On July 1 (15’), the vital foreign investments that shore up the island’s economy were celebrated once more, as the fourth consecutive installment of the CIPA International Investment Awards were held at the Presidential Palace under the auspices of the President of the Republic, Nicos Anastasiades.
OSM Maritime Group and a total of eight other prestigious CIPA Awards were offered this year.
Third Point, Noble Energy International Ltd, FML Ship Management Ltd , OSM, Emerald Coast Properties Ltd, Marinopoulos S.A., SIB (Cyprus) Ltd and ΤSYS swept the eight company awards, while the late Chrysses Demetriades was named the recipient of the Honorary Lifetime Achievement Award.
This year’s CIPA International Investment Awards were presented by PwC Cyprus. PwC Cyprus helps its clients create the value they are looking for and make a difference by adapting the expertise of over 900 professionals in Cyprus and the power of its global network of 195,000 experts in 157 countries.
As a part of this year’s awards, OSM Maritime Group’s Founder and Major Shareholder Bjørn Tore Larsen accepted the award from the Minister of Communication and Works, Marios Demetriades, and President of the Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation, Christos Michaelides.
Cyprus has a long history of providing optimal infrastructure for Global Crew Management and Shipping Companies and the knowledge base of highly talented shipping professionals, combined with an effective legal framework, are all key for OSM. In Cyprus, OSM has decided to base the Global Crew Management of all its conventional vessels in Cyprus, as well as building up strategic and key management functions such as Managing Director/CEO, CFO, Crew Directors and Legal Council on the island.
THE EVENING’S WINNERS WERE AS FOLLOWS:
Noble Energy International Ltd
The award was presented to Country Manager Gene Kornegay, by CEO of PwC Cyprus Evgenios Evgeniou and Minister of Energy Yiorgos Lakkotrypis.
FML Ship Management Ltd
The award was presented to Director and General Manager Sunil Kapoor, by Vice-Chairman of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency Christos Mavrellis.
The award was presented to Founder and Major Shareholder Bjørn Tore Larsen by Minister of Communication and Works Marios Demetriades and President of the Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation Christos Michaelides.
Emerald Coast Properties Ltd
The award was presented to Representative of the firm, Roman Nikitin, by Minister of Finance Harris Georgiades and CEO of Eurobank Cyprus Ltd. Michalis Louis.
The award was presented to General Manager of Carrefour Cyprus Thierry Noyer, President of the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry Phidias Pilides and Chairman of the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency Christodoulos Angastiniotis.