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Despina Theodosiou
Chief Executive Officer, Tototheo Maritime at & President, WISTA

Profile

Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou is joint CEO of TOTOTHEO MARITIME, a leading global service provider specialising in innovative, efficient and functional solutions in the fields of digitalization, maritime satellite communications, automation and navigation systems.

Despina is a board member of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber, the Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation and Invest Cyprus. She also sits on the Board of Governors of the Cyprus Maritime Academy and the Strategic Committee of Crans Montana – Club of Ports.

She is President of Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association, an organization comprised of 50 National WISTA Associations. She has been instrumental to WISTA’s success in receiving consultative status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 2018.

Leading international shipping publication Lloyd’s List selected Despina as one of the Top 100 Most Influential people in shipping in 2017, 2018 and 2019. In 2019 she was also named as the “International Personality of the Year” at the Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards.

She holds degrees from the National and Capodistrian University of Athens, the Copenhagen Business School and the University of Oxford.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel Debate: Does the global image and media perception of shipping need to be improved?

    14:30