Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation Announces Appointment of Brigitte Noury and Anna Kalathakis to Its Board of Directors

Jun 01, 2010, 09:21 ET from Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation

PIRAEUS, Greece, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation ("Navios Acquisition") (NYSE: NNA) announced today the appointment of Ms. Brigitte Noury and Ms. Anna Kalathakis to its Board of Directors.

Ms. Brigitte Noury served, from March 2002 until December 2009, as Director of Corporate & Investment Banking Asset & Recovery Management - Europe for Societe Generale. She also served, from June 1989 until February 2002, as Head of Shipping at Societe Generale. Mrs. Noury received a Master of Economic Sciences and a Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Dijon.

Ms. Anna Kalathakis is currently Senior Vice President — Legal Risk Management of Navios Maritime Holdings Inc. and has been in that position since December 2005. Previously she has served as the General Manager of the Greek office of A Bilbrough & Co Ltd. Ms. Kalathakis has a Master's of Business Administration from the European University in Brussels and a Juris Doctor degree from Tulane Law School.  

Ms. Frangou, Chairman and CEO of Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation stated, "With these two appointments, we continue to expand the expertise held by the Board of Navios Acquisition. Ms. Noury's extensive knowledge of the ship finance industry and Ms. Kalathakis' significant experience in the tanker sector will add great value to Navios Acquisition."

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Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation (NYSE: NNA) is a global shipping company specializing in the product and chemical tanker sectors.

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