Joanna Savvides Global Business Pioneer
Joanna Savvides is a native of Cyprus and a pioneer among women in the field of global business. Through her work with multinational corporations, non-profit organizations and consulting, she established herself as a leader in the field.
Joanna was the president of the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP) and the CEO of World Trade Centers’ Holdings Cyprus, Ltd. She held managerial positions with major multinational corporations, including Heinz and Campbell Soup Company in the areas of strategic business development, technology transfer, exports and marketing in many international markets. She also had her own international business development firm, Transworld Ventures LLC.
Joanna is the recipient of many awards and honors including the “Women of Distinction Award” from the Philadelphia Business Journal, the “Global Leadership Award” from the Consular Corps Association of Philadelphia, the “Global Business Award” from the United Nations Association of Greater Philadelphia, the “International Women’s Day” award from the Society of Foreign Consuls in New York City, and others. She serves on the board of CIBE (Center for International Business Education) of Temple University. She has also held positions on numerous boards and committees with the US Government, Universities and non-profit organizations. She is currently a visiting lecturer with the Master of Business Administration program of Emirates Aviation University in Dubai.
Joanna is also very involved with the Greek community in Philadelphia and elsewhere. She was the founder and director of the Cypriot dancers of Greater Philadelphia; Past President of the Hellenic University Club, the Cyprus Society of Greater Philadelphia, the Educational Committee of the St. Thomas Greek School. She was also an active board member of many Greek-American and other organizations.