ATHENS, Greece, March 14, 2011 – Crude Carriers Corp. (NYSE: CRU) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Dimitris P. Christacopoulos to serve as a Director on the Company’s Board. He will be an independent Board member and will serve on the Board's Audit and Independent Directors’ committees.
Mr. Christacopoulos, 40, joined the Company’s Board on March 11th, 2011. Mr. Christacopoulos currently serves as a Partner at Octane Management Consultants. He started his professional career as an analyst in the R&D Department of a major food producer in Greece in 1992 before joining Booz Allen & Hamilton Consulting in 1995 in New York in their Operations Management Group. He subsequently joined Barclays Capital as the Associate Director for Strategic Planning in London from 1999 to 2002 at which time he became Director of Corporate Finance & Strategy at Aspis Group of Companies in Athens where he participated in the Group’s Management and Investment Committees. In 2005, he joined Fortis Bank NV/SA asDirector in the Energy, Commodities and Transportation Group and until 2010 acted as the Deputy Country Head for Greece, setting up the Bank’s Greek branch and expanding its presence in ship and energy finance in the region. Mr. Christacopoulos has a diploma in chemical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York.
Evangelos M. Marinakis, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Crude Carriers Corp., said, "We are very pleased to welcome Dimitris Christacopoulos to our Board of Directors. Given the breadth of his experience in the financial sector and strategic planning arena, I am confident that Dimitris will provide valuable perspective for our Board and management team."
Mr. Christacopoulos’ election brings the number of directors on the Board to eight, and the number of independent directors to five. The other independent directors are Mr. Demandolx, Mr. Timagenis, Mr. Kominakis and Mr. Sages.
Source: Crude Carriers Corp.