Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou

International President, WISTA

Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou

Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou is joint CEO of TOTOTHEO MARITIME, a leading global supplier which is specialises in innovative, efficient and functional solutions in the fields of digitalization, maritime satellite communication, automation and navigation systems.

Despina is a board member of various organizations like the Cyprus Shipping Chamber, the Cyprus Maritime Academy, the Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation etc.
She is President of Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association. She has been instrumental to WISTA’s success in receiving consultative status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in 2018.
Leading international shipping publication Lloyd’s List selected Despina as one of the Top 100 Most Influential people in shipping in 2017 and 2018. She attained a further credit as one of Lloyd’s List’s Top 10 Women in Shipping for both years.

She holds degrees from the National and Capodistrian University of Athens, the Copenhagen Business School and the University of Oxford – Said Business School.