Michael D. Chandris was born in 1951 in London. In 1975 he entered family shipping business and was the Chairman of Chandris (England) Ltd. From 1987 he was Director and Co-Founder of Celebrity Cruise Line until 1997 that was sold to Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL). He is advisor to the board of Chandris (Hellas) Inc., that manage Tanker and Dry Cargo vessels. He is advisor to the board of Leathbond, a UK & European property company. Additionally, he is a Board Member of the Union of Greek Ship Owners and Executive Board Member of Intertanko.