Thursday, February 20, 2020 - Hilton Athens Hotel, Athens, Greece

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Per Olav Karlsen
Cleaves Securities AS

Mr. Karlsen is the CEO and majority shareholder of Cleaves Securities AS, a privately held investment bank headquartered in Oslo, Norway with offices in the US, UK, and Singapore. In addition, Mr. Karlsen is the CEO and majority owner of Gaia Ship Management AS, a management company that owns and operates vessels. He is one of the founding partners of Maritime & Merchant Bank in Oslo, a platform that was initiated and incubated by Cleaves Securities AS. He has served as President of Fearnleys Korea, Managing Director of Fearnley Finans AS and President of R S Platou in Singapore. Mr.Karlsen has served on numerous Boards among them Chairman of a Nasdaq listed shipping company as well as Paccship UK, subsidiary of Pacific Carriers Ltd, a subsidiary company of the Kuok (Singapore) Limited.

Mr. Karlsen was educated at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS).