Product Tanker Sector Webinar



THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2017, 10:00 AM ET

(3:00 PM LONDON) (4:00 PM PARIS) (5:00 PM ATHENS) (10:00 PM HONG KONG)




The Webinar will discuss trends and developments in the product tanker sector, including supply and demand, asset values and freight rates, second hand and newbuild markets, industry consolidation, access to capital -- all key factors affecting the product tanker market today. The discussion will focus on the sector and not on individual companies.


James Jang
Senior Analyst, Industrials and Maritime
Maxim Group

James Jang is the Senior Analyst leading coverage of the Industrials and Maritime practice at Maxim Group LLC. Prior to joining Maxim Group, Mr. Jang was a Senior Analyst covering Furniture and Textiles, and was an Equity Research Associate at Canaccord Genuity covering the Maritime and Maritime MLP sectors. Prior to equity research, Mr. Jang was a Vice President at Meriel Partners, a boutique Maritime investment bank in Seoul, leading its ECA financing and private debt placement activities.

Mr. Jang received his M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Rochester’s Simon Graduate School of Business, and his B.A. in History from Binghamton University.  

Featured Panelists

    Kim Ullman
    Concordia Maritime

Educational Background

  • 1999-2000: Advanced Management Program: Stockholm School of Economics, Stockholm, Sweden,
  • 1972-1975: High School Degree: Viktor Wångfeldt Gymnasium, Gothenburg, Sweden Social Science Program with special focus on Business and Shipping

Work Experience

  • 2014-present: Concordia Maritime: CEO, Gothenburg, Sweden,
  • 2011-2014: Stena LNG: CEO, Gothenburg, Sweden,
  • 2008-2011: Stena Bulk AB: Senior Vice President & Chief Strategic Officer, Gothenburg, Sweden,
  • 2005-2008: Stena Bulk AB: Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2000-2005: StenTex LLC: President & CEO, Houston, USA
    A joint venture company owned by Stena Bulk and major oil company Texaco at the time
  • 1989-2000: Stena Bulk AB: Executive Vice President
  • 1987-1989: Stena Bulk AB: Vice President
  • 1983-1987: Stena Bulk AB: Chartering & Commercial Manager, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1982-1983: Broströms Shipping Company/August Leffler & Son: Chartering Specialist, Tankers, Gothenburg and London, UK (Intank Shipbroking company)
  • 1981-1982: Broströms Shipping Company/August Leffler & Son: Chartering Specialist, Dry cargo, Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 1975-1981: Broström Shipping Company/Atlantic Container Line (ACL): Freight Documentation Department – from Assistant, Deputy Department Manager to Department Manager

Language Skills

  • Swedish: Mother tongue
  • English: Fluent in both spoken and written

External assignments

  • Intertanko council member
  • Member of the Board of the Stena-Sonangol Suezmax Pool
  • Board member of Bulk and Tank Section of the Swedish Shipowners' Association
  • Member of the American Bureau of Shipping


   Marco Fiori
   Chief Executive Officer
   d'Amico International Shipping S.A.

Marco Fiori joined COGEMA S.A.M. in 1996 as managing director and since that time has held many other executive positions in d'Amico Group companies. Prior to joining the d'Amico Group, Mr. Fiori was employed in the New York branch of Banca Nazionale dell'Agricoltura. He was initially responsible for the loan portfolio and business development of Fortune 100 companies based on the U.S. West Coast and later, for overseeing and managing the entire U.S. business development market.
From 1990 to 1994, he held the position of head of credit and in 1994 was promoted to the position of senior vice-president and deputy general manager of the New York branch with direct responsibilities for business development, treasury and trading. Mr. Fiori obtained a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Finance from Rome University in 1979 and an MBA from American University in Washington D.C. in 1984. He lives in Monte Carlo, Monaco.  

   Eddie Valentis
   Pyxis Tankers

Valentios ("Eddie") Valentis has over 25 years of shipping industry experience, including owning, operating and managing tankers. He has served as Pyxis Tanker's Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board since the company's inception. In 2007, Mr. Valentis founded and also serves as the President of Pyxis Maritime Corp., a privately-held tanker management company. In 2001, he was appointed Managing Director of Konkar Shipping Agencies S.A., a drybulk operator based in Greece, which is a position he continues to hold. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Valentis was the Commercial Manager for Loucas G. Matsas Salvage & Towage. From 1996 through 1998, he worked as a dry cargo chartering broker for N. Cotzias Shipping. From 1989 to 1995, Mr. Valentis was involved in the operation of his family's drybulk vessels. He has an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University. Mr. Valentis serves as a council member of the Independent Tanker Owners Association (INTERTANKO) and a member of the Greek Committee of NKK Classification Society. Mr. Valentis also holds a Captain's (Class C) diploma from the Aspropyrgos Naval Academy in Greece. 


The webinar will consist of a roundtable discussion with one moderator and three panelists who will address the current shipping environment, financing, and outlook for the product tanker sector. The webinar will last for a total of one hour. 45 minutes will be allotted for the panel discussion, which will be followed by a 15-minute Q&A session.

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