IYC hires new CEO and executive chairman


Brokerage IYC has appointed  Stefanos Makrymichalos as executive chairman, with Raphael Sauleau (pictured ) joining as CEO.

With 25 years of experience in the private wealth and maritime sectors, Sauleau joins the firm from Fraser Yachts, where he also held the position of CEO. IYC noted that Fraser had realised significant growth under his leadership and expanded its geographic footprint with five new offices.

“I look forward to joining the IYC family, a company that has grown exponentially the last few years under the leadership of Stefanos and partners,” said Sauleau.

Stefanos and I both share a similar vision to bring the company to even greater heights, with the human element and technology at the centre of our strategy.”

Makrymichalos operated as company CEO since 2015. Under his tenure, IYC became one of the largest operators of charter yachts and sales worldwide.

“Raphael not only has the skills, qualifications, and experience to spearhead IYC’s continued growth, but he also shares IYC’s principal values,” said Makrymichalos.

“I am extremely optimistic for the future success of IYC and thrilled to have Raphael alongside.”