Mr. George D. Gourdomichalis was born in 1967 in London. He attended Athens College and went on to graduate from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a BA in International Economics and a BA in Political Science. He further attended the MSc in Ocean Marine Transportation Management at the Maritime Academy of the State of New York. In 1989 he joined Republic National Bank of New York as a management trainee and worked on their trading floor. In 1992 he joined S.S. Maritime Inc. of New York, where he worked as a chartering and S&P broker and was responsible for commercial management of Baltmed Shipping Co. In 1996 he returned to Greece and with his brother Stathis co-founded Gourdomichalis Naftiki Eteria S.A., commencing independent operations from their family?s established business. In 2000 he co-founded Free Ships S.A. and in 2003 he co-founded Free Bulkers S.A. both ship management firms.
These activities were consolidated and in 2005 were successfully merged resulting in the public listing of FreeSeas Inc. on the NASDAQ Exchange. Their shareholding was sold in January 2007 and George along with his brother Stathis manage and operate their ocean going shipping interests from their ship management firm G. Bros Maritime S.A. ,located in Piraeus. George serves on the RINA Hellenic Committee, the Korean Register of Shipping Hellenic Committee, the Board of Directors of the American P&I Club and the Industry Advisory Board of the North American Merchant Ministries Association, he was recently elected President of the Board of Directors of the Piraeus Marine Club where he has served as a member since 2007. Apart from these ocean going shipping interests George is shareholder in an Investment Bank in Romania, as well as in a leading company in Greece specializing in construction & operation of PV Parks and Investment in Renewable Sources of Energy. He is involved in Real Estate projects in Romania, Bulgaria and Panama. He is married with two children and lives in Athens, Greece.