Mr. Per von Appen obtained a Business Degree at the Universidad Católica de Chile 1994. After which he took shipping internships, both in Europe and the USA, most notably at Galbraith in London, Oldendorff in Germany and Cape Tankers, Fort Lauderdale. Mr. von Appen was appointed Ultrabulk Executive Vice President, Head of Handysize in 2011, where he was responsible for the impressive growth in acttivities. In 2014, Mr. von Appen was transferred and appointed Executuve Vice President of Transmares. His theoretical education has been complimented via a management development program that included an advanced management program at the Harvard University. Mr. von Appen is a Chilean citizen and resides in Chile.