Peter C. Georgiopoulos has served as our Chief Executive Officer since the closing of the 2015 merger on May 7, 2015 and as our Chairman and as one of our directors since December 2008, including prior to and during our Chapter 11 cases. He previously served as Chairman and one of the directors for General Maritime Subsidiary Corporation, which we refer to as "GMR Sub Corp.," or its predecessors from its inception in 1997 until December 2008. From 1997 to 2008, he served as CEO of GMR Sub Corp. or its predecessors, and he served as its President from 2003, following its internal reorganization, until 2008, as well. From 1991 to 1997, Mr. Georgiopoulos was the principal of Maritime Equity Management LLC, or "MEM," a ship-owning and investment company which he founded in 1991.
From 1990 to 1991, he was affiliated with Mallory Jones Lynch & Associates, an oil tanker brokerage firm. From 1987 to 1990, Mr. Georgiopoulos was an investment banker at Drexel Burnham Lambert. Prior to entering the investment banking business, he had extensive experience in the sale, purchase and chartering of vessels while working for ship owners in New York and Piraeus, Greece. Mr. Georgiopoulos is a member of the American Bureau of Shipping.
Mr. Georgiopoulos is also Chairman and a director of Genco Shipping & Trading Limited, or "Genco," Aegean Marine Petroleum Network, Inc., a company listed on the NYSE and Baltic Trading Limited, or "Baltic," a company listed on the NYSE. He also holds an MBA from Dartmouth College. As a result of these and other professional experiences, Mr. Georgiopoulos possesses knowledge and experience regarding our history and operations and the shipping industry, finance and capital markets, that strengthen the Board's collective qualifications, skills and experience.