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Αγγελική Φράγκου
Angeliki Frangou
Born 1965 (age 58–59)
Nationality Greek
Alma mater Fairleigh Dickinson University
Columbia University
Occupation Shipping
Board member of Owner of Navios Maritime Holdings
Parent(s) Nikolas Frangos

Angeliki Frangou (born 1965) (Greek: Αγγελική Φράγκου) is a Greek shipowner, chairman, chief executive officer and Director of Navios Maritime Holdings., of Navios Maritime Partners L.P., of Navios Tankers Management Inc. and Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation.

Early life and education

Frangou was born in Chios island in northern Aegean, coming from a family of shipowners from the village of Kardamyla. Her father is the shipowner Nikolaos (Nikolas) Frangos. She has a brother Ioannis (John), and two younger sisters (Katerina) and (Maria). Her brother is also a shipowner with his own company and both them are the fourth generation of shipowners in the family.

Frangou obtained a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia University.

Navios Group

In 2004, Frangou raised $200 million to buy Navios. Previously she was working on Wall Street as an analyst on the trading floor of Republic National Bank for a couple of years. As of December 2014, Navios Group controls 149 dry bulk carriers, 50 tankers and 12 container vessels. Between 2004- 2014, "the Navios group has raised a shade under $10bn in financing - $6.3bn from the capital markets and 3.6bn from bank debt". Angeliki Frangou demonstrates an acute ability to grasp both the financial and shipping markets. "She is just as happy to mull over the fuel economies that can be achieved by proper sandblasting as she is to discuss the intricacies of financial tools". Asked about the role of women in top posts in shipping, she retorted that "I don't believe in gender, race, religion. I think it's what you want to make it. If you ever thought that you work in a company for any other reason than your ability, you should leave!"

Awards & mentions

In 2014 Frangou was listed 11th in the Lloyd's List Top 100 Most Influential People in Shipping list. In 2013, Frangou was mentioned on CNN's International Leading Women. In 2011, she was named the 50th most powerful businesswoman in Fortune Magazine. Also, she was named as Connecticut Maritime Association's Commodore for the year 2011. In 2020, in collaboration with Vangelis Marinakis and ION S.A., they made a donation of 1.5 million euros to the General State Hospital of Nice to help fight the coronavirus. The donation included 14 new, fully equipped intensive care units.

Personal life

Frangou has one son named Nikolas, which was christened in Kardamyla and a daughter named Stella who was christened in Kifissia. She loves the opera and likes to collect Greek, Byzantine and Chinese artwork.

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