Costis J. Frangoulis is an entrepreneur born in Athens, Greece and a father of two daughters, Elli and Athena. He holds a B.A from the University of Richmond, U.K in Economics and Business Administration since 1988. From 1988 till 1990 he served in the Hellenic Navy as a non-commissioned officer. He is the Founder, President and CEO of Franman Group which he formed in May 1991. For 3 decades, Franman has provided a wide range of services to the shipping industry, focused on shipbuilding equipment, spare parts, ship repairs and service, maritime security, cyber security, underwater cleaning and consulting. Franman today represents 132 leading corporations promoting their equipment, products and services in Greece and 13 other shipping nations to over 600 customers.
In 1996, he founded Imperium Shipmanagement SA which managed and owned 5 handysize bulk carriers. After a decade and while the Dry Cargo market was booming, he decided to exit the market by taking advantage of the very high asset values at the time. Mr. Frangoulis is also the President of the International Propeller Club, Port of Piraeus, an Ambassador of the Sailors’ Society in Greece, a non-executive member of the board of Sfakianakis Group and a member of the Advisory Board of the Academic Maritime Sector of the BCA College.