In this Interview, Mr. Tsantanis opens up to us in regards to the beginning of his banking career, up to his current position as the Chairman and CEO of Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp.; a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
He describes his involvement with Shipping, as something he particularly likes and also discusses the current needs of the shipping sector, such as Sustainability, Performance and Regulation; departments, which should definitely be at the focus of the newcomers, interested in working in the Maritime Industry.
In closing, Mr. Tsantanis reveals the recipe for success, to an excellent team. The executives’ connection, the selection of the right people for the job, their character’s integrity, their managerial depth and the freedom to make decisions based on the team’s strategy, are just a few key elements, guaranteeing the best results.
Stamatis Tsantanis (Bio):
Stamatis Tsantanis, with more than 23 years of experience in shipping and capital markets, is the Chairman and CEO of Seanergy Maritime Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: SHIP). In 2012, when he first joined Seanergy, led its significant growth to a world renowned Capesize drybulk company, of more than 3.0 million dwt.
Prior to joining Seanergy, he served as group CFO and director in prominent private and public shipping companies. And before that, served as an investment banker, at Alpha Finance, having a key role in major shipping corporate financial transactions, in the U.S. capital markets.
Stamatis is also a board member of Breakwave Associates (NYSE: BDRY & BSEA) and a fellow at the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. He holds a Master’s degree in Shipping Trade and Finance from Bayes (formerly Cass) Business School in London and a Bachelor’s degree in Shipping Economics, from the University of Piraeus.