Gina Panayiotou

Founder & CEO Oceans Arena

Featured among the "Top Maritime Influencers you should  follow" by Marine Traffic and committed to “branding” the industry that makes the world go round, Gina Panayiotou is an analytically-minded strategist, ranked by Legal 500, GC Powerlist Greece and Cyprus as one of the Top 100 in-house counsel driving innovation within their sector. She has also been featured in the Top 100 Women in Shipping list for 3 consecutive years.

Based in London and serving clients across the globe, Gina is a maritime lawyer and sustainability communications consultant, with an MBA specializing on leadership and change management. She is the founder and CEO of Oceans Arena, a consultancy practise offering bespoke legal, communications and brand strategy to clients, helping them position their unique value proposition within this ever-changing maritime field, especially in respect to ESG planning. She is also the Concept Founder of “Ocean Arena Stage” (previously “It’s ALL about Shipping”), a broadcast committed to branding the industry that makes the world go round, a freelance maritime writer and passionate change agent of the industry, being very active in stakeholder engagement and youth empowerment, having served various expert committees in this respect. 

Gina is the UK Chair of the G100 Network Brand Creation & Marketing, a Board member of YoungShip UAE, leading the association's brand strategy and sustainability initiatives, the Secretary of WISTA UK and represents the UK on the WISTA Trade International Committee.

Her expertise ranges from maritime transactional law & policy, with focus on sustainability strategies, ESG compliance, contracts, commercial, corporate & ship finance law, as well as business development, market penetration strategies, key messaging & brand concept formulation.