Sunday, January 29, 2012

Constantine Alexander-Goulandris

Constantinos Nikolaos Alexander-Goulandris, born c. 1963 in New York City, is a Greek billionaire whose primary residence is in Monaco.

Corporate Activities
Alexander-Goulandris is the chairman of the board and majority shareholder of Monaco-based Victory Carriers and Petromaritime (not affiliated with Petromaritime Consulting).

Victory Carriers is a Monaco-based petroleum and energy shipping company. He purchased the remnants of the company and of the flagship company, Olympic Maritime, both originally started in 1943 by family friend,[citation needed] the late Greek shipping magnate, Aristotle Onassis, from the Onassis estate for a reported $250 million. Alexander-Goulandris has built the privately-owned concern, through aggressive acquisitions and the construction of new megaships, into one of the world's largest energy shipping companies.

Among Alexander-Goulandris' subsidiaries are Petromaritime, the Victory Group, a commercial real estate enterprise which owns over 15,000,000 sq ft (1,400,000 m2) of commercial real estate around the world, including a large portion of Olympic Tower in New York City, and at least one dozen additional subsidiaries.[citation needed]

He is reputedly advises the Saudi royal family, the emirs of Qatar and Kuwait, as well as the leaders of the U.A.E. and some large oil companies. He is also an associate of Russian oligarch and Chelsea Football Club owner, Roman Abramovich and Russian prime minister, Vladimir Putin.

Alexander-Goulandris is not included in the Forbes list of the world's richest people as his personal wealth, like that of many Monaco-based insiders, cannot be assessed with any accuracy from publicly available information.

Alexander-Goulandris owns one of the largest megayachts in the world, the Dubai-registered M/Y, Delma, length: 279 ft 7 • 85.23 m.[citation needed] His private jet fleet includes a Boeing 767-400ER, with, among other security measures, includes ultra-sophisticated communications systems and anti-missile defenses, which is registered in Aruba as of April, 2010, two Gulfstream G550s. two Sikorsky S-92A helicopters and a helicopter tender on board Delma.

In September, 2010, the luxury blog Luxist mis-reported that that Alexander-Goulandris had purchased what was said to be the world's most expensive home, a Monaco penthouse formerly owned by the late Edmond Safra. The blog later issued a correction, now claiming that Alexander-Goulandris advised the U.A.E.'s Al Maktoum family on their purchase of the property.

He is reported to be single and keeps a low profile. He maintains homes in Greece, Switzerland, Paris, London, Antibes, New York, Los Angeles, Hawaii and Monaco, his principal residence.

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