Overseas Shipholding Group appoints Samuel H. Norton as CEO
Mr. Norton has served as SVP of OSG and president and CEO of the U.S. Flag Strategic Business Unit since July 2016 and has served on OSG’s board of directors since August 2014.
Mr. Norton co-founded in 2006 SeaChange Maritime, LLC, an owner and operator of container ships, and has served as its CEO since its inception.
Mr. Norton spent the 17-year period ended July 2005 as a senior executive officer at Tanker Pacific Management (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
In 1995, he initiated and led the entry of the Sammy Ofer Group into the container segment, and acquired and operated the first container vessels in the group’s fleet.
While at Tanker Pacific, Mr. Norton also conceived and started a related business, Tanker Pacific Offshore Terminals, which owns and operates a fleet of floating, offshore oil storage terminals.
Prior to joining the Ofer group, Mr. Norton played a lead role in the Asian distressed assets group of the First National Bank of Boston, a position which acquainted him with the shipping industry and the Ofer family.
Mr. Norton holds a B.A. in Chinese Language and Literature from Dartmouth College where he graduated in 1981. ■
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