Eleftherios (Lefteris) A. Papatrifon
has served as a Director of the Company since November 2021. Mr. Papatrifon served as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer from November 2021 to January 2023. Mr. Papatrifon is a member of the Executive Committee of the Company. He has served as Director and member of the Executive Committee of Diana Shipping Inc. since February 2023 and as Chief Operating Officer from March 2021 to February 2023. 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.