Denis Petropoulos has worked in competitive shipbroking for more than 40 years. Starting in H.Clarkson in 1978, he left in 1985 and opened Braemar Tankers Ltd as a founding member.
In 2001 Braemar was publicly listed on the London Stock Exchange as Braemar Shipping Services PLC where he sat on the board. The company underwent significant international expansion and he was responsible for opening the group’s offices in China, India, Dubai, USA and Singapore to where he relocated in 2011 and headed the Asian divisions. Denis retired from Braemar in 2018.
Denis has extensive knowledge of the energy industry and, in particular, its shipping requirement for crude oils, products, chemicals, LPG and LNG, extending to all the supply and refinery centres around the world.
Denis Petropoulos was appointed Chairman of Baltic Exchange from 2019 until 2022. He is a non-exec main board director of TEN – Tsakos Energy Navigation – publicly listed on the NYSE.
Denis Petropoulos presently sits on INTERTANKO’s Associate Members’ Committee, and he is a Patron of National Maritime Museum Greenwich UK.