Born in 1956 in Naples, Italy, married with 2 sons and 1 daughter.



Degree in Economics and Commerce taken “summa cum laude” at the University of Naples in December


General Certificate of Education (scientific studies) taken at the Military School Nunziatella in Naples


Offices and functions

President of Confitarma (Italian Shipowners’ Association)

President of Grimaldi Euromed Spa and Managing Director of the Grimaldi Group Companies

CEO and President of Finnlines Plc

President of Minoan Lines

President of Malta Motorways of the Sea Ltd

President of Euro-Med Ireland Logistics Ltd

President of Salerno Auto Terminal Srl

President of Grimaldi Logística España S.L..

President of Valencia Terminal Europa S.L.

President of Grimaldi Terminal Barcelona S.L.

Vice Chairmen of International Chamber of Shipping

Vice President of Malta International Shipping Council

Board Member of Atlantic Container Line A.B.

Board Member of RINA SpA

Board Member of Antwerp Euroterminal n.v.

Board Member of Grimaldi Belgium n.v.

Board Member and Past President of the European Community Shipowners’ Associations

Board Member of Interferry Inc




February 2005 - till today

MINOAN LINES S.A. (Shipping Company) - Managing Director

June 2004

Member of MINOAN LINES Board of Directors

September 2003 – June 2004

AUTOVIE DEL MARE MARITIME WAY - Chairman and Managing Director

2001 - 2002

MEDITERRANEAN FERRIES (Joint Venture of Grimaldi Genova and Minoan Lines S.A.) - Vice Chairman of the B.O.D.

1997 – 2003

MINOAN LINES S.A. (Shipping Company) - Chief Shipping Officer




  • Master of Science (Msc) in International Shipping

Maritime Economics and Shipping Finance, Shipping 

Management and Marketing, Shipping Law and Marine Insurance.

  • Diploma of Master Mariner, Class A’

             Distinguished on the Hellenic Examination of 1994



  • Member of the Italian - Hellenic Chamber of Commerce (Camera die Commercio Italo-Ellenica).
  • Member of the Hellenic Committee of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA).
  • Member of the American – Hellenic Chamber of Commerce.
  • Member of the Association of Greek – Turkish Cooperation Council Member of the Humanitarian Association Doctors of the Aegean Pagni Hospital.



  • 2016 & 2005 – Minoan Lines – Passenger Line of the Year/Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards
  • 2016/2017 & 2011/2012 – Minoan Lines – The Ferry/shipping company with the best corporate brand in the Greek passenger shipping sector/Corporate Superbrands Greece 2016
  • 2011/2012 & 2008/2009 – Minoan Lines – The Ferry Company with the Best Reputation in Greece/Famous Brands
  • 2011 – Business Leader in Greece
  • 2008 – Honored for his contribution to  the Maritime sector by the Panhellenic Association of Merchant Marine Captains
  • 2006/2007 – Top Shipping Manager of the year