What was your earliest memory? On a bicycle in Eastern Long Island next to my brother, with my mother taking pictures of us.

Did you go through training/university or straight into work? I spent pretty much every summer since I was 14 in either a shipping office — cousin’s or grandfather’s — or onboard ships. I also received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Brown University, after which I went directly into shipping full-time.

Who have been your mentors? My grandfather, John M Carras, and his first cousin Costa M Lemos.