone to the event.

LtR. Dimitrios Mattheou, Chrysoula V. Patrikiou with the President of the HELLENIC SHORTSEA SHIPOWNERS ASSOCIATION Mr. Charalampos Simantonis

Among the distinguished guests that honored the event with their presence was, Capt. Dimitrios Mattheou, CEO Arcadia Shipmanagement & Aegean Bulk | Chairman of the Green Award Foundation and Mr. George Xiradakis Founder/Managing Director of XRTC | Vice President of International Propeller Club of the United States who actively contributed to the success of the event with their inspiring speeches as Key note Speakers, the President of the HELLENIC SHORTSEA SHIPOWNERS ASSOCIATION Mr. Charalampos Simantonis Managing Director of Silvermar Management & Trading Co., Mr. Charles Axisa Director Business Development Dept of Transport, Government of Malta,  Rear Admiral HCG (Ret.) Apostolos Kamarinakis CEO Elefsis Port Authority, Mr. Christos J. Spyrou Consultant Strategic Planning & Marketing Dept. Piraeus Port Authority S.A, Mr. Costis Frangoulis Founder/Owner Franman | President of International Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Piraeus, Mr. Lambros A. Chahalis, Fellow of SNAME Chairman of the Maritime Committee of International Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Piraeus, Mr George Perantzakis General Manager of Naftomar, Mr. Costas Constantinou Global Leader Moore Maritime, Mr. Nikos D. Marmatsouris Group Senior Marketing Manager GAC, Mrs. Irene Notias Managing Director Prime’s Bunkersplus Services, Mrs. Katerina Stathopoulou Executive Director at Investments & Finance, Mr. Markos Tripolitis Founder,CEO & Ms. Maria Tripolitis General Marketing Manager PMS Piraeus Marine Services,  Mr. Konstantinos Oikonomou CEO Marine Tours Group, Mrs. Athina Zafeiropoulou Security Manager Athens International Airport, Mr. Stelios Perssakis Director Dynamarine, Mr. John Sahinis President of the Fraternity of the Athenians Hydriots, Dr. Ioannis Lagoudis, Dr. Ioannis Theotokas and Dr. Maria Boile Professors University of Piraeus, Dept. of Maritime Studies, Mrs Anthi Kalomiri Corporate Partner Webster University, Mrs Argyro Manoli Owner/Director of City Unity College, Mr. Dionisis Politis Publisher of Libertypress, Mrs. Effie Kollia Editor in Chief Maritime Economies and Margin Call, Mrs. Theano Kalapotharakou Publisher Elnavi.

Dimitrios Mattheou, Chrysoula V. Patrikiou, George Xiradakis, Kalliope C. Lyrintzis, Irene Notias, Nikolaos Marmatsouris
Dimitrios Mattheou, Maria Tripolitis, Chrysoula V. Patrikiou, Markos Tripolitis
LtR. Mrs. Effie Kollia Editor in Chief Maritime Economies and Margin Call, Mr. Dionisis Politis Publisher of Libertypress, Dimitrios Mattheou, Chrysoula V. Patrikiou


Mrs. Kalliope Lyrintzis addressed a brief greeting and expressed with her ultimate passion her joy and delight for this new and innovative synergy emphasizing the sacred purpose that commits to deliver in Greek Shipping. ‘By joining our forces, is a commitment to ethical standards, a culture of excellence and an offer of best class services’, she remarked.

Mrs. Vana Benaki, Chief Holistic Developer of potentia, coordinator of the event, expressed on behalf of QMS and potentia a warm welcome message: “Thank you very much for responding to our call, far exceeding our expectations. We are in Piraeus, in the global shipping cradle; ideal maritime spot to praise the people serving Greek and Global shipping, to empower the human factor and be a key pillar, the driving force of every sector in the Greek Shipping Industry. To restructure and re-launch the Hellenic Maritime Cluster in order to evolve into a DYNAMIC-holistic system that will be managed by highly competent people with advanced skills. However times are changing and the key to success is no longer to comply with the requirements. It requires a commitment to CHANGE, our commitment to Excellence.”

The innovative synergy project was introduced by Mrs. Chrysoula Vasiliki Patrikiou, CEO/Founder of potentia with an exceptional performance defining the regulatory requirements, the specific needs and high demands; a global call from Shipping community. QMS-potentia response to this call is a brief statement of four main points:

  1. Personnel behaviour and attitude are key elements of a positive culture that promote a safe, secure and resilient work environment
  2. People serving Shipping, on ship and ashore, equipped with required knowledge, developed soft skills and ethical commitment are capable to perform at the highest levels essential for efficient and effective operations
  3. Excellence is achieved by exceeding compliance and embracing commitment. The only way to fulfill this goal is to train our people to the highest standards, not to the minimum qualifications
  4. Have systems and practices in place that are geared towards defining, assessing, maintaining and developing the right people to the right positions with appropriate behavioural competencies to contribute to a safe, well structured and resilient culture
Chrysoula V. Patrikiou, CEO-Founder potentia

Mrs. Patrikiou, as a former Aviation Executive with sound knowledge and experience in dealing with the human element in critical working environments, delivered an intuitive and inspirational presentation along with her associates, Mr. Naoum Karaminas sychometrics & Assessment Executive | M.Sc. Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Mr. Spyros Kottoris Learning & Development Manager|Certified Trainer & Executive Coach, Mr. Dimosthenis Broussalis Branding Expert|Brand Builder & Storyteller and Mr. Dennis Christodoulatos Wellness Coach| Body practitioner | Personal Trainer & Massage Therapist.

