George Xiradakis was born in 1964 and grew up in Volos, Greece.
Following his graduation from the Nautical Marine Academy of Aspropyrgos – Athens he embarked as a deck officer onboard various types of dry cargo ships. After completing his military service in the Greek Navy as Commander of Landing Ship, in 1989 he joined the London City of London Polytechnic (presently named as Metropolitan University) where he received his postgraduate Diploma in Commercial Operation of Shipping. He continued his studies and obtained an MSc in Maritime Studies from the University of Wales, Cardiff in 1991.
Ms Fitsiou joined Banque Franco Hellenique in 1990 working as a member of the special asset unit. In 1996 she become the Head of the Loans Administration Department and later a Shipping Account Officer for Credit Lyonnais Greece. Following the sale of Credit Lyonnais Greece to Piraeus Bank, she continued working as a Shipping Account Officer to the new bank established, Piraeus Prime Bank up until 1999 when she jointly established XRTC Business Consultants with Mr. George Xiradakis. Since then she is working as a Relationship Manager of XRTC Business Consultants in developing and managing shipping debt portfolios, debt and equity capital markets origination, distressed assets restructuring, deal origination & underwriting for structured finance as well as project financing.
Ms Moutsatsou holds a Bsc in Maritime Studies from the University of Piraeus. In 1990 she worked as the Personal Assistant to Petrola Hellas’ Technical Manager. In 1995 she moved to Celebrity Cruises where was engaged in general administration tasks in the Operations department. She joined XRTC in 2000 as an Office Administrator.