Angeliki Frangou to Deliver Female Entrepreneur Lecture

Madison, NJ (March 16, 2011) — Angeliki Frangou, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Navios Maritime Holdings, will share her entrepreneurial experience at Rothman Institute of Entrepreneurship’s Eighth Annual Female Entrepreneur Lecture. The event will take place on Friday, March 25 at 6 p.m. at the College at Florham of Fairleigh Dickinson University.

Frangou has held her current position at Navios for the past six years. In 2001, she founded Maritime Enterprises Management S.A., a company located in Piraeus, Greece, that specializes in the management of dry cargo vessels. From 1990 to October 2001, Frangou served as the chief executive officer of Franser Shipping S.A.  She is a member of the Board of The United Kingdom Mutual Steam Ship Assurance Association and Vice Chairman of China Classification Society Mediterranean Committee. 

Frangou also has an extensive background in banking. Prior to her employment with Franser Shipping, she worked as an analyst on the trading floor of Republic National Bank of New York. Ms. Frangou was also a member of the board of directors of Emporiki Bank of Greece, the second largest retail bank in Greece, from April 2004 to July 2005. She is Chairman of the Board of Directors of IRF European Finance Investments Ltd., which is listed on the Specialist Fund Market of the London Stock Exchange.

Frangou earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University, summa cum laude, and a master's degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia University.

The lecture continues a strong annual tradition of influential Female Entrepreneur Lecturers at the Rothman Institute. Previous speakers include Lindsay Phillips, founder of SwitchFlops, Ranjini Poddar, Co-Founder and President of Artech Information Systems LLC, Lillian Rodríguez López, president of the Hispanic Federation, Ann Limberg, President, Bank of America New Jersey, Doris Drucker, who started a national manufacturing company from scratch at the age of 82, Peg Brady, Executive Director of Medical Missions for Children, and Diahann Lassus, CFP and CPA, co-founder and president of Lassus Wherley & Associates, P.C.

The annual lecture is part of the Female Entrepreneurs’ Alliance, which was founded to educate and support women business owners. It will be held in conjunction with the awards ceremony for the 2011 New Jersey Business Idea Competition, a program designed to nurture an entrepreneurial mindset among high school students.

The event will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. and the lecture will start at 7:15 p.m. in Hennessy Hall/Lenfell Hall (the Mansion), on FDU’s College at Florham, located at 285 Madison Ave., Madison, NJ 07940. It is free and open to the public; due to limited seating, registration is required by March 21. For more information, call 973-443-8842 or visit

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