John was appointed as Chief Executive Officer on April 4, 2012. Before that he was appointed as Commercial director on our Initial Admission on April 5, 2006 and as an Executive Director on October 4, 2010. Since his first appointment, Mr. Dragnis has spent considerable amount of his time developing the business and identifying opportunities for fleet expansion through the acquisition of new building or second-hand vessels. During the last eight years since our IPO, Mr. Dragnis has maintained existing relationships and established new ones with charterers and shipyards, especially in the Far East.
Prior to the Initial Admission, in addition to his normal duties, Mr. Dragnis was also involved in setting up and managing a super yachts management and chartering business. Mr. Dragnis holds a degree in Business Administration and a Master's degree in Shipping, Trade and Finance from CASS Business School, London.