Håvard Furu, Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Håvard Furu has served as Interim Chief Executive Officer for Höegh LNG Partners LP since November 2021. He has served as the Chief Financial Officer for Höegh LNG Partners LP since August 2020. Since 2019, Mr Furu has served as Chief Financial Officer for Höegh LNG through his employment with Höegh LNG AS. From 2017 until February 2019, Mr. Furu served as the chief financial officer of the law firm Wikborg Rein. From 2009 to 2017, he was the chief financial officer of Western Bulk, a drybulk carrier operator. From 2005 to 2009 Mr. Furu was employed by BW Gas in various positions within the finance area, including Assistant Director Strategy and Finance. From 1997 until 2005 he held various positions within auditing with PriceWaterhouse Coopers. Mr. Furu holds a BSc Economics and Business Administration as well as being a Chartered Accountant from the Norwegian School of Business and Administration (NHH) in Bergen, Norway. He is a Norwegian Citizen.

Board of Directors


John V. Veech, Chairman of the Board of Directors

John V. Veech was appointed as chairman of our board of directors in June 2021. Mr Veech is a Senior Advisor for Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners (“MSIP”). From February 2009 until May of 2021, he was a Managing Director and Head/Chairman of the Americas Region for MSIP. With over 30 years of principal investing, advisory, and project finance experience, Mr. Veech has extensive knowledge in acquisitions, financings and management of Infrastructure Assets. Prior to joining MSIP, Mr. Veech was a Managing Director in Lehman Brothers’ Private Equity Division, and prior to that, was Global Head of Project Finance. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Mr. Veech was a Vice President at Salomon Brothers and an attorney with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He holds a J.D., cum laude, from Boston University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Annual Review of Banking Law, and a B.S. magna cum laude, from Lehigh University. Mr. Veech currently serves on the boards of directors of Brazos Midstream, Bayonne Energy Center, LLC and Red Oak Power LLC, all of which are MSIP portfolio companies.


Alberto Donzelli, Director

Alberto Donzelli has served as our director since June 2021. Mr Donzelli is a Managing Director and co-head of Europe for Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners (“MSIP”). Prior to joining MSIP in 2009, Mr. Donzelli worked in the investment banking businesses of UBS and Credit Suisse. He also serves as a director of Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd. (“Höegh LNG”). Mr. Donzelli holds a degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University in Milan, Italy.


Tonesan Amissah, Director

Tonesan Amissah has served as our director since June 2021. Ms Amissah is the Managing Director of Appleby Global Services Bermuda (“AGS”), where she oversees all aspects of client service and is a former partner of Appleby (Bermuda) Limited (“Appleby”), where she practiced within the corporate department as a member of the corporate finance and funds & investment services teams, having joined Appleby in 1989. She also serves as a director of Höegh LNG and a number of other companies, the majority of which are clients of AGS. Ms. Amissah holds a law degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science and qualified as a Barrister at Holborn Law Tutors in 1988. She is a member of the Bermuda Bar Association, the Institute of Directors and has been an accredited speaker for the Regulatory and Compliance Association since 2015.


Carlo Ravizza, Director

Carlo Ravizza has served as our director since June 2021. Mr Ravizza is an Investment Director at Höegh Capital Partners (“HPC”). Prior to joining HCP in 2010, Mr. Ravizza worked at McKinsey & Company, Bain & Company, JP Morgan, Alvarez & Marsal and AlixPartners, advising a number of European institutions on strategy engagements, restructuring and corporate finance transactions. He also serves as an alternate director of Höegh LNG, and a director of Rift Valley Corporation, Cicada Holdings Limited and Rift Valley Energy. He received his MBA from London Business School and graduated with a BA (Honours) in Business Administration from University of Turin.


Robert Shaw, Director, Member of the Audit Committee, Chairman of the Conflicts Committee

Robert Shaw has served as our director since April 2014. Since 2008, Mr. Shaw has been an owner and a managing director of Mystras Ventures LLC, which makes dry bulk shipping industry-related investments. He is a managing director of Sea Trade Holdings Inc., which owns and operates dry bulk carriers. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Shaw held various positions at Navios Maritime Holdings Inc., including board member, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and President. From 1985 to 2000, Mr. Shaw was a partner at Healy & Baillie LLP, a law firm specializing in shipping and international commercial law. Mr. Shaw also was the chairman and is a member of the board of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs and has served as a board member and the President of the Society of Maritime Arbitrators, Inc. Mr. Shaw was admitted to the Law Society of England and Wales in 1980 and the New York bar in 1981 and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence from St John’s College, Oxford University.​


David Spivak, Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee, Member of the Conflicts Committee

David Spivak has served as our director since April 2014. Mr. Spivak has close to 30 years of capital markets and corporate finance experience, having built a career as an investment banker, capital markets advisor and chief financial officer for both private and public companies. Currently, Mr. Spivak serves as President of Brockstreet Capital, an investment and corporate finance advisory firm. Prior to founding Brockstreet, Mr. Spivak was Group Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Corporate Development of Persis Holdings Ltd., a private investment company based in Vancouver, Canada. Mr. Spivak also served as Chief Financial Officer of Seaspan Corporation, the world’s largest containership lessor. Mr. Spivak spent over 17 years at Citigroup as an investment banker, holding numerous positions, including Managing Director in the Investment Banking and US Equity Capital Markets Groups, Canadian Head of Global Capital Structuring and Chief Operating Officer of Citigroup Global Markets Canada. Mr. Spivak spent half a decade in New York where he led Citigroup’s equity capital markets business in the aircraft leasing, maritime and SPAC sectors. Earlier in his career, Mr. Spivak worked at Coopers & Lybrand in the Financial Advisory Services Group. Mr. Spivak holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Manitoba. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).


Kathleen McAllister, Director, Member of the Audit Committee, Member of the Conflicts Committee

Kathleen McAllister has served as our director since July 2017. Ms. McAllister served as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Transocean Partners LLC from 2014 and as Chief Financial Officer in 2016. From 2011 to 2014 Ms. McAllister served as Vice President and Treasurer of Transocean Ltd. and led the initial public offering of Transocean Partners in 2014 after holding roles of increasing responsibility in corporate and operations, finance, treasury, accounting and tax with Transocean. Ms. McAllister began her career at Deloitte and served in various finance, treasury, accounting and tax roles at Baker Hughes, Helix Energy Solutions Group and Veritas DGC Inc. prior to joining Transocean. Ms. McAllister serves as an independent non-executive director of Black Hills Corporation (since 2019) and served as an independent non-executive board member of Maersk Drilling (2019 to 2021) where she chaired the Audit and Risk Committee. Ms. McAllister holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting (with Honors) from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and is a National Association Corporate Directors Board Leadership Fellow and a Certified Public Accountant.

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