The 5th Athens Investment Forum took place on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at the Athens Concert Hall, consistently observing its annual meeting with both the business and the political world.
The Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) and Vertical Solutions SA organized the Conference for the 5th in a row, under the honorary auspices of the Ministries of Finance, Development and Investments, Environment and Energy, Infrastructure and Transport, Digital Governance, as well as the Hellenic Bank Association.
The Conference is now becoming a point of reference in the public debate on critical issues arising due to the energy crisis, the war and the pandemic, with the participation of excellent speakers.
Minister of Finance
He was born in Lamia, Fthiotida, on 1973.
He was elected MP in Fthiotida with Nea Demokratia political party on the election of 2007, 2009, 2012 (May and June), 2015 (January and September) and July 2019.
From October 2009 until June 2012 he was Deputy Head of the Economic Policy Sector of Nea Demokratia.
From June 2012 he was appointed as Alternate Minister of Finance, and held his position until the election of January 2015.
From February 2015 until June 2019 he was the Head of ND Economic Policy Sector.
From July 2019 he was appointed as Minister of Finance.
He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the Management School, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London, and a Doctor’s degree (PhD in Banking) from the Department of Banking and Finance, Cass Business School, City University.
He is Associate Professor in Finance at the Athens University of Economics and Business.
He was part time academic staff at the Hellenic Open University (2004-2007), Assistant at the Athens University of Economics and Business (2006 - 2019), Visiting Professor at the Universities of Thessaly, Athens, City and European University Cyprus.
He has worked at the Central Bank of England and the Eurobank Group.
He has published over 50 research papers in international refereed scientific journals, books and monographs and he has also participated in many scientific international conferences.
He is member of scientific and research societies and organizations.
Minister of Finance
Adonis Spyridon Georgiadis
Minister of Development & Investments
Γεννήθηκε στις 6 Νοεμβρίου του 1972, στην Αθήνα. Είναι απόφοιτος του Τμήματος Ιστορίας και Αρχαιολογίας της Φιλοσοφικής Σχολής Αθηνών. Από το 1993 και μετά το θάνατο των γονέων του, αναλαμβάνει τη διεύθυνση των εκδόσεων «ΓΕΩΡΓΙΑΔΗΣ-ΒΙΒΛΙΟΘΗΚΗ ΤΩΝ ΕΛΛΗΝΩΝ». Το 1994 ίδρυσε το Κέντρο Ελευθέρων Σπουδών «ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΑΓΩΓΗ».
Στις 22 Ιουνίου 2009 παντρεύτηκε την Ευγενία Μανωλίδου, με την οποία έχουν αποκτήσει δύο γιους, τον Αθανάσιο-Περσέα (2005) και τον Αναστάσιο-Αλκαίο (2014).
Από τον Δεκέμβριο του 2003 έως τον Αύγουστο του 2007 υπήρξε Εκπρόσωπος Τύπου του ΛΑ.Ο.Σ. Στις Εθνικές Εκλογές του 2007, κατέλαβε την πρώτη θέση στην Β’ εκλογική περιφέρεια των Αθηνών. Στις Εθνικές Εκλογές του 2009 επανεκλέγεται στην Β’ Αθηνών με τον ΛΑ.Ο.Σ.
Στις 11 Νοεμβρίου 2011 τοποθετήθηκε Υφυπουργός Ανάπτυξης με αρμοδιότητα την ναυτιλία και την αλιεία στην Κυβέρνηση του κ. Λουκά Παπαδήμου. Στις 11 Φεβρουαρίου 2012 παραιτήθηκε από το κυβερνητικό του αξίωμα και στις 17 Φεβρουαρίου προσχώρησε στη Νέα Δημοκρατία, έχοντας παραιτηθεί από τη βουλευτική του έδρα.
Στις Εθνικές Εκλογές του Ιουνίου 2012 εξελέγη βουλευτής με τη Νέα Δημοκρατία στην Β΄ περιφέρεια Αθηνών. Στις 25 Ιουνίου 2013 τοποθετήθηκε Υπουργός Υγείας στην Κυβέρνηση του κ. Αντώνη Σαμαρά και περίπου έναν χρόνο μετά, κοινοβουλευτικός εκπρόσωπος της ΝΔ.
Στις Εθνικές Εκλογές της 25ης Ιανουαρίου 2015 εξελέγη βουλευτής της Νέας Δημοκρατίας στην Β΄ περιφέρεια Αθηνών, με 73,959 ψήφους. Στις Εθνικές Εκλογές της 20ης Σεπτεμβρίου 2015 εξελέγη βουλευτής με τη Νέα Δημοκρατία στην Β΄ περιφέρεια Αθηνών.
Στις 28 Σεπτεμβρίου 2015, ο Άδωνις Γεωργιάδης ανακοίνωσε την υποψηφιότητα του για την Προεδρία της Νέας Δημοκρατίας. Στις 22 Δεκεμβρίου πραγματοποιήθηκε ο πρώτος γύρος των εσωκομματικών εκλογών, στον οποίο ο Άδωνις Γεωργιάδης συγκέντρωσε 46.065 ψήφους που αναλογεί στο 11,4%.
Στις 18 Ιανουαρίου 2016, με απόφαση του Προέδρου της Νέας Δημοκρατίας κ. Κυριάκου Μητσοτάκη, ορίστηκε ένας εκ των δύο Αντιπροέδρων της Νέας Δημοκρατίας με αντικείμενο τον έλεγχο του κοινοβουλευτικού έργου.
Στις 9 Ιουλίου 2019, ο Άδωνις Γεωργιάδης ορκίστηκε Υπουργός Ανάπτυξης και Επενδύσεων στην Κυβέρνηση του Κυριάκου Μητσοτάκη.
Adonis Spyridon Georgiadis
Minister of Development & Investments
Deputy Minister of Infrastructure
George Karagiannis was born and grew up in Thessaloniki.
He holds a Law Degree (LLB) from Neapolis University.
He also holds a Master’s Degree (Msc) in Services Management from Athens University of Economics and Business.
Since August 2021 he has taken over the duties of Deputy Minister of Infrastructure and Transport, responsible for Infrastructure, while from 2019 till August 2021 he has served as Secretary General Infrastructure at the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport .
In the past, he has served as Secretary-General of Communication and Information with responsibility for the image of the Greek Government in abroad, the management of 36 press offices around the world, as well as Managing Director at the E.T.A. S.A.
Furthermore , he provided consulting services in the private sector, while he has been an executive of Attiko Metro S.A.
He is married and the father of two children.
He speaks English fluently.
