SUNDAY, 27 SEP 2020

 

CONNECT

Facebook Linked In Twitter
GAP Vassilopoulos
GloriaJeans_266x90px
IMH LTD

Constantinos Ioannou: People Must Observe Health Protocols

Nicos Anastasiades: Peace Process Not Under Conditions Of Intimidation And Threats

IMH LTD

BUSINESS

brought to you by Deloitte

WISTA Cyprus Holds 7th AGM: Empowering Women On Top Of The Association’s Agenda

WISTA Cyprus Holds 7th AGM: Empowering Women On Top Of The Association’s Agenda

WISTA Cyprus held its 7th Annual General Meeting and elections, at Columbia Plaza Venue, Limassol. The Agenda of the AGM included an address by President of WISTA Cyprus, Anna Vourgos, coverage of other AGM matters and of course the elections for the positions of Treasurer and Young Board Affiliate.

Mrs. Vourgos, delivered the President’s report, for 2019 which was a year that saw the Association meet its goals and grow from strength to strength. As Mrs. Vourgos noted “It was a year of progress, remarkable growth, stability and recognition of the collective work of the whole of the WISTA membership and the valuable contribution of women in the shipping industry. Within this spirit we aim is to create more opportunities for women to enter the sector, and at the same time encourage more conversation for gender equality in the maritime space.”

Through these efforts and within the IMO’s 2019 Empowering Women, Shipping companies jointly pursued female empowerment initiatives within their organizations, as well as encouraging their female employees to join WISTA. As Mrs. Vourgos quotes; “this is a step forward in companies embracing concrete action plans, that aim in achieving greater gender equality within the industry. We truly hope that we will see more and more companies following in these footsteps.”

The President’s report was followed by the treasurer’s report and an address by candidates running for election, concluding with the voting results.

Outgoing member Tassoula Tsakania, was presented with an honorary award for her long-standing contribution to the Board, having served the role of Treasurer for 3 consecutive terms, completing the maximum tenure allowed. Additionally, an honorary award was presented to Mrs. Anna Pittalis,, outgoing member of the 2016 - 2018 Board, for the contribution to the association.

Following the AGM the new Board of Directors of WISTA CYPRUS for 2020-2021 is assembled 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 Partner, Maritime Executive Recruiters

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

BOARD MEMBERS: Gina Panayiotou, Global Head of Shipping & Energy, Michael Kyprianou & Co. LLC

                                       Natalia Bury Loyal, Chief Governance Officer, Tototheo Maritime

                                       Uta Steffen, Managing Director, JPC Shipmanagement (Cyprus) Ltd.

YOUNG BOARD AFFILIATE: Georgia Demetriou, Legal Counsel, OSM Maritime Group

 

WISTA is a networking organization for women at management level in the maritime industryhich works towards:

-Minimizing the existing gender leadership gap in the maritime, trading and logistics sectors.
-Building a community among its members, facilitating the exchange of contacts, information, and experiences
-Promoting the creation of business relationships among its members
-Facilitating the professional development of its members
-Providing liaison with other related institutions and organizations worldwide

 

More info on WISTA Cyprus are available here.

 

MORE ON BUSINESS

Cyprus Shipping Chamber Celebrates World Maritime Day

The Cyprus Shipping Chamber,  celebrating the World Maritime Day, held ...

EY Reports Global Revenues Of US$37.2 Billion In 2020 Financial Year

EY announces combined global revenues of US$37.2 billion for the financial year ended ...

Boyden Expands In Cyprus and Greece

Boyden, a premier leadership and talent advisory firm with more than 70 offices in over ...

FROM AROUND GOLDNEWS

   

New Guidelines On ICT And Security Risk Management

Information Communication Technology (ICT) and information security risk management are fundamental for a financial institution to achieve its strategic, ...
   

Marios Skandalis: The Upcoming Decade of Compliance Revolution

Marios Skandalis, Director of the Compliance Department of the Bank of Cyprus, speaking before the 6th International Compliance Forum, stated that compliance ...
   

Lawyers in Cyprus Portal Receives Best Legal Services Directory 2020 – Mediterranean 2020

The Lawyers in Cyprus portal, managed by Sedinvest Enterprises, has received the “Best Legal Services Directory 2020 – Mediterranean 2020” in ...
   

The Entertainment And Media Industry Reconfigures

The pandemic afflicting the world brought the global E&M industry’s growth to a shuddering halt. According to PwC’s Global Entertainment & ...
   

Healthcare Investment Conference: Major Healthcare Investments Under The Microscope

The Healthcare Investment Conference, organised by IMH, takes place on Thursday 15 October 2020 at 15:30 at the Hilton Nicosia (former Hilton Park Hotel) in ...
   

Facebook 'Supreme Court' To Begin Work Before US Presidential Vote

Facebook's Oversight Board is "opening its doors to business" in mid-October.   Users will be able to file appeals against posts the ...
   

Constantinos Ioannou: People Must Observe Health Protocols

Minister of Health, Constantinos Ioannou, said on Thursday that the goal is not to impose strict measures but rather to make people understand that they must ...
   

Nicos Anastasiades: Peace Process Not Under Conditions Of Intimidation And Threats

A fundamental prerequisite of every peace process is that for the talks to resume with realistic prospects for success. It is imperative to create an ...
 

YOUR COMMENTS

HEADLINES

MOST POPULAR

Human_Resource_07/09-10/11
Real_Estate_22/07-28/09

IMH LTD