Secretariat

Director General: Mr. Thomas A. Kazakos

The Director General is responsible for the overall supervision of the Secretariat’s work and staff, as well as, organises and follows up the work of the Board of Directors.  Acts also as the Chamber’s main lobbyist vis-a-vis Government Ministries and Departments, Members of Parliament, Political Parties, as well as represents the Chamber at local professional bodies (OEB, KEBE, CIPA).  Deals with European Union shipping policy issues and represents the Chamber at various Committees of international / regional shipping organisations (ICS, ECSA) and the EU.  Furthermore, together with the Chamber President, acts as the Chamber’s main Press/Media Spokesperson.

Deputy Director General / Marine Manager: Mr. Alexandros Josephides

As Deputy Director General, deputises for the Director General on external Chamber matters and Secretariat issues.  As Marine Manager, he is responsible for technical, marine, and manning and training issues. Oversees the work of the Marine Officer and the Technical Officer and, where appropriate, the work of the Legal Officer.  Represents the Chamber at local and especially at international / regional fora (ICS, ECSA) on technical matters and participates at IMO meetings as part of the Cyprus Maritime Administration delegation.  He is also the “IMO Maritime Ambassador” for Cyprus for the promotion of maritime and seafaring careers. 

Legal Officer: Mr. Sophoclis Constantinou

Responsible for legal and legislative matters affecting the Chamber, as well as for the Legal and Finance, the Labour Affairs, the Passenger Ship Committees as well as, the Commercial / Chartering and the Marine Insurance Sub-Committees of the Chamber.  Assists also the Director General on shipping legal/policy issues and represents the Chamber on a number of committees with Governmental departments, Semi-Governmental Organisations, other local professional bodies and international/regional regional shipping organisations (ICS, ECSA) and the ILO.

Marine Officer: Mr. Chrysostomos Efthymiou

Responsible for the Manning and Training Committee, the Health, Safety, Quality and Environment (HSQE), the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and E-Navigation Sub-Committees, as well as, the Educational Activities Working Group and other ad-hoc Working Groups of the Chamber.  Liaises with Governmental and other professional bodies on marine related matters affecting the Chamber. Responsible also for IT matters affecting the Chamber’s Secretariat.

Technical Officer: Mr. Modestos Hadjistasou

Responsible for and acts as liaison with Governmental, in particular with the Department of Merchant Shipping, and other professional bodies, on shipping technical matters affecting the Chamber.  Co-ordinates the Marine Committee and the Oil and Gas Working Group of the Chamber.  Responsible for the office ISO procedures and CYMEPA’s Green Office Certification.

Communications Officer: Ms. Ifigenia Pasanta

Responsible for the Chamber’s Communication Policy and its implementation with regard to Chamber activities, as well as assists the Director General in implementing the Chamber’s Lobbying Policy.  In charge of the Chamber's website and social media networks and assigned to liaise with local and international shipping/social media.  Responsible for the Chamber Development Committee.

Training Officer: Mr. Ben Casey

Responsible for the administration and monitoring of the “Training Schemes for Office Personnel” organised by the Chamber, in co-operation with the Cyprus Branch of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, the 1-year 'Understanding Shipping' Course and the 3-year "Tutorship" Course.

Executive Administrator: Ms. Lefki Panayiotidou

Responsible for the organisation of the Chamber's business and social functions and the Chamber Public Relations Committee.  Coordinates also Chamber Member and Associates relations and office internal and external administration tasks.

Administrative Assistant: Ms. Amalia Kyriacou

Responsible for administrative support and internal and external communication.  Providing secretarial assistance and corresponding on behalf of the Director General.  In charge of office dairy/making appointments, issuing invoices and assists in the execution of Chamber functions.

 

 

 

Administrative Assistant: Ms. Iliana Vassiliou

Responsible for administrative support and internal and external communication.  Providing secretarial assistance and corresponding on behalf of the Director General.  In charge of office dairy/making appointments, issuing invoices and assists in the execution of Chamber functions.