New Board of Governors -Propeller Club Elections
Following the successful General Assembly and Elections of The Propeller Club, which was held on Thursday September 19th, 2019, the elections for the positions of the new Board of Governors followed.
Mr. Costis Frangoulis, first rank candidate at the Elections after welcoming the Board, referred to the importance and missions of The Propeller Club, its rich history (founded in New York in 1922 and in 1935 in Greece) and the milestones that it has accomplished. Mr. Frangoulis took the opportunity to offer well-deserved congratulations to all the members of the Club and the Board members for their strong presence this year at the General Assembly, which surpassed any expectations. He also referred to the diverse skills needed, the collaborate teamwork and the necessary commitment requested to the Club’s goals in order to achieve innovative and progressive results.
After a short personal introduction that each Board member made, the Governors followed the specified process and elected the Executive Board Members:
Mr. Costis Frangoulis, President, Founder, Chief Executive Officer of Franman Group was elected in the position of the President, Mr. Kostas Kontes, General Manager-V. Ships Greece Ltd. was elected as 1st Vice President, Mr. Dimitris Patrikios CEO of Kyklades Maritime Corporation, as 2nd Vice President, Mrs. Danae Bezantakou, CEO of Navigator Shipping Consultants, was elected as Secretary General and Mr. Dimitri Vassilacos Founder and Partner of Ships Finance Solutions Inc. was re-elected as Treasurer.
The Board of Governors in alphabetical order are: (In (*) the newly elected):
Belousis John, Founder and CEO of Independent Average Adjusters Ltd
Chahalis Lambros, ex- Chief Executive of Bureau Veritas
Dalakouras Michalis, Director of Dalex Shipping,
Dimitriadis Dimitris, Chief Strategy Officer both in Stalwart Management Ltd and S-Bulkers
Kallianis George (*), President & CEO at Kallianis Bros Shipping S.A.
Marmatsouris Nikos, Senior Marketing Manager at GAC Shipping S.A.
Matthaiou Dimitrios, Managing Director of Arcadia Shipmanagement Co Ltd & President of Green Award Foundation
Notias Irene (*), Founder and Managing Director at Prime’s Bunkersplus Services
Stathopoulou Katerina (*), Executive Director at Investments & Finance Ltd.
Timagenis Christos, Partner Timagenis Law Firm
Tsirigakis Prokopios (Akis) (*), Chairman at Punware Inc. & CEO at Nautilus Energy Management Corp.
After the elections, the Governors exchanged wishes for the new start of the Board and began with eagerness and optimism to plan the forthcoming events of the Club.
He is the Founder and CEO of Franman. Established in 1991, Franman is a Greek Marine Trading House, providing diversified services to the shipping industry, including shipbuilding equipment, spare parts, ship repairs and service, maritime security, and consulting services. They currently represent 132 international maritime corporations, promoting their equipment, products, and services to over 600 customers.
He is also the President of the Propeller Club of the United States, International Port of Piraeus, an Ambassador of the Sailors’ Society, a member of the Piraeus Marine Club, of the Yachting Club of Greece, the Friends of Liberty Association, the Helmepa Organization, a member for life of The Propeller Club of the United States, International Port of Piraeus Greece, the Nautical Institute of the U.K, the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and a former Board Member of the Make a Wish Greece Foundation, Executive Vice-President of the Hellenic-Korean Chamber of Commerce and former Vice-President of the Filathlitiki NaftiliakiEnosi (F.N.E).
Additionally, through Franman, he is a corporate member of the American-Hellenic, British-Hellenic, and Hellenic-Japanese Chambers of Commerce.