Dimitris Papadimitriou

Senior Bunker & Lubricant Trader
/ Piraeus
Experience
More than 14 years
First job position
Bunker Trader at the Piraeus office
He's motivated by
His family

Since 2006

Dimitris Papadimitriou

New Frontiers

Refer to an event you consider a milestone for your development in BMS United.

Being tasked with opening up a new region of the world for BMS is no easy task. It was very rewarding for me to build a special relationship with a niche physical supplier in Brazil and position our company as an industry pioneer, becoming the first suppliers and traders to provide lubricants and bunkers at the port of Macaé. This port is now pivotal for serving the region’s booming offshore petroleum industry. Before this, clients had to travel almost half a day by ship to get fuel or lubricants, so when I led our company to be the first in this part of Brazil, I really felt the rewards that come from working with a strong player in the field.

What was your biggest challenge on the job and how did you overcome it?

My greatest challenge was to find the balance between being a Bunker Trader and a father of two amazing girls. My job is very demanding, as I often have to work on holidays, travel frequently and spend a lot of time at the office or on the phone while being at home. In the beginning of my career in BMS United, finding the balance between my personal life and work seamed impossible, however the more experience I  gained, the more efficient I became and eventually I made it possible. Of course, my family stood next to me in every step of the way.

What’s the most exciting thing about working at BMS United?

BMS United is a living organism. Being able to witness how the company grows and constantly adapts to the demands of the shipping industry is fascinating. Being part of my organisation’s ecosystem, I have experienced my professional development in a unique way, in parallel with my company’s growth.
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