Tsakos Group Maritime Training & Education Advisor
Tsakos Columbia Shipmanagement S. A.
Venetia Kallipolitou was born in Piraeus; she has graduated the National Technical University of Athens, Department of Electrical Engineer & Engineer of Computing Systems, and has also obtained a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Essex.
In 2017 she joined Tsakos Group of Companies, as Deputy Managing Director of Tsakos Columbia Shipmanagement, responsible for Human Element and Training. In 2018 she undertook the responsibility, as coordinator, to establish and operate the Tsakos Enhanced Education Nautical School in Chios island.
Nowadays she is Tsakos Group Maritime Training & Education Advisor running TEENS as member of the administrative board and legal representative of Tsakos Maritime Education nonprofit company under which TEENS is operating.
She is also member of the Human Element Committee of Intertanko.
Previously she has served the Hellenic Coast Guard for over than 21 years dealing mainly with issues of shipping policy, representing the Hellenic Ministry of Shipping in several International and EU Fora and Organizations. She served as maritime attaché of Greece to the Council of the EU in Brussels for three years and she was the national coordinator at the Greek EU Presidency in 2014 for Shipping. From 2014 till 2017 she served as Director of the Seafarers’ Training Directorate in the Hellenic Ministry of Shipping.
[During her whole career has been awarded the following honours: - COMMANDER’S CROSS OF THE ORDER OF HONOUR - COMMANDER’S CROSS OF THE ORDER OF PHOENIX - MEDAL OF MILITARY MERIT B’ CLASS -MERITORIUS COMMAND MEDAL C’ CLASS -MERITORIUS STAFF OFFICER COMMENDATION MEDAL B’ CLASS.]