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.