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WISTA Cyprus Elects New BoD at 6th AGM

WISTA Cyprus Elects New BoD at 6th AGM

WISTA Cyprus held its 6th Annual General Meeting and elections on the 29th of November, 2018, at Columbia Plaza Venue, Limassol. The Agenda of the AGM included an address by Acting President of WISTA Cyprus, Anna Vourgos, an address by WISTA International President Despina Theodossiou, coverage of other AGM matters and of course the elections for 6 positions of the Board.

Vourgos, delivered the President’s report, highlighting the Associations aim to become a leading NWA within the WISTA World. “This cannot be achieved only through the respective Boards. It can only be achieved through a strong stable membership and an active participation of our members at all possible levels. An association can only be as good as its members and our voice can only be as loud as theirs. Our members are the future of the Association” she stated.

The President’s report followed an address by WISTA International President, Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, founding member of WISTA Cyprus and President since its inception. When presented with an honorary award for her 7-year term as President of the Association, Theodossiou described the feeling, similar to having a child, watching it grow and realizing that it no longer needs you, reiterating that she is certain that the association is in good hands. Quoting the engraving on her gift “you mapped the course, we will continue the journey”, she wished the new President and Board every success in their duties.

Outgoing Board member and Secretary, Yvonne Tsanos was also presented with an honorary award for her long-standing contribution to the Association. 

Following the AGM the new Board of Directors of WISTA CYPRUS for 2018-2020 is 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 Partner, Maritime Executive Recruiters
TREASURER – TASSOULA TSAKANIA – Financial Controller – Maestro Shipmanagement Ltd.
BOARD MEMBERS: 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
 
WISTA is a networking organization for women at management level in the maritime industry. Which 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
 

 Click here for more info on WISTA Cyprus 

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