Cyprus Shipping News is delighted to announce the speakers of of the 4th CSN Cyprus Shipping ICT Conference “Exploring the Digital Frontier: Bridging Theory and Practicality in Maritime Technology”.

Welcome address by the Shipping Deputy Minister of Cyprus

Marina Hadjimanolis was born in Ammochostos in 1973. After the Turkish invasion of 1974, at the age of one, she settled in Lemesos with her family.

She is a graduate of Lanitio Lyceum B, Lemesos.

She studied Law at the University of Leicester in the United Kingdom, where she was awarded the degree of Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons). She was awarded the title Barrister at Law from the Inns of Court School of Law in London, as a member of Lincolns Inn in England. She is a member of the Cyprus Bar Association and the Lemesos Bar Association. She practiced the law profession for many years, in a law firm, as well as in companies as a legal advisor.

She has been an elected Municipal Councillor in Lemesos Municipality since 2016. She actively participated in numerous committees of the Municipality and she was a member of the Board of Directors of the Sewerage Board of Limassol.

She was a founding member of the Youth Chamber of Commerce of Lemesos, President of the Parents’ Association in Primary Education, Member of the Federation of Parents’ Associations and Guardians of Primary Schools of the city and District of Lemesos and she is an active member of public and private charities of the city. She has received honorary awards for her social and charity work.

With her own contribution, a Blockchain application was implemented for the Municipality of Lemesos for the first time, for the electronic issuance and authentication of documents of the Municipality, allowing the residents of Lemesos to receive quality service in a digital environment.

Since 2021, she has been the first female honorary member of Europa Uomo Cyprus, where she pioneered in the campaign to raise awareness for prostate cancer.

Her political activity began from her school years as an active member of the Student Movement (MAKI) of NEDISY Lemesos, then in Protoporia of England and then in NEDISY and the Democratic Rally.

During the 2023 presidential election campaign, she held the position of Director of the Political Office of the President-elect of the Republic of Cyprus, Nikos Christodoulides.

She is the mother of three children, Harry, Melani and Christina.