Tobias Backer
Managing Director - Head of Shipping & Offshore
ICON Investments

Mr. Backer, Managing Director and Head of Shipping & Offshore, joined ICON in April 2009. Prior to joining ICON, Tobias spent nine years at Fortis Capital Corp. (now BNP Paribas), as Head of Shipping for the Americas where he managed the shipping team and a portfolio of USD 1.6 billion, consisting of senior and mezzanine loans, covering most asset classes within the shipping and offshore oil services market segments. While at Fortis he became quite familiar with ICON, having financed 16 vessels acquired by ICON over the seven years prior to joining. Prior to working at Fortis, Mr. Backer worked in the Shipping Division of DnB NOR Bank in New York City and in Oslo, Norway. In 1991-1992, Mr. Backer served as a Petty Officer in the Royal Norwegian Navy. Mr. Backer received his B.A. in International Relations and B.S. in Business Administration from Boston University

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