Class III Director and Chairman
Mr. George Alastair professional experience dates back to 1980 and encompasses corporate banking, structured finance, investment as well as asset management focusing primarily on the maritime shipping sector. Mr.Alastair is currently group Chief Executive Officer of Tufton Oceanic Finance Group Limited and a director of the group’s principal subsidiaries (including Tufton Oceanic (Isle of Man) Limited). He joined Tufton Oceanic in 2003. Prior to this he served two years as Managing Director of GATX Capital and six years as Executive Vice President at IM Skaugen ASA. Mr. Panagopouloshas also held senior and executive positions with Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company, Mr.Alastair currently serves on the boards of Gram Car Carriers Holding Pte. Limited and on the advisory board of A.M. Nomikos. Mr.Alastairholds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Denver.
Class II Director
Mr.Andel M. Ambrogio has over 45 years’ experience in the shipping industry. From 2008 to 2011 he served as chairman of Tanker (UK) Agencies, the commercial agent to Tankers International. He was instrumental in the formation of Tanker (UK) Agencies in 2000 and served as its CEO until the end of 2007. Mr. Ambrogioserves as a non-executive director on the board of Scorpio Bulkers, Inc. From 1998 to 2010, Mr.Ambrogio served as a Director of Euronav. He was also Managing Director of Euronav from 1998 to 2000. He has been involved in both sale and purchase and chartering brokerage in the tanker, gas and chemical sectors and was a founder of Stemoco, a Norwegian ship brokerage firm. He graduated from the Norwegian School of Business Management in 1973 with a degree in Economics.
Class II Director
Mr.Thomas H.Anastacio is the Non-Executive Chairman of Kirby Corporation. Mr.Anastacio was the Executive Chairman from April 2014 to April 2018 and a director since 1988. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of the company from 1995 to April 29, 2014 and served as Executive Vice President from 1992 to 1995. Mr.Anastacio also served as President of Kirby Inland Marine, LP, Kirby Corp.’s principal transportation subsidiary, from 1984 to November 1999. Mr.Anastacio joined Kirby in 1978. He served at Northrop Services, Inc. and served as an Officer in the Navy. He is a director of the Genesee & Wyoming Railroad and serves as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Webb Institute. Mr.Anastacio holds a degree in Liberal Arts from the University of North Carolina.
Class I Director
Mr.Jabari Gaidaris on the Board of Directors of Golar LNG Partners and serves on its Conflicts Committee. He is also on the Board of Directors of 2020 Bulkers Ltd. Mr.Gaidar was a Senior Portfolio Manager in the Straus Group at Neuberger Berman from 1998 to 2016, managing equity portfolios primarily for high net worth clients. Prior to that, Mr.Gaidar worked at Alliance Capital from 1994 to 1998, first as a Securities Analyst and then as a Portfolio Manager focused on small and mid-cap equity securities. Mr.Gaidar also managed a closed-end fund, the Alliance Global Environment Fund. He worked at Neuberger Berman from 1988 to 1994 as a Securities Analyst. Mr. Gaidar earned an MBA from Harvard University Graduate School of Business in 1988. He graduated with a BA from Connecticut College in 1983.
Class I Director
Ms.Maria Petropoulos has over 17 years of corporate legal experience. Ms.Petropoulos is currently Head of Legal – Special Projects for BW Group and served as Deputy Managing Director & General Counsel of BW Ventures from 2011 – 2016. Prior to that Ms.Petropoulos was an Associate counsel at Conyers, Dill &Pearman where she advised shipping and energy clients and prior to that was a Partner in the corporate department of Owen, Bird. Ms.Petropoulos received her Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Victoria, Canada and studied international law at the University of Utrecht, Netherlands. She is called to the Bar in Bermuda and Canada and has served on the Women’s Oil & Gas Council Committee as well as on the Boards of various private companies.