Dorothea Ioannou

CEO of The American P&I Club

Dorothea holds a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law in New York and a BA from the City University of New York. Her more than 30-year career began in the early 90s initially working in medical insurance and at law firms involved in commercial as well as maritime law. Dorothea entered the marine insurance industry in 1998 when she joined Allied Insurance Brokers Ltd. to manage the Marine Insurance Claims Department. She joined SCB (Hellas) Inc., the Piraeus Claims Liaison Office for Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc. (SCB), the Managers of the American P&I Club, in 2005 as a Claims Executive. In 2009 she took on the claims as well as general management of the office and went on to become the first woman appointed to the Executive Committee of SCB. She became the Regional Business Development Director for Europe Middle East and Africa in 2013 and was later promoted to Global Business Development Director; making her the first woman to occupy a top-level global executive position in the history of the American P&I Club and its Managers. Dorothea was named Chief Commercial Officer in 2018 and became Deputy Chief Operating Officer overseeing global operations early in 2020. In June of that year, she was appointed Secretary of the Board of Directors of the American P&I Club and as of August 2022 assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer of SCB, becoming the first female CEO to lead an International Group club in the 167 years since the first mutuals of the current Group were founded. Dorothea is active in the shipping industry as a frequent speaker at events and a known mentor for young professionals. She won the Next Generation Shipping Award for 2017 at the Lloyd’s List Global Awards in London. Dorothea served on the Board of the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) Hellas for four years as Vice President, served as a Board member of the Piraeus Marine Club and represents the Club as a member of the American Hellenic Chamber of Commerce. Most recently she was elected to the Board of Governors of the International Propeller Club of the United States – Port of Piraeus. Dorothea is also on the  Board of American Steamship Owners Marine Insurance Company (Europe) Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the American P&I Club.