People: FreeSeas Inc (FREE.O)

FREE.O on Consolidated Issue listed on NASDAQ Capital Market

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27 Aug 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ion Varouxakis

42 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Dimitris Papadopoulos

68 2013 Chief Financial Officer

Maria Badekas

41 2010 Secretary

Keith Bloomfield

42 2010 Independent Director

Xenophon Galinas

56 2012 Independent Director

Focko Nauta

55 2005 Independent Director

Dimitrios Panagiotopoulos

52 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Ion Varouxakis

Mr. Ion G. Varouxakis is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of FreeSeas Inc. He is one of founders.In 2003, Mr. Varouxakis founded Free Bulkers, the beginning of a single-vessel, self-financed entrepreneurial venture that led to FreeSeas’ founding and NASDAQ listing in 2005. Prior to founding Free Bulkers, Mr. Varouxakis held since 1997 management positions in private shipping companies operating in the drybulk sector. Mr. Varouxakis holds a candidature degree in law from the Catholic University of Saint Louis in Brussels and a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Mr. Varouxakis is a member of the Hellenic Committee of the Korean Register of Shipping, a member of the Hellenic and Black Sea Committee of Bureau Veritas and an officer of the reserves of the Hellenic Army.

Dimitris Papadopoulos

Mr. Dimitris D. Papadopoulos is Chief Financial Officer of FreeSeas Inc. Dimitris Papadopoulos started his career in Citigroup, New York, European division, moving to Citigroup Athens as General Manager of Corporate Finance. He then joined Archirodon Group Inc. serving as financial and administration Vice President until 1991. During the same period, he also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the group's US arm, Delphinance Development Corp. Since 1991 he served, among other positions, as Managing Director of Dorian Bank, executive Vice President at the Hellenic Investment Bank and President of Waterfront Developments S.A. Mr. Papadopoulos, as a Fullbright grantee, studied economics at Austin College, Texas and extended his graduate studies at the University of Delaware. In 1974, he received an executive business diploma from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

Maria Badekas

Ms. Maria Badekas is Secretary of FreeSeas Inc. She holds a Master of Law from University of Cambridge (UK) and a Bachelor in English and European Laws from Essex University (UK). From 2003 to 2005, she was a special advisor to the Mayor of Athens and participated in the preparation of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games (international affairs and public relations). Between 2005 and 2006, she was a special advisor to the Minister of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and from 2006 to 2009, she was a special advisor to the General Secretary for European Affairs of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Keith Bloomfield

Mr. Keith Bloomfield is Independent Director of FreeSeas Inc., since 2010. He has over 13 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, and wealth management. He is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Forbes Family Trust, a private wealth management firm which he founded in September 2009. From October 2006 to September 2009, he was a Senior Managing Director and Corporate Counsel at Third Avenue Management, a global asset management firm with approximately $16 billion in assets under management. At Third Avenue, he was responsible for mergers and acquisitions, corporate transactions and business development. Prior to joining Third Avenue, he was a corporate attorney with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Mr. Bloomfield earned an LL.M. (Master of Law) in Taxation from New York University School of Law and a J.D. with honors from Hofstra University School of Law, and graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in History from Tulane University.

Xenophon Galinas

Mr. Xenophon Galinas is Independent Director of FreeSeas Inc since 2012. From July 2011 to July 2012, Mr. Galinas served as a managing director of Rodman & Renshaw LLC, an investment banking firm. Prior to joining Rodman & Renshaw, Mr. Galinas was a Managing Director and Head of Shipping at the investment banking firm of Morgan Joseph TriArtisan LLC, from September 2009 to June 2011. From February 2007 to August 2009, he served as a non-Executive Chairman of Manhattan Group Partners LLC, a New York-based merchant banking firm focused exclusively on shipping and transportation. From November 1986 to December 1998, he served as President of Olympic Tower Associates, Executive Vice President of Central American Steamship, Inc., and was a member of the Board of Directors of Williston S.A., all of which were management and business operating arms of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation. Mr. Galinas served for 12 years as head of the Onassis Group’s business activities in the U.S. Mr. Galinas received a M.S. in Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, and an MBA in finance from New York University.

Focko Nauta

Mr. Focko H. Nauta is Independent Director of FreeSeas Inc., since 2005. Since September 2000, he has also been a director of FinShip SA, a ship financing company. From 1997 through 1999, Mr. Nauta served as a managing director of Van Ommeren Shipbroking, a London-based ship brokering company. Prior to 1997, he was a general manager of a Fortis Bank branch. Mr. Nauta holds a degree in law from Leiden University in the Netherlands.

Dimitrios Panagiotopoulos

Mr. Dimitrios N. Panagiotopoulos is Independent Director of FreeSeas Inc., since 2007. He is the head of shipping and corporate banking of Proton Bank, a Greek private bank, where he has served since April 2004. From January 1997 to March 2004, he served as deputy head of the Greek shipping desk of BNP Paribas and before that for four years as senior officer of the shipping department of Credit Lyonnais Greece. From 1990 to 1993, he worked as chief accountant in Ionia Management, a Greek shipping company. He holds a degree in economics from Athens University and a master’s of science in shipping, trade and finance from City University of London. He was an officer of the Greek Special Forces and today is a captain of the reserves of Hellenic Army.

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