Baron Philippe Bodson (1944) - Non-executive director

Baron Philippe Bodson holds a diploma of civil engineer (Université de Liège) and a Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA) in l'Insead. In 1977, Philippe Bodson joined Glaverbel where he was Managing Director from 1980 till 1989. As from 1989 till 1999, he was Managing Director of Tractebel and President of Electrabel and Distrigaz. From 1999 till 2003, he was senator in the Belgian Senate. At present, Philippe Bodson is President of the board of directors of Floridienne and Hamon, President of Free Fair Post Initiative (NGO), President of the Board of Directors of EXMAR, member of the Board of Directors of AEI (Houston), Bluesky, Cobepa and advisor of Credit Suisse.

NV JALCOS represented by Ludwig Criel (1951) - Chairman and non-executive director

Ludwig Criel graduated from the University of Ghent with a degree in Applied Economic Sciences. He also holds a degree in Management (Vlerick School of Management).

In 1976 he joined Boelwerf as Project Manager. In 1983 he became Administrative Manager of Almabo. He held various management positions within the Almabo/EXMAR Group and later became Chief Financial Officer of CMB. From 1999 till 2011 he was Managing Director of the Wah Kwong Group in Hong Kong.

Ludwig Criel is chairman of De Persgroep, member of the Supervisory Board of De Persgroep Nederland, member of the board of  Bank Degroof Petercam and is a director of various subsidiaries of the CMB Group. He has been a director of CMB since 1991 and director of EXMAR since listing.

Jens Ismar (1957) - Independent director

Jens Ismar is the Chief Executive Officer at Western Bulk, a Norwegian bulk shipping company with a commercially controlled fleet of about 100 ships, mostly focused in the Handymax segment. Prior, he was a Director at BW Gas, a gas marine transportation services provider that owned and operated LPG and LNG carriers. Mr. Ismar has over 25 years of experience working in different capacities in the oil and gas industry. Jens started his career as a broker assistant in Inge Steensland, before spending two years in New York as shipping department manager in G.D.O. Industries. From 1984 to 2001 he held various positions in Stemoco Shipping/ Lorentzen & Stemoco, where he from 1997 was Managing Director. Mr. Ismar has a Business Degree from Lund University, Sweden. He is Chairman of the Oslo Shipowners' Association.

Baron Philippe Vlerick (1955) - Non-executive director

Baron Philippe Vlerick graduated in philosophy from the University of Leuven in 1977. He also holds a diploma in law (Leuven – 1978), a MBA General Management (PUB) (Ghent, Vlerick School of Management in 1979) and a Master degree of Business Administration from Indiana University, Bloomington (USA – 1980).

He is Chairman and Managing Director of B.I.C. Carpets, Uco and other Vlerick Group Businesses. He is Chairman of Photo Hall Multimedia, HIFI International, Pentahold and BICC&I (Belgo-Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry) and Vice-chairman of the KBC Group, KBL, Spector and Corelio. He is on the board of various companies, including EXMAR, Besix, BMT, Etex, IVC, Corelio, L.V.D. Company and Concordia Textiles.