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Michael Bodouroglou
Chairman & CEO
Paragon Shipping

Michael Bodouroglou, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Paragon Shipping, has been involved in the shipping industry in various capacities for more than 25 years. He has served as Paragon Shipping's chairman and chief executive officer since the company was founded in June 2006.

Mr. Bodouroglou has owned and operated tanker and drybulk vessels since 1993. He is the founder of Allseas Marine Inc. which serves as the technical and commercial managing company to the Paragon fleet. Prior to 1993, Mr. Bodouroglou was employed as a technical superintendent supervising both tanker and drybulk vessels for various shipping companies.

In 1977 Mr. Bodouroglou graduated with honours from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the United Kingdom with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering and in 1978 he was awarded a Masters of Science in Naval Architecture. Mr. Bodouroglou is a member of the Cayman Islands Shipowners' Advisory Council and is also a member of the Board of Academic Entrepreneurship of the Free University of Varna, Bulgaria. In 2007 he was appointed as a member of the Hellas Committee of the classification society, Germanischer Lloyd, which focuses on continuously improving safety at sea.