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Executive Officers

The following sets forth our executive officers. Their biographies can be found below.

Valentios (“Eddie”) Valentis, 53, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer
Henry P. Williams, 64, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Konstantinos Lytras, 55, Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Secretary

Valentios (“Eddie”) Valentis , , , , Chairman, CEO

Valentios (“Eddie”) Valentis, a Class I director, has over 25 years of shipping industry experience, including owning, operating and managing tankers. He has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of our board of directors since inception. In 2007, Mr. Valentis founded and is the President of Pyxis Maritime Corp. (“Maritime”). In 2001, Mr. Valentis was appointed Managing Director of Konkar Shipping Agencies S.A., a drybulk operator based in Greece, which is a position he continues to hold. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Valentis was the Commercial Manager for Loucas G. Matsas Salvage & Towage. From 1996 through 1998, Mr. Valentis worked as a dry cargo chartering broker for N. Cotzias Shipping. From 1989 to 1995, Mr. Valentis was involved in the operation of his family’s drybulk vessels. Mr. Valentis has an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University. Mr. Valentis serves as a council member of the Independent Tanker Owners Association (INTERTANKO) and a member of the Greek Committee of NKK Classification Society. Mr. Valentis also holds a Captain’s (Class C) diploma from the Aspropyrgos Naval Academy in Greece.

Henry P. Williams , , , , Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Henry P. Williams was appointed as our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer on August 5, 2015. Mr. Williams has 35+ years of commercial, investment and merchant banking experience. Since February 2015, he served as a financial consultant to, and since October 2015 has been employed by, Maritime and its affiliates. From March 2014 to January 2015, Mr. Williams was Managing Director, Head of Maritime, Energy Services & Infrastructure (U.S.) investment banking for Canaccord Genuity Inc. From August 2012 to February 2014, Mr. Williams was a Senior Advisor to North Sea Securities LLC, a boutique advisory firm in New York. From November 2010 to June 2012, Mr. Williams was Managing Director, Global Sector Head, Shipping of Nordea Markets in Oslo, Norway and Head of its U.S. Investment Banking division in New York. From 1992 until 2010, Mr. Williams was employed by Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., lastly as Managing Director, Head of Energy & Transportation of its investment banking division. Mr. Williams has an MBA in Finance from New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business and a B.A. in Economics and Business Administration from Rollins College.

Konstantinos Lytras , , , Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Secretary

Konstantinos Lytras has over 25 years of shipping industry experience and has served as our Chief Operating Officer since inception. Mr. Lytras has also served as Maritime’s Financial Director since September 2008. Prior to joining Maritime, from 2007 through 2008, Mr. Lytras served as Managing Director and Co-Founder of Navbulk Shipping S.A., a start-up dry bulk company. From 2002 through 2007, Mr. Lytras worked as Financial Director of Neptune Lines Shipping and Managing Enterprises S.A. Mr. Lytras served as Financial Controller of Dioryx Maritime Corp. and Liquimar Tankers Management Inc. from 1996 through 2002. Mr Lytras worked as a Financial Assistant from 1992 to 1995 at Inchcape Shipping Services. Mr. Lytras earned a B.A. in Business Administration from Technological Institute of Piraeus and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Athens.