Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou is joint Managing Director of the Tototheo Group of Companies, an organization in the Maritime Satellite Communications industry. She has been with the group since 2005.

Since 2013, Despina is a member of the Board of Directors of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber and is chairing the Chamber’s Development and Promotion Committee since 2015.

In 2011 Despina founded WISTA Cyprus – a member of WISTA International – and is the Association’s current President. So far during her presidency WISTA Cyprus has organized the WISTA Med conference in June of 2012 and the WISTA International AGM & Conference 2014 in Limassol with 300 participants from 33 countries. In 2015 during the International AGM in Turkey, Despina was elected Secretary of WISTA International.

Despina is the national advocate for the European Commission’s “Equality Pays Off” Initiative. She also won the titles of “Top Professional” and “Cyprus Business Woman of the Year 2015” at the 9th National Cyprus Business Woman of the Year Awards 2015.

She holds a bachelor degree in Economics from the National and Capodistrian University of Athens, an Executive MBA in Shipping and Logistics from the Copenhagen Business School and a Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Strategy from the University of Oxford.