Vice Chairman and Director
Claudio Pablo Lopez has been our Vice Chairman, and a member of our Board of Directors since January 2008. Mr. Lopez has been a member of the Board of Directors and Executive Director of Compania Naviera Horamar S.A. from December 2005 to 2014. Mr. Lopez has been the President of the Argentinean Shipowners’ Tankers Association (CAENA), the President of the Argentinean Shipping Companies Federation (FENA) and a member of Paraguayan Shipowners’ Association. He is also a distinguished member of the Uruguayan-Argentinean Chamber of Commerce, has been member of the Advisory Committee of the Prefectura Naval Argentina, Vice Secretary of Ports and Navigable Waters on behalf of Argentinean Shipowners’ Tankers Association and he is the founder and manager of several JV operations in the Mercosur area with Continental Grains, Glencore and Vitol. Mr. Lopez is a lawyer, specializing in transportation law, having graduated from the University of Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a former professor of Maritime Law at the University of Belgrano and also a former adviser to the Senate of the Argentine National Congress. Mr. Lopez is also a member of the Buenos Aires Lawyers’ Association. Mr. Lopez is the brother of Carlos Augusto Lopez, our Chief Commercial Officer—Shipping Division and member of our Executive Committee, and Horacio Enrique Lopez, our Chief Operating Officer—Shipping Division and member of our Executive Committee.