Senior Management Team

  • Petros Pappas

    • CEO of Star Bulk Carriers since 2014
    • Founding member of Oceanbulk Container Carriers
    • In 1989, he founded Oceanbulk Maritime S.A.
  • Spyros Capralos
    Chief Executive Officer

    • CEO of Starbulk Carriers between 2011 - 2014
    • President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee (two 4-year terms) 2009-2017
    • Executive Chairman of the Athens Exchange and CEO of the Hellenic Exchanges Group 2004-2010
    • President of the Federation of European Securities Exchanges (FESE) 2008-2010
    • 2000-2004 General Secretary of the Olympic Games and Deputy COO for the Organizing Committee of the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games 
    • Deputy Governor (Executive) of the National Bank of Greece, Managing Director of EFG Balkan Investments,  Managing Director of Bank of Athens 1990-2000
  • Hamish Norton

    • Serves as the President of Star Bulk, with more than 22 years of experience in the shipping industry.
    • From 2007 through 2012, he was Head of Corporate Development and Chief Financial Officer of Oceanbulk Maritime
    • Prior to joining Oceanbulk Maritime S.A., he was a Managing Director and the Global Head of the Maritime Group at Jefferies LLC
    • From 2003 to 2007, he was head of the shipping practice at Bear, Stearns.
    • Mr. Norton is notable for creating Nordic American Tankers Ltd. and Knightsbridge Tankers Ltd., the first two high dividend yield shipping companies, and has advised on numerous capital markets and mergers and acquisitions transactions by shipping companies.
    • From 1984-1999 he worked at Lazard Frères & Co.; from 1995 onward as general partner and head of shipping
  • Nicos Rescos
    Chief Operating Officer

    • COO of Starbulk Carriers since June 2014
    • COO of Oceanbulk Maritime S.A. since April 2010; involved in the industry since 1993
    • 2007-2009, worked with a family fund in Greece investing in dry bulk vessels and product tankers
    • 2000-2007, served as the Commercial Manager of Goldenport Holdings Inc primarily involved in containers
    • Led acquisitions program for Oceanbulk Group 
  • Christos Begleris
    Co – Chief Financial Officer

    • Co CFO of Starbulk since July 2014
    • Deputy CFO of Oceanbulk Maritime since March 2013
    • Involved in the shipping industry since 2008, as deputy to the CFO of Thenamaris (Ships Management)
    • Considerable banking and capital markets experience; executed more than $9.0 billion of acquisitions and financings at Lehman Brothers and London & Regional Properties
  • Simos Spyrou
    Co – Chief Financial Officer

    • CFO of Star Bulk since 2011
    • 14 years of experience in Hellenic Exchanges (Helex) Group
    • Director of Strategic Planning, Communication and Investor Relations of Helex Group from 2005 to 2011
    • Responsible for financial analysis at the research and technology arm of Helex Group  from 1997 to 2002

Directors and Officers

  • Milena Pappas
    S&P and Projects Manager / Investor Relations

  • Sophia Damigou
    General Counsel

  • Aris Anastasopoulos
    S&P and Projects Manager

  • Constantinos Simantiras
    Head of Market Research

  • Giorgos Mouratis
    DPA/CSO/Operations Manager

  • Angie Hartmann
    EVP Crew Affairs

  • Alexandros Tsitsonis
    Crew Director

  • Petros Kousiounelos
    Performance Monitoring Director

  • Evangelos Antonellos
    Superintendent Engineer / Deputy DPA

  • Dionysios Sfyris
    Technical Coordinator


Oceanbulk Containers is dedicated to servicing the Container Industry and creating a new era of efficiency and safety in the Post-Panamax container shipping sector.

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Our fleet

All new, modern, highly efficient vessels with great commercial prospects

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