Emanuele A. Lauro, the Company’s co-founder, has served as our Chairman and Class A Director since April 2013 and as our Chief Executive Officer since July 2013. Mr. Lauro has also served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Scorpio Tankers Inc. (NYSE: STNG) since its initial public offering in April 2010. He also served as Director of the Standard Club from May 2013 to January 2019. Mr. Lauro joined Scorpio in 2003 and has continued to serve there in a senior management position since 2004. Under his leadership, Scorpio has grown from an owner of 3 vessels in 2003 to become a leading operator and manager of more than 250 vessels in 2021. For the last several years, Mr. Lauro has founded and developed all of the Scorpio Pools in addition to several other ventures such as Scorpio Logistics, which owns and operates specialized assets engaged in the trans-shipment of dry cargo commodities and invests in coastal transportation and port infrastructure developments in Asia and Africa since 2007.
Mr. Lauro is the President of the Monaco Chamber of Shipping. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Fordham University.
Mr. Lauro has a degree in international business from the European Business School, London.
Robert Bugbee, the Company’s co-founder, has served as a Class B Director since April 2013 and as President since July 2013. He has more than 36 years of experience in the shipping industry. Mr. Bugbee has also served as President and Director of Scorpio Tankers Inc. since its initial public offering in April 2010. He joined Scorpio in March 2009 and has continued to serve there in a senior management position. Prior to joining Scorpio, Mr. Bugbee was a partner at Ospraie Management LLC between 2007 and 2008, a company which advises and invests in commodities and basic industries. From 1995 to 2007, he was employed at OMI Corporation, or OMI, a NYSE-listed tanker company sold in 2007. While at OMI, Mr. Bugbee served as President from January 2002 until the sale of the company, and before that served as Executive Vice President since January 2001, Chief Operating Officer since March 2000 and Senior Vice President from August 1995 to June 1998. Prior to this, he was employed by Gotaas-Larsen Shipping Corporation since 1984. During this time, Mr. Bugbee took a two year sabbatical from 1987 for the M.I.B. Program at the Norwegian School for Economics and Business Administration in Bergen. He has a B.A. (Honors) from London University.
Cameron Mackey has served as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer since July 2013. Mr. Mackey has also served as Chief Operating Officer of Scorpio Tankers Inc. since its initial public offering in April 2010 and as a Director since May 2013. He joined Scorpio in March 2009, where he continues to serve in a senior management position. Prior to joining Scorpio, Mr. Mackey was an equity and commodity analyst at Ospraie Management LLC from 2007 to 2008. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President of OMI Marine Services LLC from 2004 to 2007, where he was also in Business Development from 2002 to 2004. Mr. Mackey has been employed in the shipping industry since 1994 and, earlier in his career, was employed in unlicensed and licensed positions in the merchant navy, primarily on tankers in the international fleet of Mobil Oil Corporation, where he held the qualification of Master Mariner. He has an M.B.A. from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a B.S. from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and a B.A. from Princeton University.
Hugh Baker has served as our Chief Financial Officer since July 2013. Mr. Baker has also been employed by Scorpio Tankers Inc. since 2012 focusing on business development and finance. For three years before joining Scorpio, Mr. Baker was a Managing Director in the investment banking team at Evercore Partners in New York, concentrating on the shipping industry. Prior to Evercore, he was the Head of Shipping at HSH Nordbank in New York and was previously a Managing Director in the ship finance team at ING Bank in London. Prior to banking, Mr. Baker worked in commercial roles for Greek-owned shipping companies in London. Mr. Baker has a BA from the London School of Economics and a MSc in Shipping, Trade & Finance from Cass Business School. Mr. Baker is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.
Filippo Lauro has served as an executive officer of the Company with the title of Vice President since June 2016. He has also served as Vice President of Scorpio Tankers Inc. since May 2015. Mr. Filippo Lauro joined Scorpio in 2010 and has continued to serve there in a senior management position. Prior to joining Scorpio, he was the founder of and held senior executive roles in several private companies, primarily active in real estate, golf courses, and resort development. Mr. Filippo Lauro is the brother of our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Emanuele Lauro.
Ms. Monica Pahwa has served as our Secretary since March 2022. Ms. Pahwa also serves as Secretary of Scorpio Tankers Inc.. Ms. Pahwa started her career working with law firms and moved to becoming a full time company secretary in 2002. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Pahwa headed the company secretarial functions of various professional firms before moving in-house in 2011 to EMI Music. Ms. Pahwa joined Clarion Events as Group Company Secretary in 2013 where she served on a range of global subsidiary boards. Ms. Pahwa has a strong interest in sustainability and has completed a course in Sustainable Business Strategy at Harvard Business School.