CEO, Navigator Shipping Consultants
Danae Bezantakou, CEO - Navigator Shipping Consultants&Secretary General of International Propeller Club (Port of Piraeus)
Danae Bezantakou is CEO of Navigator Shipping Consultants, shareholder of KEFI S.A. and MATILDA HOTEL in Zakynthos Island. One of her important achievements is the organization of the annual Navigator Forum that brings together Decision Makers and is considered to be one of the biggest shipping events in Greece.
She is the Concept Founder of Young Executives Shipping (YES) FORUM - the platform of open dialogue in the Greek Shipping and Sea Tourism Industries among principals, executives and university students, recent graduates and young executives. She also serves as the Secretary General of International Propeller Club (Port of Piraeus) and the President of iforU-Greek Mentoring Network, which empowers women’s entrepreneurship through mentoring& networking.
Danae was appointed as Young Global Leader from World Economic Forum for the years 2015-2020 and as European Young Leader2014. She holds Global Dignity's Greek Country Chair and has been nominated to join the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network.
Danae represented Greece twice in International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) was the founder and the1st President of the Hellenic U.S. Alumni Association of State Department Programs during the period 2015-2018. Her dedication to the growth of Entrepreneurship made her to be named as a Role Model in the campaign #Makingithappen organized by the U.S. Embassy to Greece.
She regularly participates as a speaker, judge or mentor in competitions, school and university lectures and events related to entrepreneurship. She holds a Bachelor of Science in International Hospitality and Tourism Management from the University of Surrey. She has a 10-year-old daughter.