Board of Directors

Tobias Koenig, Chief Executive Officer

Tobias Koenig has over 30 years’ experience in different sectors of shipping industry, including ship debt- and equity financing, M&A and restructuring and other capital market transactions. Mr. Koenig started at Hamburg Sud in Germany, North- and South America. He was the co-founder and majority shareholder of Koenig & Cie., a leading German KG company building up and operating a diversified fleet of over 75 vessels with a strong focus on energy transportation. Koenig & Cie.  was a leading ship financing company with over €4.2bn assets under management, was the first to successfully IPO a shipping company in Germany (on the Hamburg stock exchange). Over the years, Mr. Koenig has established excellent business relationships with leading shipping companies and shipyards around the world.

Mr. Koenig holds a degree of the Hamburg School of Shipping & Transportation (HST).  


David Kanter, Chief Financial Officer

David Kanter has over 25 years’ experience in debt and equity financings, M&A and restructuring advisory across many industries, including extensively in the shipping industry.  He has served as Managing Director at Three Keys Capital Advisors; Senior Managing Director at Sunrise Securities; Managing Director, Investment Banking at The Seabury Group; Managing Director, Leveraged Finance for RBS Global Banking and Markets; Managing Director and Head of Leveraged Finance and High Yield, North America for ABN AMRO Incorporated; and various positions at Lazard Frères & Co. LLC. Mr. Kanter also served as an independent consultant to Asgaard Navegação, a Brazilian offshore supply vessel owner.

Mr. Kanter graduated magna cum laude with an A.B. in Economics from Harvard College.