Friday, 04 July 2014 08:47

Ms. Cecilia Battistello recognized

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Ms. Cecilia  Battistello, Chairman and Chief Executive of the Contship Italia group has been given the Bellisario Award in recognition of her achievement as the most influential woman in shipping, and for her entrepreneurialism in developing the business she joined in 1973. The award was presented by the Marisa Bellisario Foundation which described Mrs Battistello as a woman who is “strong-minded and stubborn, ambitious but well-balanced with her international career, goals and achievements representing a model of professionalism, competence and determination that are an example for future generations”. The Bellisario Foundation was established in 1989 with the aim of promoting gender balance and encouraging women in both the public and private sectors. Mrs Battistello has run the Contship group, which includes the ports of Gioia Tauro, Cagliari and La Spezia, since 1996. 

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