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New Board of Directors at HELMEPA

Extensive was the participation of members of the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association - HELMEPA in the 40th annual General Assembly (Tuesday, 29 November 2022), during which the actions and the financial operation of the Association for the year 2021 were presented and unanimously approved.

Following, the election procedure for the new Board of Directors took place and the day after (Wednesday, 30th November), the Board of Directors was composed, as follows:



Semiramis Paliou


George Karageorgiou

Vice Chairman

Irene Daifas

General Secretary

George Kallianis

Special Secretary

Aristides Pittas


Kalli Livanos

Deputy Treasurer

Athanassios Beis


Michalis Dalacouras


Andreas Giakoumelos


Maria Hajioannou


Fragkiskos Kanellakis


Ioanna Martinou


Christos Ntegiannis


Milena Pappas


Eleni Polychronopoulou


Theodosis Stamatellos


John Xylas


Panagiotis Zachariadis



The General Secretary of the Panhellenic Seamen’s Federation, Mr. Emmanouil Tsikalakis, participates in the Board of Directors ex officio, according to the articles of the Association.


HELMEPA Chairperson, Ms. Semiramis Paliou, stated "I am honored to serve HELMEPA from the position of the Chairperson and I want to express my joy for being provided the opportunity to participate again with an active role. I wish to thank the existing members of the Board of Directors for their important contribution and welcome the new members, expressing my enthusiasm for the high caliber of the new team. Altogether, we will continue with passion and selflessness the long-standing work of HELMEPA, in the quest for sustainable development and the protection of the seas".


In 2022, HELMEPA members include 296 member companies, 2,142 vessels and 14,000+ seafarers.


We sincerely thank our supporting member Grand Hyatt for kindly providing the venue auditorium.



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[L-R] Semiramis Paliou, Chairperson, John Xylas, former Vice Chairman, Aristides Pittas, Treasurer, Olga Stavropoulou, Director General, Nikolaos Gerassimou, Legal Advisor