Michael Chalkias. Mr. Chalkias is the co-founder of Prime and serves as Co-Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Chalkias has more than 20 years of experience in the shipping industry, during which he has accumulated broad experience in all aspects of the business. In 1999, Mr. Chalkias co-founded Prime Marine Management, a predecessor of Prime Tanker & Prime Gas Management, a leading international product tanker and gas carrier management company, which has managed more than 75 vessels since its inception and currently manages 36 vessels.
Over the course of his career, Mr. Chalkias has invested in several vessels, primarily product tankers and gas carriers. Prior to co-founding Prime Marine, he was employed by Tufton Oceanic Limited, a specialized shipping finance and investment firm with its registered office in London, where he was involved with debt and equity instruments as well as structured financing. Mr. Chalkias holds an MSc with honors in Shipping, trade & Finance from the City University of London and a BSc with honors in maritime Business and Law from the University of Plymouth. Mr. Chalkias is also a board member of Prime Energy, a company engaged in the renewable energy business.