People: Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc (ANW)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Peter Georgiopoulos

53 2006 Chairman of the Board

E. Nikolas Tavlarios

50 2006 President, Principal Executive Officer

Spyros Gianniotis

53 2008 Chief Financial Officer

Spyridon Fokas

58 2005 General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Director

Dimitris Melisanidis

62 2006 Head of Corporate Development

Apostolos Rizakos

63 2010 Managing Director of Aegean Marine Petroleum S.A.

John Tavlarios

51 2006 Director

George Konomos

74 2008 Independent Director

Konstantinos Koutsomitopoulos

46 2008 Independent Director

Yiannis Papanicolaou

61 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Peter Georgiopoulos

Mr. Peter C. Georgiopoulos has been the Chairman of the board of Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc since December 2006. Since 1997, Mr. Georgiopoulos has served as the Chairman of the board of directors, President and Chief Executive Officer of General Maritime Corporation, a publicly-traded tanker company with shares listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Georgiopoulos is also Chairman of the board of directors of Genco Shipping & Trading Limited, a public drybulk shipping company whose shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and a member of the board of directors of Atlantis Deepwater Technology Holding AS, a Norwegian offshore drilling technology company. From 1991 to 1997, Mr. Georgiopoulos was the principal of Maritime Equity Management, a vessel-owning and investment company which he founded in 1991. Mr. Georgiopoulos is a member of the American Bureau of Shipping. Mr. Georgiopoulos holds a master's degree in business administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and is a member of the Board of Overseers of the Tuck School.

E. Nikolas Tavlarios

Mr. E. Nikolas Tavlarios has served as President, Principal Executive Officer of Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc since December 2006. From 2003 to 2006, Tavlarios served as Vice President of General Maritime Management LLC, a tanker operating subsidiary of General Maritime Corporation, where he oversaw business development and maintained relationships with commercial representatives of major oil companies. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Tavlarios was Vice President of Sales and Administration at Universal Services Group. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Tavlarios served as Executive Director of Rockefeller Center for Tishman Speyer Properties. Prior to 1998, Mr. Tavlarios was a Surveyor for the American Bureau of Shipping. Mr. Tavlarios is a member of the American Bureau of Shipping and of the Det Norske Veritas (DNV) North American committee. Mr. Tavlarios holds a bachelor's degree in marine transportation from State University of New York Maritime College and a master's degree in business administration from St. John's University. Mr. Tavlarios is the brother of John P. Tavlarios.

Spyros Gianniotis

Mr. Spyros Gianniotis has been Chief Financial Officer of Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc since September 1, 2008. Mr. Gianniotis has served as a director and audit committee chairman of NewLead Holdings Ltd., a shipping company which shares trade on NASDAQ Global Select Market, since October 2009. Prior to joining our Company, Mr. Gianniotis served as the Head of Shipping at Piraeus Bank SA, holding the title of Assistant General Manager. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Gianniotis served on the board of Capes Investment Corporation, a privately-owned drybulk company. Between 1989 and 2001, Mr. Gianniotis held a number of positions, both in New York and Athens, within corporate and shipping finance at Citigroup. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics and sociology from Queens College (CUNY), a master's degrees in transportation management from Maritime College (SUNY) and in business administration from Wagner College, New York, and an executive certificate from Pace University.

Spyridon Fokas

Mr. Spyridon Fokas has been a General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, Director of Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. Mr. Fokas has also served as our General Counsel and as our Corporate Secretary since June 2005. Mr. Fokas currently is an attorney at S. Fokas – B. Koumbiadou Law Offices. Mr. Fokas has been practicing maritime law since 1982 and has represented the Company since 1998. Mr. Fokas is a member of the Greek Maritime Law Association and the Hellenic Society of Maritime Lawyers. Mr. Fokas holds a law degree from the University of Athens School of Law and has undertaken post-graduate studies in shipping law at the University College London.

Dimitris Melisanidis

Mr. Dimitris Melisanidis is Head of Corporate Development of Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc since December 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Melisanidis served as our President and Chief Executive Officer from June 2005 to December 2006 and served as a director and Chairman of our board of directors until July 2006. In 1995, Mr. Melisanidis founded and has since managed the group of companies that form our Company. Mr. Melisanidis has also been involved historically with our related companies and had a leadership role with respect to the promotion of their products and services. Mr. Melisanidis is a member of the Greek Committee of the classification society Bureau Veritas, the Committee on Petroleum Policy of the Hellenic Petroleum Marketing Companies Association and is involved in a number of other institutions, including the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce, the Propeller Club of The United States, the Union of European Shipowners with Cyprus Flag and The Yacht Club of Greece. Mr. Melisanidis is a founding member and President of the Athens Club of Black Sea and a Vice President of the World Fraternity for Hellenism and Orthodoxy as well as the Association for Greek-American Friendship. From 1992 to 1995, Mr. Melisanidis was the co-owner and served as President and Managing Director of soccer club AEK Athens.

