Phoenix Shipping & Trading S.A. - Co Founder & Managing Director
Mr. Stathis D. Gourdomichalis is the COO and co-founder, along with his brother George and a group of Institutional Investors, of Blue Wall Shipping Limited and the Managing Director and co-founder of Phoenix Shipping & Trading SA.
He was born in 1972 in London. He attended Athens College and went on to attend New York University and received his BSc in International Finance & International Business. He further attended City University where he obtained his MSc in Shipping Trade and Finance.
In 1996, together with his brother, they founded Gourdomichalis Naftiki Eteria S.A. and further co-founded Free Holdings S.A. / Free Bulkers S.A. in 2001. In 2004 they combined all their shipping interests and created FreeSeas Inc. which was listed on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange in December 2005. In January 2007, he successfully sold his interests in FreeSeas Inc. and reinvested in a dry bulk niche market and built a modern private fleet. Ship management services were provided by G. Bros Maritime S.A. until 2012, when Blue Wall Shipping Limited and Phoenix Shipping & Trading SA were founded.
Independently, he has founded a secondary stock brokerage firm, In Link S.A., which he sold to a large Stock Brokerage firm in 2001. He has founded a Maritime Technical Advisory firm, Central Bureau of Shipping. He co-founded and was member of the Board of Fortius Finance Romania. He is a member of the Rina Hellenic Committee and the Board of an NGO, the Greek Committee for the Education of Kenyan Youth.
He is married and has one daughter and lives in Athens, Greece.