Haralambos J. Fafalios was born in 1961 and comes from a long time seafaring family from Chios. He was elected chairman of the London based Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee in May 2010.
Both his grandfathers were seafarers, while he himself is proud to have first-hand knowledge of the profession, having served three terms at sea. He was educated in London then completed his university studies in Newcastle. He has worked with his family company, Fafalios Ltd., as a Baltic shipbroker for over 25 years and is actively engaged in chartering on a daily basis. He has a working knowledge in marine insurance, banking and all aspects of shipbroking (dry, wet, sale and purchase, research).
He presently sits on various industry bodies, including the Board of the Baltic Exchange, and Intercargo and the American Bureau of Shipping committees. He was first elected as Member of the GSCC Council in 2002, succeeding his father, John D. Fafalios, who served on its Board for many decades.