Tsavliris launches recruitment firm for maritime executives

Tsavliris launches recruitment firm for maritime executives

Shipping scion Alexander G Tsavliris has founded Zephyr Maritime, a new executive search firm focussed on mid- to senior-level shore-based appointments in the maritime industry.

“I have yet to come across another business that shares my philosophy and overall affinity to the industry,” said Tsavliris, whose heritage in shipping spans four generations. His father George A Tsavliris is one of the heads of the eponymously named salvage group, alongside his brothers Nicolas and Andreas.

Zephyr will work on appointments for “all kinds” of shipping companies, as well as for P&I Clubs and insurers, shipbroking houses, classification societies, technical companies, professional bodies and other maritime organisations.

“By working with Zephyr you work with me, and I don’t want to dilute that dynamic. I am passionate about what I do and the industry in which I operate. We believe in taking on fewer clients but paying more attention to their needs,” Tsavliris continued.

“Relationships are often easier to build when there is little or no imminent business. There is added time to really listen to what a company or candidate has to say and to understand their needs. That is a very important ingredient in successful recruiting.”


Holly Birkett

Holly is Splash's Online Editor and correspondent for the UK and Mediterranean. She has been a maritime journalist since 2010, and has written for and edited several trade publications. She is currently studying for membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. In 2013, Holly won the Seahorse Club's Social Media Journalist of the Year award. She is currently based in London.

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