Prokopios (Akis) Tsirigakis
Growth Capital Acquisition Corp.
Prokopios (Akis) Tsirigakis has a 40-year career in shipping and the public markets. He is Chairman of Growth Capital Acquisition Corp (Nasdaq: GCAC), CEO of SevenSeas Investment Fund (Luxembourg) and CEO of Nautilus Energy Management Corp. Founded Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (Nasdaq:SBLK) in 2007 and until 2011 was its CEO and President. He lead 4 SPAC IPOs Stellar Acquisition III Inc. (Nasdaq: STLR), Nautilus Marine Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: NMAR) and Star Maritime Acquisition Corp. (AMEX: SEA). Ex-Chairman of Punware Inc. (Nasdaq: PHUN), ex-Board member of Ocean Rig UDW Inc. (Nasdaq: ORIG) and Dryships Inc., (Nasdaq: DRYS), ex-Managing Director of Oceanbulk Maritime, founder/CEO of Combine Marine Inc., a third-party ship management company.
Life-member of the Propeller Club, President of Hellenic Technical Committee and member Hellenic Advisory Committee of RINA; Hellenic Advisory Committee of Korean Register. Master’s & B.Sc. Naval Architecture, University of Michigan.