Ultrapetrol appoints new chairman

Nasdaq-listed Ultrapetrol has appointed Eduardo Ojea Quintana to the position of chairman of the board, replacing Horacio Reyser who has resigned in order to take a senior position in Argentina’s incoming government.

Ojea Quintana is a current director of Ultrapetrol having joined in December 2012. Previously he served as the president of the board of directors of Transportadora de Gas del Norte and has served as a board member at several other energy companies in South America.

“I am pleased to announce Eduardo Ojea Quintana’s ascension to the chairmanship of Ultrapetrol, following three years as a valued member of our Board of Directors. Additionally, on behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Horacio Reyser for his dedicated service and strong leadership amid difficult market conditions. We wish him well in his new role in Argentina’s incoming government,” commented Damian Scokin, chief executive officer of Ultrapetrol.

Grant Rowles

Grant spent nine years at Informa Group based in London, Sydney, Hong Kong and Singapore. He gained strong management experience in publishing, conferences and awards schemes in the shipping and legal areas, working on a number of titles including Lloyd's List. In 2009 Grant joined Seatrade responsible for the commercial development of Seatrade’s Asia products. In 2012, with Sam Chambers, he co-founded Asia Shipping Media.
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