SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce “Career Paths” column, which is both featured in monthly SAFETY4SEA Log magazine and online, hosting industry experts who present briefly an overview of their personal path towards their goals and objectives.
Dorothea Ioannou obtained her Juris Doctorate from St. John’s University School of Law in New York in 1996 and remains to date, a member of the New York State Bar Association. After relocating to Greece in 1997 she initially worked in local law firms dealing with cases involving European law, U.S. law, and general maritime law. In January of 1998, Dorothea entered the Marine Insurance Industry when she joined Allied Insurance Brokers Ltd. to manage the Marine Insurance Claims Department and served as Legal Advisor for Insurance/Brokerage matters. Dorothea first joined SCB (Hellas) Inc., the Piraeus Claims Liaison Office for the American P&I Club, as a Claims Executive when the office opened in 2005 and took on the general management of the office in December 2009, as well as Business Development Director for the region. Dorothea is responsible for the day to day running of the Piraeus Office including supervision of all staff, represents the Club and its Managers in the region and also stands on the Executive Committee of the NY Management Company, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc. (of which she was the first woman member). Dorothea was named Global Business Development Director as of June 2015, making her the first woman to occupy a top level global executive position in the history of the American Club and its Managers, Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc. In this role, Dorothea’s main focus is coordinating business development efforts globally across all regions and across all business products. Over the past 18 years of her career Dorothea has handled, advised on and directed the management of all types of maritime claims relating to P&I/FD&D but also Strike, LOH, and H&M insurance policies. As a result, Dorothea is a frequent speaker at shipping conferences both in Greece and abroad on aspects of Marine Insurance as well as developing hot topics impacting on the shipping industry. Dorothea is also a the proud mother of a 16 year old daughter and takes this role as seriously as her shipping career gearing all her choices to ensure she stands as a positive role model not only for her daughter but young women in general. Finally, it should be noted that Dorothea is an active member and supporter of WISTA Hellas and currently serves a second two year term as Vice President on the Board.
SAFETY4SEA Team met Dorothea Ioannou, Global Business Development Director, The American P&I Club at Posidonia 2016 for an interview on Club’s loss prevention initiatives.
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