WISTA Hellas 29 th Annual General Assembly and Election of Board of Directors and Auditing Committee


Following its 29 th Annual General Assembly and elections for the new Board of Directors and Auditing Committee of WISTA Hellas, held on Wednesday 28th February 2024, WISTA Hellas is pleased to announce the new Board of Directors and Auditing Committee, for the term 2024-2026:

President Ms. Vivi Kolliopoulou Insurance Manager, Angelicoussis Group

Vice-President Ms. Akrivi Brikou CFO, Efshipping Company S.A.

General Secretary Ms. Anna Giatra Shipbroker, Renaissance Shipbroking S.A.

Treasurer Ms. Samantha Lourandou Purchasing Manager – Member of the ESG Committee, Atlantic Bulk Carriers Management Ltd.

Member Ms. Maria Kyratsoudi Business Development Manager, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

Ms. Efi Tsolaki, Ms. Katerina Mahera and Ms. Mara Manoudaki have been elected Substitute Members of the BoD, while Ms. Elina Souli, Ms. Elina Kassotaki and Ms. Ioanna Topaloglou shall serve as members of the Auditing Committee.

The newly appointed President of WISTA Hellas, Ms. Vivi Kolliopoulou, has been an active member of the Association since 2001. She served as a member of the BoD for the first year of the 2004-2006 term before relocating to London due to work commitments. Her tenure continued with WISTA International from 2005 to 2009, when she took the roles of the member and later the Secretary-General of the Executive Committee (ExCo). Vivi has attended numerous conferences, events, and General Assemblies organized by both WISTA Hellas and WISTA International and she has also actively supported WISTA initiatives throughout her career.

She has worked in the field of marine insurance and claims for companies such as Richards Hogg Lindley and The Standard P&I Club, both in Piraeus and London, as well as in New York. In 2009, she joined Thenamaris (Ships Management) Inc. as the head of the Insurance and Claims department. From 2019 to date, she is the Insurance Manager of the Angelicoussis Group. Part of her role is also to attract and develop new talent, always aiming to encourage diversity and inclusion.

The Annual General Assembly was marked by an impressive turnout, with 105 members attending and 33 members represented by proxies. The members received a detailed update on the accomplishments of the Association and endorsed the balance sheet for 2023 and the budget for 2024.

The BoD of WISTA Hellas would like to express its most sincere gratitude to the past BoD members, Ms. Elpi Petraki, Ms. Elina Kassotaki and Ms. Elina Souli for their devotion and achievements the last many years.

The BoD of WISTA Hellas would like to thank the members of WISTA Hellas for their vote of confidence and especially for their loyalty and continuous support to the Association.

WISTA Hellas is member of WISTA International, a global women’s network of maritime and trade professionals in 59 countries. Its members hold key managerial positions in companies and organizations and are influential decision makers. WISTA’s mission is the interaction among the members, the promotion of professional relations and the support and empowerment of women. It is an important and influential network with vast activity in national and international fora. WISTA International has received Consultative Status with IMO.

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