Mr. Samuel Cooperman has served as a Director of Stolt-Nielsen Limited since 2008, as Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2016 and as Chairman of the Audit Committee since 2009. He joined Stolt-Nielsen in 1974 and held a number of senior management positions, including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group. He retired in 2003. Mr Cooperman was a member of the Executive Committee of the International Chamber of Shipping until May 2010; he also served as Vice-Chairman for two years. Mr Cooperman is the Chairman of New York Cruise Line, Chief Executive Officer of Cooperman Weiss Consulting LLC and is a Director on the Board of National Principles Leadership Institute. He holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University and from the Graduate School at the University of Pennsylvania, respectively, and an MBA from Temple University. He is a U.S. citizen.