Costis J. Frangoulis
President | Founder| Chief Executive Officer of Franman Group
Costis J. Frangoulis is a Greek entrepreneur born in Athens, Greece and a father of two daughters, Elli and Athena.
He holds a B.A from the University of Richmond, U.K in Economics and Business Administration since 1988.
From 1988 till 1990 he served in the Hellenic Navy as a non-commissioned officer.
He is the Founder, President and CEO of Franman Group which he formed in May 1991. For almost 3 decades, Franman has provided a wide range of services to the shipping industry, focused on shipbuilding equipment, spare parts, ship repairs and service, maritime security, cyber security and consulting. Currently through 4 companies, Franman today represents 132 leading corporations promoting their equipment, products and services in Greece and 13 other shipowning nations to over 600 customers.
In year 1996, he founded Imperium Shipmanagement SA which managed and owned 5 handysize bulk carriers. After a decade and while the Dry Cargo market was booming, he decided to exit the market by taking advantage of the very high asset values at the time.
Mr. Frangoulis is also the President of the International Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Piraeus, an Ambassador of the Sailors’ Society in Greece, a non-executive member of the board of Sfakianakis Group, a member of the Advisory Board of the Academic Maritime Sector of the BCA College, a member of the Piraeus Marine Club, the Yachting Club of Greece, the Friends of Liberty Association, the Helmepa Organization, the Nautical Institute of the U.K, the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the American-Hellenic Chamber, the Hellenic-Japanese Chamber, the Hellenic-Chinese Chamber, a former Board Member of the Make a Wish Greece Foundation and Executive Vice-President of the Hellenic-Korean Chamber of Commerce.
Inspirational Quote: ‘Together we can achieve more and make the difference’