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Cypriot Theodosiou re-elected WISTA International president

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Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, co-CEO of Limassol-based communications company Tototheo Maritime has been re-elected President of WISTA International, the professional networking women’s shipping and trading association.


She was re-elected during the 39th WISTA International AGM held in the Cayman Islands and has been praised for her work in promoting diversity in the shipping industry.

“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,” Theodosiou said after the AGM of the 45-year-old organisation.

“We should all be proud of what we have achieved over the years”, she said, highlighting 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”.

In a statement, Tototheo Maritime said: “We join Despina in her admirable activities and role promoting inclusion in the maritime sector and we firmly believe that technology and innovation can act as drivers to increase diversity and vice versa.”

The Cyprus Shipping Chamber said the re-election of Theodosiou, is the outcome of her commitment and hard work during her previous term of office in promoting diversity in the maritime sector, which resulted in the significant achievement in July 2018 for WISTA International to be granted ‘Consultative Status’ by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), giving further voice to the association and contributing significantly to the work of the IMO.”

The Chamber congratulated Theodosiou and wished her “every success in the following two years, confident that she will persist in her commitment to enhance the role of women in shipping and to continue raising even more the profile of Cyprus shipping on a global scale”.

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