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EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT

Dimitris Papoulis

Chief Executive Officer

Dimitris Papoulis is the Chief Executive Officer and member of Pioneer Marine Board of Directors. He joined the Company in 2013 as VP of Commercial Operations.

He has 23 years of experience in dry bulk industry and in-depth market knowledge with specialization in geared tonnage. Prior to joining Pioneer Marine, Mr. Papoulis was Managing Director at Lynx FT shipbroking liaising with all major grain houses and charterers around the world and Senior Chartering Broker at Shiptrade Services. He holds a BSc (Hons) Maritime Business and Maritime Law from the University of Plymouth and a MSc in International Transport from University of Cardiff.

Korinna Tapaktsoglou

Chief Financial Officer

Korinna Tapaktsoglou is the Chief Financial Officer and member of Pioneer Marine Board of Directors. She joined the Company in 2014 as VP of Finance and Accounts.

She has 25 years of experience in the areas of Finance, Audit, Financial Report and Management Accounting. Prior to joining Pioneer Marine, she was Head of Internal Audit and Compliance in a NYSE listed dry bulk company and Audit Manager in PwC. She holds an Honors bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Macedonia and is a fellow member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (“ACCA”). She has also completed a postgraduate Leadership Diploma, a course in collaboration with MIT Sloan Executive Education and Columbia Business School Executive Education.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Dimitris Papoulis

Dimitris Papoulis is the Chief Executive Officer and member of Pioneer Marine Board of Directors. He joined the Company in 2013 as VP of Commercial Operations.

He has 23 years of experience in dry bulk industry and in-depth market knowledge with specialization in geared tonnage. Prior to joining Pioneer Marine, Mr. Papoulis was Managing Director at Lynx FT shipbroking liaising with all major grain houses and charterers around the world and Senior Chartering Broker at Shiptrade Services. He holds a BSc (Hons) Maritime Business and Maritime Law from the University of Plymouth and a MSc in International Transport from University of Cardiff.

Korinna Tapaktsoglou

Korinna Tapaktsoglou is the Chief Financial Officer and member of Pioneer Marine Board of Directors. She joined the Company in 2014 as VP of Finance and Accounts.

She has 25 years of experience in the areas of Finance, Audit, Financial Report and Management Accounting. Prior to joining Pioneer Marine, she was Head of Internal Audit and Compliance in a NYSE listed dry bulk company and Audit Manager in PwC. She holds an Honors bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Macedonia and is a fellow member of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants (“ACCA”). She has also completed a postgraduate Leadership Diploma, a course in collaboration with MIT Sloan Executive Education and Columbia Business School Executive Education.

Petros Poulmentis

Petros Poulmentis professional experience dates back to 1977 and encompasses investment as well as active asset management focusing primarily on the maritime sector. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Tufton Oceanic Finance Group Ltd, a director of Oceanic Marine Management Ltd as well as holding other directorships including charitable organizations.

Mr. Poulmentis has previously held various executive positions also acting as a CEO in a number of shipping companies involved in both dry and oil transportation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Mr. Poulmentis is a resident of Switzerland and a national of Greece.