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    Board of Directors & Officers

    Name

    Position

    Georgios Feidakis

    Chairman of the Board of Directors

    Athanasios ("Thanos") Feidakis

    Director, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer

    Jeffrey Owen Parry Director
    Ioannis Kazantzidis Director
    Olga Lambrianidou Secretary

    Georgios (“George”) Feidakis, a Class III director, is our founder and principal shareholder and has served as our non-executive chairman of the board of directors since inception. Mr. George Feidakis is also the major shareholder and Chairman of F.G. Europe S.A., a company Mr. George Feidakis has been involved with since 1994, and acts as a director and executive for several of its subsidiaries. FG Europe is active in four lines of business and distributes well-known brands in Greece, the Balkans, Turkey, Italy and UK. FG Europe is also active in the air-conditioning and white/brown electric goods market in Greece and ten other countries in Europe as well as in the production of renewal energy. Mr. George Feidakis is also the director and chief executive officer of R.F. Energy S.A., a company that plans, develops and controls the operation of energy projects, and acts as a director and executive for several of its subsidiaries. As of January 31, 2018, Mr. Feidakis was the majority shareholder of Eolos Shipmanagement SA.


    Athanasios ("Thanos") Feidakis, Director, President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer

    Athanasios (“Thanos”) Feidakis, a Class I director was appointed to our board of directors in July 2013 to fill a vacancy in our board of directors. As of December 28, 2015, Mr. Athanasios Feidakis was also appointed our President, CEO and CFO. From October 2011 through June 2013, Mr. Athanasios Feidakis worked for our operations and chartering department as an operator. Prior to that and from September 2010 to May 2011, Mr. Athanasios Feidakis worked for ACM, a shipbroking firm, as an S&P broker, and from October 2007 to April 2008, he worked for Clarksons, a shipbroking firm, as a chartering trainee on the dry cargo commodities chartering and on the sale and purchase of vessels. From April 2011 to April 2016, Mr. Athanasios Feidakis was a director of F.G. Europe S.A., a company controlled by his family, specializing in the distribution of well-known brands in Greece, the Balkans, Turkey, Italy and UK. From December 2008 to December 2015, Mr. Athanasios Feidakis was the President of Cyberonica S.A., a family owned company specializing in real estate development. Mr. Athanasios Feidakis holds a B.Sc. in Business Studies and a M.Sc. in Shipping Trade and Finance from the Cass Business School (City University London) and an MBA from London School of Economics. In addition, Mr. Athanasios Feidakis has professional qualifications in dry cargo chartering and operations from the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.

     
    Jeffrey Owen Parry, Director

    Jeffrey O. Parry, a Class II director, has served as our director since July 2010. Mr. Parry is currently the president of Mystic Marine Advisors LLC, a Connecticut based advisory firm specializing in turnaround and emerging shipping companies which he founded in 1998. Mr. Parry was chairman of the board of directors of TBS Shipping Limited from April 2012 until March 2018. From July 2008 to October 2009, he was president and chief executive officer of Nasdaq-listed Aries Maritime Transport Limited. Mr. Parry holds a B.A. from Brown University and an MBA from Columbia University.

     
    Ioannis Kazantzidis, Director

    Ioannis Kazantzidis, a Class I director, was appointed to our board in November, 2016 to fill a vacancy in our board of directors. Mr. Kazantzidis has been the principal of Porto Trans Shipping LLC, a shipping and logistics company based in the United Arab Emirates, since 2007. Between 1987 to 2007, Mr. Kazantzidis was with HSBC Group, where he served in managerial positions participating in the development and implementation of financial systems in multiple locations. Mr. Kazantzidis has since 2009 been a Director of Saeed Mohammed Heavy Equipment Trading LLC, a general trading company, and a senior partner in Porto Trans Auto Services Company, both based in Jebel Ali, UAE. Mr. Kazantzidis has served as the Chairman of Nazaki Corporation, a private investment company based in the British Virgin Islands, since 1988. Mr. Kazantzidis has served, from 2015, to 2018 as the Chairman of W.M.Mendis Hotel Pvt Ltd in the Republic of Sri Lanka. From 1989 to 2015, he was the Chairman of Fishermans Wharf Pvt Ltd, and a director of Dow Corning Lanka Pvt Ltd from 2000 to 2013 and Propasax Pvt Ltd from 2010 to 2015.

     
    Olga Lambrianidou, Secretary

    Olga Lambrianidou, was appointed as our Corporate Secretary in November of 2012. Prior to joining us, Ms. Lambrianidou was the Corporate Secretary and Investor Relations Officer of NewLeads Holdings Ltd., formerly known as Aries Maritime Limited from 2008 to 2010, and of DryShips Inc., a drybulk publicly trading shipping company from 2006 to 2008. Ms. Lambrianidou was Corporate Secretary, Investor Relations Officer and Human Resources Manager with OSG Ship Management (GR) Ltd., formerly known as Stelmar Shipping Ltd. from 2000 to 2006. Prior to 2000, Ms. Lambrianidou worked in the banking and insurance fields in the United States. She holds a BBA Degree in Marketing/English Literature from Pace University and an MBA Degree in Banking/Finance from the Lubin School of Business of Pace University in New York.

     








     
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