The ISS (International Superyacht Society) is delighted to announce that in an unanimous vote during its Annual Miami Board Meeting, the ISS Board of Directors selected Costas Charalambous of Global Marine Communications (GMC) to fill a two-of-three year term vacancy. Per its Bylaws, any Board vacancy is filled by the balance of the remaining Members of the Board. The appointed person holds the office for the unexpired term of his or her predecessor.
Charalambous has been a long time ISS member, was recently on the 2015 Ballot and has positioned GMC as a perennial ISS Sponsor, mostly notably of its Annual Membership Mixer during METS.
Born in Cyprus in 1969, Costas Charalambous moved to the UK in 1974 where he went to school, finishing in 1987 at Sir George Monoux College; he then worked as an IT Manager for an event and production company until returning to Cyprus in 1992.
From 1992 until 2006, he worked in several IT related positions until joining Servicesat, a company providing Internet via satellite for land users, as a Pre-Sales Engineer where in his first six months, he was awarded a prize by HughesNet for exceeding their sales targets for the entire year.
In June 2007, Costas was promoted to Sales Manager at newly formed Global Marine Communications (GMC), a company formed to provide internet via satellite for moving vessels. Excelling in all aspects of operations, sales and promotion, Costas is now GMC Director.
Costas has visited many of the superyacht industry’s boats shows including Dubai, Antibes, Cannes, Monaco, Ft. Lauderdale, Hainan, Antigua and many more, including conferences in Europe and America. More, he has arranged the provision of Wi-Fi internet services to exhibitors, clients and SYBAss members at the Antibes, Dubai, and Ft. Lauderdale shows. Costas is a people-person and looks forward to implementing ISS’s Objectives in Sustainability & Excellence in the yachting industry.