Spyros Vougious serves as the Director overseeing all Alba Shipping Programs and is renowned as the founder of the highly successful MSc in Shipping Management program, which has been running since 2013. His expertise lies in designing, managing, and executing academic programs in the shipping field, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He has established strong collaborations with British and other foreign universities in this pursuit. Spyros, possesses strong connections within the Greek shipping industry and holds the responsibility of overseeing the Shipping Business Advisory Committee at Alba. Moreover, he has arranged numerous educational field trips overseas and has twice hosted the International Maritime Statistics Forum in Greece. Spyros Vougious is a graduate of the prestigious International Visitors Leadership Program sponsored by the US Department of State, for current and emerging foreign leaders. He holds an MSc in International Shipping & Transport from Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University and a BSc in Transport & Shipping from London Guildhall University. He has actively engaged in the TransportNet program, an academic consortium consisting of eight universities dedicated to transport education and research, including institutions such as the University of Genoa (Italy), ISTP Lisbon (Portugal), University of Aegean (Greece), TU DELFT (Holland), and University of Antwerp (Belgium). Spyros has resided in various cities including Athens, London and Stockholm, and has visited over forty countries.