Board of Directors

Dr. John Coustas , , , Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. John Coustas is our President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors. He has over 30 years of experience in the shipping industry and assumed management of our company in 1987 from his father Dimitris Coustas, who founded Danaos Shipping in 1972. He has been responsible for our corporate strategy and the management of our affairs since that time. Dr. Coustas is Vice Chairman of the board of directors of The Swedish Club, a member of the board of directors of the Union of Greek Shipowners and a member of the DNV Council. He holds a degree in Marine Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens as well as a Master’s degree in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Computer Controls from Imperial College, London.

Iraklis Prokopakis , , , Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

Iraklis Prokopakis is the Vice Chairman and a member of our board of directors. Mr. Prokopakis joined us in 1998 and served as the Company's Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer through 2023. Mr Prokopakis has over 40 years of experience in the shipping industry while prior to entering the shipping industry he was a captain in the Hellenic Navy. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Portsmouth University in the United Kingdom, a Master’s degree in Naval Architecture and a Ship Risk Management Diploma from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States and a post-graduate diploma in business studies from the London School of Economics. Mr. Prokopakis also has a Certificate in Operational Audit of Banks from the Management Center Europe in Brussels and a Safety Risk Management Certificate from Det Norske Veritas. He is a member of the Board of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping, the Owners’ Committee of the Korean Register of Shipping and the Skuld's Member Committee.

William Repko , ,

William Repko has been a member of our board of directors since July 2014. Mr. Repko has nearly 40 years of investing, finance and restructuring experience. Mr. Repko retired from Evercore Partners in February 2014 where he had served as a senior advisor, senior managing director and was a co-founder of the firm’s Restructuring and Debt Capital Markets Group since September 2005. Prior to joining Evercore Partners Inc., Mr. Repko served as chairman and head of the Restructuring Group at J.P. Morgan Chase, a leading investment banking firm, where he focused on providing comprehensive solutions to clients’ liquidity and reorganization challenges. In 1973, Mr. Repko joined Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company, a commercial bank, which after a series of mergers became part of J.P. Morgan Chase. Mr. Repko has been named to the Turnaround Management Association (TMA)- sponsored Turnaround, Restructuring and Distressed Investing Industry Hall of Fame. Mr. Repko has served on the Board of Directors of Stellus Capital Investment Corporation (SCM: NYSE) since 2012 and is Chairman of its Compensation Committee and serves on the Audit Committee. Mr. Repko received his B.S. in Finance from Lehigh University.

Myles R. Itkin , ,

Myles R. Itkin has been a member of our board of directors since 2006. Mr. Itkin was the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (‘‘OSG’’), in which capacities he served, with the exception of a promotion from Senior Vice President to Executive Vice President in 2006, from 1995 to 2013. Prior to joining OSG in June 1995, Mr. Itkin was employed by Alliance Capital Management L.P. as Senior Vice President of Finance. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Finance at Northwest Airlines, Inc. Mr. Itkin served on the board of directors of the U.K. P&I Club from 2006 to 2013. Mr. Itkin holds a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and an MBA from New York University.

Petros Christodoulou , ,

Petros Christodoulou has been a member of our Board of Directors since June 2018. He has been the non-executive Chair of the Board of Directors of Hellenic Bank in Cyprus since January 2024, a member of the Board of Directors of Minetta Insurance and head of the Audit Committee of the BoD, and a member of the Board of Directors of Guardian Capital Group since 2016 and a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors of Canada. His career includes roles as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Capital Product Partners, an owner of crude, product carriers, and containerships, from September 2014 until 2015. From 2012 to 2014, he was the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Executive Member of the Board of the National Bank of Greece Group, where he also served as Chairman of NBG Asset Management, Astir Palace SA, and NBG Bank Assurance. During the same period, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Hellenic Exchanges SA from 2012 to 2014. He held the position of Director General of the Public Debt Management Agency of Greece from 2010 to 2012. Last, he served on the Board of Directors of Aegean Baltic Bank from 2017 to 2023.Mr. Christodoulou holds an MBA from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Athens School of Commerce and Economics.

Richard Sadler , ,

Richard Sadler has been a member of our Board of Directors since July 2022. Mr. Sadler has been, since December 2021, an advisor to Purus Maritime, a U.S. holding company, that owns and leases environmentally advanced vessels and infrastructure, in four sectors, with a focus on technology that exceeds the decarbonization trajectory rate set by the IMO and Paris Agreement. In May 2022 he was elected to the Board of Britannia P&I Club having, since June 2020, been a Sustainable Business Advisor to the Board and senior leadership team. In that capacity he was responsible for the development, and publishing, of the Britannia Sustainability report. From June 2017 to June 2020, Mr. Sadler was Chief Operating Officer of NYSE-listed GasLog Ltd and GasLog Partners LP, who were leading owners and operators of LNG carriers. Prior to that, from October 2015 to June 2017, he was a consultant advisor to the Foresight Group, which operated in the shipping, drilling, hospitality and shoe retail and manufacturing industries, and from June 2007 to October 2015 he was Chief Executive Officer of Lloyd’s Register Group, which provided regulatory compliance and consultancy services through technical and management services in the marine, energy and other sectors. From 2004 to 2007, he was a director of asset management for the Royal Bank of Scotland (Shipping and Offshore Energy). Mr. Sadler is a member of the Trinity House Corporate Board and a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineers. Mr. Sadler holds a Bachelors of Science, with honors, in Naval Architecture from Newcastle University and was awarded honorary doctorates from both Newcastle and Southampton University.



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