Anna Vourgos, director of Aphentrica Marine Insurance Brokers and President of WISTA Cyprus, has been nominated as a finalist of the Madame Figaro awards in the category of Business Woman of the Year.
Anna, who has been working in the shipping industry for 35 years, through this nomination, sees herself as an ambassador of all the women in shipping in Cyprus and considers the inclusion of a representative of the shipping industry in this category as recognition of the importance of shipping in Cyprus and the contribution of women to the industry and by extension to the Cyprus economy.
Through WISTA she concentrates her efforts on empowering women in shipping and promoting their interests. Equal opportunities and diversity in the industry remain high on the agenda of the Association.
After completion of her studies in Commercial Operations of Shipping in London in 1987, Anna started her career in marine insurance working as a broker for two major insurance broking firms in the UK. In-between insurance postings Anna worked in shipowning and shipmanagement companies and in 1994, at the age of 26, she co-founded Aphentrica Marine Insurance Brokers Ltd, where she is currently responsible for the development, placement and servicing of the company portfolio.
She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber where she also chairs the Marine Insurance Committee and represents the Chamber in the Marine Insurance Committee of the International Chamber of Shipping.
She is President of WISTA Cyprus and a member of the advisory board of the Department of Maritime Transport & Commerce of the Frederick University. She is frequently invited to address a number of shipping seminars and shipping related conferences as panellist or guest speaker.
To vote click here: Madame Figaro Cyprus Women Awards 2021