SPYROS I. CAPRALOS
President and Chief Executive Officer
Star Bulk Carriers Corp.
Spyros Capralos is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the public listed shipping company Star Bulk Carriers Corp. since February 7, 2011. From 2004 until October 2010, Mr. Capralos served as Chairman (Executive) of the Athens Exchange and CEO of the Hellenic Exchanges Group. From 2008 to 2010 he served as President of the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE). He has been elected President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee for a 4 year term.
From 2000 to 2004 he has held the positions of the General Secretary for the Olympic Games of the Ministry of Culture and of the Executive Director and Deputy Chief Operating Officer of the Organizing Committee for the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games. Between 1990 and 2000, he has served as Deputy Governor (Executive) of the National Bank of Greece, Chairman of ETEVA Bank, Chairman of the Insurance Company ASTIR, Managing Director of EPIRUS Co., Managing Director of EFG Balkan Investments, Managing Director of Bank of Athens, following a ten-year international banking career with Bankers Trust Company (Paris, New York, Athens, Milan, London).
Champion of Greece in Swimming (1969-1975), he participated as a water polo athlete in the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Games (Moscow and Los Angeles), while in 1996 he was appointed as Head of the Greek Olympic Team in the Olympic Games of Atlanta. Born in Athens in 1955, he studied Economics at the University of Athens and earned his Master's Degree in Business Administration from INSEAD in France. Apart from Greek he speaks English, French and Italian fluently.