Deputy Minister of Infrastructure
Kostas Achileas Karamanlis
Minister of Infrastructure & Transport
Γεννήθηκε στην Αθήνα στις 12/12/1974. Έχει καταγωγή από τις Σέρρες. Είναι παντρεμένος με τη Μιράντα Μιχαλοπούλου-Καραμανλή με την οποία έχουν τρία παιδιά, την Αναΐς-Νίκη, την Άρια και τον Αχιλλέα.
Οικονομολόγος – Σύμβουλος Επιχειρήσεων.
Σπούδασε Ιστορία και Οικονομικά στο Hamilton College της Νέας Υόρκης και, στη συνέχεια, αποφοίτησε από τη σχολή μεταπτυχιακών σπουδών Διεθνών Σχέσεων Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy του Tufts University στη Βοστόνη.
Εξελέγη πρώτος βουλευτής του Ν. Σερρών στις εκλογές του 2015, όταν διεκδίκησε για πρώτη φορά το σταυρό των συμπολιτών του, κι επανεξελέγη – πάλι πρώτος – στις εκλογές της 7ης Ιουλίου 2019.
Στο ψηφοδέλτιο της Νέας Δημοκρατίας στο Ν. Σερρών συμμετείχε συμβολικά και στις εκλογές του Ιουνίου 2012, στη μη εκλόγιμη τελευταία τιμητική θέση.
Την περίοδο Ιανουάριος 2016 – Ιούνιος 2019 διετέλεσε Τομεάρχης Υποδομών και Μεταφορών της Νέας Δημοκρατίας.
Στις 9 Ιουλίου 2019 ορκίστηκε Υπουργός Υποδομών και Μεταφορών.
Πολιτικές / Κοινωνικές Δραστηριότητες:
Υπηρέτησε, ως έφεδρος αξιωματικός στα τεθωρακισμένα, στρατιωτική θητεία 24 μηνών πολλοί εκ των οποίων στην 25η Ταξιαρχία Τεθωρακισμένων Ξάνθης. Αποστρατεύθηκε με το βαθμό του ανθυπολοχαγού.
Πριν ασχοληθεί με την πολιτική, ανέπτυξε έντονη επαγγελματική δραστηριότητα:
Από το 2002 ως το 2004 εργάστηκε στην ελβετική τράπεζα επενδύσεων UBS Warburg στο Λονδίνο.
Τα τελευταία δέκα χρόνια, και μέχρι την εκλογή του, εργαζόταν ως διευθυντικό στέλεχος σε ποντοπόρο ναυτιλιακή επιχείρηση με έδρα τον Πειραιά.
Είναι μέλος του Διοικητικού Συμβουλίου και υπεύθυνος Διεθνών Σχέσεων του Ιδρύματος «Κωνσταντίνος Γ. Καραμανλής».
Παράλληλα, είναι μέλος του Διεθνούς Συμβουλίου των Επιτρόπων της Σχολής Fletcher.
Kostas Achileas Karamanlis
Minister of Infrastructure & Transport
Kyriakos Pierrakakis is the Minister of State and Digital Governance in the Cabinet of Kyriakos Mitsotakis. He is a Greek computer and political scientist and politician. In 2007 he earned a Master in Public Policy from John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and in 2009 he earned a Master of Science in Technology and Policy from MIT. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Athens University of Economics and Business. He served as Director of Research at Dianeosis, an independent non-profit think tank. He produced an array of research papers with a strong focus on economic growth and understanding the prevailing perceptions and beliefs among Greeks.
He has also worked on technology policy for various research institutes in Greece and abroad and headed Youth Foundation as president. He was born on 1983 in Athens. He is married with three children.
He speaks English and French.
Minister of State and Digital Governance
Konstantinos Skrekas comes from Megarhi, Trikala. He is married to Eirini Karagouni and has two daughters, Alexandra and Sophia.
He holds a Degree in Civil Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Civil Engineering Department, Faculty of Technology), and an M.Sc. in Construction Management from the University of Birmingham, UK.
After completing his studies, he worked in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods sector in managerial positions. He is the co-founder of a company operating in the FMCG sector and held the posisition of CEO for 15 years.
In the general election of 6 May 2012 he was elected Member of the Greek Parliament (MP) for the Constituency of Trikala with the New Democracy Party. He was re-elected on 17th June of the same year.
On the 25th of January 2015 he was elected Member of the Greek Parliament (MP), receiving the largest number of electoral votes among candidates from all political parties, in the Constituency of Trikala. He was re-elected in the elections on 20th September of the same year.
In the general elections on 7th July 2019 he was elected Member of the Greek Parliament for the Constituency of Trikala.
During his terms of office in the Hellenic Parliament he has been a member of the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs, the Standing Committee on Production and Trade, the Special Permanent Committee on Research and Technology and the Special Permanent Committee on Environmental Protection.
He was also Shadow Minister for the Environment and Energy Sector for the New Democracy Party from January 2016 – June 2019.
He was appointed Minister of Development and Competitiveness from October 2014 until February 2015.
On 9th July 2019 he was appointed Deputy Minister of Rural Development and Food, being specifically responsible for the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP).
On 5th January 2021 he was appointed Minister of the Environment and Energy. He speaks English and French.
Minister of the Environment and Energy of Greece
Konstantinos (Kostis) Hatzidakis
Γεννήθηκε στο Ρέθυμνο Κρήτης, το 1965. Σπούδασε στη Νομική Σχολή του Πανεπιστήμιο Αθηνών και στη συνέχεια έκανε μεταπτυχιακές σπουδές στην Πολιτική Επικοινωνία στο Πανεπιστήμιο του Κεντ.
Ξένες γλώσσες: Αγγλική, Γαλλική.
Από το 2007 έως σήμερα είναι μέλος του Εθνικού Κοινοβουλίου, εκλεγμένος στη Β’ εκλογική περιφέρεια Αθηνών με τη Νέα Δημοκρατία.
Πολιτικές / Κοινωνικές Δραστηριότητες:
Από τον Ιούνιο του 2012 μέχρι τον Ιούνιο του 2013 ήταν Υπουργός Ανάπτυξης, Ανταγωνιστικότητας, Υποδομών, Μεταφορών και Δικτύων. Από τον Ιούνιο του 2013 μέχρι τον Ιούνιο του 2014 ήταν Υπουργός Ανάπτυξης και Ανταγωνιστικότητας.
Την περίοδο 2007-2009 διετέλεσε Υπουργός Μεταφορών και Επικοινωνιών και Υπουργός Ανάπτυξης.
Από το 1994 έως το 2007 εκλέγονταν ανελλιπώς ευρωβουλευτής με τη Νέα Δημοκρατία. Κατά τη διάρκεια της θητείας του στο Ευρωπαϊκό Κοινοβούλιο διετέλεσε Πρόεδρος της Επιτροπής Μεταφορών και Περιφερειακής Πολιτικής για δυόμισι χρόνια και Κοινοβουλευτικός Εκπρόσωπος του Ευρωπαϊκού Λαϊκού Κόμματος για τα ίδια θέματα.
