Chief Strategy Officer
Star Bulk Carriers Corp
Charis Plakantonaki is the Chief Strategy Officer of Star Bulk Carriers Corp., the largest US listed dry bulk shipping company. Under her capacity she leads the functions of Strategic Planning, Human Resources, Information Technology and Corporate Communications.
Before joining Star Bulk in 2015, Charis worked at Thenamaris (Ships Management) Inc. for seven years, initially as Strategic Projects Manager and subsequently as Head of Corporate Communications. Prior to Thenamaris she was a Senior Consultant at the Boston Consulting Group where she managed strategy development projects for multinational companies across different industries.
Charis received a B.S. in International & European Economics & Politics from the University of Macedonia, where she graduated as valedictorian, and a Master in Business Administration from INSEAD.
She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Anatolia College in Thessaloniki since 2010 and on the Advisory Board of the Blue Growth initiative since 2016.