Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> March 7, 2005

Christopher Georgakis – Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd (exm)

CHRISTOPHER GEORGAKIS, Chief Executive Officer of Excel Maritime Carriers, Ltd., has two decades of shipping experience and joined Excel Maritime following six years with privately owned, London-based Sea Challenger Maritime Ltd., a subsidiary of Belmont Shipping Ltd. While he was with Sea Challenger, Mr. Georgakis managed all aspects of shipping operations and contracted for transportation of cargoes such as steel, grains, fertilizers and cement in amounts exceeding 2.5 million dwt annually. Prior to that, he served for three years with a privately held, London-based shipping group, where he managed the commercial department handling 22 dry bulk vessels and working with regional offices on all operational and financial matters. He joined his family's London-based shipping operations when he was 19, progressing eventually to Chartering Manager. In 1990 he assumed responsibility for the group's shipbuilding activities in Spain and Greece, including raising funds for new buildings. Mr. Georgakis holds a BSc in Business Administration, magna cum laude, from United States International University (Europe). He and his family have relocated from London to Athens. Profile
TWST: Would you begin with a brief overview of Excel Maritime?

Mr. Georgakis: Excel Maritime is an owner and operator of dry bulk

carriers, and a provider of worldwide sea-borne transportation