2nd CSN Cyprus Chair Persons, Speakers, Moderators and Panellists
After completing her school education, Zoe Morphitou moved over to France to study foreign languages before returning to Cyprus to gain a diploma in business administration. Her first career step was as an air hostess before she moved into the shipping industry and worked as a purser with Festival Cruises and then Louis Cruises. After 3 years at sea, Zoe moved into the shore-based maritime industry where she held several positions involving dry docking, spare parts, and safety equipment, as well as marine electronics and communications. She has now worked at KVH for 7 years as Senior Regional sales manager for the Eastern Med and Balkans and she is a member of CSC – ICT committee for many years.
German-born Captain Eugen Adami began his nautical career at Elsfleth Nautical University. In addition to his successful merchant marine career, serving as Master of the Bremen-owned cargo ship Condor P, Captain Adami has a wealth of experience as master of tall ships, spanning more than 25 years. He has sailed on and captained both the SS Thor Heyerdahl and the SS Grossherzogin-Elizabeth (formerly the SS Ariadne) and still retains an association with both sail-training vessels.
Captain Eugen Adami is a Principal Lecturer and permanent member of the Advisory Board at the Department of Maritime Transport and Commerce of Frederick University. Since 2014, he teaches both undergraduate and post-graduate students a wide range of subjects in commercial shipping and ship management.
Captain Adami has played a pivotal role in the development of industry focused programmes of maritime studies in Cyprus. He has been honoured by the University for his fundamental contribution to the new Professional Marine Engineering Programme as well as the set-up of its modern training workshop facilities, located in Limassol. He has been actively involved in the organisation and has chaired several international scientific maritime conferences. Furthermore, he has participated in numerous research projects as a researcher and as a shipping consultant.
Paola has degrees in Acting, Greek Literature and Law while she has also obtained a Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy.
She is also is a motivational speaker for the Creative Women Association and is also a published author with her book on presentation skills 'Show Up! How to be a powerhouse in front of the camera!' which is distributed worldwide by Amazon. She is an accredited trainer by the HRDA, a Director of the Board of the Cyprus-Germany Business Association and a Member of the Events Committee of the Cyprus Shipping Chamber.
Her motto is 'Sky is NOT the limit!'
Alex Zervos has been with GT for around 4 months, and this is his first role within the Maritime Industry. Prior to joining GT, he worked in London offering a Saas Collaboration platform for the UK's largest Law firms. Moving on to the banking industry providing an automated Anti-Money Laundering Saas solution to Tier 1 banks.
He is now based in Athens, as the Regional Head of Sales for Southern Europe, Middle East & Africa. Alex is thoroughly enjoying his time with GT Maritme so far, working in an exciting, and forever growing industry.
• Co-Author Gray Hat Hacking - The Ethical Hackers Handbook, 3rd Edition • Featured in the Documentary Film Code 2600 • Consulted on CyberSecurity matters by both foreign and domestic government agencies
• Longtime member and frequent presenter at the FBI’s NJ InfraGard Chapter • Past President – NJ Chapter of FBI’s InfraGard Program • Recipient of multiple FBI commendations:
• Outstanding Service In The Public Interest, FBI Director Robert S. Muller III
• Invaluable Assistance to FBI Newark, FBI Director Robert S. Muller III
• Co-founded Ra Security Systems in 1994
He received a BSc in Hotel and Restaurant Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and was then employed on board Royal Viking Line/Cunard Line for three years. After receiving a Fulbright Scholarship, he returned to school and obtained a Master's Degree in Hospitality Management at Cornell University. After a short employment period in the Food and Beverage Department at the New York Palace Hotel in New York City, he returned to the cruise industry in 1997 with Cunard Line as Food & Beverage Manager.
He has attended several forums as a Guest Speaker such as Posidonia and Seatrade and has taught a hospitality management course at University of Central Lancashire, Cyprus.
Captain Nikos Aslanis is an experienced tanker Captain and academician with broad experience in ship management, and safety systems, ISM Lead Auditor, Maritime Security Auditor, ISO 9001/14001/18001/50001 Auditor, Qualified Navigation Assessor, Navigation Auditor, Senior Training Instructor, VDR Data Analyst, Cargo Operation Auditor, with broad maritime experience in operation of different types of ship.
Cpt N. Aslanis is a Class "A" Master Mariner with a 13 year experience on Crude Oil, Product / Chemical Tankers. (5 years of which served onboard as a Master, Chief Officer).
He has an MBA in Maritime Management from the University of Leicester and has rendered his services to a number of companies from the position of Operations, Quality & Safety, Marine, Manager, DPA and CSO, leading and streamlining the activities of the Operations, Quality & Safety, Marine Departments.
He is the Hon. Chairman of The Nautical Institute Greece(Hellenic)Branch,Member of The Nautical Institute Council,Ambassador of The Nautical Institute Marine Accidents Reporting Scheme(MARS),Founder Member of The Nautical Institute Armillary Club,CHIRP MARITIME, UK Ambassador.
Andromachi Demetriou graduated from Merchant Marine Academy of Aspropyrgos, Greece as a Captain C’ Class. When she was 18 she embarked for first time as an Apprentice Officer on cruise ship sailing at Baltic Sea and North Pole. She has served as a certified Marine Officer aboard various types and sizes of ships e.g. cruise ships, cargo and roro/passenger ships across a diverse and multicultural environment.