The president of the Hellenic Shipowners Association, Melina Travlou, was honored with the "Global Personality Award" for 2022, from the international Seatrade Maritime Awards, as part of the 33rd award held in London. Dorothea Ioannou, Managing Director – American Club, was also awarded the Diversity & Inclusion Award.
"I am honored to receive this award which reflects faith and vision, especially in this period of great geopolitical, economic and technological challenges that are contained in one word: UNITY. Uniting strengths, expertise and faith, we can move forward. Our responsibility as leading members of our industry is to stand together to lead shipping into a new era. And that must happen, without any compromise on safety. For our people, our ships and the environment. Together, we can overcome the challenges. United, we can lead this new game-changing era," said Melina Travlou in her message to the audience.
Welcoming the guests, Seatrade Maritime chairman Chris Hayman said: "It's hard to believe that more than three years have passed since we were last able to gather here for the final Seatrade Awards dinner. Tonight we will have the opportunity to see and hear how much the industry, working practices have changed since 1989 when the Seatrade Award was established".
During the evening, 15 winners were announced, winning one of the most important awards in shipping.
Dorothea Ioannou, managing director of the P&I American Club, was honored with the Seatrade Maritime Diversity and Inclusion Award, as the first woman to assume this important management position in the history of Marine Insurance Organizations, worldwide. "I want to thank the Seartrade Maritime Awards Committee for honoring me and the American P&I Club for everything we have achieved to date. The real value of the club is that it always shows sensitivity and responsibility to Individuality-Diversity" she said while receiving her award.
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