Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC proudly announces that our Global Head of Shipping, Gina Panayiotou, has been elected to the Board of WISTA Cyprus (Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association), at the associations 6th AGM held yesterday, 29th of November, 2018, at the Columbia Plaza, in Limassol.
Gina has been an active member of WISTA Cyprus since 2014 when she joined the association, serving also as first elected Young Board Affiliate in 2017, while she is responsible for the online communications and press matters in respect of promoting the association.
Gina stated in her speech that: “I find it quite remarkable that WISTA began in 1974 with a small group of women, and today it counts more than 3000 members from 44 countries around the world and has recently also obtained a consultative status with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) - Hard work, and collaboration, pays off. - Each of us is capable of doing amazing things, and together we can “move the world.”
Gina is a highly qualified legal professional, with experience from the core shipping industry, having served as Legal Manager of a ship-owning company for several years. She specializes in shipping, maritime, commercial law and legal strategy. Gina was awarded the first “Young Leader Award,” in Cyprus and has been selected among the top 100 lawyers of the GC Powerlist 2018: Greece and Cyprus, by Legal 500,while she has also sat on the Legal, as well as the Development and Promotion committees of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber
The new board of the association for 2018-2020 has been formed as follows:
President: Anna Vourgos, Co-Founder & Director, Aphentrica Marine Insurance Brokers Ltd.
Vice- President: Koula Louca, Divisional Manager, EMCO
Secretary General: Helen Joannou-Chrysostomou, Managing Director, Maritime Executive Recruiters
Treasurer: Tassoula Tsakania, Financial Controller, Maestro Shipmanagement Ltd.
Board of Directors:
Gina Panayiotou, Head of Shipping, Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC
Natalia Bury Loyal, Chief Governance Officer, Tototheo Maritime
Uta Steffen, Managing Director, JPC Shipmanagement (Cyprus) Ltd.
Young Board Affiliate: Monica Potsou, HR Manager, International Company operating in the Maritime Industry
We sincerely congratulate Gina for her election as well as the new WISTA Cyprus Board and wish them every success in their duties.
WISTA is an international networking organization whose mission is to attract and support women, at the management level, in the maritime, trading and logistics sectors.WISTA promotes diversity, empowering women to lead through their unique perspective and competencies, with the conviction that gender diversity is key in providing a sustainable future for the shipping industry internationally.