Anastasios Margaronis - Director and President
Anastasios Margaronis has served as our Director and President since January 13, 2010. He has also served as Director and President of Diana Shipping Inc. since February 21, 2005. Mr. Margaronis is a Deputy President of Diana Shipping Services S.A., where he also serves as a Director and Secretary. Prior to February 21, 2005, Mr. Margaronis was employed by Diana Shipping Agencies S.A. and performed the services he now performs as President. He joined Diana Shipping Agencies S.A. in 1979 and has been responsible for overseeing our vessels' insurance matters, including hull and machinery, protection and indemnity, loss of hire and war risks insurances. Mr. Margaronis has had experience in the shipping industry, including in ship finance and insurance, since 1980. He is a member of the United Kingdom Mutual Steam Ship Assurance Association (Europe) Limited and a member of the Greek National Committee of the American Bureau of Shipping. He holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Warwick and a master's of science degree in Maritime Law from the Wales Institute of Science and Technology.