Katerina has a total working experience of 39 years of which 36 years have been in managerial positions in the fields of Shipping Banking and Finance. She holds a BSc in Management and in Finance from the University of Maryland in the USA.
Katerina holds the position of Executive Director with Investments & Finance Ltd since 2000. The company is a financial consultancy firm dedicated in providing financial and investment banking advisory services to shipping and corporate clients. Katerina’s career started in shipping in 1986 as Assistant CFO for Athenian Sea Carriers, one of the traditional and prestigious Greek shipping Groups, and continued into Banking in 1992 as Head of Shipping Finance for two Greek private Banks, responsible for setting up and developing their shipping loan portfolios. She also held the position of Credit Committee member of these banks.
Katerina holds the position of Governor of The International Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Piraeus. She has also held the position of Executive Committee Member of WISTA International (2012-2018). She is a Jury Expert with the European Commission on Blue Economy, an active member of WISTA Hellas, member of the Greek Shipping Bankers Association, Advisory Board member of Blue Growth, Advisory Board member of the Young Executive Shipping Forum team, Mentor to university graduates looking to develop their talents by pursuing a career in Shipping.
Katerina is also a Lecturer on Shipping Finance at the Greek Branch of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and DNVGL Trainer.
Last but not least she is the proud single mother of 2 talented young ladies, age 24 and 26.