Seatrade Maritime is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Live from CMA Shipping

Podcast: Women in technology and shipping with METIS President and CEO Eleni Polychronopoulou

The engineering, maritime and technology sectors each have their own poor reputation on gender diversity, and this week's guest Eleni Polychronopoulou, President and CEO of METIS, has roles spanning all three sectors.

As well as her role at METIS, Eleni is President of HEMEXPO, Vice Chair of Sea Europe, a member of the board at Helmepa an active member of WISTA and of the Propeller Club. 

Speaking with Seatrade Maritime News Europe Editor Gary Howard, Eleni discusses the cultural change in the maritime industry that is bringing forward more female leaders, the steps employers can take to make a career in maritime more inviting to women.

Eleni covers her career from being taken onboard vessels by her father as a child through to her multi-faceted currents roles. The conversation weaves AI and ChatGPT through cyber security and the importance of proper ship operations.

Eleni also talks about the product offering at METIS and gives a brief preview of her presentation on weather routing which she will give at CMA Shipping 2023 in March.

Listen to the full interview in the player above or on the app of your choice

Spotify-Icon.png Apple-Icon.png Google-Icon.png