“Captain means holding the helm in a perfect storm, with a firm hand and a smile”

A result oriented CEO & Managing Director, who combines a keen intellect with strong analytical and synthetic skills.
Demanding with himself and exhibiting ambition, consistently backed by effort and time management skills. With an exceptional working performance throughout his career path, he has been demonstrating high level of expertise, healthy self-confidence and excellent leadership skills. He has insight and gifts, a competitive nature and a determination that cannot be beat. He is a visionary, yet a highly approachable manager. His management style is extremely accessible and he is a very hands-on executive officer with a ‘can do’ attitude that arouses inspiration and motivation in demanding and crucial working environments.

Through his actions and hard work he has earned the respect of everyone in the maritime industry and has been awarded several times as a Best Manager and as a Significant Personality:

  • Personal Award for Outstanding Contribution by International Ambassador Club / 8th of May 2023
  • Personal Award for Contribution by Athens Calls Athens conference / 14th of December 2022
  • World Eminent Man of Innovative Shipmanagement / Who is Who International Awards 22nd of September 2022
  • Businessman of the Year / Rotary Club 23rd of March 2022
  • Ahepan of the Year 2022 Award / 23rd National Conference of the Ahepa at Katerini 18th of June 2022
  • Ahepan of the Year 2022 Award / 100th Ahepa Supreme Convention at Colorado Florida 19th of July 2022
  • Personal Award for contribution, support and educational empowerment of the students of MSc in Shipping Management University of Piraeus / 1st of July 2021
  • Men of Influence for critical year 2021 / The AΘENIAN Business, Shipping and Economy Magazine
  • Personal Award / Masters & Mates Union of Greek Merchant Marine
  • Exceptional Personality of Shipping Award/ Vaporia Marine Awards 2018
  • Personality Award / GREEN4SEA Awards 4th of April 2017
  • Best Manager Award / Efkranti Awards 18th of May 2016

Since 1985, he has been executing demanding roles in maritime. As an active CEO & Managing Director in Arcadia Shipmanagement Co Ltd and Aegean Bulk Co Inc, he has been formulating successful strategies that have helped both companies to achieve and maintain a position as leaders in Shipping. Focused on objectives, and running through the Total Quality Management processes and procedures, he sets, monitors and optimizes the corporate identity and a cross functional culture of continues development and improvement. As a Manager he has achieved to lead high performance teams of successfully increasing efficiency and productivity, whilst reducing costs and inefficiencies. As a Leader he has been cultivated business growth, evaluating opportunities and risks and delivering innovative solutions to challenges.