Emmanuel C. Alexandrou was born and raised in New York and completed his high school studies at the American Community Schools of Athens, later going on to graduate from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne with a B. Eng. in Marine Engineering. His postgraduate studies were started at the University of Glasgow & Strathclyde where he obtained an M.Sc. in Marine Technology and Sustainable Engineering. Following a series of years in the industry, then went on to obtain an M.B.A. in Shipping from the Athens Laboratory of Business Administration.
He has worked as a technical superintendent covering both wet and dry sector vessels involving projects such as VLCC conversion to FPSO, Single Skin Tanker conversion to Double Hull etc. He has established a number of businesses involve in renewable energy, real estate, steel construction and consultancy and currently holds the position of Operations Manager and Chief Research Analyst at Alkon Holding Inc.