Irene Notias - Chairwoman

Founder & Director

She is the Managing Director & Founder of Prime Petroleum Services & Prime Management Services.

A “do what’s needed” & “just do it”, creative, hands-on entrepreneur whose filling the gaps and matchmaking skills have awarded her close ties to a large & varied world-wide network she calls “the diamond-faceted Shipping Industry”. For over 16 years, actively 24-7 serving the top Greek & American Shipping companies with their Bunker (Marine Fuel) Purchases as Bunker Broker, Sales & Marketing Manager & Exclusive Purchasing Agent.

Author of several Marine Petroleum and Shipping Industry related articles for Trade Magazines. Organizer and presenter of several fund raisers, presentations for trade seminars and charity events.

Bachelors in Business Administration, from Pace University, Manhattan, NY , Major: International Management. Minors: Marketing and Political Science. Before entering the Shipping market in Greece, Irene worked for 16 years in Administration posts for a NYC reputable Shipping firm, multi-national IBM & Japanese firm, Nichiman America, and also, successfully ran a retail business which she had started up.

Served for several years as Board Member in various institutions and non-profit organizations such as Vice Pres for WISTA (Women’s Int’l Shipping & Trading Assoc), Athens Alzheimers & Related Disorders Association, Kardamylian Foundation Inc., Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church, NYC Parish Council, AHEPA (Maids of Athena), GOYA (Greek Orthodox Youth Assoc), Pace University Press Features Editor, Greek Club President & Pace University Senator for the Junior Class. Has organized & presented Fashion Shows, Musical Events & Parties for fundraisers.

Her vision is to see people in Greece and world–wide live with peace of mind by learning tools like Commitment & Consistency, Assurance & Assertiveness, Responsibility & Reliability and Execution to achieve Excellence in anything they perform (CARE). She has captured a very small corner…founding CONNECT, a project to help young Shipping grads obtain internship & entry level jobs via professional assistance & insightful seminars run by HR experts.