Danae Bezantakou is CEO of Navigator Shipping Consultants, shareholder of KEFI S.A. (Travel Agency) and MATILDA HOTEL in Zakynthos Island. She is also President of iforU-Greek Mentoring Network, which empowers women’s entrepreneurship through mentoring, a founding partner and President of the 1st Hellenic U.S. Alumni Association of State Department. She is also the founder of YES Forum, the leading platform of open dialogue in the Greek Shipping and Sea Tourism Industry among principals, executives and university students, recent graduates and young executives.
Danae represented Greece twice in International Visitor Leadership Programs (IVLP) “Women in Leadership” organized by Hilary Clinton (March 2011) & “On Demand Opportunity: Alumni Association Development” (December 2017), and was selected to be one of the European Young Leaders (2014). Danae’s name was also included in the “Purpose Economy Europe 100 List 2014”, as well as in the 40under40 list of Fortune Greece. In addition, she was appointed as Young Global Leader from World Economic Forum for the years 2015-2020, holds Global Dignity’s Greek Country Chair and has been nominated to join the World Economic Forum’s Expert Network with more than 5,000 world-leading experts engaged by the Forum to help shape the global agenda. She regularly participates as a judge or mentor in competitions and events related to entrepreneurship.