Speakers at Athens Investment Summit
Business & Commercial Strategy Director, Vianox SA
Mr. Nico Cotzias Jr. is a seasoned shipping executive & entrepreneur who, since 2012, is actively involved at the top level in the field of international forwarding & logistics. He is the Business & Commercial Strategy Director of Vianox (Forwarding & Logistics) S.A.
Between 1998-2003, Mr. Cotzias has been a founder, CFO & Managing Director of Millenium Seacarriers Inc., ship-owners & operators of dry cargo vessels. Millenium raised $100,000,000 in the U.S. Capital markets in 1998 (High-Yield Bond Issuer company, SEC-registered, USGAAP) and it built-up, owned & controlled a fleet in excess of 20 vessels primarily on long-term contracts to world-class charterers.
Mr. Cotzias has worked in Athens, London, New York, and Shanghai and has acquired experience as a re-structuring officer for shipping companies writing & implementing business plans, re-structuring depts. to operate as profit centers and introducing commercial & operational measurable targets & KPIs.
Mr. Cotzias holds a B.A./M.A. combined degree in Economics with specialisation in International Trade & Finance from Boston University (1982).