has served as a Director and Secretary of the Company since April 2021. He is also the President and Interim Chief Financial Officer since November 2021. Mr. Zafirakis is also member of the Executive Committee of the Company. He has served as a Director of Diana Shipping Inc. from February 2005 and as Chief Financial Officer (Interim Chief Financial Officer until February 2021) and Treasurer of Diana Shipping Inc. since February 2020 and he is also the Chief Strategy Officer of Diana Shipping Inc. Mr. Zafirakis is also member of the Executive Committee of Diana Shipping Inc. Mr. Zafirakis has held various executive positions such as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice-President and Vice-President. In addition, Mr. Zafirakis is the Chief Financial Officer of Diana Shipping Services S.A., where he also serves as Director and Treasurer. From June 1997 to February 2005, Mr. Zafirakis was employed by Diana Shipping Agencies S.A., where he held a number of positions in finance and accounting. From January 2010 to February 2020 he also served as Director and Secretary of Performance Shipping Inc., where he held various executive positions such as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Strategy Officer. Mr. Zafirakis is a member of the Business Advisory Committee of the Shipping Programs of ALBA Graduate Business School at The American College of Greece. He holds a bachelor's degree in Business Studies from City University Business School in London and a master's degree in International Transport from the University of Wales in Cardiff.