President of the Association of Banking and Financial Executives of Hellenic Shipping, Founder – Managing Director, XRTC BUSINESS CONSULTANTS
George Xiradakis was born in Athens and grew up in Volos. He graduated from the Nautical Marine Academy of Aspropyrgos-Athens and he holds a diploma in Commercial Operations from City of London Polytechnic and an MSc in Maritime Studies from University of Wales.
He served as Senior Manager in the French bank Credit Lyonnais both in Athens and Paris. In 1999 he founded XRTC which acts as a commercial representative of foreign banks and institutions in Greek Shipping Market. Since 2010 is the Preferred Shipping Finance Consultant of China Development Bank while Mr. Xiradakis is a Banker of reference on Chinese financing in the Greek business cycles due to his long lasting relationship with PRC.
Mr. Xiradakis is President of the Association of Banking and Financial Executives of Hellenic Shipping, Vice President of China Hellenic Chamber (HCCI), VP of the International Propeller Club of the United States.
He is Emeritus President of International Propeller Club, Port of Piraeus, Emeritus Member and special advisor of the BOD of the Piraeus Chamber of Commerce & Industry, member of the Mediterranean Committee of China Classification Society, Piraeus Marine Club, Hellenic Maritime Museum and Hellas Liberty Floating Museum etc. In May 2019 he participated in the European Parliament elections.