2nd Vice President
General Manager for V.Ships Greece Ltd
COSTAS KONTES has been working as a General Manager for V.Ships Greece Ltd. since 2016 while he has been previously serving as Business Development for VGroup since 2008. He is responsible for the office in Greece and for operating a large fleet of Dry cargo vessels.
Previously he has been working for Iberojet Cruceros. Being responsible for the Marine and Technical operations, Costas has set up the operation in Madrid for the company later on to expand from 1 to 3 ships and sold to Costa Crociere.
Other positions held previously were with Martinoli SAM in Monaco following the fleet of the Renaissance Cruises being involved on the successful initial launching of Oceania Cruises that today is the most successful company operating in the upper premium market as well as working for Festival Cruises as a junior engineer both onboard the ships and the newbuildings in France.
He has a BSc, MSc in Marine Engineering from Newcastle University and an MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance from Cass Business School. Later additional qualification was the attendance of Seatrade Cruise Masterclass course and the Executive Leadership Development Course designed for V.Group from Strathclyde University while holding the title of the Chartered Engineer from the British Engineering Council.
Costas has served 4 years at the International Propeller Club Port of Piraeus as a governor out of which the last two years served as Secretary General.
Inspirational Quote: ‘Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.’