Benjamin Nolan Managing Director, Energy & Power, Transportation Stifel
Benjamin Nolan joined Stifel in 2013. Benjamin is a Managing Director in the Transportation sector, covering Shipping and Energy Infrastructure. Before joining Stifel, Benjamin covered both equity and debt of companies in the maritime sector at Knight Capital. He also spent six years at Jefferies as an Equity Research Analyst covering the shipping sector and spent several years as a corporate Financial Analyst for EOG Resources in the oil and gas business. Benjamin earned a BBA in Finance from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the University of Houston. He holds a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Mr. Nolan has won numerous StarMine and Institutional Investor awards for stock picking, earning estimating, and research analysis.
Evangelos Chatzis is the Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of Danaos Corporation.
Mr. Chatzis has been with Danaos Corporation since 2005 and has over 21 years of experience in corporate finance and the shipping industry. During his years with Danaos he has been actively engaged in the company's initial public offering in the United States and has led the finance function of the company. Throughout his career he has developed considerable experience in operations, corporate finance, treasury and risk management and international business structuring. Prior to joining Danaos, Evangelos was the Chief Financial Officer of Globe Group of Companies, a public company in Greece engaged in a diverse scope of activities including dry bulk shipping, the textile industry, food production & distribution and real estate. During his years with Globe Group, he was involved in mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings and privatizations.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the London School of Economics, a Master's of Science degree in Shipping & Finance from City University Cass Business School, as well as a post-graduate diploma in Shipping Risk Management from IMD Business School.
Aristides Pittas CEO Euroseas (NASDAQ: ESEA)
Aristides J. Pittas is the Chairman of the board and CEO of Euroseas since its inception on May 5, 2005. He is also the founder and President of Eurobulk Ltd, a ship management company, Eurotrade, a ship operating company, and Eurochart S.A., a shipbroking company, since 1995 and 1997 respectively for the latter two.
From September 1991 to December 1994, Mr.Pittas was the Vice President of Oceanbulk Maritime SA, a ship management company. From March 1990 to August 1991, Mr.Pittas served both as the Assistant to the General Manager and the Head of the Planning Department of Varnima International SA, a shipping company operating tanker vessels. From June 1987 until February 1990, Mr. Pittas was the head of the Central Planning department of Eleusis Shipyards S.A. From January 1987 to June 1987, Mr. Pittas served as Assistant to the General Manger of Chios Navigation Shipping Company in London, a company that provides ship management services. From December 1985 to January 1987, Mr. Pittas worked in the design department of Eleusis Shipyards S.A. where he focused on shipbuilding and ship repair.
Mr. Pittas has a B.Sc. in Marine Engineering from University of Newcastle M Upon-Tyne and an MSc in both Ocean Systems Management and Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Ian Webber CEO Global Ship Lease (NYSE: GSL)
Mr. Webber has been our Chief Executive Officer since August 2008. From 1979 to 1996, Mr. Webber worked for PriceWaterhouse, the last five years of which he was a partner. From 1996 to 2006, Mr. Webber served as the Chief Financial Officer and a director of CP Ships Limited, a subsidiary of Canadian Pacific Limited until 2001 and thereafter a public company listed on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges until its acquisition by TUI A.G. in 2005. Mr. Webber is a graduate of Cambridge University.
Constantin Baack CEO MPC Container Ships ASA (MPCC:OSLO)
Mr. Constantin Baack serves as CEO of MPC Container Ships ASA ("MPCC") since foundation of the company in 2017. Today, MPCC owns a fleet of 66 container ships, which are operated globally, predominantly in regional trades and/or feeder services.
Mr. Baack started his career in the marine operations department at Hamburg Sud in Sydney. He thereafter moved to Ernst & Young within auditing and transaction advisory out of Hamburg and Shanghai. In 2008, Mr. Baack joined the MPC Group where he has since held various senior management positions in Germany and abroad, including Head of Shipping of the MPC Group, Managing Director of ship management company Ahrenkiel Steamship and CFO of Frankfurt-listed asset and investment manager MPC Capital AG.
Mr. Baack studied business administration in Hamburg and Sydney. He holds a Graduate Diploma and a Master of Science in international business from the University of Sydney.
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ABOUT DANAOS CORPORATION
Danaos Corporation is one of the largest independent owners of modern, large-size containerships. We charter our containerships on long-term contracts at fixed rates to many of the world's largest liner companies.
Our distinct edge in advanced shipping technology and long track record of safety, efficiency, and environmental responsibility has helped us forge lasting relationships with our customers.
Our conservative and disciplined approach to fleet growth has positioned us to exploit market opportunities during periods of low ship prices and reduced demand.
Euroseas Ltd. was formed on May 5, 2005 under the laws of the Republic of the Marshall Islands to consolidate the ship owning interests of the Pittas family of Athens, Greece, which has been in the shipping business over the past 140 years. Euroseas trades on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the ticker ESEA. Euroseas operates in the container shipping market. Euroseas' operations are managed by Eurobulk Ltd., an ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified affiliated ship management company, which is responsible for the day-to-day commercial and technical management and operations of the vessels. Euroseas employs its vessels on spot and period charters and through pool arrangements. The Company has a fleet of 18 vessels comprising of 11 Feeder and 7 Intermediate containerships. Euroseas 18 containerships have a cargo capacity of 56,061 teu. On a fully-delivered basis of its vessels under construction, the Company's fleet will increase to 26 containerships with a cargo capacity of about 75,461 teu.
ABOUT GLOBAL SHIP LEASE
Global Ship Lease (GSL) is a containership owner, leasing ships to container shipping companies under industry-standard, fixed-rate time charters. The Company is a Marshall Islands Corporation, with offices in London and Athens, and has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since August 15, 2008, under the ticker NYSE:GSL.
We focus on mid-size Post-Panamax and smaller containerships, the workhorses of the global fleet, which tend to serve the faster-growing non-Mainlane and intra-regional trades collectively representing over 70% of global containerized trade volumes.
Our goal is to provide our liner operator customers with well-specified, operationally flexible, reliable, fuel-efficient, high-reefer capacity, low slot cost containerships to support their operations within the highly competitive global logistics industry.
ABOUT MPC CONTAINER SHIPS ASA
MPC Container Ships commenced operations in April 2017 and has since grown into one of the world's largest container tonnage providers. The Company owns and operates small- to mid-size container ships serving intra-regional trade lanes on fixed-rate charters. Intra-regional services support main trade lanes by connecting ports on intercontinental shipping lanes with one or more smaller ports. MPC Container Ships has been listed on the main list of the Oslo Stock Exchange since May 2018 with the ticker symbol "MPCC".
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