Έχει διατελέσει Γραμματέας της ΔΑΠ – ΝΔΦΚ και Πρόεδρος της ΟΝΝΕΔ.
Minister of Environment & Energy
Dr Christos Dimas is the Deputy Minister for Development and Investments in charge of Research and Innovation. He is a lawyer and Member of the Hellenic Parliament representing New Democracy in the district of Korinthia.
Before entering politics, he worked in the private sector as a business consultant for The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).
He was born on the 29th of May 1980. He graduated from the Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and Queen Mary University in London.
He completed his Master Degree in Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He then finished his PhD in European Political Economy from the LSE, with a scholarship from the Alexander Onassis Foundation.
Parallel to his studies, he worked as a correspondent in London for Apogevmatini newspaper while also practicing journalism at the BBC.
At the age of 25 he was a teaching assistant at the LSE while teaching at ICON College in the University of Leicester and was a research fellow at the Jean Monnet European Center of Excellence.
He was elected as an MP in the district of Korinthia, with New Democracy in the May 2012 elections and has been re-elected ever since.
In his spare time he enjoys playing football and basketball and reading history books.
He is married to the lawyer Nicoleta Syrengela and they have one daughter and a son.
Deputy Minister of Development and Investments
Alexandra Sdoukou is a lawyer, permanent employee at the Management Organisation Unit of Development Programmes (MOU S.A.) under the Ministry of Economy and Development. Since 2004, she is working as legal advisor in the public administration in various positions at the Ministries of Economy, Development and Environment, Energy & Climate Change.
She has been specialised as energy policymaker, working with all Energy Ministers from 2007 to 2015. From 2012 to 2015, she was Head of Cabinet at the Minister of Environment, Energy & Climate Change, competent to develop policy formulation, implementation and monitoring on a wide range of energy and environmental projects.
From October 2017, she was Advisor to the President of Nea Dimokratia on energy and natural resources.
Alexandra holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Democritus University of Thrace, a Master’s Degree LLM in European Commercial Law from the University of Bristol U.K., and a M.Sc. in International & Economic studies from the Athens University of Economics & Business.
Secretary General for Energy & Mineral Resources, Ministry of Environment and Energy
Nikos Tsafos serves as the chief energy adviser to the Prime Minister of Greece. A leading authority on energy, Nikos has worked with companies, banks and governments in over 30 countries on some of the world’s most complex energy projects. Most recently, he held the Schlesinger Chair for Energy and Geopolitics at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); he also served on the Climate Advisory Committee of the Export Import Bank of the United States (EXIM). From 2016 to 2019, he was a lecturer at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
Nikos has testified before Congress, the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, the Canadian House of Commons, and the Alaska State Legislature. He has written extensively on energy, including for Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, EURACTIV, the National Interest, and others. Nikos is also a regular commentator on current affairs: he has been quoted in The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Bloomberg, and he has appeared on CNN, NBC, the BBC, NPR, Al Jazeera, and other leading media outlets.
He holds a B.A. in international relations and economics from Boston University, and an M.A. in international relations from Johns Hopkins SAIS.
Chief Energy Adviser to the Prime Minister of Greece
Chief Executive Officer, Information Society SA
Member of the Greek parliament, SYRIZA
Dimitris Diakopoulos is one of the founders and partners of Fortsakis, Diakopoulos and Associates Law Firm, that is better known as the FDMA Law Firm.
He heads FDMA's Commercial Law Department. He has been practicing law since 1986 and has accumulated a vast experience in providing advisory legal services in connection with major contracts, especially in connection with major construction projects, privatizations, PPPs and concession agreements with respect to infrastructure projects, as well as in connection with mergers and acquisitions.
Founder and Partner of Fortsakis, Diakopoulos and Associates Law Firm
Gregory D. Dimitriadis
Gregory D. Dimitriadis is the Chief Executive Officer of HCAP since February 2021. He studied in the UK and the USA, holding a bachelor with honours in engineering (Manchester Metropolitan University) and two masters; one in the field of telecommunications (University College London) and another in international business relations and international negotiations (The Fletcher School, Tufts University). He is an executive with national and international experience in leading management positions in both the private and public sector. He served as Chairman of Enterprise Greece and Secretary General for International Economic Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, dealing with numerous strategic investments in Greece and led the development of the National Strategy for Trade & Investment Promotion. Prior to that, he was Executive VP at HVA International in Amsterdam, Managing Director of Iskra Zaščite (Raycap Group) in Ljubljana, Chairman & CEO of the Athens Urban Transport Organization, and project leader for Greece’s National Strategy for exports at the Ministry of Development.
Gregory D. Dimitriadis
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Member of the Board, HCAP
Associate Professor NTUA
Born in Altamura (Ba) in 1976, he has been covering the role of Chief Institutional Relations and Regulatory Affairs of Italgas S.p.A. Group since November 2016.
Today, he is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Italgas Reti spa and Depa Infrastructure S.A. and member of the Board of Directors of Toscana Energia Spa, Umbria Distribuzione Gas Spa, and Italgas Acqua Spa.
Graduated from the Faculty of Law of "La Sapienza" University in Rome, he holds a Master in Management at the London School of Economics. He is also a member of the Faculty of the LUISS Business School where he teaches in the Executive Course "Public Affairs and Institutional Relations".
He started his professional career at Edison spa in the Institutional and Regular Affairs Department and then he moved at Acea Spa, covering the role of Head of International Regulation and Executive Assistant of the CEO.
Back in 2014, he served as Corporate Affairs Manager at Philip Morris Italia, dealing with regulatory and institutional aspects in the tobacco sector.
Subsequently, in Grandi Stazioni spa, (Ferrovie dello Stato Group) held the position of Head of Institutional Relations and Regulatory Affairs, managing relations with national institutions and the Transport Regulatory Authority and supporting shareholders in the privatization process of the society.
He holds the position of Vice President of Proxigas (Italian National Gas Industrial Association).
Chairman, Depa Infrastructure
Maria – Rita Galli
Maria Rita Galli is the CEO of DESFA (Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator). Until recently she held the position of the Executive Vice President Business Development & Asset Management at Snam S.p.A, a leading global energy infrastructure company and was the Chairman of the SENFLUGA Energy Holdings S.A., a consortium controlling 66% of DESFA's share capital.
Ms. Galli started her career at Eni in 1997, as a graduate in nuclear engineering from the Milan Polytechnic University. At Eni, she went through various roles within the International Business Development Department, joined relevant international projects and was involved in M&A activities. As a member of Eni's Board of Directors, she also oversaw the operations of some of the Group’s companies abroad (Galp, Distrigas, eni Gas&Power Trading BV, eni Gas&Power France, GVS GmbH, etc.)
