Chief Executive Officer
Manos Kouligkas is the Chief Executive Officer of Libra Group. A member of the Group’s Leadership Team, Manos is based in New York City. A 11-year veteran of Libra Group, Manos most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer of Lomar Shipping, one of Libra Group’s maritime subsidiaries based in London, where for more than a decade, he played an integral role at Lomar during a critical investment period for the company. Between 2009 and 2020, Lomar is known for taking “the biggest bet in shipping history,” acquiring 136 ships, including 96 container vessels, leading up to the historic containership boom from 2020-2023.
Before joining Lomar, Manos was CFO at Odysea Carriers S.A., a maritime company based in Greece specializing in dry bulk carriers. Manos also oversaw the Legal and Insurance departments at Odysea. Previously, he served in various financial roles at Coca-Cola HBC, a strategic bottling partner of The Coca-Cola Company operating in approximately 30 countries and at the time the second largest bottler for Coca-Cola. During his time at Coca-Cola HBC, Manos traveled around the globe, helping to oversee and audit its global operations. Manos began his financial career and training at Ernst & Young in the U.K., where his clients included leading global industrial companies.
Manos is part of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) as a Fellow Chartered and Certified Accountant (FCCA), the highest achievement awarded to ACCA members. He received a B.A. (Hons) from the University of Portsmouth. He is a member of the Forbes CEO Council.