Eleftherios (Lefteris) A. Papatrifon
has served as a Director and Chief Executive Officer since November 2021. Mr. Papatrifon is a member of the Executive Committee of the Company. He has served as Chief Operating Officer of Diana Shipping Inc. and Diana Shipping Services S.A. since March 2021. Mr. Papatrifon participates on a non-voting basis in the Executive Committee of Diana Shipping Inc. He was Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder and Director of Quintana Shipping Ltd, a provider of dry bulk shipping services, from 2010 until the company’s successful sale of assets and consequent liquidation in 2017. Previously, for a period of approximately six years, he served as the Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd. Prior to that, Mr. Papatrifon served for approximately 15 years in a number of corporate finance and asset management positions, both in the USA and Greece. Mr. Papatrifon holds undergraduate (BBA) and graduate (MBA) degrees from Baruch College (CUNY). He is also a member of the CFA Institute and a CFA charterholder.