Our people

Mr. Theodore (Ted) Petropoulos is Petrofin’s founder and head of Petrofin Research.

Mr. Petropoulos is an ex International Banker and has been a financial advisor since 1986, with particular emphasis on shipping, project finance and banking advice. He started his career in the family shipping business in London in the early 1970s. He joined the First National Bank of Chicago (FNBC), London, in 1975 and became an Assistant Vice President in 1980. He served as Head of FNBC’s Piraeus Branch in 1979 and stayed in Greece until 1982 when he joined ABN Bank, London Branch, in 1982 and worked as the Head of Transportation, Energy and Project Finance until early 1985. In 1985 he became General Manager of the London branch of a Swiss Bank and in 1989 he founded Petrofin S.A., an international shipping financial, advisory and research company.

Mr. Petropoulos has also been in ship-owning and ship-management since 1998. He founded Petrobulk Maritime Inc in 1998, which until 2007 had managed 13 dry bulk vessels. Petrofin Ship Management Inc, (PSMI), was founded in 2005, and currently manages a modern 5-vessel fleet of handymaxes / supramaxes.

Mr. Petropoulos has a B.Sc. Economics Honours Degree from the London School of Economics, a Master in Business Administration Degree from the Manchester Business School, as well as numerous additional academic distinctions. Additionally, he has been a guest lecturer at UK and Greek Universities and a speaker at International and Greek conferences and a contributor of articles to numerous international magazines and publications for over 25 years. He is an acknowledged expert in the world of shipping finance. 

Mrs. Roula Petropoulos is Petrofin's co-founder and senior shipping executive of Petrofin for over 20 years and is also actively engaged in Petrofin Research. She holds a Degree in Law from Athens University and a Master of Science Degree in Social Administration from the London School of Economics, London University.

Mrs. Petropoulos has held various management positions at the Social Institute of Greece, leading to a position of Manager of the Organisations and Methods Department over a 17-year period. She has developed considerable expertise in management, setting up systems, procedures and structures. She has been a member of the Greek delegation for National Insurance matters in the context of European Community bilateral relations.

Mrs. Athena Daskalopoulou has studied Economics, Management and Languages in Athens and London where she attended North London Polytechnic, London University and successfully completed in 1994 her post-graduate studies in shipping. She holds a Master in Business Administration from Warwick University, U.K.

She joined Petrofin in 1988 and she is the Managing Director of PSMI and a contributor to the company’s research department.

Ms. Isabella Constantinidou has linguistic, management and training background and skills. She holds a BEd(Hons) degree from Kingston University, U.K. and a BA(Hons) degree in Russian Studies at the University of London.

She joined Petrofin in 1988 in London.

She is in charge of all education-related sectors, as well as Petrofin Research© and Petrofin Bank Research ©.
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