Inaugural meeting of the Maritime Transport and Commerce held in Limassol

Frederick University’s Department of Maritime Transport & Commerce (DMTC) held the first meeting of its Advisory Board for the academic years 2023/24 – 2024/25. The meeting was held on 20th October at our University’s Limassol campus.

The DMTC Advisory Board comprises of select industry leaders with recognized contributions to the Cyprus maritime community and the wider blue economy. The Board’s role is to provide insights which inform the academic curriculum, research programs and skills profile of the graduates, aiming to prepare the next generation of employees for the business challenges of today and the future in the various sectors of the Blue Economy.

Chaired by Associate Professor Angelos Menelaou, Head of the Department of Maritime Transport & Commerce, the distinguished executives sitting on the Advisory Board are:
• Prof. Patrick Donner, Department of Maritime Transport & Commerce, Frederick University, Former Associate Academic Dean, World Maritime University
• Mr Nicos Nicolaides, Mayor of Limassol, Former Minister of Communications and Works
• Dr Erato Kozakou Marcoullis, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Former Minister of Communications and Works
• Mr Vassilis Demetriades, Former Deputy Minister of Shipping
• Capt. Eugen-Henning Adami, Chairman, CyFOS (Cyprus Foundation of the Sea), Managing Director (owner), Mastermind Shipmanagement
• Mr Prabhat Jha, Group Managing Director and CEO, MSC Shipmanagement Ltd.
• Mrs Natalia Bury-Loyal, President WISTA Cyprus, Chief Operations Officer, TOTOTHEO Maritime
• Mr Jan Meyering, Joint Managing Director, Marlow Navigation
• Mrs Nina Morgan, Alumni Representative - BSc in Maritime Studies Degree Graduate from the DMTC, Head of Control - NORDEN
• Mrs Nicole Mylona, CEO, Transmed Shipping Co. Ltd
• Mr Chrysostomos Papavassiliou, CEO, Island Oil
• Mr Simon Pitout, CEO, DP World Limassol
• Mr Markellos Sergiou, Head of Internal Audit - Cyprus Ports Authority
• Mrs Uta Steffen, Managing Director Saltgate Shipmanagement (Cyprus) Ltd
• Mr Stephanos Stephou, Managing Director, Fameline Technologies
• Mr Andreas Tsouloftas, President, Limassol Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The meeting, held in the library of the Limassol campus, was highly productive with several agreed areas for action by DMTC. We look forward to delivering the action plan in the following years. 

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