Since 2006, she has been in charge of the International Business Development unit and, from January 2010, she has been in charge of the International Business Development and Assets Management department.
In October 2016, she joined Snam as the Head of Business Development and International Asset Management
Maria – Rita Galli
Chief Executive Office, DESFA
John Gikopoulos, Chief Innovation Officer and Head Applied Intelligence, Qualco Group
Within his role at Qualco, John is responsible for defining the Group’s strategy, leading group M&A activities, coordinating Group engagements through an enablement office, and overseeing the Group’s incubation initiatives. At the same time, he has set up and is currently ramping up activities for Qualco’s Applied Intelligence BU, focusing on enabling transformational engagements through AI & Analytics for the Group’s clients. Previously he held the role of Global Head AI & Automation at Infosys Consulting, and prior to that, he led the creation of innovative offerings in the disruptive technology space for McKinsey & Co for more than 13 years. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from The University of Manchester.
Chief Innovation Officer and Head of AI & Analytics, Qualco Group
Dr. Vasilis Gregoriou
Dr. Vasilis Gregoriou has been Chairman and CEO of Advent Technologies Holdings Inc. since inception. In addition, he is an internationally known scientist with research and managerial positions in the U.S. (Northeastern University, MIT, Polaroid Corporation, Princeton University) and Greece (NHRF, FORTH). Dr. Gregoriou is the co-inventor of 16 patents and his published work as co-author includes three books and over 100 scientific papers. Dr. Gregoriou has 25+ years of experience in the U.S. market, focusing on the technical development of new products and the management of such activities. He holds a PhD in Physical Chemistry from Duke University and attended Northeastern University's MBA program. He was also an NRSA award recipient at Princeton University and served as President of Society for Applied Spectroscopy in 2001.
Dr. Vasilis Gregoriou
Chairman and CEO, Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc.
Mr. Alexandros Exarchou is the Vice Chairman and CEO of Intrakat S.A., a leading player in the country’s construction sector, with a strong international presence as well.
Mr. Exarchou has over 25 years’ experience in the construction of public projects in Greece and abroad and has handled international construction contracts and construction claims.
Having served as CEO of Aktor S.A., an international infrastructure company, as Managing Director of Exarchou & Rosenberg International , an international Law Firm specializing in construction claims, as President and CEO of the companies ENM Consulting Engineers S.A., a consulting engineering firm and LEEAD Consulting S.A. a consulting firm specializing in project design and project management, as well as CEO of Exarchou and Associates S.A., a consultancy firm dealing exclusively with international construction claims and arbitration, Mr. Exarchou has extensive experience in all sectors related to the construction and management of projects.
Moreover, since 2021, Mr. Alexandros Exarchou is Director in KILOMAN HOLDINGS LIMITED and GREENHILL INVESTMENTS LIMITED.
Apart from Greece, Mr.Exarchou has worked and managed projects in Europe, especially in Balkans (Romania, Albania, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia) and in Middle East (U.A.E, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, Bahrain) and in North Africa (Algeria, Libya).
Mr. Exarchou holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Thessaloniki Law School, a diploma in English Legal Studies and a Master of Law Degree of School of Law of University of Manchester.
Vice Chairman & CEO Intrakat S.A.
Co-Founder & CEO, Threenitas
Nikolaos V. Karamouzis
Mr. Nikolaos Karamouzis is Executive Chairman of SMERemediumCap, Chairman of Grant Thornton, Greece and BoD Member of Eurobank Private Bank Luxembourg S.A.
He holds the position of Member of the BoD of Onassis Foundation, QUEST Holdings, Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (I.O.B.E.). He is also Member of the Advisory Board of diaNEOsis, Member of Advisory Committee of Stanton Chase, Member of the Advisory Committee of ELIAMEP. He participated in special commission for the “Growth Plan” for the Greek economy.
He has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Eurobank Ergasias S.A., Member of the Strategic Planning Committee, Member of Risk Committee and Nomination Committee and Member of the Bank’s Legal Council. He has also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Bank Association (HBA), as CEO of GENIKI Bank, and Advisor to the Management and Member of the Strategic Planning Committee of Piraeus Bank Group, Deputy CEO of Eurobank group for 14 years, in charge of Wholesale Banking activities, Deputy Governor, National Bank of Greece, Chairman, Hellenic Investment Company, Deputy Governor, Hellenic Bank of Industrial Development, Director, Foreign Exchange Division of Bank of Greece and Adviser, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (USA). He had also the positions of Vice Chairman of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV).
He holds the position of Emeritus Professor, University of Piraeus in Greece.
He holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics, University of Piraeus, Master Degree in Economics, American University, USA and Ph.D. in Economics with specialization in Monetary Policy and International Finance, Pennsylvania State University, USA.
Nikolaos V. Karamouzis
Mr. Fokion Karavias holds the position of Chief Executive Officer at Eurobank and he is Member of the Board of Directors.
He has served at Eurobank as Senior General Manager, Head of Group Corporate and Investment Banking, Capital Markets & Wealth Management and member of the Executive Committee (2014 - 2015), General Manager and member of the Executive Committee (2005 - 2013), Deputy General Manager and Treasurer (2002 -2005).
He started his career in banking in 1991, at JP Morgan, in New York, in the market risk management division. In 1994, he joined Citibank, in Athens, responsible for derivatives and fixed income business in Greece. In 1997, he joined Eurobank, as head of fixed income and derivatives trading. In 2000, he became Treasurer at Telesis Investment Bank.
He is also Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Eurobank Holdings and Member of the Board of Directors of Eurobank Private Bank Luxembourg S.A.
He holds a Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, a Master’s and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He has published several papers on topics concerning his academic research. He was born in Athens in 1964.
John Karydas is the Chief Executive Officer of the Renewable and Battery Storage Business Unit of Copelouzos Group.
Copelouzos Group was founded in 1973 and today has evolved to a fully integrated business development organization, servicing key industrial and technological sectors in Greece and abroad. One important business sector of the Group is energy with the core businesses within this sector being the marketing of natural gas, the electricity production and trading and the renewable energy sources. Copelouzos Group has been a pioneer in the RES with an extensive portfolio of renewable energy assets and the first who has received Production licenses for the operation of battery energy storage systems in the country.
John Karydas has been Member of the Board of Directors of Athens International Airport from June 2009 until November 2012, Member of the Supervisory Board of Pulkovo Airport, St. Petersburg from February 2010 until August 2011. From 2005 until 2011 he also held the position of the Chief Operating Officer of Copelouzos Group. He is the Managing Director or an Executive Member of the Board of major companies of the Group developing and operating RES projects.
