In­teror­i­ent CEO at the helm of Ship­ping Cham­ber

Financial Mirror (Cyprus) - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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