Andreas Michalopoulos - Director, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Andreas Michalopoulos has served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since March 8, 2006 and also has served in these positions with Performance Shipping Inc. since January 13, 2010. As of October 2019, Mr. Michalopoulos has also served as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Performance Shipping Inc. Mr. Michalopoulos started his career in 1993 when he joined Merrill Lynch Private Banking in Paris. In 1995, he became an International Corporate Auditor with Nestle SA based in Vevey, Switzerland and moved in 1998 to the position of Trade Marketing and Merchandising Manager. From 2000 to 2002, he worked for McKinsey and Company in Paris, France, as an Associate Generalist Consultant before joining a major Greek Pharmaceutical Group with U.S. R&D activity as a Vice President of International Business Development and Member of the Executive Committee in 2002 where he remained until 2005. From 2005 to 2006, he joined Diana Shipping Agencies S.A. as a Project Manager. Mr. Michalopoulos graduated from Paris IX Dauphine University with Honors in 1993 obtaining an MSc in Economics and a master's degree in Management Sciences specialized in Finance. In 1995, he also obtained a master's degree in Business Administration from Imperial College, University of London. Mr. Andreas Michalopoulos is married to the youngest daughter of Mr. Simeon Palios, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. .