Liquid Bulk Principal Analyst, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit
Fotios Katsoulas is a liquid bulk principal analyst for the Maritime & Trade team at IHS Markit.
He focuses on the seaborne trade of crude oil and its impacts on the shipping cycles and investors' decisions, drawing from his experience in commercial shipping sectors such as crude oil and oil product tankers, LNG and LPG carriers, MODU and OSV. Previously, Mr. Katsoulas gained experience in using the latest technology to provide better insights more quickly and more frequently to the shipping industry and to associated finance and insurance providers. As head of research for Affinity Shipping LLP and as shipping analyst for Maritime Strategies International Ltd., he managed big shipping data, developed shipping cycle econometric models, and assisted with advisory projects and valuations for major international shipping banks and financial providers. Mr. Katsoulas regularly attends international shipping industry conferences and has professional experience in operational research and corporate presentations. He holds a Master of Science in shipping, trade and finance from Cass Business School, City University London, United Kingdom.