About Our Speaker
John Angelicoussis, Chairman and CEO of Angelicoussis Shipping Group Limited
The Class of 2010 graduated on June 19th, and John Angelicoussis was the principal commencement speaker. Mr. Angelicoussis is Chairman and CEO of Angelicoussis Shipping Group Limited, a privately owned company which — through its Athens based subsidiaries, Maran Tankers, Maran Gas, and Anangel Maritime — owns and operates a modern fleet serving the oil, gas and dry cargo markets.
The Group was founded in 1947 by John Angelicoussis’s father, Antonis, and originally concentrated on the dry bulk sector. Angelicoussis Shipping Group was the first Greek shipowner to list on the NASDAQ — in 1989, long before it became “fashionable.” Following John’s succession in 1989 the Group aggressively diversified into VLCCs and most recently into the LNG and LPG sectors. Indeed, the Group was again at the vanguard of the Greek Shipping community, being the first to order and operate new LNG carriers.
Today, with an operating fleet of 59 vessels and a total deadweight (DWT) of just under 12 million tons, the Group is the largest shipowner in Greece, and is one of the largest privately owned fleets worldwide employing over 2,000 personnel. The Group is continuing its rapid expansion with 25 vessels (comprising oil/gas tankers and dry cargo vessels) with a DWT of about 4.8 million presently under construction within South Korea and People’s Republic of China.
Mr. Angelicoussis is a member of the Council of the Union of Greek Ship Owners and the Greek Shipping Co-Operation Committee. He is a Director of the Hellenic War Risks Insurance and a member of the Executive Committee of the American Bureau of Shipping, Det Norske Veritas, and Lloyds Register of Shipping.
After graduating from Athens University in Economics he completed a Master’s of Science degree in Management at the Sloane School of Management of M.I.T.
Webb awarded Mr. Angelicoussis an Honorary Doctor of Science degree.