Apostolos Rizakos

Mr. Apostolos Rizakos has been the Managing Director of Aegean Marine Petroleum S.A. a subsidiary of Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc since November 2010. Prior to joining our Company, Mr Rizakos served as Group Commercial General Manager of Hellenic Petroleum S.A. (HELPE) from March 2010 to September 2010, where since 1998, he held senior management positions, including General Manager of Oil Supply and Trading from 2003. During this time, Mr. Rizakos served on the board of directors of several affiliates of the Hellenic Petroleum Group of companies, including EKO S.A., Hellenic Fuel S.A., DEPA S.A., and served as the chairman of the board of EKO Bulgaria, DIAXON S.A. HELPE Renewables. From December 2008 through August 2010, Mr Rizakos was a member of the board of directors of the European Petroleum Industry Association (EUROPIA). He also served as Refinery Operations Manager at HELPE's Aspropyrgos Refinery from 1988 to 1998, having previously managed various departments of the Refinery. Mr. Rizakos holds a Diploma degree in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bath, UK.

John Tavlarios

Mr. John P. Tavlarios is a Director of Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc since December 2006. From December 2008, Mr. Tavlarios has served as a director and President of General Maritime Corporation, a company with shares listed on the New York Stock Exchange. From December 2008, Mr. Tavlarios served as Executive Vice President of General Maritime from its inception in 1997 until January 2000, and President and Chief Operating Officer of General Maritime from May 2001 until December 31, 2002. Following an internal reorganization of General Maritime, which took effect at the close of business on December 31, 2002 through December 2008, Mr. Tavlarios was Chief Executive Officer of its tanker operating subsidiary, General Maritime Management LLC. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Tavlarios was affiliated with Maritime Equity Management, a vessel-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, Mr. Tavlarios 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 Det Norske Veritas North American Committee, the Skuld board of directors, the Directors Committee and the North American Panel of INTERTANKO, the organization of independent tank owners and on the Board of Trustees of the Seaman's Church Institute. Mr. Tavlarios is also a director of General Maritime Corporation. Mr. Tavlarios holds a master's degree in business administration from St. John's University. Mr. Tavlarios is the brother of Mr. E. Nikolas Tavlarios, the Company's President and Principal Executive Officer.

George Konomos

Mr. George James Konomos has been a Independent Director of Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. Mr. Konomos is also a member of our compensation committee. Currently, Mr. Konomos is a Senior Advisor with Latigo Partners L.P., an alternative asset manager, which he joined in 2005, and serves on the Board of Directors of General Maritime Corporation. From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Konomos was the Co-Portfolio Manager at Mellon-HBV Rediscovered Opportunities Fund. Mr. Konomos' experience prior to joining Mellon-HBV includes 11 years as an Investment Manager at Baker Nye Investments, service as a senior advisor to the World Bank on privatizations and financial restructurings of state-owned companies and a 14-year career in investment banking at Lehman Brothers and Samuel Montague & Co. Mr. Konomos is also a director of General Maritime Corporation, a company with shares listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Konomos holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Arizona, a master's degree in economics from American University and a juris doctor degree from George Washington University Law School.

Konstantinos Koutsomitopoulos

Mr. Konstantinos D. Koutsomitopoulos is Independent Director of Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc since May 2008. He is a member of the compensation and nominating and corporate governance committees. Mr. Koutsomitopoulos also serves as chairman of our nominating and corporate governance committee and a member of our audit and compensation committees. Mr. Koutsomitopoulos currently serves as an independent consultant to various companies. From October 2004 to May 2007, Mr. Koutsomitopoulos was employed at Diana Shipping Inc., a publicly traded company with shares listed on the New York Stock Exchange. While at Diana, he served as President and Head of Corporate Development from March 2006 to May 2007, and as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from February 2005 to March 2006. Mr. Koutsomitopoulos joined Pegasus Shipping Inc. in 1992. From 1997 to 2003, he was responsible for chartering, sales and purchasing and assisting in financing activities of the company, holding the positions of Chief Executive Officer and, subsequently, Director. Mr. Koutsomitopoulos holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Athens and a master's degree in shipping, trade and finance from City University Business School in London.

Yiannis Papanicolaou

Mr. Yiannis N. Papanicolaou has served as a Independent Director of Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. Mr. Papanicolaou serves as the chairman of our compensation committee and a member of our audit and nominating and corporate governance committees. Since 2004, Mr. Papanicolaou has been an independent consultant to various companies. From 1998 to 2004, Mr. Papanicolaou served as Director General of the International Center for Black Sea Studies and from 1997 to 2005 as Alternate Governor of Greece at the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank. Between 1989 and 1996, Mr. Papanicolaou was employed as an independent consultant to various companies. Prior to that, Mr. Papanicolaou had a career in government where he served, among other positions, as Chief Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Greece, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors to the Ministry of National Economy and Special Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic. Mr. Papanicolaou has studied economics at the National University of Athens, the London School of Economics and the London Graduate School for Business Studies.
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