Women's International Shipping & Trading Association

WISTA Hellas 25th Annual General Assembly – Election of Board of Directors and Auditing Committee

June 17, 2020


Following its 25th Annual General Assembly held on Wednesday 17th June 2020, WISTA Hellas is pleased to announce the election of the its new Board of Directors and its new Auditing Committee for the term 2020-2022, consisting of the following members:

President  Mrs. Elpi Petraki, Operations/Chartering & Business Development Manager,   Enea Management INC
Vice-President  Mrs. Elina Souli, Regional Business Development Director V.P. – FD&D Manager, American P&I Club (Shipowners Claims Bureau Inc., Hellas)
General Secretary Mrs. Elina Kassotaki FICS, Business Development Manager, Holland Hellenic Shipping Agencies Ltd.
Treasurer Mrs. Christiana Prekezes, Executive Coordinator, HELMEPA Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association
Member Mrs. Despina Kalfa Marine Insurance Executive, Aries Marine Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Mrs. Mary Kresta and Mrs. Anna Giatra have been elected Substitute Members of the BoD, while Mrs. Ioanna Topaloglou, Mrs. Vivi Kolliopoulou and Mrs. Elizabeth Ioannidi shall serve as members of the Auditing Committee.

The new President of WISTA Hellas, Elpi Petraki, has been an active member of the Association for the last 20 years and she has served as Vice President of the BoD for the past 4 years. She is also the II Vice President of Hellenic Shortsea Shipowners Association (HSSA). Her continuous goal is to encourage diversity and support the empowerment of women in all sectors of the shipping industry. She believes in a sustainable development that focuses on people’s growth taking advantage of new technologies and having the environment as a priority.

The Annual General Assembly was marked by an impressive turnout, with 101 members attending and 48 members represented by proxies. The members received a detailed update on the accomplishments of the Association and endorsed the balance sheet for 2019 and the budget for 2020. Furthermore, after the COVID 19 experience, an amendment of the Association’s by-laws was deemed necessary, to allow for online AGM and electronic voting in the future, when extraordinary situations prevent the physical representation of members. The said amendment was unanimously endorsed by the members.

The BoD of WISTA Hellas would like to express its most sincere gratitude to the outgoing President Angie Hartmann and BoD members, Mrs. Ioanna Topaloglou and Mrs. Maria Angelidou, for their devotion and achievements over the last 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 51 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.

Photo Caption Photo WISTA Hellas BoD 2020-2022:
L-R Sitting
Elina Souli, Elpi Petraki
L-R Standing
Elina Kassotaki, Christiana Prekezes, Despina Kalfa

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