He received an M.B.A. degree from Bath University in the UK, an M.Sc. in Computing Science from Oxford University and a B.Sc. (with First Class Honors) in Computer Science with Mathematics from London University. He is a graduate of Athens College.
Prior to joining Copelouzos Group 21 years ago, he held various senior and commercial positions in Greek and multinational companies.
CEO Renewables and Energy Storage, Copelouzos Group
Head of Parliamentary Group - “PASOK -Kinima Allagis’’ - MP of Ilia District
Michalis Katrinis is the Head of the Parliamentary Group of Kinima Allagis. He has been elected as a member of the Greek Parliament 3 times in 2007, 2009 and 2019, in the district of Ilia.
Prior to his current position, he was a shadow minister for Economy and Growth and a Parliamentary Representative for the party "Kinima Allagis", as well as a member of the Standing Committee of Economics, the Standing Committee of Production and Commerce, and the South-East European Cooperation Process (PROCESS-SEECP). Additionally, he is a member of the Central Committee of the ‘’Kinima Allagis’’ and the Political Council of PASOK. Moreover, he has served as a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and the Western European Union (WEU). From April 2014 up to December 2014, he also served as the president of OKANA (Organisation Against Drugs). Finally, he was a member of the Governing Council of the Hellenic Dental Association, as his main profession is a dentist.
Head of Parliamentary Group - “PASOK -Kinima Allagis’’ - MP of Ilia District
Vassilios Katsos was born in Athens in 1973. He is the Chairman and Co-founder of VNK Capital.
VNK Capital is the investment arm of the Katsos family. It has an active portfolio of growing listed and private companies in various sectors, among others, Pharmathen, PALIRRIA, Innovis Pharma, Lamda Development, Ideal Group, Optima Bank, etc. VNK Capital was recently part of one of the largest M & A deals in Greece, resulting in the full acquisition of Pharmathen by Partners Group.
Vassilios is an experienced investor and entrepreneur with successful investments in various sectors, such as Healthcare, Real Estate Development and the Food Industry.
He started his entrepreneurial career at Pharmathen in 1993, where he led the strategic refocusing of the company, from a family business to a leading international pharmaceuticals company. Today, Pharmathen is a major R&D-focused pharma company, with an impressive technology portfolio and international presence.
Through his entrepreneurial activity, Vassilios has received numerous prestigious distinctions, including the Greek “EY Entrepreneur Of The Year” award in 2008, among many others.
Chairman – CO Founder, VNK Capital
Chief Strategy, Transformation Wholesale Officer, OTE Group
Nikolaos Kouretas was born in Athens in 1972. He graduated from the Technical University of Budapest School of Architecture in 1995 and completed his postgraduate studies in 1995 in the Design of Public Buildings for People with Special Needs.
He established his Architectural office in 1997. His firm has completed several designs and has supervised residences, office buildings, sports facilities and hotels. Among his notable cooperations these with the office of Alexander Samaras in 1997-2004 and Michael Graves in 1999-2000 stand out.
He was a Managing Director of the Public Enterprise for the Construction of Nursing facilities (DEPANOM SA), a member of the Board of Directors of OASA, Executive Vice President of ERGOSE SA
CEO, ΑΤΤΙΚΟ ΜΕΤΡΟ
Mr. Vassilis Koutentakis is Executive General Manager at Piraeus Bank. He is Head of the Retail Banking and the Distribution networks, Member of the Executive Committee and Executive Member of the Board of Directors of the Bank.
He has been with the Bank since 2004, having served in various positions. Before that, he has had executive positions in Citibank N.A, S&E&A Metaxa S.A. and Procter & Gamble Hellas S.A.
Graduated from Athens College in 1982, he completed his studies in Electrical Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens (ΕΜΠ) and received his MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France.
He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Hellenic banking Association and President of the INSEAD National Alumni Association of Greece.
Executive General Manager - Retail Banking & Distribution Networks - Executive Member of the Board of Directors, PIRAEUS BANK
Loukas Lazarakis , Head of Energy at Intrakat, is leading its dynamic expansion in the sector of Renewable Energy Sector.
Prior to Intrakat, he has served as the CEO of Nostira S.A., a renewable energy company with main activities the development, construction and asset management of RES units. He brings more than twenty years of executive experience in the Renewable Energy Industry.
Having joined Windsolar Hellas S.A. in 1999 as CFO, Loukas originally worked in Finance roles and in 2003 was one of the founders of RETD S.A., in which he held positions of CFO/CEO. In 2007, RETD S.A. became an EDF EN subsidiary and five years later was appointed CEO at EDF EN Hellas S.A. until June 2017.
During his career, he has gained a reputable experience in the Energy sector, having developed major RES projects, summing up to hundreds of MWs, in Greece, Cyprus and Romania. Loukas was in charge of the strategic directions and financial decisions of the organizations he cooperated with, while implemented hundreds of millions of financing facilities and facilitated 500MW of RES projects in Greece.
He holds a degree in Economics from University of Piraeus.
Head of Energy, INTRAKAT
Ο Τάσος Μάνος, γεννημένος στην Αθήνα, έχει μεταπτυχιακό τίτλο στη Διοίκηση Επιχειρήσεων (ΜΒΑ) από το INSEAD στη Γαλλία με υποτροφία από το Ίδρυμα Μποδοσάκη και Εμπειρίκειο Ίδρυμα. Είναι κάτοχος μεταπτυχιακού διπλώματος σε Engineering Management (Πολυτεχνείο Κρήτης) και πτυχιούχος Ναυπηγός Μηχανολόγος Μηχανικός (Εθνικό Μετσόβιο Πολυτεχνείο).
Έχει διατελέσει Διευθυντής Προμηθειών (Βαλκάνια) για τον όμιλο LafargeHolcim (2016 έως 2018). Από το 2010 έως 2016, κατείχε διευθυντικές θέσεις στην ΑΓΕΤ Ηρακλής. Παράλληλα την ίδια περίοδο διετέλεσε Διευθύνων Σύμβουλος της ναυτιλιακής θυγατρικής ΑΝΕΗ. Έχει εργαστεί ως Διευθυντής Έργων - Εξαγορών και Συγχωνεύσεων στην ΔΕΗ Ανανεώσιμες, ως σύμβουλος επιχειρήσεων στην Boston Consulting Group και Γενικός Διευθυντής Επιχειρησιακών Λειτουργιών της PQH. Είναι συνιδρυτής νεοφυών επιχειρήσεων βιοϊατρικής τεχνολογίας.
CEO, Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator S.A. (HEDNO)
Manos Manousakis is the Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Chief Executive Officer of Independent Power Transmission Operator (IPTO or ADMIE) since June 2017.
Previously, Mr. Manousakis was the CEO of OTE Rural North and South, having held various positions of responsibility in the Greek Telecommunications Company, where he played an instrumental role in the design of cutting-edge telecommunication services. He was appointed Secretary General of the Hellenic Ministry of Economy (2015), as well as a Director at Black Sea Trade and Development Bank for the same period.
