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Ioanna Pentheroudakis
Home Broker at Holland Hellenic Shipping Agencies


Ioanna Pentheroudakis has shipping in her blood. Born and raised in a family with a strong shipping background, she completed her initial maritime academic studies in Athens and worked her way up in the family business to become Managing Director of Chartering at Cosmos Shipping SA, a company specialising in the dry chartering business. She is currently working as a broker at Holland Hellenic Shipping Agencies.

Along the way, she has gained a wide range of academic qualifications, including a Bachelors degree in ‘Maritime Business and Maritime Law’ from Plymouth University, UK, and a Masters Degree in ‘International Transport and Shipping’ from the University of Cardiff, UK.

In addition to her professional activities, Ioanna has maintained a strong interest in teaching. At Liverpool John Moore’s University she was lecturer in ’Business Communication’ and ‘Maritime Policy’, and has lectured in ‘Introduction to Chartering’ and ‘Chartering Practice’ at BCA Business Studies/London Guildhall University and London Metropolitan University.

From 2004 Ioanna served as Vice President of WISTA Hellas (Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association) for four years, and currently sits on the board of directors at the Hellenic Shipbrokers Association (HSA).