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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    
Stamatis Tsantanis

Stamatis Tsantanis

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer read bio

Stamatis Tsantanis

Stamatis Tsantanis

Stamatios N. Tsantanis is the Chairman and CEO of Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. He joined the Company in October 2012 and brings more than 20 years of experience in shipping and finance. Stamatis is responsible for setting the overall direction and commercial strategy for the Company. He led Seanergy’s reorganization and significant fleet growth, which established the Company as a prominent Capesize drybulk company with a fleet of more than 1.7 million dwt. Most importantly, he has raised a substantial amount of debt and equity to fund the fleet growth. Seanergy is currently the only US listed shipping company with a pure-play fleet of Capesize drybulk vessels. Prior to Seanergy, he served as the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Top Ships Inc. from its initial listing on NASDAQ to its growth as a major tanker owner of a fleet of 2.5 million dwt. Stamatis started his career as an investment banker at Alpha Finance, a member of the Alpha Bank Group, with a leading role in a number of major shipping corporate finance transactions in the U.S. capital markets.Stamatis holds a Master of Science (MSc) in Shipping Trade and Finance from Cass Business School in London and a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Shipping Economics from the University of Piraeus. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.
 
Christina Anagnostara

Christina Anagnostara

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Christina Anagnostara

Christina Anagnostara

Christina Anagnostara is a member of our Board of Directors since December 2008. She has more than 20 years of maritime and international business experience in the areas of finance, banking, capital markets, consulting, accounting and audit. She has served in executive and board positions of publicly listed companies in the maritime industry and she was responsible for the financial, capital raising and accounting functions. Since June 2017 she is a Director of the Investment Banking Division of AXIA Ventures Group and from 2014 to 2017 she provided advisory services to corporate clients involved in all aspects of the maritime industry. From November 2008 to October 2013 she served as our Chief Financial Officer. Between 2006 and 2008 she served as Chief Financial Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Global Oceanic Carriers Ltd, a dry bulk shipping company listed on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange. Between 1999 and 2006, she was a senior management consultant of the Geneva-based EFG Group. Prior to EFG Group she worked for Eurobank EFG and Ernst & Young, the international accounting firm. Ms. Anagnostara studied Economics in Athens and is a Certified Chartered Accountant. She is a member of various industry organizations including ACCA, Propeller Club, WISTA, Shipping Finance Executives and American Hellenic Chamber of Commerce.”
Dimitris Anagnostopoulos

Dimitris Anagnostopoulos

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Dimitris Anagnostopoulos

Dimitris Anagnostopoulos

Dimitris Anagnostopoulos has been a member of our Board of Directors since May 2009 . He  has over forty years of experience in Shipping, Shipfinance and Bank Management. His career began in the 1970's at the Athens University of Economics and Business followed by four years with the Onassis Group in Monaco. Mr. Anagnostopoulos also held various posts at the National Investment Bank of Industrial Development (ETEBA), Continental Illinois National Bank of Chicago, the Greyhound Corporation, and with ABN AMRO, where he has spent  two decades with the Bank, holding the position of Senior Vice-President and Head of Shipping. Since 2010 he is also an advisor and Board Member in the Aegean Baltic Bank.  Mr Anagnostopoulos  has been a speaker and panelist in various shipping conferences in Europe, and a regular guest lecturer at the City University Cass Business School in London , the Athens University of Economics and Business  and the ALBA Graduate Business School . He is a member (and ex vice chairman) of the Association of Banking and Financial Executives of Greek Shipping and an Associate Member of the Institute of Energy of South East Europe. He was in 2008 named by the Lloyd's Organization as Shipping Financier of the Year. 
Elias M. Culucundis

Elias M. Culucundis

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Elias M. Culucundis

Elias M. Culucundis

Elias Culucundis has been a member of our Board since our inception. 
Since 2006, Mr. Culucundis has been the President, Chief Executive Officer and director of Equity Shipping Company Ltd., a company specializing in starting, managing and operating commercial and technical shipping projects. From 1996 to 2000, he was a director of Kassian Maritime Shipping Agency Ltd., a vessel management company operating a fleet of ten bulk carriers. During this time, Mr. Culucundis was also a director of Point Clear Navigation Agency Ltd, a marine project company. From 1981 to 1995, Mr. Culucundis was a director of Kassos Maritime Enterprises Ltd., a company engaged in vessel management. While at Kassos, he was initially a technical director and eventually ascended to the position of Chief Executive Officer, overseeing a large fleet of Panamax, Aframax and VLCC tankers, as well as overseeing new vessel building contracts, specifications and the construction of new vessels. From 1971 to 1980, Mr. Culucundis was a director and the Chief Executive Officer of Off Shore Consultants Inc. and Naval Engineering Dynamics Ltd. He worked in Floating Production, Storage and Offloading vessel, or FPSO, design and construction and was responsible for the technical and commercial supervision of a pentagon-type drilling rig utilized by Royal Dutch Shell plc. Seven FPSOs were designed and constructed that were subsequently utilized by Pertamina, ARCO, Total and Elf-Aquitaine. Naval Engineering Dynamics Ltd. was responsible for purchasing, re-building and operating vessels that had suffered major damage as well as operating a fleet of bulk carriers. From 1966 to 1971, Mr. Culucundis was employed as a Naval Architect for A.G. Pappadakis Co. Ltd., London, responsible for tanker and bulk carrier new buildings and supervising the technical operation of their fleet.
 
John Kartsonas

John Kartsonas

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John Kartsonas

John Kartsonas

John Kartsonas is the Principal and Managing Partner of Breakwave Advisors LLC., a commodity-focused advisory firm based in New York. Prior to that, John was a Senior Portfolio Manager at Carlyle Commodity Management from 2011-2017, a commodity-focused investment firm based in New York and part of the Carlyle Group. He was responsible for the firm’s Shipping and Freight investments. During his tenure, he managed one of the largest freight futures funds globally. Prior to his role, John was a Co-Founder and Portfolio Manager at Sea Advisors Fund, an investment fund focused in Shipping. From 2004 to 2009, John was the leading Transportation Analyst at Citi Investment Research covering the broader transportation space including Shipping. Prior to that, John was an Equity Analyst focusing on Shipping and Energy for Standard & Poor’s Investment Research. John received his MBA from the Simon School of Business, University of Rochester.
Theodora Mitropetrou

Theodora Mitropetrou

General Counsel- Corporate Secretary read bio

Theodora Mitropetrou

Theodora Mitropetrou

Theodora Mitropetrou has served as our General Counsel and Corporate Secretary since 2008. She has more than seventeen years of shipping law experience and over twelve years of acting as an in-house lawyer to US-listed shipping companies, with extensive knowledge in shipping, corporate, commercial and finance law. Between 2006 and 2008 she was Top Ships Inc. Legal Counsel; between 2001 and 2006 she practiced law with respected shipping law firms advising shipowners and lenders. Mrs. Mitropetrou is a member of the Athens Bar Association and she is also a Board Member of the Bahamas Shipowners Association. Mrs. Mitropetrou is recognized in The Legal 500 GC Powerlist. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Law, LLB, from the University of Wales and a Master of Laws, LLM, in Maritime Law from the University of London (UCL).