Danaos Corporation (NYSE: DAC), an owner of containerships, announced that the Board of Directors of the Company has appointed Evangelos Chatzis to the position of Chief Financial Officer, effective July 22, 2011.
Chatzis has more than 16 years of experience in corporate finance and the shipping industry and has been with Danaos since early 2005 where he has served as Treasurer and Deputy Chief Financial Officer. During his years with Danaos he has been actively engaged in the company's financial management, the company's initial public offering in the United States, and has led a variety of projects, the latest being the successfully concluded comprehensive financing plan of the company. Throughout his career he has developed considerable experience in operations, corporate finance, treasury and risk management and international business structuring.
Prior to joining Danaos, Evangelos was the Chief Financial Officer of Globe Group of Companies, a public company in Greece engaged in a diverse scope of activities including dry bulk shipping, the textile industry, food production & distribution and real estate. During his years with Globe Group, he was involved in mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings and privatizations.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the London School of Economics, a Master's of Science degree in Shipping & Finance from City University Cass Business School, as well as a post-graduate diploma in Shipping Risk Management from IMD Business School.