Michael Bodouroglou, the founder of Allseas Marine S.A., a Technical and Commercial Management Company, has been involved in the shipping industry in various capacities for more than 35 years. He has owned and operated drybulk and tanker vessels since 1993. Prior to 1993, he was employed as a technical superintendent, supervising both drybulk and tanker vessels for various shipping companies. Michael Bodouroglou is the founder of Paragon Shipping. He has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Paragon Shipping since the Company was founded in April 2006. He is also the founder of Βox Ships and has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Box Ship since the company’s inception in May 2010. In 1977 Mr. Bodouroglou graduated with honours from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, in the United Kingdom with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering and in 1978 he was awarded a Masters of Science in Naval Architecture. Mr. Bodouroglou is a member of the Cayman Islands Shipowners' Advisory Council, the DNV GL Greek Committee and the Lloyd's Register Hellenic Advisory Committee. He is also a member of China Classification Society Mediterranean Committee (CCS), the RINA Hellenic Advisory Committee (Registro Italiano Navale) and the Greek Committee of Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (ClassNK) and also member of the Board of the Swedish P&I Club and the Union of Greek Shipowners. In November 2014 he was also elected as an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. Mr. Bodouroglou is the Honorary Consul for the Slovak Republic in Piraeus and the President of the Hellenic Australian Business Council (HABC).