Senior Management

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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


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 fleet consisting of LNG vessels participating in the midstream transportation business of Gas Shipping services. His involvement within the Gas Shipping sector dates back to 2010. He is founder of LNGShips, a company focused on long term charters for transporting LNG & promoting cleaner air in cities across the world.

Mr. Economou has served as an advisor to Cardiff Marine Inc. 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 shipping 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.

  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).