Mr Manousakis holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. He has also academic experience having been a lecturer at the University of Piraeus. His career combines business development leadership and complex project management with country strategic planning.
Chairman & CEO, IPTO
Fabrizio Mattana is Executive Vice President Gas Assets for Edison and CEO of IGI Poseidon.
Engineer with an Executive MBA, he has been working over the last 20 years in the energy sector with experiences both in Italy and abroad over the different businesses and value chain of energy.
Executive Vice President Gas Assets, Edison & CEO, IGI Poseidon
CEO, PPC Renewables
« With an educational background of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the National Technical University of Athens, and post-graduate studies in business in UMIST and the Manchester Business School in the early ‘90s, all his professional career was in Sales and Marketing positions. After a route through companies and brands like Unilever, Samsung and FAGE, he joined Attiki Gas Supply Company, where he started as a Marketing Manager in 2006, moved to the Commercial Director position in 2009, and finally became the General Manager in January 2017”.
General Manager, Natural Gas Greece
Born in Thessaloniki in 1984. He is a civil engineer. He is with the AVAX group since September 2009. Since August 2014 he is a member of the BoD of subsidiary ETETH S.A. Mr. Mitzalis holds a BEng in Civil Engineering from the University of East London and an MSc in Structural Engineering from the University of Surrey.
Group Director Εxecutive, AVAX
Constantinos Bitros, Managing Director at Inventio SA, has a twenty-year career in investment, asset and property management, corporate finance, and management. He has served as a CFO of SPDI plc, a London listed property company (2011-2017), where he has supervised all asset and financial operations of the Group and of SECURE Investments ltd (2007-2015) as well as a 3rd party management consultant to various small to medium size Greek companies. Previously he held various positions such as consultant with Kantor Management Consultants (2005-2007) and Investment Manager, in a high yield portfolio of $150m in the US (1999-2004). He holds an MBA in Financial Engineering & Business Strategy from Loyola University of Chicago (1998) and a BA in Finance & Accounting from Athens University of Economics & Business (1996).
Managing Director, Inventio SA
Dimitris Nektarios is a Financial Advisory Partner at Deloitte Greece, specializing in company valuations, M&A, feasibility studies, as well as corporate and business unit strategy advisory services. Over the last 15 years Dimitris has led numerous financial advisory projects including M&As, company valuations, preparation and review of business plans, feasibility studies and PFI/PPP projects on behalf of large public and private organizations in Greece.
Financial Advisory Partner, Deloitte
Victor Papaconstantinou is General Manager of Motor Oil Renewable Energy (MORE), which comprises the renewable energy, electricity production and electricity trading activities of Motor Oil Group. Previously he held the position of General Manager in charge of Strategic Planning and Development of Motor Oil. Over a period of more than 25 years, Victor has held several senior and top managerial positions in energy, industrial and consulting companies.
He was born in 1969 and holds a Degree in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and an MBA (Distinction) from Warwick Business School. He is a Fellow in the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a member of the Technical and Economic Chambers of Greece.
General Manager, MORE
Natalia Paraskevopoulou is the Country Head for Greece, heading up the newly formed team of Lightsource bp in the Country.
A graduate of the National Technical University of Athens, School of Electrical & Computer Engineering who also holds an MSc from the University of Manchester in Energy & Economics, Ms Paraskevopoulou has worked in the Renewables sector exclusively for the c. 15 years of her career. Initially starting off as responsible for wind measurement campaigns, she moved on to business development for Enel Green Power in 2011. In her capacity as Business Developer for Enel Green Power she lived and worked in Greece and South Africa.
She then moved to London in 2016, heading up Wind Asset Management for Octopus Investments, before finally moving to Lightsource bp in mid-2018, working for the team of International Business Development and overseeing the expansion of the company in various new markets (Brazil, Portugal, Poland, Greece). She has moved back to Greece since March 2022, taking up the role of Country head for Lightsource bp and promoting the further development of Solar PV projects in the market.
Country Head, Greece, Lightsource BP
Nodas Paschalidis holds the position of Chief Executive Officer at Neurosoft S.A., a subsidiary of the OPAP Group and a member of the Board of Directors. He holds a degree in Production & Management Engineering from the Technical University of Crete (1995) and an MBA from the Imperial College Business School (1996) with specialization in Strategic Management. From the beginning of his career, he has been active in the field of Technology. In his 20+ years of experience, he has undertaken positions of increasing responsibility in IT companies, and he was a founding member in ICT startups in Greece and further abroad.
George Perdikaris is a senior executive at GEK TERNA Group and a member of the Group’s BoD since 2016.
As of 2012, he is also the Vice Chairman of TERNA ENERGY where he had held the position of the Chairman from 1999 to 2012.
Moreover, Mr. Perdikaris has served as the Executive Director of TERNA S.A. (2017-2019), the General Technical Manager (2017 -2019) as well as member of TERNA’S BoD from 2010 to 2019.
He was born in Lefkada in 1959 and he holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
He began his professional career in 1985 as an engineer at E.T.K.A. (now TERNA ENERGY S.A.) while he has also worked as construction manager as well as the Project Director in significant infrastructure and building projects.
Member of the BoD, GEK TERNA GROUP
Experienced Engineer in Renewable Energy Systems with strong negotiation skills and demonstrated expertise in Business Administration.
Duties:Financial Management, Overseeing of all administrative functions in the company, Decision-making, Investment Manager.
•Business Development Manager-PRIOSOL Energy Investments GmbH
Project design and development of Energy systems
•Senior Planning Engineer -Phoenix Solar AG
Project design and development of Energy systems
•Planning Engineer -Solar Cells Hellas Group
Development of large-scale photovoltaic power plants
•Researcher at PV Systems Department –CRES
Research on PV systems
•Bachelor in Business & Organisation Management-Hellenic Open University
•Master's degree in Energy -Herriot Watt University
•Bachelor’s degree in Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering -Technological Educational Institute of Crete
General Manager, kIEFER TEK
Mr. George Satlas is the Executive Officer and member of the Management Board of ICGB AD.
He is a graduate of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens and holds an MBA with a specialization in finance from the University of Strathclyde.
He possesses several years of experience in the financial sector, having dealt with an extremely wide range of principals in the fields of investment and real estate management. He has been a high-ranking executive in subsidiaries of all four systemic Greek banks, managing investment funds for several years, where he has distinguished himself by constantly being at the top tier rankings based on their returns, collecting a series of performance awards.
