David McManus, Chairman
Mr. McManus has served on the Board since August 2011. David is currently non executive director for a number of listed companies, including Hess Corporation, Rockhopper Exploration, and Costain. Mr. McManus has 40 years of technical, commercial, and general management experience across all aspects of the international oil and gas business, having held various executive roles at BG Group, ARCO, Ultramar, and Shell. As Chairman of Cape plc, Mr. McManus worked on several global LNG projects such as Sakhalin, Qatargas, and North West Shelf.
Marius Hermansen, Director
Mr. Hermansen joined the Board in December 2015. Marius serves as Head of Sale & Purchase /Newbuilding for the Seatankers Group. He started out his career as a trainee with AP Moller-Maersk and went on to work over 10 years at Fearnleys Shipbrokers. Mr. Hermansen currently serves as a Director on the Board of Avance Gas, an LPG shipowner. Mr. Hermansen was educated at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) in Bergen, Norway.
Ola Lorentzon, Director
Mr. Lorentzon has been a Director of the Company since June 2017. Ola served as Principal Executive Officer of Golden Ocean Group from 2010 to 2015 and held the role as Chief Executive Officer of Frontline Management from April 2000 to 2003. From 1986 to 2000, Mr. Lorentzon was Chief Executive Officer of ICB Shipping. Mr. Lorentzon is also a Director and Chairman of Golden Ocean Group Limited and a Director of Erik Thun AB and Laurin Shipping AB.
Georgina Souza, Director
Mrs. Sousa has been a Director of the Company since June 2017. Mrs. Sousa has served as Secretary of Golden Ocean Group Limited since March 2007. Prior to joining Golden Ocean, Mrs. Sousa held the role as Vice President Corporate Services of Consolidated Services, a Bermuda management company having joined that firm in 1993. From 1982 to 1993 she served as Senior Company Secretary at the law firm Cox & Wilkinson.
Nikolai Grigoriev, Director
Mr. Grigoriev joined the Board in September 2017. From 2008 to 2016 Nikolai served as Managing Director of Shipping and Logistics at Gazprom Marketing & Trading. Prior to Gazprom, Mr. Grigoriev worked for BG Group in senior LNG shipping, commercial and corporate finance roles. Nikolai holds a B.Sc. in Navigation from Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia and an MBA from INSEAD.