Aristidis Alafouzos, Chief Executive Officer

Aristidis Alafouzos has served as OET’s Chief Executive Officer since December 2022 and prior to that, he held the position of Chief Operating Officer from 2018.  Mr. Alafouzos previously worked with Kyklades Maritime Corporation for eight years and is involved in chartering, projects and vessel sale and purchase. He holds a degree in International Relations from Boston University and a M.Sc. in Shipping Trade and Finance from Bayes Business School (formerly known as Cass Business School) of City University in London. He has been a board member of Gard P. & I. LTD since 2019.

Iraklis Sbarounis, Chief Financial Officer

Iraklis Sbarounis has served as OET’s Chief Financial Officer since January 2023.  Mr. Sbarounis was previously with the TMS Shipping Group for 14 years, most recently having served as its Group CFO. He also served as Ocean Rig UDW’s (formerly listed on NASDAQ) Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Secretary and Director, until its merger with Transocean in 2018, and prior to that as its VP Business Development. He started his career in investment banking with BNP Paribas. Mr. Sbarounis has extensive experience in dealing with corporate finance, commercial and investment matters as an executive in the shipping industry, as well as in capital markets. He holds a B.S. degree in Management Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a M.Sc. degree in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Christopher Papaioannou, Chief Commercial Officer

Christopher Papaioannou has served as OET’s Chief Commercial Officer since May 2023, and prior to that, he held the position of Head of Chartering since 2018. Mr Papaioannou previously worked in the chartering department of Kyklades Maritime Corporation for nine years, and has extensive experience in chartering and trading operations. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the New York University.