Gina Panayiotou, is the Founder and CVO of Oceans Arena, providing legal support and outstanding concepts for females, start-ups, NGO’s and SME’s across the oceans industry mainly. Additionally, she is the Concept Founder, host and producer of the online broadcast “It’s ALL about shipping,” which focuses on youth empowerment and raising awareness of shipping as a key industry, while as a passionate advocate of ESG, she also co-hosts the “Shipping & Sustainability” and “Maritime Insights” Clubhouse rooms.
Gina has been shortlisted for the Greek International Women Awards 2021 and awarded the first Young Leader Award in Cyprus, for being a vigorous “Brand ambassador” of the shipping industry. Serving this mission consistently, she has acted as communications content liaison for maritime related NGO’s such as WISTA Cyprus and WISTA UK, while she is also WISTA UK representative in the WISTA International Trade Committee.
An experienced maritime lawyer, Gina has been acknowledged by Legal 500, GC Powerlist Greece and Cyprus, as one of the Top 100 in-house counsel driving innovation within their sector. She has held numerous senior roles; ranging from Legal Manager of a shipowning company, Global Head of Shipping & Energy in a multijurisdictional law firm, to in-house legal counsel of an international cruise manager. Her main focus is in transactional work, legal strategy and