Mr Norton de Matos was appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Trustee-Manager on 18 April 2016.
Mr Norton de Matos has 30 years of experience in corporate banking, project and development finance, credit management and investments, as well as financial advisory and management across multiple sectors. Prior to joining Rickmers Maritime, he was Managing Director of Norton Capital & Sons Pte. Ltd., where he led cross-border investment transactions and capital raising projects, in addition to managing personal investment funds with a maritime sector emphasis. Before setting up Norton Capital & Sons Pte. Ltd. in 2014, Mr Norton de Matos was Managing Director and Representative of Espirito Santo Financial Group S.A., where he was responsible for assessing the group's proposed investment operations in Singapore.
Mr Norton de Matos started his banking career with the Chase Manhattan Bank in New York, USA, specialising in credit operations, before moving to Tokyo, Japan in 1988 and, subsequently, to project finance roles in Hong Kong and Singapore, where he was responsible for marketing, financial advisory and debt arrangements for infrastructure and industrial projects in Asia-Pacific. Mr Norton de Matos has also held key positions in Standard Chartered Bank, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Asian Development Bank, and Arco Capital Management in Asia.
Mr Norton de Matos graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, USA.