Monday, October 2, 2017 - The Metropolitan Club, New York City


Fotis Giannakoulis
Vice President, Shipping
Morgan Stanley

Fotis Giannakoulis, Vice President, joined Morgan Stanley in 2010. He covers the global shipping industry. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Fotis was a banker at Fortis Bank (currently ABN AMRO) and Poten Capital Services putting together a number of debt and equity financings and working on several advisory mandates. In 2009, he advised Eton Park exploring opportunities in the shipping sector and originated a joint venture with Euroseas and another private equity firm.

Other indicative transactions include the private equity investment of Fortis in Diana (DSX) and the subsequent IPO, the spin-off of $1bn worth of assets for CMA CGM and the formation of Global Ship Lease (GSL), the acquisition of Metrobulk from Quintana and a number of offerings, debt and mezzanine transactions. Fotis holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from University of Piraeus and he earned his MBA with honors from Loyola University Chicago, where he was the Walter F. Mullady scholar.