Elias M. Culucundis
Presently and from 1999, President and principal of Equity Shipping Company Ltd. a company specializing in setting up, managing and operating commercial and technical shipping projects.
From 1997 to 1999 director of Kassian Maritime Shipping Agency Ltd. and Point Clear Navigation Agency Ltd. and principally in charge of relocating and restructuring Pappadakis family shipping Trusts. During that time was instrumental in opening the Chinese shipbuilding market to Greek shipping as helped structure technically and commercially the first Panamax bulkcarrier to be built in Shanghai that subsequently became the prototype for over 40 subsequent orders for Greek shipping.
From 1971 to 1997 director and technical director of Kassos Maritime Enterprises Ltd. Actively participating in all shipping ventures, operations and being responsible for a large fleet of panamax, aframax, and VLCC tankers as well as overseeing specifications and construction of newbuildings.
From 1971 to 1981 director of Off Shore Consultants Inc, and Naval Engineering Dynamics Ltd which were related to Off Shore Oil Company (UK) Ltd. During that time pioneered the design and construction of seven FPSO’s that were subsequently utilized by Pertamina, ARCO, Total and Elf-Aquitaine. Also supervised the construction of a Pentagon type drilling platform as being associated with the only Greek interest company at the time to venture in this business.
Naval Engineering Dynamics Ltd purchased, rebuilt, operated and resold over 15 vessels during that time.
From 1966 to 1981 Naval Architect for A. G. Pappadakis Co. Ltd, London responsible for Tanker and bulkcarrier newbuildings as well as supervising technical operation of the fleet.
1961 to 1966 at Kings College, University of Durham, Newcastle Upon Tyne graduating in Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding.
1956 to 1961 Millfield School, Street, Somerset.
Member of the Institute of Chartered Engineers (United Kingdom)
Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects.
Member of the American Bureau of Shipping.
Representative in the Council of the Union of Greek Shipowners ( 1997-2003 )
Member of the Council of the Union of Greek Shipowners. (2003 to 2009)
Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Union of Greek Shipowners.
Member of the Safety Environmental Committee of the Union of Greek Shipowners.
Member of the Public Relations Committee of the Union of Greek Shipowners.
Independent Director on the Board of the Folli Follie Group, quoted in the Athens Stock Exchange, a multinational company.