Mr Arntzen’s distinguished career in shipping spans more than 30 years. He currently serves as Executive Chairman of Team Tankers International Limited, a global chemical tanker operator headquartered in Westport, CT and listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. He also acts as Senior Shipping Industry Advisor to Macquarie Bank of Australia and serves on the Board of Directors of TBS Ocean Logistics, a New York based operator of dry bulk vessels.
Over the years he has acted in a variety of capacities within the shipping industry, including President and CEO of Overseas Shipholding Group from 2004-2013; Chief Executive Officer of American Marine Advisors from 1997-2004; and before that he ran the Global Transportation Group for Chase Manhattan Bank.
In addition, he has substantial board experience, having served as a director of multiple companies, including Chiquita Brands International, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Overseas Shipholding Group, Essar Shipping (India), IM Skaugen (Norway) and TBS Shipping. He is a member of the Advisory Council of American Bureau of Shipping and is a trustee of the Maritime Aquarium of Norwalk. Mr. Arntzen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ohio Wesleyan University and a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University.