Gert Jan van der Akker has been a Director of the Board of the Company since March 2015.

Gert-Jan van der Akker will became a director of the Combined Company at the time of completion of the Merger between Golden Ocean and Knightsbridge. Mr. van der Akker is Senior Head of Region at Louis Dreyfus Commodities. Prior to joining Louis Dreyfus Commodities earlier this year, he had 27 years of experience at Cargill where his last position was a platform leader for the global energy, transportation and metals platform.