OUR PEOPLE

 

OUR PEOPLE

 

OUR PEOPLE

 

OUR PEOPLE

 

OUR PEOPLE

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Pioneer has built a strong reputation by actively focusing on devoted employees, and satisfied clients.
We believe that if you create a friendly, collegial atmosphere and work environment, it will lead to excellence.

EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Dimitris Papoulis

Chief Executive Officer

Dimitris Papoulis is the Chief Executive Officer and member of Pioneer Marine Board of Directors. He joined the Company in 2013 as VP of Commercial Operations.

He has 23 years of experience in dry bulk industry and in-depth market knowledge with specialization in geared tonnage. Prior to joining Pioneer Marine, Mr. Papoulis was Managing Director at Lynx FT shipbroking liaising with all major grain houses and charterers around the world and Senior Chartering Broker at Shiptrade Services. He holds a BSc (Hons) Maritime Business and Maritime Law from the University of Plymouth and a MSc in International Transport from University of Cardiff.

Korinna Tapaktsoglou

Chief Financial Officer

Korinna Tapaktsoglou is the Chief Financial Officer and member of Pioneer Marine Board of Directors. She joined the Company in 2014 as VP of Finance and Accounts.

She has 25 years of experience in the areas of Finance, Audit, Financial Report and Management Accounting. Prior to joining Pioneer Marine, she was Head of Internal Audit and Compliance in a NYSE listed dry bulk company and Audit Manager in PwC. She holds an Honors bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Macedonia and is a fellow member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (“ACCA”). She has also completed a postgraduate Leadership Diploma, a course in collaboration with MIT Sloan Executive Education and Columbia Business School Executive Education.

“You don’t build a business
you build people
and then people, build the business”
Zig Ziglar – Author

MANAGEMENT

Eleftheria Savvidaki

Legal Counsel

Eleftheria Savvidaki is the Legal Counsel of Pioneer Marine since 2017. She has over 16 years of experience in the shipping legal sector.

Prior to joining Pioneer Marine, Mrs. Savvidaki was Vice President of Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretary of a NASDAQ listed shipping company and has also held the positions of Claims and Insurance Manager & Legal Manager in other established international shipping companies. She has an LLM degree in Legal Aspects of Maritime Affairs from the University of Cardiff and a bachelor’s degree in Maritime Business with Maritime Law from the University of Plymouth.

Vergina Spyrou

VP Finance & Accounts

Vergina Spyrou is the VP of Finance & Accounts since 2017. She joined Pioneer Marine in 2014 as Financial Reporting Manager.

Mrs. Spyrou has over 11 years of experience in the areas of Finance, Audit, and Financial Reporting. Prior to joining Pioneer Marine, she held the position of an Audit Manager at PwC and the position of Audit Senior at EY. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance Management from the University of Piraeus and is a member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (“ACCA”).

Spyros Poulis

Chartering Manager

Spyros Poulis is the Chartering Manager of Pioneer Marine since 2017. He joined the Chartering Department of the company in 2014.

Mr. Poulis has over 11 years of experience in the shipping industry. Prior to joining Pioneer Marine, he worked in a competitive brokerage firm where he gained vast experience in leveraging extensive network of contacts to chartering of bulk carriers and he also held a position in the Operations and Chartering Department of major Greek Ship owning company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and two Masters degrees in Maritime Economics and International Transportation Management.

George Dounas

Operations Manager

George Dounas is the Operations Manager of Pioneer Marine since 2014. He has over 20 years of experience in shipping commercial and operations.

Prior to joining Pioneer Marine, Mr. Dounas worked in Pancoast Trading as Operator. He holds a master’s degree in Port & Shipping Administration from the University of Wales.

Michail Fagkrezos

Technical Manager

Michail Fagkrezos serves as the Technical Manager of Pioneer Marine since 2018. He has over 20 years of experience in the shipping industry with specialization in the dry bulk market.

Prior to joining Pioneer Marine, Mr. Fagkrezos was a Deputy Technical Manager at Navarone S.A. (Ship Managers of Canadian Forest Investigation). He is also a member of DNV-GL Technical Committee. Mr. Fagkrezos is a graduate of the Technical University of Athens (NTUA) in Marine Engineering & Naval Architecture and holder of a MSc in Marine Policy from the UWCC (UK).

Konstantinos Karavasilis

Treasury Manager

Konstantinos Karavasilis is the Treasury Manager of Pioneer Marine since 2017. He joined Pioneer Marine in 2014 as Internal Auditor.

Mr. Karavasilis has over 12 years of experience in the areas of Internal Audit, Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting (ICFR), Risk Management and Corporate Governance. Prior to joining Pioneer Marine, he was Senior Consultant in PwC with significant exposure to a variety of public and private entities in the shipping sector. He holds a MSc in Accounting & Finance from the University of Birmingham and he is a Certified Internal Auditor (“CIA”) from the Institute of Internal Auditors.

Anastasios Chrysinas

Financial Analyst

Anastasios Chrysinas is the Financial Analyst of Pioneer Marine since 2017. He had previously joined the Financial Reporting Department of the Company for one year in 2015.

Mr. Chrysinas has over 9 years of experience in the areas of Finance, Audit and Financial Reporting. Prior to joining Pioneer Marine, he founded his own company that operates in the Food Retail & Wholesale industry and he was also Audit Senior at PwC and EY with significant exposure in listed shipping companies. Mr. Chrysinas holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting & Finance from De Montfort University in Leicester. He is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (“ICAEW”).