Danae Bezantakou

Country Chair for Greece

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Danae Bezantakou is Managing Director of Navigator Shipping Consultants LTD., shareholder of KEFI S.A. (Travel Agency) and MATILDA HOTEL in Zaynthos Island. She is also President of iforU-Greek Mentoring Network, which empowers women’s entrepreneurship through mentoring, a founding partner of the business think tank THE CANVAS and President of the 1st Hellenic U.S. Alumni of State Department. The 1st Young Executives Shipping (YES) Forum was organized under her initiative during International Shipping Exhibition Posidonia 2016 and the Yes to Sea Tourism will be organized during Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum in May 2017. She is also a member of the Advisory Board of Blue Growth.

Danae represented Greece in International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) “Women in Leadership” organized by Hilary Clinton (March 2011), has been selected to be one of the European Young Leaders (2014) and her name was included in the “Purpose Economy Europe 100 List 2014”, as well as in the 40under40 list of Fortune Greece. She was also appointed as Young Global Leader from World Economic Forum for the years 2015-2020 and holds Global Dignity’s Greek Country Chair. She has an 8 year old daughter.