Nikolas P. Tsakos
President & CEO
Tsakos Energy Navigation, Ltd.
Nikolas P. Tsakos is the Founder, President and CEO of Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN) Limited, a pioneering company which is the longest established Greek shipping public listing. TEN was firstly quoted on the Oslo Bors in 1993 and in the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE symbol: TNP) since March 2002. It owns and operates one of the youngest fleets in the world with 62 modern tankers of 6.4m dwt, that trade crude oil and other oil products. Currently, TENīs fleet includes a modern diversified fleet of conventional and ice-class environmentally friendly vessels covering LNG, DP2 Shuttle tankers, VLCCs, Suezmaxes, Aframaxes, Panamaxes and Handysize tankers.
Nikolas P. Tsakos comes from a traditional Chios seafaring family. He has been involved in the maritime industry since 1981 and has spent a total of two years at sea. From 1982 to 1985, he was Shipping and Operations Manager of Tsakos Shipping and Trading Ltd in the USA with a focus on the off-shore energy sector in central America and the U.S. Gulf.
He received his BA Degree in Economics and Political Science from Columbia University (USA) in 1985 and his Masters Degree in Shipping Trade and Finance from the London City University Business School in 1987. Mr. Nikolas Tsakos served as an officer in the Hellenic Navy in 1988. He is married and he has three children.
Nikolas P. Tsakos was awarded in 2011 an honorary doctorate from the City University Business School, for his pioneering work in the equity financial markets relating to shipping companies. Moreover, he has received the following various awards: " Lloyd's List award for the Best Tanker operator in 2006", "EUROPE's 500 award in 2005, " Lloyd's List award to HELMEPA for achievement for clean and safe seas in 2004" and "Best Maritime Manager of the New Generation" award by the magazine " Business Administration Bulletin" at the Academy of Athens.