People: Safe Bulkers Inc (SB)

SB on New York Consolidated

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19 Sep 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Polys Hajioannou

46 2008 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Loukas Barmparis

50 2008 President, Secretary, Director

Konstantinos Adamopoulos

50 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Director

Ioannis Foteinos

54 2009 Chief Operating Officer, Director

John Gaffney

52 2009 Independent Director

Frank Sica

63 2008 Independent Director

Ole Wikborg

57 2008 Independent Director

Matthew Abenante

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Biographies

Name Description

Polys Hajioannou

Mr. Polys Hajioannou is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Safe Bulkers Inc. Mr. Hajioannou also serves with the Manager and prior to its inception, the Manager’s predecessor Alassia Steamship Co., Ltd., which he joined in 1987. Mr. Hajioannou was elected as a member of the board of directors of the Union of Greek Shipowners in 2006 and served on the board until February 2009. Mr. Hajioannou is also a founding member of the Union of Cyprus Shipowners. Mr. Hajioannou is a member of the Lloyd’s Register Hellenic Advisory Committee. In 2011, Mr. Hajioannou was appointed to the board of directors of the Hellenic Mutual War Risks Association (Bermuda) Limited. Mr. Hajioannou holds a Bachelor of Science degree in nautical studies from Sunderland University.

Loukas Barmparis

Dr. Loukas Barmparis is President, Secretary and Director of Safe Bulkers Inc. Dr. Barmparis also serves as the technical manager of the Manager, which he joined in February 2006. Until 2009 he was the project development manager of the affiliated Alasia Development S.A., responsible for renewable energy projects. Prior to joining the company's Manager and Alasia Development S.A., from 1999 to 2005 and from 1993 to 1995, Dr. Barmparis was employed at N. Daskalantonakis Group, Grecotel, one of the hotel chains in Greece, as technical manager and project development general manager. During the interim period between 1995 and 1999, Dr. Barmparis was employed at Exergia S.A. as an energy consultant. Dr. Barmparis holds a master of business administration (“MBA”) from the Athens Laboratory of Business Administration, a doctorate from the Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine, a master of applied science from the University of Toronto and a diploma in mechanical engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

Konstantinos Adamopoulos

Mr. Konstantinos Adamopoulos is Chief Financial Officer, Director of Safe Bulkers Inc. Prior to joining, Mr. Adamopoulos was employed at Calyon, a financial institution, as a senior relationship manager in shipping finance for 14 years. Prior to this, from 1990 to 1993, Mr. Adamopoulos was employed by the National Bank of Greece in London as an officer for shipping finance and in Athens as deputy head of the export finance department. Prior to this, from 1987 to 1989, Mr. Adamopoulos served as a finance officer in the Greek Air Force. Mr. Adamopoulos holds an MBA in finance from the City University Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the Athens School of Economics and Business Science.

Ioannis Foteinos

Mr. Ioannis Foteinos is Chief Operating Officer, Director of Safe Bulkers Inc. Mr. Foteinos has 25 years of experience in the shipping industry. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in nautical studies from Sunderland University, he joined the predecessor of the Manager, Safety Management Overseas, in 1984, where he presently serves and will continue to serve as Chartering Manager.

John Gaffney

Mr. John Gaffney is Independent Director of Safe Bulkers Inc. He has been a member of the board of directors and of the audit committee, and a member and chairman of the corporate governance, nominating and compensation committee, since October 2009. Mr. Gaffney joined Solyndra, Inc. in January 2010 as its Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs and General Counsel, where he leads Solyndra’s corporate affairs and legal activities. From January 2008 through December 2009, Mr. Gaffney was an Executive Vice President at First Solar, where he led First Solar’s corporate development, legal, sustainable development and environmental affairs activities. Prior to joining First Solar, Mr. Gaffney practiced law at the firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where he was a partner from 1993 to 2008. During his time at Cravath, Mr. Gaffney advised numerous corporate and financial institution clients on merger, acquisition and capital markets transactions. Mr. Gaffney holds a B.A. from George Washington University and a J.D. and an MBA from New York University.

Frank Sica

Mr. Frank Sica is Independent Director of Safe Bulkers Inc. Mr. Sica has served as a Managing Partner at Tailwind Capital, a private equity firm since 2006. From 2004 to 2005, Mr. Sica was a Senior Advisor to Soros Private Funds Management. From 1998 to 2003, Mr. Sica worked at Soros Fund Management where he oversaw the direct real estate and private equity investment activities of Soros. From 1988 to 1998, Mr. Sica was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley. Mr. Sica is a graduate of Wesleyan University, where he received a B.A. degree, and of the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where he received his M.B.A. Mr. Sica is also director of CSG Systems International, an management and billing software company for communication industries, JetBlue Airways Corporation, a commercial airline, and Kohl’s Corporation, an owner and operator of department stores.

Ole Wikborg

Mr. Ole Wikborg is Independent Director of Safe Bulkers Inc. Mr. Wikborg has been involved in the marine and shipping industry in various capacities for over 30 years. Since 2002, Mr. Wikborg has served as a director, senior underwriter and member of the management team of the Norwegian Hull Club, based in Oslo, Norway. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Wikborg also served as a member and chairman of the Ocean Hull Committee of the International Union of Marine Insurance (“IUMI”). Since 2006, he has served as Vice President and a member of the Executive Board of the IUMI and in 2010, he was elected as President of IUMI. Since 1997, Mr. Wikborg has served as a board member of the Central Union of Marine Insurers, based in Oslo, and is presently that organization’s Chairman. From 1997 until 2002, Mr. Wikborg served as the senior vice president and manager of the marine and energy division of the Zurich Protector Insurance Company ASA, based in Oslo and Zurich, and from 1993 until 1997, he served as a senior underwriter for the marine division of Protector Insurance Company ASA, based in Oslo. Prior to his career in the field of marine insurance, Mr. Wikborg served in the Royal Norwegian Navy, attaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

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