Owner and Managing Director of the Cyprus-based shipping company Mastermind Shipmanagement Ltd (MSM), founded in 1999 in Limassol, Cyprus which presently manages 25 ships consisting of both fully owned vessels and third-party management dry-cargo ships. German-born Captain Eugen Adami began his nautical career at Elsfleth Nautical University. In addition to his successful merchant marine career, serving as Master of the Bremen-owned cargo ship Condor P, Captain Adami has a wealth of experience as master of tall ships, spanning more than 25 years. He has sailed on and captained both the SS Thor Heyerdahl and the SS Grossherzogin-Elizabeth (formerly the SS Ariadne) and still retains an association with both sail-training vessels.
Captain Eugen Adami is a Principal Lecturer and permanent member of the Advisory Board at the Department of Maritime Transport and Commerce of Frederick University. Since 2014, he teaches both undergraduate and post-graduate students a wide range of subjects in commercial shipping and ship management.
Captain Adami has played a pivotal role in the development of industry focused programmes of maritime studies in Cyprus. He has been honoured by the University for his fundamental contribution to the new Professional Marine Engineering Programme as well as the set-up of its modern training workshop facilities, located in Limassol. He has been actively involved in the organisation and has chaired several international scientific maritime conferences. Furthermore, he has participated in numerous research projects as a researcher and as a shipping consultant.