Gary Weston has served as a Director since the Company’s restructuring in October 2014 and is the Chairman of the Company’s Compensation Committee. From 2004 until 2011, Mr. Weston was the Chief Executive Officer of Transport Maritime S.A.M (“CTM”) and from 2011 until his retirement in December 2015, executive chairman of CTM and at the same time, director and chief executive officer of various affiliated companies controlled by the Ceres Group of Companies, including CBC Holdings Ltd, DryLog Ltd, Carras Ltd, Freight Trading Ltd. and Tara Ltd. From 1998 to 2004, Mr. Weston was the executive chairman of H. Clarkson & Co. Ltd. and chief executive officer of Clarksons PLC, the world’s largest shipbroker and the leading provider of integrated shipping services. He started his career at H. Clarkson & Co. Ltd. in 1979 as a trainee shipbroker. In addition to his role at CTM, from 2006 to 2011, Mr. Weston was chairman to the Investors Committee for Global Maritime Investments, a privately-owned freight trading group. Since 2006, he has served as a director of the United Kingdom Freight Demurrage and Defence Association Limited, a leading provider of legal defense services in the shipping industry. From 1992 to 2004, he was a director with the International Transport Intermediaries Club, a professional indemnity insurer of service providers in the transport and offshore industries. Since 2016, he has served as a director of Crystal Maritime Services (Malta) Limited and Crystal Maritime Trading (Malta) Limited, which are privately-owned shipping companies. Since 2019, he has served as non-executive director of M2M Panamax Limited, Malta, a privately owned shipping company. Mr. Weston is a member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. He received a B.Sc. in Maritime Studies from the University of Wales, in Cardiff. The Board of Directors selected Mr. Weston to serve as a Director because it believes that Mr. Weston brings valuable management and financial experience to the Board of Directors, including extensive experience with commercial and technical ship managers. Mr. Weston has a strong operations background and has experience with vessels acquisition opportunities.