Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Dryships Inc. & Ocean Rig UDW, Inc.
George Economou has over 40 years of experience in the shipping and offshore industries. He has served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dryships Inc. since its incorporation in 2004 and as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Rig UDW Inc. since 2010.
Mr. Economou is a board member of Danaos Corporation (a leading international owner of containerships trading on NYSE under the trading symbol: DAC), and a board member of the Union of Greek Shipowners. Mr. Economou is also a member of ABS Council, Intertanko Hellenic Shipping Forum and Lloyds Register Hellenic Advisory Committees.
Mr. Economou is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and a Master of Science in Shipping and Shipbuilding Management.