Founder & CEO Stealthgas
Harry Vafias founded Stealth Maritime Corp in 1999. Stealth Maritime Corp has invested in excess of usd 1 billion in new generation newbuilds between 2007-2010 for the renewal of its tanker fleet and today operates twenty two 50,000 – 120,000 dwt modern double hull oil tankers all under long term charters with oil companies and traders.
In 2004 he founded Stealthgas which was listed in NASDAQ in October 2005 and up to today has raised approx $500 mill from the capital markets. Stealthgas owns 50 gas ships (including newbuilds) and 4 oil tankers and is the largest company, in number of owned vessels, in gas transportation worldwide.
In 2005 Harry Vafias founded Estates Corporation Inc, a real estate company, investing in Greece, London, New York, Monaco and Switzerland.
In 2008 Vafias became CEO of the Vafias Group, which today is one of largest shipping groups in Greece with 86 vessels.
In 2008 Harry Vafias was awarded by the NASDAQ for being the youngest CEO of a listed shipping company worldwide.
In 2010 Harry Vafias was elected vice chairman of the INTERTANKO meditteranean panel. In the same year Harry Vafias was awarded the SEATRADE young person in shipping award.
In 2012 Harry Vafias was awarded by Lloyds list newspaper for being ‘newsmaker of the year for 2012’
In 2013 Harry Vafias and StealthGas was awarded by Lloyds list newspaper for ‘best tanker company of the year for 2013’
In 2016 was elected vice president of the consular corps in Greece.
In 2019 he was elected president of the consular corps in Greece.
Mr Vafias is also a member of the ABS classification society committee, of the NK classification society committee, of the KR classification society committee, member of the board of the BSA (Bahamas shipowners association) and also a member of the board of BCA (business school of Athens).