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Angeliki Frangou
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Angeliki Frangou has been our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since our inception. Ms. Frangou has also been Chairman and CEO of Navios Holdings (NYSE: NM) — our sponsor — since August 2005. In addition, Ms. Frangou has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Navios Partners (NYSE: NMM), an affiliated limited partnership, since August 2007. Ms. Frangou has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Navios South American Logistics Inc. since its inception in December 2007. Ms. Frangou is the Chairman of IRF European Finance Investments Ltd and is also a Member of the Board of the United Kingdom Mutual Steam Ship Assurance Association (Bermuda) Limited. Since 2015, she has also been a Board Member of the Union of Greek Shipowners, as well as on the Board of Trustees of Fairleigh Dickinson University. Ms. Frangou also acts as Vice Chairman of the China Classification Society Mediterranean Committee, and is a member of the International General Committee and of the Hellenic and Black Sea Committee of Bureau Veritas, and is also a member of the Greek Committee of Nippon Kaiji Kyokai. Ms. Frangou received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, summa cum laude, from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University.
Leonidas Korres
Chief Financial Officer
Leonidas Korres has been our Chief Financial Officer since April 2010. Mr. Korres also serves as Senior Vice President for Business Development of Navios Holdings from January 2010 and Head of Research of Navios Group since January 2018. Mr. Korres served as the Special Secretary for Public Private Partnerships in the Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Hellenic Republic from October 2005 until November 2009. Prior to that, from April 2004 to October 2005, Mr. Korres served as Special Financial Advisor to the Minister of Economy and Finance of the Hellenic Republic and as liquidator of the Organizational Committee for the Olympic Games Athens 2004 S.A. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Korres worked as a senior financial advisor for KPMG Corporate Finance. From October 2007 until January 2010, Mr. Korres was a member of the board of directors of Navios Partners. From May 2003 to December 2006, Mr. Korres was Chairman of the Center for Employment and Entrepreneurship, a non-profit company. From June 2008 until February 2009, Mr. Korres served as a board member and audit committee member of Hellenic Telecommunications Organization S.A. (trading on the Athens Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange). From June 2004 until November 2009, Mr. Korres served on the board of Hellenic Olympic Properties S.A., which was responsible for operating the Olympic venues. Mr. Korres earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Athens University of Economics and Business and his master’s degree in Finance from the University of London.
Ted C. Petrone
Director
Ted C. Petrone has been a member of our Board of Directors since our inception and was our President from our inception until December 2014. He has also been a director of Navios Holdings since May 2007, and served as President of Navios Corporation from September 2006 until December 2014. He currently serves as Navios Corporation’s Vice Chairman, a position he has held since December 2014. Mr. Petrone has served in the maritime industry for 42 years, 38 of which he has spent with Navios Holdings. After joining Navios Holdings as an assistant vessel operator, Mr. Petrone worked there in various operational and commercial positions. Mr. Petrone was previously responsible for all the aspects of the daily commercial activity, encompassing the trading of tonnage, derivative hedge positions and cargoes. Mr. Petrone graduated from New York Maritime College at Fort Schuyler with a bachelor in science degree in maritime transportation. He has also served aboard U.S. Navy (Military Sealift Command) tankers.
Anna Kalathakis
Director, Senior Vice President - Legal Risk Management
Anna Kalathakis has been our Secretary since our inception. Ms. Papaefthymiou has also served as Navios Holdings’ Executive Vice President — Legal and a member of its Board of Directors since August 25, 2005, and prior to that was a member of the Board of Directors of ISE. Ms. Papaefthymiou has also served as General Counsel for Maritime Enterprises Management S.A. since October 2001, where she has advised the company on shipping, corporate and finance legal matters. Ms. Papaefthymiou provided similar services as General Counsel to Franser Shipping from October 1991 to September 2001. Ms. Papaefthymiou received her undergraduate degree from the Law School of the University of Athens and a master’s degree in maritime law from Southampton University in the United Kingdom. Ms. Papaefthymiou is admitted to practice law before the Bar in Piraeus, Greece.
