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Gener8 Maritime Inc (GNRT.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Peter Georgiopoulos

55 2015 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Leonard Vrondissis

39 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Secretary

John Tavlarios

55 2016 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Sean Bradley

40 2012 Manager and Commercial Director of GMM

Milton Gonzales

63 2009 Manager, Technical Director and Maritime Compliance Officer of GMM

Nicolas Busch

41 2015 Director and Consultant

Adam Pierce

36 2012 Director

Ethan Auerbach

36 2013 Independent Director

Daniel Ilany

46 2015 Independent Director

Roger Schmitz

34 2015 Independent Director

Steven Smith

57 2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Peter Georgiopoulos

Mr. Peter C. Georgiopoulos serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Prior to that, he served as Chairman and CEO of General Maritime Corporation, now a subsidiary of the Company, and its predecessors from its inception in 1997. From 1991 to 1997, Mr. Georgiopoulos was the principal of Maritime Equity Management LLC (“MEM”), a ship-owning and investment company which he founded in 1991. From 1990 to 1991, he was affiliated with Mallory Jones Lynch & Associates, an oil tanker brokerage firm. From 1987 to 1990, Mr. Georgiopoulos was an investment banker at Drexel Burnham Lambert. Prior to entering the investment banking business, he had extensive experience in the sale, purchase and chartering of vessels while working for ship owners in New York and Piraeus, Greece. Mr. Georgiopoulos is a member of the American Bureau of Shipping. Mr. Georgiopoulos is Chairman and a director of Aegean Marine Petroleum Network, Inc. (“Aegean Marine”), which is listed on the NYSE. From 2004 to 2016, Mr. Georgiopoulos was Chairman and a director of Genco Shipping & Trading Limited (“Genco”), which is listed on the NYSE. He also holds an MBA from Dartmouth College.

Leonard Vrondissis

Mr. Leonard J. Vrondissis serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Secretary of the Company. He has served as our Chief Financial Officer since February 2013, as our Executive Vice President since May 2012 and as our Secretary since December 2015. Mr. Vrondissis served as our Secretary and Treasurer from May 2012 to February 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Vrondissis served as our Vice President—Finance from January 2007 to May 2012. Mr. Vrondissis joined our Finance Department in 2001. Mr. Vrondissis is also Treasurer of MEM, an entity controlled by Peter C. Georgiopoulos.

John Tavlarios

Mr. John P. Tavlarios serves as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He previously served as one of our directors and as our President from December 2008 until May 7, 2015, and as Chief Executive officer from July 2011 until May 7, 2015. He previously served as a director of General Maritime Corporation from May 2001 until December 2008. He served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of General Maritime Corporation from May 2001 until December 2002. Following our internal reorganization, which took effect in December 2002, through December 2008, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of our tanker operating subsidiary, Gener8 Maritime Management LLC (“GMM”). From its inception in 1997 to January 2000, Mr. Tavlarios served as Executive Vice President of General Maritime Corporation. From 1995 to 1997, he was affiliated with MEM, a ship-owning and investment company, where he served as Director of Marine Operations. From 1992 to 1995, Mr. Tavlarios was President and founder of Halcyon Trading Company, a consulting firm specializing in international business development with a particular emphasis on the international oil industry. From 1984 to 1992, he was employed by Mobil Oil Corporation, spending most of his tenure in the Marine Operations and the Marketing and Refining divisions. Prior to 1984, Mr. Tavlarios was involved in his family’s shipping business, assisting in marine operations. Mr. Tavlarios is a member of the American Bureau of Shipping, the DNV GL North American Committee, the Skuld board of directors and the Board of Trustees of the Seaman’s Church Institute. Mr. Tavlarios is also a director of Aegean Marine.

Sean Bradley

Mr. Sean Bradley serves as Manager and Commercial Director of General Maritime Management LLC, a subsidiary of the Company, since May 2012. Prior to that, he served as the Head of Business Development of GMM from February 2009 through May 2012. From January 2008 to October 2008, Mr. Bradley was Director, Chartering & Freight Trading, Europe, of Teekay Shipping based in London. Prior to that, Mr. Bradley served as the Global Chartering Manager at Eiger Shipping SA, Geneva, a subsidiary of Lukoil International Trading and Supply Company. Mr. Bradley originally joined Lukoil International Trading and Supply Company as a member of its product trading team at Lukoil Pan-Americas LLC in 2003.

Milton Gonzales

Mr. Milton H. Gonzales, Jr., serves as Manager, Technical Director and Maritime Compliance Officer of General Maritime Management LLC a subsidiary of the Company. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President—Technical Operations of GMM from August 2005 through February 2009, and as Vice President—Technical Operations from 2004 to 2005. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Gonzales was Vice President—Marine and Technical Operations of Cunard Line Limited Cruise Company. Prior to that, Mr. Gonzales worked at Sea-Land Service for 14 years. Mr. Gonzales is a member of the American Bureau of Shipping, Lloyd’s Register North American Advisory Committee and the Marshall Islands’ Registry Quality Council.

