Chief Operating Officer
Iraklis Prokopakis is Danaos Senior Vice President, Treasurer, Chief Operating Officer and a member of the board of directors. Mr. Prokopakis joined the company in 1998 and has over 40 years of experience in the shipping industry. Prior to entering the shipping industry, Mr. Prokopakis was a captain in the Hellenic Navy.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Portsmouth University in the United Kingdom, a Master's degree in Naval Architecture and a Ship Risk Management Diploma from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States and a post-graduate diploma in business studies from the London School of Economics. Mr. Prokopakis also has a Certificate in Operational Audit of Banks from the Management Centre Europe in Brussels and a Safety Risk Management Certificate from Det Norske Veritas (DNV). He is a member of the Board of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping and the Owners' Committee of the Korean Register of Shipping.