Socrates is the Global Shipping & Ports Industry Leader of PwC, actively involved in the coordination of the PwC network's services to shipping & ports companies around the globe. He holds a degree in Accounting & Finance from the London School of Economics and Social Science and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). He has been with PwC for over 15 years, having worked with the firm in Athens and in London, in the Assurance Department and in the Transaction Services Department.
As an Assurance Partner with PwC Greece, Socrates is involved in the provision of audit services to shipping companies, both publicly listed and privately owned. Additionally, Socrates has experience in providing services to the shipping industry associated with capital markets transactions (e.g. IPOs, private placements, bond offerings), structuring private equity transactions, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance projects, process mapping and internal control systems implementation, valuations, M&A transactions, development of budgeting systems and methodology.