Charis Plakantonaki is the Chief Strategy Officer of Star Bulk Carriers Corp., one of the largest US listed dry bulk shipping companies.
Since joining Star Bulk in 2015, Charis has led the company’s strategic planning, human resources, information technology, ESG and public affairs, supporting the company to sustainably grow its fleet, to enhance its capabilities, and to achieve a leading position in global dry bulk shipping.
Prior to Star Bulk, she worked at Thenamaris (Ships Management) for seven years on strategy, planning and corporate communications, and before that, she was a senior consultant at the Boston Consulting Group on strategy projects across industries and geographies.
Charis holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BS in International and European Studies from the University of Macedonia, where she graduated as valedictorian. She serves on the Board of the Liberian Shipowners’ Council, on the Board of Trustees of Anatolia College, and on the Advisory Board of Seafair.