Andrew Chodos

President and Chief Executive Officer, Empire Division

Mr. Chodos, whose leadership has been responsible for devising and overseeing the implementation of broad strategic initiatives, has been a pioneer in his own right, leading Empire Stevedoring into the modern era alongside his father and ensuring brilliant succession for this third-generation business. Empire Stevedoring was built one client at a time by his grandfather, Mr. Sam Chodos, an immigrant from Eastern Europe who founded the company in 1931. Following the acquisition of the company by QSL in 2021, Mr. Chodos is now leading the Empire Division, as well as sharing his in-depth experience in developing and operating successful container port terminals and supporting QSL in his vision to become the North American leader in the industry.