Board of Directors

Bart VeldhuizenDirector

Bart Veldhuizen has served as a Director of the Company since November 2014. Mr. Veldhuizen has been working in the shipping industry since 1994 on both the banking and non-banking sides. He started his career with Van Ommeren Shipping, a Dutch public shipping and storage company, after which he joined DVB Bank SE as a Shipping Banker working in both Rotterdam and Piraeus. In 2000, he joined Smit International, a publicly listed maritime service provider active in salvage, marine contracting and harbor towage. After working for Smit International in both Greece and Singapore, Mr. Veldhuizen returned to the Netherlands in August 2003 to work with NIBC Bank, a Dutch-based merchant bank. From August 2007 until October 2011, he was the Managing Director and Head of Shipping of Lloyds Banking Group plc. In this capacity, Mr. Veldhuizen managed the combined Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland’s shipping loan and lease portfolio. From 2011 to 2015, through his private company, he advised various credit funds and private equity firms on a variety of shipping investments in both the credit and hard asset spaces. From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Veldhuizen was on the Board of Managing Directors of DVB Bank SE where he was responsible for the bank’s shipping and offshore franchises. Mr. Veldhuizen holds a degree in Business Economics from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Mr. Veldhuizen is a former Director of Seadrill Partners LLC (NYSE: “SDLP”) and Golar LNG Partners LP (Nasdaq: “GMLP”) as well as a Board Member of A.R. Investments PTE Ltd, a joint venture between Apollo Global Management and the Rickmers Group. In March 2019, Mr. Veldhuizen joined the board of Diamond S Shipping Inc. (NYSE: “DSSI”) as an independent Member of the Board.