Andreas Nikolaos Michalopoulos
Andreas Michalopoulos serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Performance Shipping Inc. since October 2020 and as a Director since February 2020. From October 2019 to October 2020 he served as our Deputy Chief Executive Officer. From January 13, 2010 to October 2020 he also served as our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Mr. Michalopoulos served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Diana Shipping Inc. from March 2006 to February 2020, and he also served as a Director of Diana Shipping Inc. from August 2018 to February 2020. He started his career in 1993 when he joined Merrill Lynch Private Banking in Paris. In 1995, he became an International Corporate Auditor with Nestle SA based in Vevey, Switzerland and moved in 1998 to the position of Trade Marketing and Merchandising Manager. From 2000 to 2002, he worked for McKinsey and Company in Paris, France as an Associate Generalist Consultant before joining a major Greek Pharmaceutical Group with U.S. R&D activity as a Vice President of International Business Development and Member of the Executive Committee in 2002 where he remained until 2005. From 2005 to 2006, he joined Diana Shipping Agencies S.A. as a Project Manager. Mr. Michalopoulos graduated from Paris IX Dauphine University with Honors in 1993 obtaining an MSc in Economics and a master’s degree in Management Sciences specialized in Finance. In 1995, he also obtained a master’s degree in Business Administration from Imperial College, University of London. Mr. Andreas Michalopoulos is married to Aliki Paliou, also a Director of the Company.