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DryShips Inc (DRYS.OQ)

DRYS.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Capital Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

George Economou

61 2009 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Ziad Nakhleh

42 2009 Chief Financial Officer

Niki Fotiou

44 2010 Senior Vice President, Head - Accounting and Reporting

Anastasia Pavli

30 2012 Corporate Secretary

Anthony Kandylidis

38 2017 Director

Chryssoula Kandylidis

60 2008 Director

Andreas Argyropoulos

2017 Independent Director

George Demathas

61 2006 Independent Director

Vassilis Karamitsanis

38 2009 Independent Director

Harry Kerames

59 2009 Independent Director

Evangelos Mytilinaios

64 2008 Independent Director

George Xiradakis

50 2006 Independent Director

Nicolas Bornozis

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

George Economou

Mr. George Economou is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of DryShips Inc. He has 30 years of experience in the maritime industry and he has served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dryships Inc. since its incorporation in 2004. He took the Company public in February 2005, on NASDAQ under the trading symbol: DRYS. Mr. Economou has overseen the Company’s growth into the US listed drybulk company in fleet size and revenue and the second Panamax owner in the world. The company invested and developed Ocean Rig UDW an owner of rigs and ships involved in ultra deep water drilling. Mr. Economou is the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Rig UDW. Mr. Economou is a member of ABS Council, Intertanko Hellenic Shipping Forum and Lloyds Register Hellenic Advisory Committees. Since 2000, Mr. Economou has been a director and the President of AllShips Ltd. and, since 2010, he has been a member of the board of directors of Danaos Corporation. Apart from his shipping interests, Mr. Economou has invested in Real Estate. Mr. Economou is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and a Master of Science in Shipping and Shipbuilding Management.

Ziad Nakhleh

Mr. Ziad Nakhleh is Chief Financial Officer of DryShips Inc., since November 2009. Mr. Nakhleh has over 13 years of finance experience. From January, 2005 to September, 2008, he served as Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer of Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (“Aegean”), a publicly traded marine fuels logistics company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. From September 2008 to October 2009, Mr. Nakhleh was engaged in a consulting capacity to various companies in the shipping and marine fuels industries. Prior to his time with Aegean, Mr. Nakhleh was employed at Ernst & Young and Arthur Andersen in Athens. Mr. Nakhleh is a graduate of the University of Richmond in Virginia and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Niki Fotiou

Ms. Niki Fotiou is Senior Vice President, Head - Accounting and Reporting of DryShips Inc., since January 2010. From July 2006 to December 2009, she served as the Group Controller of Cardiff Marine Inc. For the period from 1993 to 2006, Ms. Fotiou worked for Deloitte and for Hyatt International Trade and Tourism Hellas. Ms. Fotiou is a graduate of the University of Cape Town and is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Ms Fotiou serves as Chief Financial Officer and corporate secretary of Allships Ltd. since 2009.

Anastasia Pavli

Ms. Anastasia Pavli is Corporate Secretary of DryShips Inc., since January 1, 2012. Ms Pavli is an attorney-at-law and an associate at Deverakis Law Office in Athens, Greece. Ms. Pavli graduated from the Athens Law Faculty with an L.L.B in 2006 and completed part of her undergraduate studies at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Ms. Pavli received an L.L.M. from University College, London, United Kingdom in 2007 and has been a member of the Piraeus Bar Association since 2008. Ms. Pavli is also the legal counsel of a company affiliated with Mr. George Economou.

Anthony Kandylidis

Mr. Anthony Kandylidis serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Anthony Kandylidis has served as the Company's President and Chief Financial Officer since December 2016 and was previously the Company's Executive Vice President since January 2015. In September 2006, Mr. Kandylidis founded OceanFreight Inc. and took it public in April 2007. In 2011, OceanFreight Inc. was absorbed by DryShips through a merger. Mr. Kandylidis also serves as President and Chief Financial Officer of OceanRig UDW Inc. (NASDAQ:ORIG), an international drilling contractor and is a director of the International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC). Mr. Kandylidis graduated magna cum laude from Brown University and continued his studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he graduated with a Master's degree of Science in Ocean Systems Management.

Chryssoula Kandylidis

Mrs. Chryssoula Kandylidis is Director of DryShips Inc., since March 5, 2008. Mrs. Kandylidis is the beneficial owner of all the issued and capital stock of Prestige Finance S.A., a Liberian corporation which owns 30% of the capital stock of Cardiff, TMS Bulkers, TMS Tankers Mrs. Kandylidis has also served as an advisor to the Minister of Transport and Communications in Greece for matters concerning people with special abilities for the past three years on a voluntary basis. Mrs. Kandylidis graduated from Pierce College in Athens, Greece and from the Institut Francais d’ Athenes. She also holds a degree in Economics from the University of Geneva.