Nicolas Busch

Mr. Nicolas Busch serves as Director and Consultant of the Company. Mr. Busch began his career at Glencore in 2000, where he headed the freight derivatives desk. In 2003, he left Glencore and co-founded FR8, a tanker freight trading company. Following the sale of his majority stake in FR8 in 2007, Mr. Busch co-founded Navig8 Group, where he is currently a director. Mr. Busch was a director of Navig8 Crude prior to the consummation of the 2015 merger on May 7, 2015 and is currently a director of Navig8 Chemical Tankers, Inc. and Navig8 Product Tankers, Inc. As a result of these and other professional experiences, we believe Mr. Busch possesses knowledge and experience regarding our history and operations, and the shipping and international oil industries that strengthen the Board’s collective qualifications, skills and experience.

Adam Pierce

Mr. Adam Pierce serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Pierce is a Managing Director with Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. in Los Angeles where he leads the Global Principal Group’s Natural Resources investment efforts. Prior to joining Oaktree in 2003, Mr. Pierce served as a Financial Analyst in the Investment Bank at JP Morgan Chase & Co., gaining experience on a range of advisory and financing assignments. Prior thereto, he worked for Goldman, Sachs & Co. Mr. Pierce received a B.A. degree in Economics with a focus on Business Administration from Vanderbilt University. Mr. Pierce has served on the boards of numerous companies, including Crimson Exploration Inc. (now Contango Oil & Gas Co.), Maritime Equity Partners, and DNA Diagnostics.

Ethan Auerbach

Mr. Ethan Auerbach serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Auerbach is the Managing Partner of Seafield Capital Management LP, a private investment firm founded in 2017. Mr. Auerbach is also a Retired Partner and former Portfolio Manager of BlueMountain Capital Management LLC. Prior to joining BlueMountain in 2008, Mr. Auerbach was an investment analyst at Marathon Asset Management. Before Marathon, Mr. Auerbach was in the New Products Group at Goldman Sachs where he focused on capital markets. Mr. Auerbach began his career at UBS where he worked on the mortgage derivatives trading desk. Mr. Auerbach graduated from Cornell University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science and Economics.

Daniel Ilany

Mr. Daniel Ilany serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Ilany is a Senior Vice President at Avenue Capital Group, responsible for identifying, analyzing and modeling investment opportunities for Avenue’s U.S. strategy, with a focus on auto and auto suppliers, the industrial industry, defense, shipping, trucking and consumer products investments. Prior to joining Avenue in 2008, Mr. Ilany was a Senior Managing Director at Bear, Stearns & Co. While at Bear Stearns, he was a fixed income research analyst with responsibility for the automotive industry in the high yield group, and the manufacturing, aerospace/defense, and technology industries in the high grade group. He was a director of Navig8 Crude prior to the consummation of the 2015 merger on May 7, 2015 and since July 2014 has served as a director of Navig8 Product Tankers Inc. Mr. Ilany received a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from McGill University and an M.B.A. in Finance from the NYU Stern School of Business.

Roger Schmitz

Mr. Roger Schmitz is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as one of our directors since the consummation of the 2015 merger in May 2015 and previously served as a director of Navig8 Crude Tankers, Inc. until the consummation of the 2015 merger. Mr. Schmitz is a Partner at Smith Cove Capital Management LP, where he focuses on investment opportunities across credit and equity markets. From 2006 to 2016, Mr. Schmitz worked for Monarch Alternative Capital LP, where he was most recently a Managing Principal responsible for evaluating investment opportunities in a wide variety of corporate and sovereign situations, both domestically and internationally, including the shipping industry. Prior to joining Monarch, Mr. Schmitz was an analyst in the Financial Sponsors Group at Credit Suisse, where he focused on leverage finance. He received an A.B., cum laude, in Economics from Bowdoin College. Mr. Schmitz currently serves as a director of Star Bulk Carriers Corp. and served as a director of Navig8 prior to the consummation of the 2015 merger in May 2015.

Steven Smith

Mr. Steven D. Smith serves as an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Smith is the Managing Partner of Aurora Resurgence (“Resurgence”). Prior to joining Resurgence, Mr. Smith held a variety of leadership positions at UBS Investment Bank, including Global Head of Restructuring, Global Head of Leverage Finance and Americas Head of Financial Sponsors. He also served on the Americas Executive Committee and Global Management Committee. Before joining UBS in 2001, Mr. Smith was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse and DLJ, where he was a member of the restructuring and leveraged finance groups. Mr. Smith began his career in leveraged finance and restructuring as an associate at Latham & Watkins, LLP. Mr. Smith received a BA in English and American Literature from the University of California, San Diego and a JD/MBA from UCLA. He served as a judicial clerk on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals following his graduation from UCLA. He is currently a member of the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Turnaround Management Association.

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