‘We are confident that the association will benefit from Aimilia’s expertise and, along with the continuation of the excellent work of the secretariat, she will advance further in benefiting our members,' said Aris Batsoulis, president, MedCruise.
‘We would like to thank Jordi for his professionalism and excellent work during the three years that he served the Association. We wish him every success in his future plans.’
Papachristou served as senior project manager at MedCruise from 2013-18, having previously been advisor to the secretary general of ports and port policy at the Ministry of Development Competitiveness and Shipping of the Hellenic Republic.
A founding member of PortEconomics.eu, she is currently in the process of concluding a PhD thesis which examines cruise ports’ governance.
A maritime economist with experience in port economics, management and policy, Papachristou holds a BSc and MSc in shipping, trade and transport from the University of the Aegean.
The appointment has seen Papachristou step down as business consultant on cruise-rail integration for Greece’s railway company, TRAINOSE.