Mr. Backer joined Fleetscape in 2017. Prior to starting at Fleetscape, Mr. Backer was a Managing Director and Head of Shipping & Offshore at ICON Investments, an alternative investment manager in New York City, where he spent seven years. Prior thereto, he spent thirteen years as a ship finance banker at BNP Paribas, Fortis Bank and DNB Bank in New York City and in Oslo. Mr. Backer got his degrees in business administration and in International Relations from Boston University in the United States. Mr. Backer is a dual US and Norwegian citizen.