Among other things, he held the position of Chief Investment Officer at the Greek Postal Savings Bank Mutual Fund Management company, succeeding in a tenfold increase of the funds under management amid a severe financial and political crisis for Greece. Consequently, he served as Deputy Head of Institutional Investors Investment management at Eurobank Asset Management, from 2015 to 2017.
From 2017 to 2019 he served as the Chief Investment, Strategy and Technology Officer at Piraeus Real Estate S.A. From 2019 to September 2021, he was the Chief Investment Officer of the Hellenic Corporation of Assets and Participations (HCAP). He has also been Non-Executive Director (NED) in a number of listed (EYAPS) and non-listed companies in the past.
Currently, he is CIO and Partner of Blue Dome Capital, a venture capital active in Deep Tech and Biotech, mainly in Central and Southeastern Europe area.
Mr. Satlas is certified Portfolio Manager from HCMC and Derivative trader from Athens Stock Exchange.
Executive Officer and member of the Management Board of ICGB AD
Konstantinos P. Sifnaios
Mr. Sifnaios graduated from the school of Mathematics and Applied Sciences of the University of Athens having completed a special program on studies, methods and applications of Linear Programming and Network Flows. He went on to work as a research and faculty assistant at Columbia University, New York, U.S. where he received a Master of Science (MSc) in Operational Research and Applied Business Administration.
Mr. Sifnaios started his professional career at Mobil Oil Hellas in 1987 as a Strategic Planning analyst. He continued in a number of positions within Sales and Marketing reaching the post of Sales Manager for South & Western Greece.
He was the transferred to Mobil Oil International in London and Madrid where he assumed posts in supply and trading.
In 1997 he moved to BP International, based in Brussels to work on the European restructuring of the company.
He returned in Greece as General Commercial Sales Manager for BP Greece (2000 – 2002) to then once more resume his international career within BP’s European supply chain till 2007.
As of June 2007, he works in Copelouzos Group initially as New Projects Manager and currently as Group Energy Director in the sector of Gas. He also manages the Alexandroupolis LNG Terminal Project, under development by Gastrade.
Mr. Sifnaios was born in Athens in 1960 and originates from the island of Lesvos.
He speaks English, French and Spanish.
Konstantinos P. Sifnaios
VP & Project Director, GASTRADE S.A
Mr. Sigalas is the Vice President & Managing Director for Southern Europe. He joined Hill International in London in 2005 and since then has lead or served significant project management and advisory services appointments internationally. Among other, recent roles include Project Executive of the Owner’s Engineer Team for the Cyprus LNG Import Terminal Project, PM Director for the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Healthcare Initiative Program, PM Director for the Re-development of Astir Palace, Project Executive of the Independent Engineer for the New International Airport of Heraklion Crete (Kasteli), He has been the Lead Technical Advisor on several asset acquisition or project finance transactions internationally working for investment funds and lenders. He holds the Degree of Civil Engineer from NTUA and a Master in Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
First Vice President and Managing Director, Southern Europe, HILL INTERNATIONAL
President of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE)
Διπλωματούχος Πολιτικός Μηχανικός Πανεπιστημίου Πατρών – Ελεύθερος Επαγγελματίας
Σύμβουλος Δημόσιων Οργανισμών, ΕΠ. Προγραμμάτων, ΟΤΑ και επιχειρήσεων για την απορρόφηση Ευρωπαϊκών Κονδυλίων
Μέλος Διοικούσας Επιτροπής ΤΕΕ, Πρόεδρος ΔΚΜ
ΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΚΗ – ΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΗ ΔΡΑΣΤΗΡΙΟΤΗΤΑ
- Πρόεδρος Εθνικού Συμβουλίου Νεολαίας (2004-2010)
- Μέλος ΔΣ ΟΣΕ ΑΕ (2009)
- Πρόεδρος της Εθνικής Συντονιστικής Επιτροπής για την Πανευρωπαϊκή καμπάνια του Συμβουλίου της Ευρώπης «Όλοι διαφορετικοί – Όλοι Ίσοι» (2006-2007)
- Μέλος Ε.Γ. ΟΝΝΕΔ (2001-2004)
- Μέλος ΚΕ ΟΝΝΕΔ (1998-2006)
- Μέλος Διοικούσας Επιτροπής ΤΕΕ (2014 – σήμερα)
- Πρόεδρος Συλλόγου Πολιτικών Μηχανικών Ελλάδας (2012-2014)
- Πρόεδρος ΔΚΜ (2011 – σήμερα)
- Μέλος Αντιπροσωπείας ΤΕΕ (2006-σήμερα)
- Σύμβουλος Δημόσιων Οργανισμών, ΕΠ. Προγραμμάτων, ΟΤΑ και επιχειρήσεων για την απορρόφηση Ευρωπαϊκών Κονδυλίων (2010 – σήμερα)
- Σύμβουλος διαχείρισης ιδιωτικών και δημοσίων επενδύσεων – Αναπτυξιακός Νόμος (2009 – σήμερα)
- Σύμβουλος διαχείρισης έργων ΕΣΠΑ (ιδιωτικός και δημόσιος τομέας) (2009 – σήμερα)
- Μελέτη, επίβλεψη και κατασκευή σημαντικών έργων (δημόσια σχολεία, μουσεία, υδραγωγεία κλπ) στο εξωτερικό
- Μελέτη επίβλεψη κατασκευή τουριστικών εγκαταστάσεων
- Μελέτη επίβλεψη κατασκευή εκμετάλλευση αθλητικών εγκαταστάσεων
- Έκδοση οικοδομικών αδειών
- Επίβλεψη οικοδομών
- Κατασκευή στρατιωτικών έργων
- Έργα ύδρευσης, αποχέτευσης και οδοποιίας
- Κατασκευαστής ιδιωτικών έργων
- Διαχείριση-εκμετάλλευση ακινήτων
President of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE)
Dimitris Tamvakis, Project Manager RES, Depa Commercial SA
Production and Management Engineer with a Master's degree in Materials and Construction Science. He has experience in projects of company reorganization and productivity optimization in Greece, Romania, Bulgaria, Poland and in the USA, for companies in the FMCG, Retail, Logistics, Medical Materials, Construction and Heavy Industry sectors. For 9 years, before joining DEPA, he was employed in Greece, in private sector companies, from executive management positions. He has been with DEPA since 2019, while from 2020 he was also appointed head of the Business Organization Project Office.
Project Manager RES, DEPA Commercial SA
Theodore E. Tryfon
Theodore E. Tryfon was born in Mytilini – Lesvos. He graduated from Athens College of Greece and earned his BSc in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Southampton in UK. He continued his studies by earning an MBA from City University of London Business School.
In 1992 he joined Elpen Pharmaceutical Co. and presently is the Vice President and co/CEO of ELPEN Group.
