Wista International Board 2019-2020 nominated
Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou (Tototheo Maritime) re-elected as President at the 39th Annual General Meeting held in the Cayman Islands
WISTA International Executive Committee at the 39th WISTA International Annual General Meeting on Grand Cayman on 30 October 2019 gave the announcement that Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou (WISTA Cyprus), CEO of Tototheo Maritime, was re-elected to a second term as President of WISTA International.
Naa Densua Aryeetey (WISTA Ghana), Head, Shipper's Services & Trade Facilitation, Ghana Shippers' Authority, was re-elected to a third term as a Board Member.
Karin Orsel, CEO, MF Shipping Group and Co-Chairman, Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners, was honored as the 2019 WISTA International Personality of the Year.
Theodosiou, who served as WISTA International Secretary before being elected president in 2017, is a founder of WISTA Cyprus and serves on the Board of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber, Cyprus Employers & Industrialists Federation and the Cyprus Maritime Academy.
"I am honored to be re-elected to a second term as President of WISTA International," said Theodosiou. "2020 will be another exciting year for WISTA around the world and I'm looking forward to continuing the momentum. WISTA is committed to creating change in the industry and leading by example. It is important for us to focus toward the breadth of potential solutions and answers that diversity can bring us."
Alexandra Anagnostis-Irons is President of Total Marine Solutions, a global environmental solutions company based in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Anagnostis-Irons is Immediate Past President of WISTA USA, and takes over the position from Diane Edwards of WISTA New Zealand.
Fabiana Simões Martins, Partner at Siano & Martins Advogados Associados, a Rio de Janeiro based law firm focused on maritime law, is Immediate Past President of WISTA Brazil and a founder of WISTA Brazil, and helped expand WISTA International throughout South America in last five years.
Naa Densua Aryeetey is Head, Shipper's Services & Trade Facilitation, Ghana Shippers' Authority, and served on the Executive Committee since 2015, facilitating development and collaboration throughout the African region, including the re-activation of WISTA South Africa earlier this year.
Karin Orsel, CEO, MF Shipping Group, was honored as the 2019 WISTA International Personality of the Year at the Annual General Meeting. Orsel is extremely active in the maritime community; she currently serves as Co-chairman of the Royal Association of Netherlands Shipowners (KVNR), Vice Chairman and board member of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS), Executive Committee Member of INTERTANKO, on the Board of BIMCO, as a Trustee of the International Seafarers' Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN), Chairman of MFG Seafarers fund, and is Immediate Past President of WISTA International.
WISTA International, representing 3,000 members in 49 countries, is guided by the new Executive Committee formed by: Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, 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.