Neptune Maritime Leasing Limited(“Neptune Leasing” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce thatit has signed up Lars Solbakken as an adviser to its executive Board.
Harris Antoniou, Founder and CEO of Neptune Leasing, commented: “We are honored that yet another leadingshipping expert has agreed to support our platform of leasing services to the maritime community.Lars will help us reach our goal to build a high quality diversified portfolio in shipping and oil-services.I welcome Lars to Neptune Leasing.”
Gabriella Kindert, Non-Executive Director & Board Chair added: “With his long experience in the sector, Lars will assist the Company to pursue its mission and growth objectives. I welcome Lars as an Adviser toour Board.”
Lars Solbakken commented: “I am pleased to start working as an adviser to Neptune Leasing.The companyis well positioned to offer a very competitive leasing product and should be a very attractive financing partner for both shipping and oil-service companies.”
Mr. Solbakken has had a number of senior positions within shipping and banking. Within shipping he has been CEO of Ship Finance International Ltd, Norwegian Car Carriers ASA and from 2012 until early in 2022 Ocean Yield ASA. During his tenure as CEO of shipping companies he has also been chairman of a number of related companies. Within banking he has been general manager of Fortis Bank, Oslo Branch and in Christiania Bank(now Nordea) he was SVP and deputy head of shipping and he was also head of equity issues. Mr. Solbakken has a master of science degree from the Norwegian School of Economics.
About Neptune Maritime Leasing
Neptune Maritime Leasing was established in 2021. It is a growth-oriented maritime leasing platform with the mission to providing shipowners with access to a flexible financing tool and investors with secure access to an under-invested asset class with attractive real yield. Our strategy is to buy high quality assets and build a portfolio of long-term contracts through sale and leaseback transactions in diverse maritime sectors.We are committed to delivering attractive, long term, risk-adjusted, and responsible returns to our investors, by advancing global trade and economic growth through supporting the maritime industry responsibly, and by making a positive contribution to the environment and to society as a whole.