Ted Kalborg founded Tufton in 1985 and is a member of the investment and advisory committees for various of Tufton’s asset backed funds. Ted is a member of the advisory board of A.M. Nomikos Shipping group of companies (bulk carriers) and a non-executive director of Dorian LPG (which has a New York Stock Exchange listing). Before founding Tufton, he worked at Brown and Root where he held several line management positions including assignment as General Manager of Wilbar in Norway - a JV between Brown and Root and Wilhelm Wilhemsen ASA. Ted graduated with an MBA from Harvard in 1977.
Andrew Hampson joined Tufton in 2001, is Tufton’s Chief Executive Officer and a member of the investment and advisory committees for various of Tufton’s asset backed funds. Andrew joined Tufton initially to assist in the development of the corporate finance business and subsequently to build up Tufton’s position as a dedicated fund manager in the shipping asset space. Before joining Tufton, he worked at Theisen Securities, a private maritime corporate finance house, where he primarily focused on providing debt related advisory and arranging services to a variety of worldwide shipping companies and debt providers. Andrew began his career with Bank of America in 1978, where he graduated through the bank’s internal MBA level lending program and performed a variety of functions in the credit administration department and problem loan groups before becoming a credit and marketing officer in the bank’s European ship lending department in 1986.
Paulo Almeida joined Tufton in 2009, is the Chief Investment Officer for Tufton’s private equity activities and has been responsible for many of the investments made by Tufton. He was among the winners of the Marine Money 2013 M&A deal of the year for the transactions that created Hafnia Tankers. Before joining Tufton, Paulo worked for nine years in investment banking and fund management at UBS and Macquarie. Shipping transactions he led at UBS received three IPO of the year awards from Marine Money and Jane’s Transport Finance for 2005. Before business school, he spent four years in the shipping industry with the Skaarup Group. He worked for the group’s founder, the late Ole Skaarup, who conceived the first dedicated dry Bulker the “Cassiopeia” which was delivered in 1954. Paulo holds a BSc in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Webb Institute, an MSc in Finance from London Business School and an MBA with Honours from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. While at Webb in 1991-1995, he had work experience as an apprentice ship fitter at Electric Boat, as an engine and deck cadet with Exxon Shipping and in structural engineering at both Electric Boat and the Skaarup Group. In May 2021, Paulo joined the Board of Trustees of his alma mater Webb Institute.
Ioannis Papagiannakopoulos joined Tufton in 2013 and has been involved in the merger of BTS into Hafnia Tankers, a bulk carrier investment and assessing several bulk carrier and containership opportunities. Before joining Tufton, Ioannis worked for Barclays Private Equity Infrastructure division, originating and executing transactions with a focus on renewable energy, transport & maritime sectors. He also worked for Credit Suisse Private Banking, being part of a team that advised a leading shipping entrepreneur on his expansion / diversification strategy. Ioannis holds a PhD in Petroleum Engineering / Offshore Well Test Analysis and an MSc in Structural Steel Design in 2005, both from Imperial College London.
Erol Sarikaya became a Senior Adviser to Tufton in 2022. He has 17 years of investment banking, investment management and maritime finance experience at JPMorgan; Siguler Guff, where he invested in Diamond S; Garrison, where he invested together with Tufton in handysize bulkers and separately was the main investor in Pioneer Marine; and Navig8 in addition to a few maritime and non-maritime entrepreneurships along the way. He has a BSc in Finance from Babson College.
Nikos Petrakos became a Senior Adviser to Tufton in 2022. He has 17 years of experience across various aspects of shipping, much of which ESG related, as well as corporate finance both within and outside of shipping. This comes as an entrepreneur, via family business and with firms including Seabury Capital, PPG and Oldendorff. He has a BSc in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering from Webb Institute and an MSc in Ocean Systems Management from MIT.
Ping Lim joined Tufton in 2011 and her focus is deal origination and execution. Ping started her career in banking in 1998 with ANZ Investment Bank and then with Lloyds TSB Corporate markets focusing on debt arrangement and debt advisory within the shipping industry sector. In 2008 she joined Macquarie Bank where she worked in the corporate and asset finance department focusing on shipping and offshore investments. Ping received her MSc in Shipping, Trade and Finance from the City University Business School in 1997 and she is also a non-practicing barrister (Bar of England & Wales and Lincoln’s Inn).
Kashyap Swamy joined Tufton in 2005 and is responsible for market analysis and ESG. Kashyap holds an MSc in Finance from London Business School and is a CFA charterholder.
Lawrence Tang joined Tufton in 2006 and is responsible for investor reporting and financial modelling. Before joining Tufton, Lawrence worked at MetLife, Provident Financial Group and Lloyds Banking Group, where he focused on actuarial science. Lawrence holds a BEng with Honours in Civil Engineering from City, University of London and an MSc in Trade, Transport and Finance from Cass Business School.
Vangelis Rousos joined Tufton in 2015 and as Director - Shipping, is responsible for the company’s shipping operations including commercial, technical, and marine functions. Prior to his current role he was involved in Tufton’s investing activities across all ship types with emphasis on chartering, business development, cross-functional projects, and research.
Before Tufton, he spent 6 years in the Hartmann and Tsakos Groups both ashore and onboard working in technical, operational, and commercial roles. He is a graduate of the National Technical University of Athens in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering; he has received a MSc from the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde (jointly); and holds an MBA from INSEAD since 2014.
Irene Michael joined Tufton in 2016 and before becoming Director - Finance was responsible for accounting, financial controls and HR management in Tufton Asset Management in Limassol. Prior to joining Tufton, Irene worked with KPMG and Columbia Shipmanagement specialising in the global shipping industry and investment clients. Irene holds a BSc in Computer Science from the Athens University of Economics and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in 2009.
Anthony Haynes joined Tufton in 2008 and is Tufton’s Chief Financial Officer. Anthony has group responsibility for finance, risk and compliance and is the Managing Director of Tufton Corporate Services. Prior to joining Tufton, he held a series of directorships and operational and financial management positions, over a twelve-year period, within the offshore operations of the Abbey Group. During this time, he specialised in treasury operations in Hong Kong, international insurance and fund management in Dublin and offshore banking and treasury in Jersey. Anthony graduated with a BA from the University of Exeter and qualified as a chartered accountant with Deloitte in 1988, specialising in financial service clients.
Marcus Machin established Tufton’s presence in the Middle East in 2000 to manage conventional and Shariah compliant funds invested in the marine sector on behalf of a number of GCC and international institutions. To date, investments exceeding $1.2bn have been arranged from Tufton’s Dubai office in the international marine and offshore sectors. Marcus has served on the boards of a number of GCC regional and international private and publicly listed oil services and shipping sector companies and is a frequent speaker at industry events. He has been resident in Dubai for 25 years, initially as the Finance Director for a major regional participant in the oil services, engineering and vessel owning sectors, prior to establishing arabCapital in 2000 and partnering with the Tufton group in shipping and offshore sector finance, investment and advisory assignments. Marcus is a Law graduate of Cambridge University with senior shipping and project finance banking experience in London and Switzerland.