This site is part of the Informa Connect Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.

CMA Shipping
40th Annual Expo & Conference
April 1-3, 2025Hilton Stamford | Connecticut, USA

Gina Panayiotou
CEO & Founder | Chair at Oceans Arena | World ESG Forum


Gina Panayiotou is a Global ESG leader passionate for creating a sustainable sector. She is the Founder & CEO of the ESG Consultancy, Oceans Arena and has also Founded & Chair's the World ESG Forum, a cross-sectoral ESG devoted think tank for stakeholder engagement. Having studied maritime law, with an MBA focused on change management and ethical leadership, Gina has worked with organisations such as the Hartmann Shipping Group, MSC Cruises and acted as a communications consultant to the United Nations International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

Based in London, Gina has been appointed UK Ambassador of the Seatrade Maritime Club, sits on the Board of WISTA UK as Secretary, Co-Chairs the WISTA International Environmental Committee and is the G100 UK Chair for Sustainable Brand Creation. She also supports the World Ocean Council as an associate on Law & Ocean Sustainable Development and is an Associate Tutor at MLA College.

Furthermore, Gina has been featured among the “Top Maritime Influencers you should follow” by Marine Traffic, made the Seatrade 20under40 list, shortlisted for the Inspirational Influencer Awards, Global Impact, for her work on youth and female empowerment, has been ranked by Legal 500, GC Powerlist, featured in the Top 100 Women in Shipping list for 4 consecutive years and founded and hosts the “Oceans Arena” broadcast.

Agenda Sessions

  • Sailing Toward Sustainability: Unlocking the full potential of ESG in maritime