November 3, 2003
CMA names its next Commodore
The Connecticut Maritime Association has named Peter C. Georgiopoulos as the 2004 recipient of its prestigious Commodore Award.
Georgiopoulos, Chairman and CEO of General Maritime Corporation (NYSE: GMR - News), joins a distinguished list of maritime executives to received the award, given each year to a member of the international maritime community who has demonstrated leadership, vision and commitment to the business.
Donald Frost, President of the Association, commenting on the selection stated, "Mr. Georgiopoulos has provided the international maritime community with enthusiastic leadership since he entered it. Mr. Georgiopoulos and his family have long been involved in the shipping business and Peter's brand of dynamic and visionary leadership epitomize the kind of forward thinking that deserves recognition. The CMA Board felt that he and his company have successfully married the best of Wall Street and the maritime industry. Mr. Georgiopoulos has demonstrated a defining leadership that we feel will effect the way international shipping will be conducted for years ahead. The Association is pleased that Mr. Georgiopoulos will be with us to receive the Award in March."
From 1991 to 1997, he was the principal of Maritime Equity Management, a shipowning and investment company that he founded in 1991. From 1990 to 1991, he was affiliated with Mallory Jones Lynch, Flynn & Associates, an oil tanker brokerage firm. From 1987 to 1990, he was an investment banker at Drexel Burnham Lambert. Prior to entering the investment banking business, he had extensive experience in the sale, purchase and chartering of vessels while working for shipowners in New York and Piraeus, Greece.
Georgiopoulos is a member of the American Bureau of Shipping and holds an MBA from Dartmouth College.
Georgiopoulos joins an illustrious list of CMA Commodores who include: 2003 recipient Stelios Haji-Ioannou, Chairman, easyGroup and past honorees Frank Tsao, Group Chairman of the IMC Group of companies; Marc Saverys, Managing Director, CMB; Per Heidenreich, President, Heidenreich Marine; Richard du Moulin, Chairman, Marine Transport Lines; William O'Neil, Secretary General, IMO; Gerhard Kurz, President of Mobil Shipping and Transportation; Dr. Helmut Sohmen, Chairman, World Wide Shipping Agency; Gregory Hadjieleftheriadis, President of Eletson Corporation; Philip Loree, Chairman of the Federation of American Controlled Shipping; Jacob Stolt-Nielsen, Chairman Stolt-Neilsen, Inc; George P. Livanos, Ceres Hellenic; and Ole Skaarup, Chairman, Skaarup Shipping Company.