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WISTA Cyprus celebrates its 10th anniversary and elects new Board of Directors

Note: Missing from the photo: Ms Emanolia Kolias.

At their Annual General Meeting, held on 23rd November 2022, in Limassol, WISTA Cyprus has concluded a very dynamic year, which marked the association’s 10th anniversary. Since its incorporation in 2012, WISTA Cyprus has been a key stakeholder in the Cypriot shipping sector, promoting inclusion and diversity in the industry and providing its members with a professional networking and development platform.

The AGM was addressed by Shipping Deputy Minister, Mr. Vassilios Demetriades, who reaffirmed the Shipping Deputy Ministry’s support of WISTA Cyprus’ vision. WISTA Cyprus President, Mrs Anna Vourgos, delivered the President’s Report for 2022 which showcased the association’s commitment to continue providing opportunities for its members but also to further enhance relations with other organisations and encourage knowledge sharing.

Tribute was paid to WISTA Cyprus’ founding members: Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, Jane Melas, Martina Meinders, Sonia Ajini, Viktoria Kostic-Nola, Yvonne Tsanos, Ioanna Kyriakou. Their vision, commitment, hard work and dedication has allowed WISTA Cyprus to create solid foundations which future members may build on and take WISTA Cyprus further ahead.

Further highlights of the AGM included the bestowment of special edition awards to the Shipping Deputy Ministry and the Cyprus Shipping Chamber for their active support to WISTA Cyprus, since its inception, as well as to Deloitte and INCE for their support of the association’s work and services provided to the association over the years.

Outgoing Board members Anna Vourgos (President), Koula Louca (Vice President) and Marilena Morphaki (Board Member) were presented with gifts for their exceptional contributions to the board of WISTA Cyprus throughout their term.

Following the AGM the new Board of Directors of WISTA CYPRUS for 2022-2023 is assembled follows:

PRESIDENT:                   Natalia Bury Loyal , Chief Governance Officer, Tototheo Maritime

VICE-PRESIDENT:           Uta Steffen, Managing Director, Saltgate Shipmanagement (Cyprus) Ltd

SECRETARY GENERAL:    Georgia Demetriou, Legal Counsel, OSM Maritime Group

TREASURER:                  Monica Potsou, HR Manager, P & O Maritime Logistics (Cyprus)

BOARD MEMBERS:        Emanolia Kolias, Channel Director, Mintra

Maria Theodosiou, Managing Director, GP General Procurement Company Limited (GenPro)

Rafaella Yiangou, Business Development Manager, CMMI

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