Born in 1978, Mariella Bottiglieri is the eldest daughter of Giuseppe Bottiglieri and Ghetty Cozzolino, belonging to a family active in the shipping business since 1850.
Prior to joining the family shipowning business in 2004 as Managing Director and Chartering Manager, Mariella cut her teeth in the shipping business with H. Clarksons as a tanker broker after securing her Bachelor of Science in Economics and Maritime Business.
In October 2005, Mariella was elected a Board Member of Wista Italy (Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association) and in 2009 she joined Wista UK and in 2016, became Vice President of Wista Switzerland.
In April 2006 she joined AIDDA, the World Association of Women Entrepreneurs. From 2005 to 2010 she has been a Board Member of the Confitarma Young Shipowners’ Association in Rome and is a Director of the UK Defence Club based in London.