Sophocles Zoullas, Zenith Shipping
Sophocles N. Zoullas has been involved in the shipping industry for over 30 years with experience in strategic, commercial and operational aspects of the business, in both private and public companies. He is currently the founder, chairman and CEO of Zenith Shipping, an owner of crude tankers, product tankers and drybulk vessels. Zoullas is also a principal of Delphin Shipping, an investment vehicle in drybulk shipping. In 2005, he founded and was Chairman and CEO of Eagle Bulk Shipping, a Nasdaq listed 45-vessel shipping company.
In the span of his career, he has been a principal in over 100 shipping transactions, ordered and constructed over 40 newbuilds vessels. In the capital markets, he has raised over $600 million in primary and secondary issues, PIPES, bought deals, ATMs and an IPO. He has also raised over $500 million of equity in the non-public institutional markets and over $2 billion in the bank markets.
He was an honors graduate from Harvard College and received his MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Business Boards: Chairman Lloyds Register North American Advisory Committee, Board member, London Steamship P&I Insurance, and lifetime member and former director, North American Marine Environment Protection Association