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Alkimos G. Gratsos
(1907 - 1987)

ALKIMOS G. Gratsos was born on Ithaka, the third of four sons of George D. Gratsos, founder of the family’s shipping enterprise in 1902. A chemist by training, he combined shipping with significant contributions to Greece’s land industries. He was a long-running president of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping.

Alkimos G. Gratsos received a doctorate in chemistry with the highest honours from the University of Zurich. After returning to Greece to be near his ailing father, he headed the research department and laboratory at the FIX breweries, which the family co-owned.

Together with his brothers he created the George D. Gratsos Company as the Greek agent for the family’s shipping business and he remained lifelong chairman. The brothers successfully operated three vessels through the Second World War.

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