Michael Chalkias
Co-Founder, Co-Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Chalkias is the co-founder of Prime and serves as Co-Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Chalkias has more than 25 years of experience in the shipping industry, during which he has accumulated broad experience in all aspects of the business. In 1999, Mr. Chalkias co-founded Prime Marine Management, a predecessor of Prime Tanker & Prime Gas Management, a leading international product tanker and gas carrier management company. Prior to co-founding Prime Marine, he was employed by Tufton Oceanic Limited, a specialized shipping finance and investment firm in London, where he was involved with debt and equity instruments as well as structured financing. Mr. Chalkias serves as Director of Global Ship Lease Inc (GSL:US) and Director of First Lease Ship Trust (D8DU:SGX). Mr. Chalkias holds an MSc with Distinction in Shipping, Trade & Finance from the Cass Business School of London and a BSc with Honors in Maritime Business and Law from the University of Plymouth.