Dennis Christodoulatos, Naoum Karaminas, Dimosthenis Broussalis, Chrysoula V. Patrikiou, Vana Benaki , Spyros Kottoris, Emmanouela Bourbouhaki
Dennis Christodoulatos, Spyros Kottoris, Kalliope C. Lyrintzis, Chrysoula V. Patrikiou, Dimosthenis Broussalis, Naoum Karaminas, Vana Benaki

Based on three fundamental questions, what -how-why, that shape modern management of people and generate the holistic approach in Shipping, potentia team along with QMS team make the step beyond; after focusing on what people do and analyzing how and why they do it, finally apply a research-supported intervention holistic training program which basically has the potential to improve what people do.

Mrs. Patrikiou introduced the what -how-why QMS -potentia project setting S.M.A.R.T- specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time managed- goals in order to deal with the upcoming challenges in Global Shipping. In her presentation she analyzed the QMS -potentia project breakdown referring to the following: “We will apply 3 systems, Assessment- Empowerment- Wellness, by delivering 13 Workshops and 2 psychometric tools in order to raise awareness and provide education on soft skills development, human behavior scientific assessment and wellness. In order to inspire and motivate people to lead and excel we want to be the paradigm of change and derive our power from our own competence, effectiveness, excellence, innovation and ethics based on a human2human approach. The two main goals of our project is to transform the maritime cluster to an integrated and dynamic system managed by competent people  and  to lead Greek Shipping to the highest performance of excellence. Why? Because we truly believe that no other investment yields as great a return as the investments in human capital; inspired and motivated people are the foundation of every community and the future of every economy”

Capt. Dimitrios Mattheou, CEO Arcadia Shipmanagement & Aegean Bulk, Chairman Green Award Foundation

Capt. Dimitrios Mattheou speaker of honor saluted the audience by highlighting the need for a holistic change and shared his personal success story: “It is of particular value to me as a conscious and responsible person to mention that the companies and organizations I have the honor to represent are also a long-term commitment to my social responsibility as it reflects my own ideals, values, my vision and my personal mission to contribute to People, to Shipping, to Society. I am therefore an advocate and supporter of actions that express a vibrant, dynamic and sincere offer such as this new QMS-potentia synergy. I applaud the decision of this QMS-potentia synergy; a groundbreaking decision by two powerful women to work together in order to change the attitude of the people serving the maritime cluster by inspiring excellence. I am very pleased that the time has come to speak with deeds in Shipping that we will not be talking about things that need to be done, but what is already happening. We must all be involved in the process of a big change for the sake of human excellence. Involvement leads to commitment. Abstention is disorienting and alienating As Dimitris Mattheou, I express my faith and pledge my full support to this groundbreaking holistic QMS-potentia project.” Capt. Dimitrios Mattheou also referred to a successful case study of a shipping company that has been applying and adopted the holistic and systemic management of people, Arcadia Shipmanagement, in which he has the honor of leading for the last 19 years. “Arcadia as well as Aegean Bulk applies holistic management on our human capital. Over the last two years, however, by applying potentia holistic systems, management has been achieved in a more systematic, scientific way and with excellent results in our people’s daily working lives.”

Dimitrios Mattheou, Chrysoula V. Patrikiou with George Xiradakis Founder-Managing Director XRTC, Vice President of International Propeller Club of the United States

Mr George Xiradakis, as an honorable guest, completed the part of the speeches with very important comments while stating his overall support of the project:We are constantly talking about leadership and praising the leader’s profile. But do we realize the responsibility of the leader and who really takes the responsibility to lead? Chrysoula, Kalliope my warmest compliments and best wishes for your initiative. You have a great group of people full of passion and with an ethical purpose. You have definitely earned our respect, you deserve our attention and above all you inspire confidence. I take the support of the shipping industry for granted.  I express my personal commitment, following Capt Dimitrios Mattheou words, and become an Ambassador of your difficult but extremely valuable mission starting from now. I call on the Greek shipping cluster to embrace this dynamic QMS-potentia project. I invite the Greek maritime community to invest in human capital with the innovative education & development programs that will restructure and restart our Shipping.”

Mr. George Xiradakis, Capt. Dimitrios Mattheou , Chrysoula V. Patrikiou , Prof. Maria Boile

In regards to the process and coordination of the upcoming workshops launching January 2020, the following information was announced:

  • Inter-cluster Workshops & Psychometric tests administration will be delivered at QMS premises
  • Psychological Assessment (i.e. results production, graphs and explanatory reports, secondary factor analysis, soft skills relevant to professional role, results presentation) will be performed in accordance with the agreement between the parties involved (i.e the psychologist and the individual/ the management of the organization)
  • Annual timetable soon will be available at QMS website https://kclgroup.gr/
  • Intra-corporate workshops & psychometric tools will be delivered at QMS premises upon request
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