DURATION: 45 MINUTES FOLLOWED BY Q&A SESSION
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The Webinar will discuss trends and developments in the dry bulk sector, including the topics such as supply and demand, asset values and freight rates, market valuations, the global economy — all key factors affecting the dry bulk market today. The discussion will focus on the sector and not on individual companies.
Randy Giveans is the Senior Analyst and Group Head of Energy Maritime Shipping Equity Research and a Vice President at Jefferies. He currently covers 27 energy maritime shipping companies that transport crude oil, refined petroleum products, LNG, LPG, dry bulk commodities, and containers. Prior to joining Jefferies in 2011, Randy worked as a Senior Financial Analyst in the Corporate Finance department at Continental/United Airlines. Mr. Giveans received a Bachelor of Science in Finance/Economics from Spring Hill College and an MBA in Finance with an Energy Specialization from the Freeman School of Business at Tulane University.
Polys Hajioannou is the Chief Executive Officer of Safe Bulkers, Inc. and has been Chairman of the company's board of directors since 2008. Mr. Hajioannou also serves with the Manager of Safe Bulkers, Inc. and prior to its inception, the Manager's predecessor Alassia Steamship Co., Ltd., which he joined in 1987. Mr. Hajioannou was elected as a member of the board of directors of the Union of Greek Shipowners in 2006 and served on the board until February 2009. Mr. Hajioannou is also a founding member of the Cyprus Union of Shipowners. Mr. Hajioannou is a member of the Lloyd's Register Hellenic Advisory Committee. In 2011, Mr. Hajioannou was appointed to the board of directors of Hellenic Mutual War Risks Association (Bermuda) Limited and in 2013 he was elected at the board of directors of the UK Mutual Steam Ship Assurance Association (Bermuda) Limited. Mr. Hajioannou holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nautical studies from Sunderland University.
Mr. Robert L. Bugbee is the, President and Director of Scorpio Tankers Inc., and Scorpio Bulkers Inc. He has 33 years of experience in the shipping industry.
Stamatis Tsantanis is the Chairman and CEO of Seanergy Maritime Holdings (NASDAQ:SHIP). He has more than 19 years of experience in senior shipping and finance positions. Stamatis joined Seanergy in 2012 and led its reorganization and significant fleet growth into a prominent Capesize drybulk company of more than 1.7 million dwt. Prior to joining Seanergy, he served as Group CFO of Target Marine and managed its corporate and financial strategy. Stamatis previously served as the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Top Ships Inc. from its initial listing on NASDAQ to its growth as a major tanker owner of a fleet of 2.5 million dwt. Prior to that, he was an investment banker at Alpha Finance, a member of the Alpha Bank Group, with active role in a number of major shipping corporate finance transactions in the US capital markets. Stamatis is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and holds a Master's degree in Shipping Trade and Finance from Cass Business School in London and a Bachelor's degree in Shipping Economics from the University of Piraeus.
Hamish Norton is president of Star Bulk Carriers Corp. Until Dec. 31, 2012, he was Managing Director and Global Head of the Maritime group at Jefferies & Company Inc. He is known for creating Nordic American Tanker Shipping and Knightsbridge Tankers, the first two high dividend yield shipping companies. He advised Arlington Tankers in the merger with General Maritime and has been an advisor to U.S. Shipping Partners. He also advised New Mountain Capital on its investment in Intermarine. In the 1990s, he advised Frontline on the acquisition of London and Overseas Freighters and arranged the sale of Pacific Basin Bulk Shipping. Prior to joining Jefferies in 2007, Mr. Norton ran the shipping practice at Bear Stearns since 2000.
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