Andreas Argyropoulos

Mr. Andreas Argyropoulos serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Andreas Argyropoulos worked for Ocean Rig UDW Inc. for five years in a variety of positions, including the Marketing department and then serving as Communications Manager. Before joining Ocean Rig UDW Inc. in 2012, he worked as Marketing Manager for Nike Greece from 2006-2009. He also has extensive experience in international event management. Mr. Argyropoulos received a Bachelor's of Science degree from Boston University and a Master's degree from the CIES/FIFA Master in Neuchatel, Switzerland. He speaks five languages fluently.

George Demathas

Mr. George Demathas is an Independent Director of DryShips Inc., since July 18, 2006. Mr. Demathas was also a director of Ocean Rig ASA from 2008 to 2010. Since 2001, Mr. Demathas has been the Chief Executive Officer and a director of Stroigasitera Inc., a privately held company that finances and develops natural gas infrastructure projects in Central Asia, and since 1996, Mr. Demathas has invested in natural gas trunk pipelines in Central Asia. Since 1991, Mr. Demathas has been involved in Malden Investment Trust Inc. in association with Lukoil, working in the Russian petrochemical industry. Mr. Demathas was a principal in Marketing Systems Ltd., where Mr. Demathas supplied turnkey manufacturing equipment to industries in the Former Soviet Union. Mr. Demathas has a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Physics from Hamilton College in New York and an Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Columbia University. He is based in Moscow and travels widely in Europe and the United States.

Vassilis Karamitsanis

Mr. Vassilis Karamitsanis is an Independent Director of Dryships Inc., since July 29, 2009. He is an attorney and a founding partner of SigmaKappaSigma Law Offices. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Karamitsanis was the head of the legal department at Karouzos Construction & Development Group. Mr. Karamitsanis has also previously served as a legal advisor to Dimand Real Estate Development and LPSA Consultants S.A. and has served as a special advisor to the Hellenic Ministry of Health & Welfare. He is a member of the Athens Bar Association and practices real estate, corporate, domestic and international contracting, telecommunications, and energy law. Mr. Karamitsanis graduated from Athens College Lyceum and received his law degree from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He holds a postgraduate degree in Economic Analysis of Law from Erasmus University of Rotterdam and a postgraduate degree in Economic Analysis of Institutions from University Aix-Marseille III, Aix-en-Provence.

Harry Kerames

Mr. Harry G. Kerames is an Independent Director of Dryships Inc., since July 29, 2009. He has over 22 years of experience in the transportation industry. Mr. Kerames has been the Managing Director of Global Capital Finance where he was responsible for the firm’s shipping practice. Prior to joining Global Capital Finance in 2006, he was the Chief Marketing Officer at Charles R. Weber Company Inc., where he brokered the freight derivative business, and co-founded a freight derivatives hedge fund. Mr. Kerames has also held various directorships, senior level marketing positions, and consultative roles with Illinois Central Railroad, Genstar Corporation, Motive Power Industries, Hub Group Distribution Services, and Ship and Transportation Equipment Finance and Oceanfreight Inc. Mr. Kerames is a member of the Baltic Exchange, the Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce, and the Connecticut Maritime Association. Mr. Kerames graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Connecticut. Mr Kerames is the chairman of Audit Committee.

Evangelos Mytilinaios

Mr. Evangelos Mytilinaios is an Independent Director of DryShips Inc., since December 19, 2008. Mr. Mytilinaios has over 20 years of experience in the shipping industry. He served as a senior executive in the Peraticos and Inlessis group of companies, which are involved in the drybulk and tanker shipping sectors. He presently heads a diversified group of companies involved in tourism and real estate development in Greece and the United Kingdom. After attending the Athens University of Economics, he started his career by joining and heading his family's aluminum production enterprise, Mytilineos Holdings S.A., one of the largest aluminum product manufacturers in Greece.

George Xiradakis

Mr. George Xiradakis is an Independent Director of DryShips Inc., since May 2006. Mr. Xiradakis is also a director of majority-owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW. Since 1999, Mr. Xiradakis has been the Managing Director of XRTC Business Consultants Ltd., a consulting firm providing financial advice to the maritime industry, including financial and state institutions. XRTC acted as the commercial representative of international banks including the French banking groups Credit Lyonnais and NATIXIS in Greece. Mr. Xiradakis is also the advisor of various shipping companies, as well as international and state organizations. He also serves as the General Secretary of the Association of Banking and Shipping Executives of Hellenic Shipping. In addition, Mr. Xiradakis has served on the board of directors of Paragon Shipping Inc., a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, since 2008, and from 2008 to 2009, Mr. Xiradakis was a member of the board of directors of Aries Maritime Transport. Mr. Xiradakis also has served as a President of the Hellenic Real Estate Corporation and Hellenic National Center of Port Development. Mr. Xiradakis has a certificate as a Deck Officer from the Hellenic Merchant Marine and he is a graduate of the Nautical Marine Academy of Aspropyrgos, Greece. He holds a postgraduate Diploma in Commercial Operation of Shipping from London Guildhall University formerly known as City of London Polytechnic in London. Mr. Xiradakis holds an MSc. in Maritime Studies from the University of Wales.

Nicolas Bornozis