Sybren Hoekstra has served as a Founding Partner and Senior Investment Manager of Northern Shipping Fund Management since its formation in 2008. From 2000 to 2007, Mr. Hoekstra was Head of Shipping in New York for DVB with responsibility for the Western Hemisphere, commercially covering North and South America. From 1990 to 2000, Mr. Hoekstra served as Senior Relationship Manager for Nedship Bank and De Nationale Investeringsbank in Rotterdam, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles, and New York. Besides his commercial roles, he acted as Managing Director for Nedship Bank, Curacao, which he helped establish in 1996, as well as Co-Chief Representative for DVB’s New York office. Mr. Hoekstra served as an officer in the Dutch Army from 1989 to 1990 and graduated from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam with a degree in Business Administration and Economics in 1989.