A Seafaring Tradition
Dorian LPG’s seafaring tradition dates back more than 200 years to when John Hadjipateras' great grandfather, Constantine, bought his first ship in his early twenties. Constantine, orphaned by the age of 12, came from a ship owning and seafaring family with a fortune that had been squandered. Though Constantine did not inherit material wealth, he inherited something much more valuable: his family's impeccable reputation. Wherever Constantine ventured, he encountered people who had dealt with his family and they did not hesitate to trust him because of that. The understanding that present actions impact future generations is thus one that stewards of family businesses learn early on.
Today, Dorian LPG's CEO, John Hadjipateras, has no less an appreciation for maintaining the highest reputation. Dorian LPG's customers are entitled to the top level of performance through core “family values” that include hard work, taking responsibility for one and another's safety and well being and protecting assets that are essential to business success.
While times have certainly changed, the long tradition of respect for the seafarer and his or her unique skills and sacrifices is reinforced by Dorian LPG's corporate culture. As Dorian LPG stepped into the pubic domain in 2014, succession was no longer a family matter however the succession and commitment to the founding family’s values remain a corporate priority.