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Alexandra Kate Blankenship, Director

Mrs. Blankenship joined Frontline Ltd in 1994 and served as its Chief Accounting Officer and Company Secretary until October 2005. Among other positions, she has served on the board of numerous companies, including as director and audit committee member of North Atlantic Drilling Ltd. from 2011 to 2018, Archer Limited from 2007 to 2018, Golden Ocean Group Limited from 2004 to 2018, Frontline Ltd. from August 2003 to 2018, Avance Gas Holding Limited from 2013 to 2018, Ship Finance International Limited from October 2003 to 2018, Golar LNG Limited from 2003 to 2015, Golar LNG Partners LP from 2007 to 2015, Seadrill Limited from 2005 to 2018 and Seadrill Partners LLC from 2012 to 2018. Ms. Blankenship is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Ms. Blankenship brings valuable expertise and over 20 years of experience in international shipping.


Gerasimos (Jerry) G. Kalogiratos, Director

Mr. Kalogiratos was appointed as the Chief Executive and Chief Financial Officer of the general partner of CPLP on June 12, 2015 and remained as Chief Financial Officer until February 28, 2018. He joined the CPLP’s board of directors in December 2014 and has previously served in the position of Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Kalogiratos joined CMTC in 2005 and was part of the team that completed the IPO of CPLP in 2007. He has also served as Chief Financial Officer and director of NYSE-listed Crude Carriers before its merger with CPLP in September 2011. Before he joined CMTC, he worked in equity sales in Greece. Mr. Kalogiratos has over 13 years of experience in the shipping and finance industries, specializing in vessel acquisition and projects and shipping finance, and brings valuable industry experience to the board of directors.


Harold (Hal) L. Malone III, Director

Mr. Malone is the founder of White Fir Global, Inc., a strategic advisory firm focused on the maritime, offshore and energy industries from April 2021. He previously served as Head of Transportation for Invesco Private Capital, Inc., a private investing division of Invesco Ltd., having joined in 2017. Mr. Malone has also served on the Board of Directors for Navigator Holdings Ltd., an owner and operator of liquefied gas carriers, from 2017 to 2020 and Nautical Bulk Holdings Ltd, a dry bulk shipping company from 2017 to 2021. Prior to joining Invesco Private Capital, Inc., Mr. Malone served as the Chief Strategic Officer for the Navig8 Group. Before Navig8, he spent over 18 years in investment banking, most recently as a Managing Director in the maritime group at Jefferies LLC. Mr. Malone’s has significant expertise in the shipping industry as well as finance.


Nadim Z. Qureshi, Director

Mr. Qureshi co-founded and has served as managing partner of BroadPeak Global LP, an independent private equity firm dedicated to opportunistic buyouts and special situation transactions in the global industrials, advanced materials and chemicals sectors from September 2020. He previously served as Managing Partner at Invesco Private Capital, Inc., a private investing division of Invesco Ltd. since 2018, and served as Managing Director from 2015. Mr. Qureshi was a Director of Nexeo Solutions from 2016 to 2017. He was a Partner at Quinpario Partners LLC from 2012 to 2015. From 2005 to 2012 he held multiple leadership roles at Solutia Inc. including corporate development, strategy and P&L responsibility. Mr. Qureshi was a member of the executive team that led the restructuring and transformation of Solutia from a bankrupt commodity producer to a global, highly profitable specialty chemicals business until its sale to EastmanChemical in 2012. Mr. Qureshi has expertise in investing and finance.


Craig H. Stevenson, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

Mr. Stevenson has served as Chief Executive Officer, President and as a member of the board of directors of DSS LP since it was founded in 2007. Mr. Stevenson was formerly the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of OMI Corporation, having first joined in 1993 as Senior Vice President – Commercial. In 2007, Mr. Stevenson oversaw the sale of OMI, and subsequently founded DSS LP. Mr. Stevenson was non-executive Chairman and subsequently a board member of Ship Finance International Limited, a NYSE-listed diversified shipping company, from September 2007 until September 2009. He is currently non-executive Chairman of Intermarine, one of the largest project cargo carriers in the world, and a Director of the American Bureau of Shipping, the second largest classification society. Mr. Stevenson attended Lamar University, where he graduated with a degree in Business Administration. As the Company’s Chief Executive Officer and President, Mr. Stevenson provides the board of directors with knowledge of the daily affairs of the Company and with essential experience, insight and expertise in the shipping industry.


Bart H. Veldhuizen, Director

Mr. Veldhuizen has been working in the shipping industry since 1994 on both the banking and non-banking sides. Mr. Veldhuizen previously served on the board of managing directors of DVB Bank SE where he was, among other things, responsible for the bank’s Shipping & Offshore franchises. Mr. Veldhuizen is also a former director of Seadrill Partners LLC and Golar LNG Partners LP. He started his career with Van Ommeren Shipping, a Dutch public shipping and storage company after which he joined DVB Bank SE as a shipping banker. In 2000, he joined Smit International, a publicly listed Maritime service provider active in salvage, marine contracting and harbor towage. In 2003, he joined NIBC Bank, a Dutch-based merchant bank. From August 2007 until October 2011, he was the Managing Director & Head of Shipping of Lloyds Banking Group plc. From 2011 to 2015, through his private company Swaen Marine, he advised various hedge funds and private equity firms on a variety of shipping investments in both the credit and hard asset spaces. Mr. Veldhuizen currently serves on the board of Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc., a Nasdaq listed integrated drybulk shipping company. Mr. Veldhuizen brings over 20 years of valuable, relevant experience in international shipping finance and banking to the board of directors.


George Cambanis, Director

Mr. Cambanis is a South African Chartered Accountant and Greek Certified Public Accountant actively engaged in the shipping industry since 1976. Since his retirement in 2017, Mr. Cambanis has advised maritime-related technology startups and venture capital firms in the United States, the United Kingdom and Israel. Mr. Cambanis has been a Managing Director at YieldStreet Marine Finance, an investment platform for asset-based investment opportunities, since April 2018, a director of Greek financial technology company Flexfin S.A. since November 2018, an advisor and investor at marine technology company Sea Machine Robotics since April 2017 and an advisor director at Alpha Trust, Greece’s largest independent asset manager since January 2020. From 1976 through 2017, Mr. Cambanis worked at Deloitte and its correspondent firm in Athens, Greece. In 2004, he established and led the Deloitte Global Shipping & Ports practice providing advisory and audit services to shipping companies seeking to raise capital in the U.S., including advising on the listing of ten Greek shipping companies on NYSE and NASDAQ. Mr. Cambanis was the founder of Deloitte Greece, merging it with the Greek practice of Touche Ross in 1990. Prior to that, he served as an audit manager and assisted in the establishment of the Greek Institute of Certified Public Accountants in 1992. Mr. Cambanis completed the Articles of Clerkship with Coopers & Lybrand in South Africa and qualified as a South African Chartered Accountant in 1975.

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