Ioannis Bras studied in the United Kingdom with a postgraduate specialization in Project Management and experience in Risk Management in the closure of nuclear reactors.
He has worked in the development of real estate, shopping malls and new investment projects, as well as in the provision of specialized Project Management Consulting Services. For six years he was the head of the Heraklion Port Authority SA as President and CEO and also the Vice President of the Hellenic Ports Association. He has significant experience in the field of Cruise Development and has won 21 awards to date.
He is also an external advisor to the Ministry of Tourism for Cruise development and has assisted in the development of the Greek cruise health protocols and is actively assisting ports around the world with their ReStart processes.
He is the founder of Five Senses Consulting and also specializes in Digital Destination Marketing Projects. He is also a founding member of the Cruise Professional Advisors Alliance (CPAA).
Marine biologist (MSc, PhD) with a research focus on the biology of marine invertebrates, biodiversity, and ecosystem ecology through integrative approaches. An avid technical diver and coordinator of scientific surveys and field experiments, with more than 1000 logged dives for scientific research. Expert underwater photographer and videographer.
The Institute of Marine Biology, Biotechnology & Aquaculture (IMBBC) is one of the three Institutes of the Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR). It is based in Thalassocosmos, Crete. With a staff of 136 people and 27 regular researchers, it undertakes research in marine biodiversity, genetics and genomics, and aquaculture. In the area of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management, activities include collection, collation and diffusion of marine biodiversity data, ,dissemination of innovative technological achievements and development of innovative products and services for the protection and sustainable management of marine biodiversity and ecosystems. In the area of Genetics and Μolecular Βiotechnology, activities include genomics and transcriptomics; gene expression; microbial diversity and environmental genomics, genotype-phenotype associations and gene mapping in target species. In the area of Aquaculture, activities are directed to the study of fish physiology, nutrition, behavior, health and welfare of marine fishes with potential for aquaculture production.