Dr. John Coustas is President and Chief Executive Officer of Danaos Corporation. He has over 30 years of experience in the shipping industry and assumed management of Danaos in 1987 from his father, Dimitris Coustas, who founded Danaos Shipping in 1972.
Dr. J. Coustas is Vice Chairman and a member of the board of directors of The Swedish Club and Chairman of the board of directors of HELMEPA (Hellenic Maritime Protection Agency). Additionally, he is secretary of the board of directors of the Union of Greek Ship-owners and a member of the board of directors of the Cyprus Union of Ship-owners. He holds a degree in Marine Engineering from National Technical University of Athens as well as a Master degree in Computer Science and a Ph.D in Computer Control from Imperial College, London.