George K. Xiradakis
Founder – Managing Director of XRTC Business Consultants
George Xiradakis was born in Athens and grew up in Volos. Following his graduation from the Nautical Marine Academy of Aspropyrgos – Athens he embarked as a deck officer onboard various types of dry cargo ships. 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 XRTC is acting as a Consultant to China Development Bank Group while Mr. Xiradakis has been appointed as member of the specialized committee of the Group.
Mr. Xiradakis is VP of the International Propeller Club of US, General Secretary of the Association of Banking and Financial Executives of Hellenic Shipping, Emeritus President of International Propeller Club, Port of Piraeus, VP of China Hellenic Chamber (HCCI), VP of the China-Greece Association. He is Emeritus Member of The Piraeus Chamber of Commerce & Industry, member of the Mediterranean Committee of China Classification Society, Piraeus Marine Club, Hellenic Maritime Museum etc.
In May 2019 he participated in the European elections