Mr. Christos Economou is the founder of TMS Cardiff Gas. He has served as an Executive Vice President of Cardiff Marine Inc. since 2008. Prior to joining Cardiff Marine Inc., Mr. Economou worked at Heidmar Inc. (tankers) based in Norwalk, CT as part of the Corporate Management and Freight Trading and Chartering departments. Prior to Heidmar, Mr. Economou was an Analyst at Lazard Ltd. in New York. Mr. Economou holds an MSc degree in Ocean Systems Management from MIT and a B.A. from Tufts majoring in Quantitative Economics and Entrepreneurship.
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.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Kourelis has more than 20 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.
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.
Deputy Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Alexandros Politis-Kalenteris is the Deputy Chief Operating Officer of TMS Cardiff Gas. He has over 15 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).