Chief Corporate Development & Governance Officer
Margarita Veniou has served as our Chief Corporate Development and Governance Officer since November 2021, she has been responsible for the implementation and supervision of the general corporate matters, including the development of our strategic plans. Ms. Veniou also serves as Chief Corporate Development, Governance & Communications Officer of Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX) and Corporate Development, Governance & Communications Manager of Diana Shipping Services S.A., a ship management company, since July 2022. From September 2004 to June 2022, she has worked for the same companies holding various positions as Associate, Officer, and Manager in the fields of corporate planning and governance. Ms. Veniou held the position of Corporate Planning & Governance Officer from January 2010 to February 2020 in Performance Shipping Inc., a US-listed company. She is also the General Manager of Steamship Shipbroking Enterprises Inc. since April 2014. Margarita Veniou is Co-founder and Managing Partner of Blue Sand Boutique Hotel & Suites since 2006. She is a member of WISTA Hellas, holds a bachelor΄s degree in Maritime Studies and a master΄s degree in Maritime Economics & Policy from the University of Piraeus. She completed the Sustainability Leadership and Corporate Responsibility course at the London Business School. She has obtained certification in Shipping Derivatives from the Athens University of Economics and Business and she is an ISO 14001 certified by Lloyd’s Register.