1st Vice President
General Manager for V.Ships Greece Ltd
COSTAS KONTES has been working as a Managing Director for V.Ships
Greece Ltd. since 2016 while he has been previously serving as Business
Development Manager for V. Group since 2008. He is responsible for the
office in Greece and for operating a large fleet of Container and Bulk Carrier
Previously he has been serving the Cruise / Leisure sector, 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 owned ships and later on sold to a large cruise line.
Other positions held previously were with Martinoli SAM in Monaco following
the fleet of Renaissance Cruises being involved on the successful initial
launching of Oceania Cruises, as well as working for Festival Cruises both
onboard the ships and on the newbuildings in France.
He has a BSc, MSc in Marine Engineering from Newcastle University Upon
Tyne and a 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 Business School while holding the title
of the Chartered Engineer from the British Engineering Council.
Costas has served 6 years at The International Propeller Club Port of Piraeus
as a governor out of which the two years served as Secretary General and is
currently in his 3rd year as Vice President.
Inspirational Quote: ‘Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.’