Ognibene quits Heidmar

Ben Ognibene has resigned from tanker pool Heidmar after 13 years with the company.

Heidmar had come close last month to being sold to New York-headquartered Fortress Investment Group but the deal fell through as George Economou, who held a 49% stake in Heidmar, voted against it, instead choosing to sell his Heidmar holding to his struggling listed dry bulk concern, DryShips in an all share deal.

Morgan Stanley also holds a 49% in Heidmar with the remaining 2% held by employees.

Heidmar has started to look for a replacement for Ognibene while its executive management team has said they will take care of the business in the interim.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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