Globus Maritime Limited, a dry bulk shipping company, announced today that Dimitrios Stratikopoulos has resigned from its Board of Directors due to other recent pressing business commitments with the resignation taking effect immediately.
The Board of Directors has appointed Ioannis Kazantzidis to the Board to replace Stratikopoulos as an independent Class I, non-executive director effective today. Additionally and on the same day, Kazantzidis has been also appointed to the Company's Audit, Remuneration and Nomination Committees.
Ioannis Kazantzidis has over 40 years of experience in the Information Technology Banking and Finance sector. During his career he has held executive positions at various levels with HSBC Group abroad mainly focusing in developing and implementing critical financial systems in multiple locations of the Group.
Since 2007 he is the major shareholder of Porto Trans Shipping LLC, a shipping, transportation
, and logistics company based in the UAE and operating worldwide.
Athanasios Feidakis, the Company's Chief Executive Officer stated: "We are very pleased to welcome Ioannis as our new Class I, Non Executive Director. We believe that his extensive background in Information Technology coupled
with his experience in Banking and Finance will be contributing positively to our Company's growth. At the same time we would also like to thank Dimitrios Stratikopoulos for his time and dedication to Globus while serving on the Board and we wish him all the best. "
Globus's subsidiaries own and operate five vessels with a total carrying capacity of 300,571 DWT and a weighted average age of 8.7 years as of November 15, 2016.