Melina Travlos, Chairwoman of Neptune Lines Shipping & Managing Enterprises, was elected as the new head of the Union of Greek Shipowners (UGS) on Thursday. She is the first woman to lead the union in the 100 years after its establishment.
Travlos is the first woman to be elected UGS president since the union’s founding in 1916, and will serve a three-year term.
She succeeded shipowner Theodoros Veniamis in this position.
Neptune Lines was founded by her father Nikos Travlos in 1975, and specializes in the transport of vehicles.
The 18-ship fleet transports over 1 million cars per year to 20 countries and 30 Mediterranean ports.
The new UGS Board of Directors for the next three years will include the following members:
President Melina N. Travlos, Vice Presidents Michael D. Chandris, Antonios-Thomas N. Lemos, Secretaries Dimitrios J. Fafalios and Nikolaos T. Veniamis, Treasurer John A. Xylas, Deputy Treasurer Constantinos I. Carrousis. Board members Maria I. Angelicoussis, George C. Angelopoulos, Constantinos V. Constantacopoulos, John G. Coumantaros, John D. Coustas, John P. Dragnis, George C. Economou, Filippos A. Efstathiou, Maria A. Fragkista, Frangiskos C. Kanellakis, George K. Karageorgiou, Stephanos D. Lecanides, George S. Livanos, John C. Lyras, Evangelos M. Marinakis, Nikolaos C. Martinos, Markos A. Nomikos, Semiramis S. Paliou, Vasileios A. Papagiannopoulos, Alexandros P. Pappas, Johanna G. Procopiou, Dimitri Frank D. Saracakis and Georgios D. Youroukos.