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Elpi Petraki – President of WISTA Hellas and Operations, Chartering & Business Development Manager, ENEA Management Inc., has been announced as the latest Ambassador of the growing Seatrade Maritime Club.

Sep 06, 2022

As the Seatrade Maritime Club ambassador from Greece, Elpi joins ambassadors from Cyprus, the UAE, Singapore, the Americas and Isle of Man who are helping pave the way for the global club to grow geographically and fulfil its objective to bring together senior management from the ship-owning community eager to tackle the challenges facing the industry and proactively drive positive change.

Commenting on the appointments, Emma Howell, Director of Digital, Seatrade Maritime said: “We could not be more delighted to have Elpi on board with us.  She is a well-known personality in shipping, both in Greece and internationally, and an active member of the shipping community. Elpi regularly speaks at industry conferences and events on a wide range of topics, from diversity in maritime and attracting the next generation of talent, to decarbonisation, new technologies and how to address the challenges facing the industry. “

Elpi has been working for ENEA Management Inc. for the last 24 years, a Greek shipping company that manages a fleet of small sized, clean and specialised tankers.  During this time, she has been involved in various parts of the business, with a primary focus on both operations and chartering of its fleet as well as business development.

Serving as the 2nd Vice President of the Hellenic Shortsea Shipowners Association (HSSA), Elpi is involved in the promotion and the overall development of short sea shipping within National and European borders. Additionally, Elpi is a member of the board of directors for the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping and is an active member of Intertanko. Most recently, Elpi was invited to be an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, the highest honour to be bestowed by the institute in recognition of an individual's contribution to commercial shipping

As well as current President of WISTA Hellas, Elpi is also a member of the board of the Hellenic Maritime Museum, assisting in the preservation of maritime history and the development of a culture whereby younger generations are exposed to and come to appreciate maritime and naval traditions.

This article was first published on Seatrade Maritime News