SERVING THE MARINE COMMUNITY WORLDWIDE

PIRAEUS – ISTANBUL – MONTENEGRO – HOUSTON – SPLIT – SHANGHAI – DUBAI – SINGAPORE – INDIA

Nikolaos Kafetsis

Vice Admiral (ret.) Hellenic Navy
Naval Architect & Marine Engineer (NavE, M. Sc.) – MIT

Chief Operating Officer & Senior Technical Consultant

Nikos has joined our headquarters’ team in Piraeus in 2020 and is acting as our Chief Operating Officer and Senior Technical Consultant, overseeing all operations of the company.

His educational background includes three-years postgraduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), on completion of which he was awarded both the Naval Engineer Degree and the Master of Science in Materials Science.

Having a 37-year career in the Hellenic Navy (HN) Nikos reached the top rank of Vice Admiral. His last positions were Commander of the Logistic Command, Director of the Armaments Directorate and Director of the Technical Division of the Fleet Command. He also served as Commanding Officer in Elefsis Shipyards and as Head of the shipbuilding branches of the Naval Detachments in Skaramanga and Kiel (Germany) Shipyards, where he was supervising, among other projects, the construction of 214 class Submarines, the Super V class Fast Attack Crafts and the retrofit of various naval projects. During his service in the Armaments Directorate and the HN’s Detachments he was accountable for the conception, evaluation, identification, planning and delivery of Defence Procurement Programs and Contracts.

Nikos has been honoured by Kuwait and Saudi Arabia for participating in operations “Desert Shield” and “Desert Storm”, during 1990/1991 and was distinguished with the metal of the “Ordre national du Merite” by the French Republic, in November 2019.

Nikos is also an honorary member of the International Propeller Club of the United States, Port of Piraeus.


67 Akti Miaouli 185 37
Piraeus, Greece
Tel.:+(30) 210 4282956 – 8
Fax:+(30) 210 4282959
e-mail: piraeus@margetis.com

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