WISTA International Re-Elects Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou as the President
BY Tiya Chatterji 5.Nov.2019
Wista International has over the years become a platform to encourage women in the maritime domain. Ms Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, co-CEO of Tototheo Maritime, has been re-elected as the WISTA International President, during the association’s 39th Annual General Meeting held in the Cayman Islands on October 30, 2019, informed a release.
In a statement released by Ms. Theodosiou she said, “As 2019 draws to a close, I can already look back and see the work we have achieved within WISTA International and the amount of work and energy put by national WISTA associations around the world. We should all be proud of what we have achieved over the years,” Ms Theodosiou said, and also highlighted WISTA’s goals for the future: “In the coming years we must make sure we continue to encourage, help and create opportunities. The goal of diversity is to create a level playing field of opportunity for all”.
WISTA International represents more than 3,000 members in 49 countries around the world; it promotes increased competency, knowledge and development for women in the maritime industry. WISTA International members work in all sectors of the maritime industry, including finance, ship building, seafarers, governing and regulatory bodies, brokers and more. The International body meets annually to vote on protocols, guidelines and strategic direction.
The many other women who grace and guide WISTA International; the Executive Committee with Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou as the President, WISTA Cyprus; Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons, Secretary, WISTA USA; Connie Roozen, Treasurer, WISTA The Netherlands; Fabiana Simões Martins, Member, WISTA Brazil; Naa Densua Aryeetey, Member, WISTA Ghana; Sanjam Gupta, Member, WISTA India; Angie Hartmann, Member, WISTA Hellas.