Christos Giannopoulos


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Christos Giannopoulos, Director of Underwriting & Portfolio Management for Maritime Finance since 2022. Christos has over $1 billion in new business underwriting and manages more than $0.5 billion of loans. Christos joined Maritime Finance as an associate in June 2018.

Prior to joining First Citizens' Maritime Finance, Christos covered the maritime sector as Research Analyst for Navios Maritime Group, one of the largest publicly traded international owner and operator of dry cargo, container, and tanker vessels, and as Investment Banking analyst for a boutique investment bank in New York.

Christos has a master’s in international business from HULT International Business School in Cambridge Massachusetts and B.S. in Shipping, Trade & Transportation from Aegean University in Chios, Greece.

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