John Frangos

OWNER, FIRST LINES COMPANY

Captain Ioannis (John) Frangos is head of his family’s private shipping businesses: Irika Shipping, First Lines Company SA, and Seaways Maritime International. He and his sister, Angeliki Frangou ’88SEAS, are fifth generation shipping owners, and the children of the late Captain Nikolaos J. Frangos, who controlled one of Greece’s largest fleets during his lifetime.

Captain John Frangos began his career in shipping soon after graduating from SUNY Maritime College, and has been running the family’s businesses since the early 1990s. John is a member of the Board of Directors of the SUNY Maritime Foundation, and a Member of the Greek National Committee within the American Bureau of Shipping. He is based in Athens and Monaco.