Aegean Shipping appoints new CEO

Aegean Shipping appoints new CEO

Greece’s Aegean Shipping Management has appointed Apostolos Poulovassilis as its new chief executive officer with immediate effect.

Poulovassilis has more than 27 years in the industry, coming from the role of COO at Eletson. Prior to Eletson, Poulovassilis was regional manager for Europe Middle East & Africa at Lloyd’s Register.

George Melissanidis, chairman of Aegean Shipping Management, commented: “We are very pleased to be appointing someone of Mr. Poulovassilis’ caliber and experience to Aegean Shipping. He has demonstrated throughout his career the ability to develop and lead successful teams and deliver impressive results. I look forward to working with him to create the next chapter of Aegean Shipping’s success story.”

Poulovassilis said his first priority is to lead Aegean Shipping into the next phase of its sustainable development and expansion of the Green Fleet.

Aegean is currently upgrading its tanker fleet with a focus on operational and environmental excellence. It signed for four next generation aframax tankers at Cosco Zhoushan last year to add to its Green Fleet of efficient tankers.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.

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