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Angeliki Frangou

Αγγελική Φράγκου
Native name Anna Maria
Born 1965 (age 52–53)
Nationality Greek
Alma mater Fairleigh Dickinson University
Columbia University
Occupation Shipping
Board member of Owner of Navios Maritime Holdings
Parent(s) Nikolas Frangos

'Aννα Μαρία (born 1965) (Greek: Αγγελική Φράγκου) is a Greek shipowner.[1] She is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Navios Maritime Holdings.,[2] of Navios Maritime Partners L.P., of Navios Tankers Management Inc. and Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation.


Early Life and EducationEdit

Frangou was born in Chios island in northern Aegean, coming from a family of shipowners from the village of Kardamyla.[3] Her father is the shipowner Nikolaos (Nikolas) Frangos.[3] She has a sibling brother Ioannis (Giannis) as well, one older half-sister (Maria) and one younger half-sister (Katerina).[3][4] Her brother is also a shipowner with his own company and both them are the fourth generation of shipowners in the family.[3]

Frangou obtained a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University.[5]

Navios GroupEdit

In 2004, Frangou raised $200 million to buy Navios. Previously she was working on Wall St as an analyst on the trading floor of Republic National Bank for a couple of years.[6] As of December 2014, Navios Group controls 149 dry bulk carriers, 50 tankers and 12 container vessels.[7] 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!" [8]

Awards & mentionsEdit

In 2014 Frangou was listed 11th in the Lloyd's List Top 100 Most Influential People in Shipping list.[9] In 2013, Frangou was mentioned on CNN's International Leading Women.[10] In 2011, she was named the 50th most powerful businesswoman in Fortune Magazine.[11] Also, she was named as Connecticut Maritime Association's Commodore for the year 2011.[12]

Personal LifeEdit

Frangou has one son named Nikolas, which was christened in Kardamyla.[3][4] She loves the opera and likes to collect Greek, Byzantine and Chinese artwork.[3]


  1. ^ Lloyd's List Editorial. "15. Angeliki Frangou, Navios Group". Lloyd's List. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Executive Profile-Angeliki N. Frangou". Businessweek. Retrieved 15 January 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "Αγγελική Φράγκου: «Αριστοτέλης Ωνάσης» γένους θηλυκού - PROFILES -". (in Greek). 2013-08-07. Retrieved 2017-11-28. 
  4. ^ a b "Τα βαφτίσια και το μυστικό της καπετάνισσας". Espresso (in Greek). Retrieved 2017-11-28. 
  5. ^ "Angeliki Frangou Profile". Forbes. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "10 Global Women On The Rise - Angeliki Frangou". CNN Money. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  7. ^ Lloyd's List Editorial. "15. Angeliki Frangou, Navios Group". Lloyd's List. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  8. ^ Whittaker, Gillian (Summer 2014). "It's all adding up nicely". tw+ quarterly. Tradewinds. 
  9. ^ "Lloyd's List One Hundred 2014". Lloyd's List. Retrieved 22 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Navios Maritime Holdings Inc.:Angeliki Frangou, Chairman and CEO of the Navios Group of Companies Featured on CNN International's Leading Women With Becky Anderson". 4 Traders. Retrieved 28 February 2013. 
  11. ^ "Angeliki Frangou on List of Most Influential Businesswomen". Greek Reporter. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  12. ^ "Connecticut Maritime Association names Angeliki Frangou as its next Commodore". Marine Log. Retrieved 4 March 2013. 

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