Stefan Kuch has been a member of our board of directors since our inception. Mr. Kuch has over 31 years of experience in finance and ship finance. Mr. Kuch is currently serving as Managing Director of Hanseatic Ship Asset Management GmbH, a vessel-owning company within the Commerzbank Group. Mr. Kuch previously served as Managing Director and Divisional Head of International Clients at Commerzbank AG, following the merger of the shipping portfolios of Dresdner Bank, Deutsche Schiffsbank and Commerzbank in 2009. In the past, he also served as the co-head of the Center of Competence Shipping of Commerzbank AG having joined Commerzbank AG in 1983. He holds a degree in Economics from Christian Albrecht University, Kiel, Germany.