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Capt. Stylianos Dimouleas - Chief Executive Officer 

With 30 years’ experience in Shipping, Captain Stylianos Dimouleas has been serving as our Chief Executive Officer (CEO) since September 2013. 

He graduated from the University of Oxford - Said Business School, having gained a Master’s level PGDip in Organisational Leadership (FHEQ Level 7). He holds a Captain's Class A license with distinction and a Level 5 Extended Diploma in Management and Leadership (QCF) from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), UK. He has also obtained a Chartered Manager qualification (CMgr FCMI) from CMI, UK. 

He spent 16 years of his career at sea with a company that operates tankers, serving as an Officer and Master aboard Aframax, Suezmax and VLCC tankers. During that period he oversaw five newbuilding projects involving Aframaxes, Suezmaxes and VLCCs in major shipyards in Japan and Korea. After concluding his seafaring career, he went on to work ashore as Marine and Vetting Team Leader and as DPA, CSO and EMR for a shipping company operating Suezmaxes and MR Product Tankers, as well as Panamax Bulkers. 

In September 2010, he joined the Almi Tankers team in the capacity of Human Resources Manager and successfully led the team to obtain the Investors in People standard. He was also responsible for the Company’s HR expansion plan for both sea and shore personnel. In October 2012, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer, and in June 2013 he was appointed Deputy CEO. He was named company CEO on September 30th, 2013. He is a Fellow Member of the Nautical Institute UK, a Fellow member of the Chartered Management Institute UK, an affiliate member of Pembroke College, Oxford University and a member of the Hellenic Shipmaster’s Association.

Mr. Elias Katsos - Chief Technical Officer

With more than 25 years’ experience in Shipping, Mr. Elias Katsos has been serving as our Chief Technical Officer (CTO) since January 2018.

He graduated from the National Technical University of Athens obtaining a degree in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering in 1991. He also holds an MSc degree in Maritime Studies from the University of Wales. 

He started his career 25 years ago as Assistant Port Engineer in 1994 and was promoted to Port Engineer in 1999. At the same time he also commenced his Newbuilding involvement with on field experience at major Korean shipyards. In 2000 he was promoted to Newbuilding Site Office Manager and currently counts more than 8 years’ experience in the field. 

He has extensive knowledge of the industry, with a specialisation in Tanker, LPG & LNG newbuilding projects, dry-dockings & repairs, planning towards preventive maintenance as well as quality assurance issues. He was further promoted in 2014 to Fleet Manager and Deputy Technical Manager. 

In 2018 he joined Almi Tankers as CTO and successfully oversaw building and delivery of the two VLCC newbuilding vessels.

Capt. Dimos Karkantzos - Operations Manager

With over 20 years’ experience in shipping, Capt. Dimos Karkantzos has been serving as our Operations Manager since July 2015.

He graduated from the Merchant Marine Academy in 1998. He has sea service of approximately 5 years, serving as a Senior Officer on board tanker vessels - Suezmax & Aframax.

He started his career ashore as a Cargo Surveyor learning about different types of cargoes and their specifications and Terminal operations. After 3 years, in 2009, he joined a well-established trading company as an Operator gaining extensive knowledge on operations matters and trading. 

In 2014, he joined Almi Tankers as an Operator and was promoted a year later to Operations Manager. He has developed and maintains an extensive network of brokers, charterers, agents and bunker traders worldwide.

Capt. Iosif Voutsinos – DPA and Marine Manager

With 30 years’ experience in Shipping, Captain Iosif Voutsinos has been serving as our Marine Manager since March 2014 and as DPA since November 2017.

He graduated from the Merchant Marine Academy of Syros in 1991 and holds the Master's license since 2003, serving on board oil tankers as Master Mariner. In addition, he holds an MSc in Shipping Management from IMO's World Maritime University in Malmo, Sweden. He has extensive knowledge of the industry, with a specialty in safety, marine and quality assurance issues.

He has a total sea service of 18 years on board tankers owned by a well-established shipping company. He started his career ashore in 2009, in the Marine and Vetting Department and was promoted to DPA in 2011 within the same company. 

Since joining the Almi Tankers team in 2014, he has greatly contributed to the development of his department and has grown his team. He is also a member of the Nautical Sub-committee of Intertanko since the creation of the committee in 2017. 

Capt. Evangelos Lekkas - HSQE & Vetting Manager

Captain Evangelos Lekkas has almost 35 years years of experience in the shipping industry and has been serving as our HSQE/Vetting Manager since September 2018.

He graduated from the Merchant Marine Academy of Hydra in 1984.

He has over 16 years of seagoing experience on board tankers. He started his career ashore as Inspections & Training Manager and 3 years later he was promoted to DPA-HSQE Manager maintaining at the same time his previous responsibilities where he served for 10 years. In 2017 he joined a well-established ship management company assuming the responsibilities of Fleet Manager (SQE - Inspections & Marine). 

In September 2018 he joined Almi Tankers in the capacity of HSQE & Vetting Manager.

Ms. Panagiota Kolia – Crew Manager

Ms. Panagiota Kolia has more than 10 years’ experience in the shipping industry and has been serving as our Crew Manager since March 2019.

She received her Bachelor’s degree in Shipping, Trading and Transport from the Aegean University in 2007. 

Her first professional exposure to the industry was in 2006 while completing two summer internships as part of her diploma, in shipping and brokerage firms. She worked in two other shipping companies building her skills in the Crew department.

In June 2012 she joined Almi Tankers as Crew Officer and successfully contributed from the beginning to the whole preparation for the deliveries of the newbuilding vessels with regards to crew as well as the creation and growth of our seafarers’ pool. In 2019 she was promoted to Crew Manager.

Ms. Elpiniki Stylogianni - HR Manager

Ms. Elpiniki Stylogianni has over 10 years’ experience in the shipping industry and has been serving as our HR Manager since October 2012.

She completed her BA degree in Maritime Studies at the University of Piraeus and was awarded an LLM Degree in Maritime Law from the University of Southampton in 2007. In 2011, she obtained a diploma in International Human Resources (HR) Practices by Cornell University. 

From 2007 onwards she worked at shipping companies operating tankers, starting as HSQE Assistant and then promoted to HSQE Officer. 

In 2010, she joined Almi Tankers in the capacity of HR Officer, assisting in the Investors in People (IIP) standard recognition project.  In 2012 she assumed the duties of HR Manager leading the team to achieving a higher IIP accreditation, Silver Level.
 


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