TMS CARDIFF GAS LTD
Senior Management

The senior management team of TMS Cardiff Gas Ltd. aims to carry out the technical and operational aspects of the LNG business as per the same standards of its sister companies.

  Christos Economou

Founder

Christos Economou is an active entrepreneur and investor. He is the founder of TMS Cardiff Gas Ltd. (est. 2011), a dedicated and well-rounded manager of a nine-vessel fleet, consisting of five LNG and four LPG vessels participating in the midstream business of Gas Shipping transportation services. His involvement within the gas shipping sector dates back to 2010 through Oceanus LLC, a well-established player of spot/short/medium term focused LNG Shipping services of 160,000 cubic vessels; and most recently LNGShips a new venture in the LNG shipping industry focused on spot/short/long term charters for X carrier series vessels of 174,000 cubic vessels – where he is the Founder and CEO.

Mr. Economou has financially advised the private side of his family business and other 3rd party businesses in his capacity as a consultant for deals worth a combination of more than 3billion USD.

He is also an active investor/advisor in growth stage Venture Capital Firms from 2008 – 2018.

Mr. Economou has served as an advisor to Cardiff Marine Inc. on certain transactions between 2008 – 2012, at one time, an owner and manager of tanker and drybulk vessels and offshore drilling assets. Prior to this role with Cardiff Marine Inc., he worked at Heidmar Inc., a pool operator for crude & clean oil transportation services based in Norwalk, CT as an associate of the Corporate Management, & junior Freight Trader and Charterer, while previously being an Analyst for Lazard Ltd. in New York, an advisory M&A firm.

Christos Economou holds an MSc degree from MIT in Ocean Systems Management and a B.A. from Tufts majoring in Quantitative Economics and Entrepreneurship.

  George Kourelis

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Kourelis has more than 25 years of experience in Shipping and Technical Management of Oil Tankers, Chemical Tankers and Gas Carriers. Mr. Kourelis graduated from the “National Technical University of Athens” (NTUA 1989) with degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. He joined the Cardiff group in 1993 and held the positions of Technical Superintendent Engineer, Fleet Manager, Technical Manager, as well as General Manager. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer of TMS Cardiff Gas.

  Robert Perri

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Robert Perri is the Chief Financial Officer at TMS Cardiff Gas since 2016. Previously he was the Director of Equity Research at AXIA Capital Markets (ACM) covering the transportation sector from 2015. Before ACM, Mr. Perri was the Chief Financial Officer of two US-listed international shipping companies, Box Ships Inc. (NYSE: TEU) and Paragon Shipping Inc. (NASDAQ: PRGN), that specialize in the transportation of containers and drybulk vessels from 2010 until 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Perri was the Vice President of Finance at a private shipping company that specializes in the global transportation of crude oil and refined oil products. Prior to entering shipping, he spent twelve years in equity research for several investment banks, including Prudential Securities and FAC Equities, covering various industries related to technology and IT services. Mr. Perri has a Masters of International Economics and Banking from Bocconi University in Milan and a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting and Finance from Drexel University.

  Alexandros Politis-Kalenteris

Deputy Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Alexandros Politis-Kalenteris is the Deputy Chief Operating Officer of TMS Cardiff Gas. He has over 20 years of experience in the ocean transportation industry, focusing on general and commercial management, as well as on shipping finance. Previously, Mr. Politis-Kalenteris was employed by Blue Sea Shipping Monaco as Managing Director and at the same time he held the position of CFO with affiliated company Stalwart Tankers. Prior to joining Blue Sea Shipping Monaco, Mr. Politis-Kalenteris was the General Manager of Elmira Tankers. Mr. Politis-Kalenteris holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of Athens, an LLM in Labor Law from the University of Regensburg (Germany) and an MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance from Cass Business School (City University of London).