Diversity and Inclusiveness in the maritime, trading
 and logistics sectors
 for a sustainable future


WISTA Hellas supports its members and works towards:

  • empowering women
  • building a strong inclusive community,
  • addressing the issue of gender gap in leadership positions and in seafaring careers
  • facilitating the exchange of information and experiences
  • promoting business relationships and business activities
  • supporting continuing education as a means for professional development of the members and the young people
  • addressing current topics in the industry
  • promoting the Greek Maritime sector, in Greece and abroad

Our membership base currently exceeds 500 members, all holding key positions in their organizations and being influential decision makers within the Greek maritime industry.


WISTA Hellas is a non for-profit association, established in Greece in 1993 for women at management level in the maritime, trade and logistics sectors. Our vision is diversity and inclusiveness in our fields of work.

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Awards & Distinctions

WISTA Hellas has received the following awards

WISTA International Award

WISTA HELLAS’s Members’ “Collective Personalities” won the WISTA International Personality of the Year Award for 2015! 

Lloyd’s List Greek Shipping Awards

WISTA Hellas was honored with the Piraeus International Centre Award in 2010

Efkranti Award

Following a proposal by the publisher, the director and the editor-in-chief of Naftika Chronika and the president of ENOE, Efkranti special award was presented to WISTA Hellas in 2010


Our Board of Directors

WISTA Hellas is governed by a board of directors, elected for a two-year term directly by the members

Vivi Kolliopoulou

Akrivi Brikou
Vice President

Anna Giatra
General Secretary

Samantha Lourandou

Maria Kyratsoudi
Board Member


History BoD WISTA Hellas

Below you will find the members of the Board of WISTA Hellas from 1994 until today


President                     Vivi Kolliopoulou
Vice-President                   Akrivi Brikou
General Secretary                Anna Giatra
Treasurer               Samantha Lourantou
Member                        Maria Kyratsoudi


President                     Elpi Petraki
Vice-President      Elina Kassotaki
General Secretary         Elina Souli
Treasurer                   Akrivi Brikou
Member                      Anna Giatra


Elpi Petraki                                     President
Elina Souli                              Vice-President
Elina Kassotaki                 General Secretary
Christiana Prekezes                        Treasurer
Despina Kalfa                        Board Member


Angie Hartmann                              President
Elpi Petraki                              Vice-President
Ioanna Topaloglou           General Secretary
Maria Angelidou                             Treasurer
Marsia Ioannidi    Board Member until 2019
Christiana Prekezes     Board Member 2019 onwards


Angie Hartmann                        President
Elpi Petraki                        Vice-President
Maria Marvoudi          General Secretary
Ioanna Topaloglou                    Treasurer
Maria Angelidou              Board Member


Angie Hartmann                        President
Dorothea Ioannou            Vice-President
Marina Papaioannou   General Secretary
Ioanna Topaloglou                      Treasurer
Maria Mavroudi                 Board Member


Rea Metropoulou                      President
Dorothea Ioannou              Vice President
Eleftheria Magiafi         General Secretary
Matina Dede                                Treasurer
Angie Hartmann                 Board Member


Anna-Maria Monogioudi               President
Jenny Pournara Vardavilia    Vice-president
Eugenia Saridou               General Secretary
Maria Alexandrakis                         Treasurer
Eleftheria Magiafi                  Board Member


Anna-Maria Monogioudi               President
Jenny Pournara Vardavilia    Vice-president
Vera Alexandropoulou    General Secretary
Kalliopi Economou                          Treasurer
Katerina Karageorgi             Board Member


Maria -Christina Ktistakis              President
Irene Notias                            Vice President
Panagiota Chrysanthi      General Secretary
Areti Laiou                                       Treasurer
Jenny Pournara Vardavilia    Board Member


Vicky Roussos                                 President
Gianna Pentheroudaki          Vice-President
Vivi Kolliopoulou              General Secretary
Irene Veroni                                     Treasurer
Jenny Pournara Vardavilia    Board Member


Vera Chalkidi                                   President
Gianna Pentheroudaki          Vice-President
Elizabeth Ioannidi            General Secretary
Katerina Karageorgi                       Treasurer
Mina Vrettou                        Board Member

2000 – 2002

Haris Kiosseoglou                           President
Nancy Gaki                              Vice President
Athina Vezyri                    General Secretary
Isidora Theotoka                             Treasurer
Jenny Pournara Vardavilia    Board Member

1998 – 2000

Haris Kiosseoglou                          President
Stella Vasilaki                        Vice President
Vicky Kyriazi                     General Secretary
Anna-Maria Markantonaki            Treasurer
Athina Vezyri                         Board Member

1996 – 1998

Heleni Vogli                                    President
Vicky Kyriazis                         Vice President
Liona Bachas                    Secretary-General
Anna-Maria Marcantonakis           Treasurer

1994 – 1996

Popi Giannopoulou     Founding   President
Liona Bachas                           Vice President
Greta Christofilopoulou   Secretary General
Jenny Pournara                                Treasurer
Heleni Vogli                           Board Member

About WISTA International

WISTA Hellas is a member of WISTA International, an influential network of more than 3,800 professionals in 54 countries.

Formed in 1974, the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association is a global organisation connecting female executives and decision-makers around the world. WISTA International serves as a connector for its network of more than 3,800 female professionals from all sectors of the maritime industry.

WISTA International has vast activity in the national and international fora, and has received Consultative Status with the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

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