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Alexander Kalafatides

Director (Class I)

Alexander Kalafatides has been a member of our board of directors since 2019. Mr. Kalafatides has over 40 years of experience in general management and marketing. Mr. Kalafatides is a Senior M&A Advisor for Hughes Klaiber, a boutique M&A investment bank for small to middle market firms. He also holds the position of Special Projects Director at IUC International LLC, a designer and importer of consumer products, and he also serves as an adjunct professor in International Business at Drexel University. He has been involved in considerable turnarounds in various sectors including the marine sector, where he served as Partner and Vice President of CCSI, Inc., a company acting as the sales agent of the Chevron/Texaco joint venture. Following its successful turnaround, the company was acquired by the Chevron/Texaco group. Mr. Kalafatides received his M.B.A. in marketing and international business from the New York University, his B.S.E. in computer engineering & science at the University of Pennsylvania and a Certificate of Director Education from Drexel University’s Gupta Governance Institute. Mr. Kalafatides serves as chairman of the Conflicts Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee, is an independent director.