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Michael Ragnar Naess

Michael Ragnar Naess, British, American venture capital company executive. Member National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmosphere, 1977-1984. Served to Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1962-1965. Member H.B.S.A., American Bureau Shipping.

Background

  • Naess, Michael Ragnar was born on June 18, 1939 in Kent, England. Came to United States, 1940, naturalized, 1951. Son of Erling Dekke and Eleanore Frances (Clowes) Naess.

  • Education

    • Graduate, Hotchkiss School, 1957. Bachelor, Amherst College, 1961. Master of Business Administration, Harvard, 1969.

    Career

    • Executive vice president Naess Shipping Company, Incorporated, New York York City, 1965-1967. Vice president corporate development Southdown, Inc., Houston, 1969-1970. Executive vice president director Zapata Corporation, 1970-1978.

      President Westminster Ventures, Inc., from 1978. Director Interfirst Bank Fannin, Houston, PetroBulk Carriers S.A., Belgium, PetroBulk Ltd., Bermuda, PetroBulk Carriers Aktieselskab, Norway, PetroBulk International Corporation, Liberia, PetroBulk Associates, Inc., Liberia, PetroBulk Transport, Inc., Liberia, PetroBulk Shipping, Inc., Liberia, Naess Shipping Company, Holland, Naess Shipping, Curacao, Naess Shipping Corporation, Liberia, Shipping Development Company Ltd., Bermuda., Bergdal Shipping Corporation, Liberia, Kastle Security Systems, Inc., Houston.

    Membership

    Member National Advisory Committee on Oceans and Atmosphere, 1977-1984. Served to Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1962-1965. Member H.B.S.A., American Bureau Shipping.

    Clubs: Texas, Forest.

    Connections

    • Married Katrin Julia Singer, June 8, 1968. Children: Stephanie Katrin, Michele Francesca, Michael Timothy.
    • father: Erling Dekke Naess
    • mother: Eleanore Frances (Clowes) Naess
    • spouse: Katrin Julia Singer
    • children: Stephanie Katrin Naess
    • Michele Francesca Naess
    • Michael Timothy Naess
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    Born June 18, 1939
    Died February 1, 2003
    (aged 63)
    • 1957
      Hotchkiss School
    • 1961
      Amherst College
    • 1969
      Harvard
    • 1965 - 1967
      Executive, vice president Naess Shipping Company
    • 1969 - 1970
      vice president, corporate development Southdown
      Houston, Texas, United States
    • 1970 - 1978
      executive, vice president director Zapata Corporation