Constantine Dracopoulos graduated from the Greek Naval Academy and embarked on a long career in shipping, having served in various New York-based companies, before joining Niarchos London Ltd., as Director of Shipping, in 1953. He was President of the Board of Directors and Managing Director of “Hellenic Shipyards Co.” for nearly thirty years. Mr. Dracopoulos was also President of the Board of Directors of International Maritime Agencies and International Travel S.A. for almost twenty years. He has served on the Board of several prestigious organizations, such as the Greek Industries Union, the American Bureau of Shipping, the Greek Shipowners Union, the Central Bank of Greece, etc. Mr. Dracopoulos was President of the Greek Advisory Committee of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation from 1996 until 2004, and has since served as Advisor to the Foundation’s Board of Directors.