George Galatis
Director
George Galatis has served as a member of our Board of Directors since July 2010. He is currently the Executive Vice President — Product Development at Demo Pharmaceutical Industry having served as a Senior Vice President — Project Development since 1999. Mr. Galatis also served as a technical manager in Pharmaceutical Industry Projects at Telos Consulting Ltd. of London from 1994 to 1999. Previously, Mr. Galatis served as an engineer, technical manager and product manager at various shipping companies in the United States and the U.K. Mr. Galatis is a mechanical engineer and holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and master’s degree in robotics from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Mr. Galatis is also a member of our Nominating Committee and is an independent director.
Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nominating Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee
Brigitte Noury
Director
Brigitte Noury has been a member of our Board of Directors since May 2010. Ms. Noury served from March 2002 until December 2009 as Director of Corporate & Investment Banking Asset & Recovery Management — Europe for Societe Generale. She also served from June 1989 until February 2002 as Head of Shipping at Societe Generale. In addition, she served as Vice President — Shipping at Banque Indosuez from 1987 to 1989. Before that Ms. Noury served as Financial Controller at Banque Internationale pour l’Afrique Occidentale (later acquired by BNP Paribas). Ms. Noury received a master’s degree in Economic Sciences and a diploma in Business Administration from the University of Dijon. Ms. Noury is also a member of our Audit Committee and Nominating Committee and is an independent director.
Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nominating Committee
Eleni Warren
Director
Eleni Warren has served as a member of our Board of Directors since June 2017. She is a lawyer by training with more than 35 years of experience in banking and financial services. Mrs. Warren joined V&P Law Firm (the predecessor to the firm now known as PPT Legal) in 1986, where she was partner from 2011 until April 2017. From 1986 Mrs. Warren was in-house legal advisor of Credit Commercial de France S.A., Athens. She was also the head of the Compliance Department of that bank for several years, overseeing compliance with the basic principles and criteria applicable to credit and financial institutions supervised by the Bank of Greece and with the internal rules applied by the Head Office of HSBC France (ex Credit Commercial de France S.A.). From 1981 to 2017, Mrs. Warren was a member of the Athens Bar. She obtained her law degree from the Law School of the University of Athens and also holds a bachelor degree in Political Sciences from Athens Pantion University. Mrs. Warren is an independent director.
Member of the Compensation Committee
Vasiliki Papaefthymiou
Secretary
Vasiliki Papaefthymiou has been our Secretary since our inception. Ms. Papaefthymiou has also served as Navios Holdings’ Executive Vice President — Legal and a member of its Board of Directors since August 25, 2005, and prior to that was a member of the Board of Directors of ISE. Ms. Papaefthymiou has also served as General Counsel for Maritime Enterprises Management S.A. since October 2001, where she has advised the company on shipping, corporate and finance legal matters. Ms. Papaefthymiou provided similar services as General Counsel to Franser Shipping from October 1991 to September 2001. Ms. Papaefthymiou received her undergraduate degree from the Law School of the University of Athens and a master’s degree in maritime law from Southampton University in the United Kingdom. Ms. Papaefthymiou is admitted to practice law before the Bar in Piraeus, Greece.
Christos Kokkinis
Director
Christos Kokkinis has over 35 years of experience in ship finance and he is currently an independent consultant on shipping financial matters and a Board member of the Onassis Cardial Surgery Center. He spent 19 years at Alpha Bank, having established and served as the Head of the Shipping Division since 1997. Previously, he worked in Citibank Shipping Bank S.A. from where he left as Vice President to join ABN AMRO Bank, where he held the position of the Manager of Shipping Finance from 1991 until 1997. He served on the board of Navios Maritime Midstream Partners L.P. as a non-executive director from October 2014 until December 2018. Mr. Kokkinis holds a bachelor’s degree from the Law School of the University of Athens and a master’s degree in Business Administration (M.B.A.) in finance and international business from Rutgers University, USA.
Chair of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nominating Committee
Chair of the Compensation Committee
Casey Mc Donald
Director
Casey McDonald has been a member of our Board of Directors since April 2021. Mr. McDonald is employed by Calderwood, Cayman Islands since December 2016 where he provides independent director services. He has also served as Managing Director at KRyS Global, Cayman Office from May 2015 to October 2016. Previously, he worked for KPMG in Canada, the Cayman Islands, United Kingdom and British Virgin Islands where he held various positions from September 1997 to April 2015. He is a Chartered Accountant. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Thompson Rivers University in British Columbia, Canada, in 1997. Mr. McDonald holds a Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency from the Insolvency Practitioners Association (UK) with distinction. Mr. McDonald is an independent director.