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Melina Travlos, born in Athens, holds a Business Administration Degree from Northeastern University, Boston, USA.

Melina Travlos is the Chair of the Board of Neptune Lines Shipping and Managing Enterprises SA, which has been active in Greece for more than four decades in the field of maritime transport, as well as of Neptune Dry Management Company, which operates in the field of dry cargo.

“I would like to express my gratitude for the honor of being unanimously elected President of the Union of Greek Shipowners. Everyone’s trust fills me with pride, but above all modesty, respect and liability for my mission.

I want to thank, especially, our outgoing President, Theodoros Veniamis for his multiannual, consistent, multi-level and internationally acknowledged contribution to Greek shipping and to its social footprint, through SYN-ENOSIS.

We have many great challenges ahead of us. We keep moving forward united and focused on our goal. A national goal, a global goal: to defend the achievements of Greek shipping.”


Melina Travlos, UGS President

Melina Travlos is the President of the Union of Greek Shipowners and a Member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping, a Member of the Greek National Committee of DNV-GL Classification Society, a Member of the BoD of the Hellenic Mutual War Risks Association (Bermuda) Limited, as well as a Member of the Board of Trustees of Northeastern University of Boston. She is also Member of the Executive Committee of Malta International Shipowners Association and she is serving as the Honorary Consul of Denmark in Piraeus.

Melina Travlos values highly social solidarity. Her own and her companies’ social welfare and community outreach, are  timeless, consistent and recognized, while they stand out in the field of shipping for their distinguished activities in relation to the environment, society and corporate governance.

She is a founding member as well as President of the Greek Shipowners’ Social Welfare Company SYN-ENOSIS, a solid reference point for the collective social responsibility of the shipping community, developed by the Union of Greek Shipowners, as well as a founding member of Axion Hellas, targeting vulnerable groups in the outermost regions of Greece. She participated actively also in the foundation of the non-profit organization that supports entrepreneurs in emerging markets, Endeavor Greece.