Interorient CEO at the helm of Shipping Chamber
Themis Papadopoulos, CEO and owner of Interorient Navigation, was elected as the new President of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber (CSC) during its AGM earlier this month for a two-year term.
According to an announcement issued by Interorient, Papadopoulos is familiar with all the Chamber’s affairs as he has been a member of the board since 2006. He succeeds the outgoing President, Capt Eugen Adami who, in his capacity as President since 2009, has helped the CSC successfully execute its mission.
The CSC is Cyprus’ main resident shipping association incorporating more than 170 member companies.
In his first statement as Chamber President, Papadopoulos emphasised the necessity to maintain a strong Cyprus shipping industry, as the ever-growing global shipping market demands high quality operations and services. He pointed out that his main aim for the Chamber is to work very closely with the Government, the House of Representatives and all the Chamber associates, in order to ensure that Cyprus maintains and increases its attractiveness both in terms of a high quality and safety conscious Registry, as well as a competitive and business-friendly base of operation for shipping and shipping related companies.
To achieve this aim, Papadopoulos said he looks forward to working very closely with all his colleagues on the CSC board, and in particular with the Vice Presidents who will be allocated specific areas of responsibility, as a well-coordinated team. He also wishes to enhance even more, the harmonious relations between the Chamber’s member-companies by bringing them closer to the work, events and activities of the Chamber.
Born in 1974, Themis Papadopoulos graduated from the University of Warwick before joining Interorient Navigation in 1997.
He was appointed CEO in 2004, a position which he holds within the Group today. He is a director of numerous companies including Tufton Oceanic Finance Group and CDB Bank. He is also a Vice Chairman of the Cyprus Marine Environment Protection Association (CYMEPA).
Interorient is a founding member of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber and has played a leading role in the emergence of Cyprus as a global shipping centre. Interorient is also a founding member of CYMEPA as well as an active member of industry organisations such as BIMCO, Intertanko and Intercargo.