Niels G. Stolt-Nielsen has served as a Director of Stolt-Nielsen Limited since 1996 and as Chief Executive Officer since November 2000. He served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of Stolt Offshore S.A. from September 2002 until March 2003. He was the President of Stolt Sea Farm from 1996 until 2000. In 1994 he opened and organised Stolt-Nielsen Limited’s representative office in Shanghai. He joined the Company in 1990 in Greenwich, Connecticut, working for Stolt Tankers. He is the Chairman of the Board of Avance Gas Holding Ltd. Niels graduated from Hofstra University in 1990 with a BS degree in Business and Finance. He is a citizen of Norway.