George Logothetis, age 40, is Chairman and CEO of the Libra Group, an international business group comprising 30 subsidiaries active across six continents. The group is predominantly focused on shipping, aviation, real estate, hospitality and renewable energy but also has a growing portfolio of diversified investments. George joined his family's shipping company in 1993, becoming CEO in 1994 at the age of 19. He led the company's transformation from three to 55 vessels before creating the Libra Group in 2003.
The group undertakes numerous educational and philanthropic initiatives many of which are focussed on Greece and the Greek diaspora. These include the Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award, created by Libra with a $10 million commitment to provide funding and mentoring for start-up businesses in Greece. The Libra Internship Programme supports over 100 young people per annum, many sourced from Greek partner organisations. The group also provides funding for 25 students per annum on the MBA programme at the Athens University of Economics and Business.
George and his wife, Nitzia, founded the Seleni Institute, a New York-based non-profit organisation that addresses women's reproductive and maternal mental health. They live in New York City and have three children.