Our people determine WMA’s quality

What we are, are our people and our global network of partners. The quality of our people is the foundation of our ability to serve the shipping market.

We invest in exceptional people, further developing their skills, and creating an environment that fosters their growth as leaders.

Meet our Management Team

Dr. Katerina Konsta


WMA Support Team


    WMA Education Team


      Professor Michael Roe

      Head, Education Team
      Director, Diploma in Maritime Business

      Meet our Team of Instructors

      Maria Vasilaki

      Soft Skills & Mentoring

        Magdalena Langosch

        Cross-Cultural Management & Internaltional Business

          Fidan Gurbanova

          IMO Regulations, State & Ports

            Tina Koufopanteli

            Freight Collection

              Bessem Hamud


                Dr George Vaggelas

                Port Expert

                  Tzorou Lioretta

                  Purchasing & Ship Supply

                    Wade Campbell

                    Logistics & Soft Skills

                      Anna Chatzatoglou

                      Ship Supply & Procurement

                        Trishaunna Dwyer

                        Ship Supply & Purchasing

                          Yannica Hayles


                            Alex Tsipelikis

                            Ship Supply & Procurement

                              Eleni Poriki

                              Maritime Business

                                Iordanis Gkiokas

                                Maritime Procurement

                                  Zehhaf Mustapha

                                  LNG Ships
                                  Chief Officer on LNG Ships at ADNOC Logistics and Services (NGSCO)

                                    Akrivi Brikou

                                    Shipping Finance
                                    Financial Officer, Efshipping Co SA

                                    Konstantinos Grigoriadis

                                    Maritime Law

                                      Captain Iro Gidakou

                                      Ship Knowledge

                                        Dr. Kathryn A. O’Shaughnessy

                                        Training the Trainer

                                          Manikandan V

                                          Soft Skills

                                            George Laios

                                            Shipping Finance

                                              Yiasmine Elessawy

                                              Naval Architecture

                                                Julie Kallergi

                                                Spare Parts

                                                  Helen Kydes Goniotakis

                                                  Soft Skills

                                                    Anastasia Tsakiridi


                                                      Dionysios Zachariou

                                                      Marine and Mechanical Engineering

                                                        Artemios Alifragkis

                                                        HR and Crewing

                                                          Captain James Foong

                                                          Shipping Operations and Management

                                                            Jurgen Verreet

                                                            Maritime Economics

                                                              Dr Vasileios Vrysagotis

                                                              Port and Supply Chain Management

                                                                Nicola Searle

                                                                Human Resource

                                                                  Dr. Evangelos Afendras

                                                                  Culture and Communication

                                                                    Nikos Koliniatis

                                                                    Logistics and Supply Chain Management

                                                                      Silvina Bakardzhieva

                                                                      Maritime Law

                                                                        Katerina Grigoriou

                                                                        Agency and Shipping Procurement

                                                                          Captain Socratis Tigkos

                                                                          Shipping Operations and Crewing

                                                                            Anna Silva

                                                                            Operations Supervisor at Port Everglades

                                                                            Danae Markopoulou

                                                                            Shipping Operations

                                                                              Dr. Christos Patsiouras

                                                                              Shipping Marketing & Management

                                                                                Vasiliki Kalemi

                                                                                Mechanical Engineering and Firefighting

                                                                                  Maria Alexandraki

                                                                                  Marine Insurance

                                                                                    Despina Kalfa

                                                                                    Marine Insurance
                                                                                    GM at Aries Marine Insurance Brokers

                                                                                    Ioanna Topaloglou

                                                                                    Marine Insurance
                                                                                    CEO of Orion at International Brokers and Consultants

                                                                                      Dr. Paraskevi Papaleonida

                                                                                      Maritime English

                                                                                        Elli Xenitidou

                                                                                        Maritime English

                                                                                          Michael Fowkes

                                                                                          Soft Skills

                                                                                            George Kiourktsoglou

                                                                                            Shipping Managament,Chartering & Security

                                                                                              Meet our 20 MAR-EVA course Instructors

                                                                                              Please note: 

                                                                                              None of the MAREVA Instructors has been renumerated for authoring the modules.

                                                                                              We all offer our ship in knowledge free of charge.

                                                                                              This is the holistic approach of WMA towards the society and the shipping sustainability.

                                                                                              Valerie Cannon

                                                                                              Marine Environment
                                                                                              Environmental Regulatory Manager for Total Marine Solutions

                                                                                              Leslie Mezzich

                                                                                              Managing Director
                                                                                              Global Maritime Consultants Group (GMCG) Singapore

                                                                                              ꝉ Ass. Professor Eva Stefanidaki

                                                                                              Short Sea Shipping
                                                                                              Assistant Professor at Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport - University of the Aegean

                                                                                                Dorothea Ioannou

                                                                                                CEO Shipowners Claims Bureau | Deputy Chief Operating Officer at The American P&I

                                                                                                Maria Belen Espineira

                                                                                                Carriage of Goods by Sea
                                                                                                Abogada Maritimista - P&I Correspondent

                                                                                                Stine Mundal

                                                                                                Ship Classification
                                                                                                Key Account Manager at DNV

                                                                                                Peg Buchan

                                                                                                Assistant Port Director Port Everglades

                                                                                                Wendy Jaramillo

                                                                                                Shipping Business
                                                                                                Technical Project Manager at APM Terminals

                                                                                                Pallavi Sidhra

                                                                                                Carriage of Goods by Sea
                                                                                                Business Development Director at Voyager Worldwide

                                                                                                Nilsu Yildiz Hazer

                                                                                                Admirlty Law
                                                                                                Founding Lawyer, Yıldız Legal Avukatlık Bürosu

                                                                                                Heather Kostecki

                                                                                                Shipping Business

                                                                                                  Ecem Kalkavan Çubukçu

                                                                                                  Liner Shipping
                                                                                                  General Manager at Turkon Logistics Group

                                                                                                  Seren Sepmaz

                                                                                                  Admiralty Law
                                                                                                  Attorney at Sapmaz Law Firm

                                                                                                  Professor Maria Lekakou

                                                                                                  Short Sea Shipping
                                                                                                  Dean at Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport - University of the Aegean

                                                                                                  Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou

                                                                                                  Information Technology
                                                                                                  President at Electricity Authority of Cyprus | CEO Tototheo Maritime | President WISTA International

                                                                                                  Catrien Scheers

                                                                                                  Logistics & Freight Forwarding
                                                                                                  Chair, Fast Lines

                                                                                                  Akrivi Brikou

                                                                                                  Shipping Finance
                                                                                                  Financial Officer, Efshipping Co SA

                                                                                                  Anna Silva

                                                                                                  Operations Supervisor at Port Everglades

                                                                                                  Despina Kalfa

                                                                                                  Marine Insurance
                                                                                                  GM at Aries Marine Insurance Brokers

                                                                                                  Dr. Katerina Konsta

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