Harry N. Vafias is President, Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of StealthGas, Inc. He has been actively involved in the tanker and gas shipping industry since 1999. After graduating from City University Business School in London in 1999 with a B.A. in management science, and from Metropolitan University in 2000 with a master’s degree in shipping, trade and transport, Mr. Vafias commenced working at Seascope, a ship-brokering firm specializing in the sale and purchase of vessels and chartering of oil tankers. He also worked at Braemar, a ship-brokering firm, where he gained extensive experience in tanker and dry cargo chartering. Seascope and Braemar merged in 2001 to form Braemar Seascope Group plc, a public company quoted on the London Stock Exchange and one of the world's largest ship-brokering and shipping-service groups. From 2000 to 2004, he worked at Brave Maritime and Stealth Maritime, companies providing comprehensive ship management services, where Mr. Vafias headed the operations and chartering departments of Stealth Maritime and served as Manager for the sale and purchase departments of Brave Maritime and Stealth Maritime.