Ioannis G. Zafirakis - Director, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Strategy Officer, Treasurer and Secretary
Mr. Ioannis Zafirakis has served as a Director and Secretary of the Company since February 2005 and Chief Financial Officer (Interim Chief Financial Officer until February, 2021) and Treasurer since February 2020 and he is also the Chief Strategy Officer of the Company. Mr. Zafirakis is also member of the Executive Committee of the Company. Mr. Zafirakis has held various executive positions such as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice-President and Vice-President. In addition, Mr. Zafirakis is the Chief Financial Officer of Diana Shipping Services S.A., where he also serves as Director and Treasurer. From June 1997 to February 2005, Mr. Zafirakis was employed by Diana Shipping Agencies S.A., where he held a number of positions in finance and accounting. From January 2010 to February 2020 he also served as Director and Secretary of Performance Shipping Inc., where he held various executive positions such as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Strategy Officer. Mr. Zafirakis is a member of the Business Advisory Committee of the Shipping Programs of ALBA Graduate Business School at The American College of Greece. He holds a bachelor's degree in Business Studies from City University Business School in London and a master's degree in International Transport from the University of Wales in Cardiff.