George Kiourktsoglou has a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (Aristotelian Technical University, Greece, 1992), an M.Sc. in Nuclear Engineering (Cornell University, U.S.A., 1996), a Diploma in Management (ALBA Graduate Business School, Greece, 2006) and an M.B.A. in Shipping (ALBA Graduate Business School, Greece, 2008). As an intern, he worked for the Israeli Public Corporation of Electricity and from 1996 until 2009 for Royal Dutch Shell. Currently he does research as a Ph.D. candidate (Maritime Security) and lectures (Strategy and Management) at the University of Greenwich. George is a member of the American Nuclear Society, the Chartered Management Institute and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science Technology in London. He speaks Greek, English, German, Japanese and French.