Gina Panayiotou is the ESG Manager at West of England P&I Club, responsible for leading its’ Environmental, Social and Governance Strategy. With extensive experience in ESG consulting within the maritime sector, Gina represents the Club at the International Group (IG) Sustainability Committee, heads’ the internal ESG working group and works closely with all offices globally, in further enhancing the Club’s ESG commitments.
As a maritime lawyer and industry strategist with an MBA focused on change management and ethical leadership, Gina has held senior roles mainly within shipowning organisations and founded her consultancy firm Oceans Arena, aimed at supporting industry stakeholders with practical ESG strategies, covering the whole scope of formulation, implementation, compliance, as well as being an expert on communications and brand positioning in this respect. She has also acted as a Communications Consultant of the IMO-UNEP-Norway Innovation Forum.
Furthermore, Gina has been featured among the “Top Maritime Influencers you should follow” by Marine Traffic and shortlisted for the Inspirational Influencer Awards in the Global Impact category for her work on youth and female empowerment as well as leading the initiative “Brand women as leaders’ aimed at helping women build their personal brand to shine for success. She has also been ranked by Legal 500, GC Powerlist Greece and Cyprus as one of the Top 100 in-house counsel driving innovation within their sector, has been featured in the Top 100 Women in Shipping list for 3 consecutive years and successfully hosts a broadcast committed to branding the industry that makes the world go round. Additionally, Gina is writer as well as an avid public speaker, with her speaking engagements covering amongst others, organizers such as Seatrade Maritime Informa, Petrospot, Breakbulk Media, Slide2Open and the International Maritime Organization (IMO), in the U.K, Cyprus, Greece, U.A.E, The Netherlands, Spain and Switzerland.
Based in London Gina is also the UK Chair of the G100 Network Brand Creation & Marketing, the Secretary of WISTA UK and represents the UK on the WISTA Trade International Committee, while she also supports the World Ocean Council as an associate on Law & Ocean Sustainable Development.