ELPEN Group has a turnover of €300,000,000 in 2021 and employees a workforce of over 1350. With three already established production units at Pikermi, Attikis, ELPEN is opening a new 12,000 m2 production line in Keratea, Attikis which will be operational in November 2022 and has mainly an export orientation. ELPEN holds a leading position in the pharmaceutical market, exporting to over 40 countries and has the largest Research, Training and Experimental Center of the Greek Pharmaceutical Industry.
Since 2014, Mr. Tryfon has been elected as President of the Panhellenic Union of Pharmaceutical Industries (PEF), an association which represents 49 companies with 45 production sites throughout Greece. In 2019 he became a Member of the Board of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) as well as a Member of the Board of Directors of Medicines for Europe, the European Association representing the European Generic and Value Added Medicines Industry.
Theodore E. Tryfon
President, Panhellenic Union Of Pharmaceutical Industries
Michalis Verriopoulos holds a degree in Civil Engineering, a master's degree in Business Administration (MBA) and a diploma in "Quality Systems Management". He works at TERNA Energy as General Manager responsible for the development of RES and Storage projects in Greece. From 2015 to 2019 he served as Secretary General of Energy at the Ministry of Environment and Energy. He has been involved for a long time with the development and implementation of RES projects in Greece and the United Kingdom. He was the Director of Design and Construction at Athens International Airport. He has extensive experience in the management of large building projects as well as infrastructure projects.
General Manager, TERNA ENERGY
Christos Vinis was born and raised in Ioannina. He is a Civil and Environmental Engineer at Democritus University. He has been working as a freelancer since 2007 and from 2010 until recently he has been CEO – Manager of a construction company.
He has participated - as a researcher and engineer - in a number of studies covering the full spectrum of Technical Projects with specialisation in Environmental Impact Studies. He also participated in a large number of projects and constructions, either as a supervising engineer or in the preparation of measurements and certifications, providing integrated project management services for Private and Public Entities (preparation, submission, implementation and monitoring) that are included and funded by European and National Programs.
He is a member of the Board of Directors (BoD) of the Technical Chamber of Greece, while he has been a member of the BoD of the Hellenic Society of Civil Engineers (treasurer, secretary), as well as a full member of the Technical Board of ERGOSE. He was still a member of the BoD of Building Infrastructures (KTYP) with the responsibility for dealing with natural disasters and pre-earthquake inspection of school buildings, as well as a member of the BoD of the Youth Institute of the General Secretariat for Youth with a view to developing the Institute's policies.
President & Managing Director, ERGOSE
He is a graduate of the Department of Production Engineering and Management of the Technical University of Crete (TUC) and is specialized in Operational Research.
In September 2019, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of DEPA at a crucial turning point for the company in view of the privatization process. Under his leadership, both the privatization preparatory stage and the corporate transformation in 3 distinct companies (DEPA Commercial, DEPA International Projects, DEPA Infrastructure) were successfully completed. At the same time, the renegotiation of all supply contracts was implemented, increasing, thus, the company’s competitiveness. All the aforementioned steps enabled DEPA to upgrade to an integrated energy company with competitive products, and to proceed to the implementation of critical decisions which helped key projects move forward. Today, DEPA Commercial has significant international activity through projects, such as the Eastern Mediterranean Pipeline, the IGB Interconnector, the Poseidon Pipeline Project, as well as the company’s participation in the construction of the new LNG Terminal in Alexandroupolis - all of which have showcased the strategic role of the company in the energy landscape of the wider region of Southeastern Europe and the East Mediterranean.
At the same time, Mr. Xifaras has been leading the effort to expand the company's activities through the use of state-of-the-art smart technologies (Small Scale LNG, Remote CNG), the spread of the use of CNG as a vehicle fuel through FISIKON refueling stations network, and the promotion of natural gas as a marine fuel with innovative development programs such as Poseidon Med II, BlueHUBS and SUPERGREEN. His vision includes the company’s penetration in RES and other reliable alternative energy sources markets, such as hydrogen and biomethane.
Today, Mr. Xifaras is the Vice Chairman of the Technical Chamber of Greece, the Secretary of the Greek National Committee in the World Energy Council (WEC), as well as the Greek National Representative in the WEC. He is one of the 18 Co-Chairs of the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance and member of the Governing Board of Eurogas.
Moreover, Mr. Xifaras has extended experience as a researcher and business consultant and has been appointed in leadership positions, in both private and public sector organizations. He has served as Special Advisor to the Leadership of the Ministries of Development (2005-2006) and the Environment, Energy and Climate Change (2013). He has also held the position of Director of the Office of the Deputy Minister of Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks, responsible for the management of the implementation and funds absorption of the NSRF 2007-2013, as well as, the design of the new Programming Period 2014-2020. Later that year, he was appointed CEO of the Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator, DESFA SA. Under his leadership, DESFA has demonstrated significant achievements in the fields of economic efficiency, while achieving also the implementation of a series of projects for the development and upgrade of the Natural Gas Transmission Network and the LNG facility in Revithoussa.
CEO, DEPA COMMERCIAL S.A.
Alexander Zinell was appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2016. Fraport Greece holds concessions to operate 14 Greek airports over a 40-year term. The company will handle 31 million passengers in 2022, exceeding pre-pandemic levels by 3%. It invested more than 440m EUR in order to expand and overhaul all its airports.
Prior to this assignment, Alexander Zinell was in charge of Global Investments and Management at Fraport AG. He held senior positions at airports in Antalya (Turkey), St. Petersburg (Russia), Varna and Burgas (Bulgaria), Orlando (USA) and Lima (Peru). Alexander Zinell holds degrees in business administration from the University of Cologne and HEC in Paris.
CEO, Fraport Greece
Nikos Chatzinikolaou was born on October the 9th 1962, in Alexandroupolis, Evros. He started working as a journalist in 1983 covering education topics in the newspaper “MESIMVRINI”.
In 1984, he received the “Botsi” award for journalism. He then started to cover political issues. Meanwhile, he started his collaboration with the Sunday edition of the newspaper “Akropolis”, the newspaper “Ethnos” and the magazines “ENA” and “STATUS”.
In 1987, he started working for the newly founded radio “ATHINA 9,84”. At the same time he became member of the founding committee of the station. He also temporarily worked at the radio stations “ERA”, “SKY 100,4”, “PLANET” and “STATUS FM”.
In 1989, he started his collaboration with MEGA TV station. From 1998 until 2003 he was General Director of News and Information department of the station.
From 2003 until 2007, he collaborates with ALPHA TV Station, as Executive Vice President and General Director of News and Information department and later, as Chairman and CEO.
From April 2007 until October 2011 he collaborates with ALTER TV station.
In September 2007 he founded along with Andreas Kouris the «Real Group», which owns the radio station “Real Fm 97.8” in Athens, “Real Fm 107.1” in Salonica, “Ellinikos 93,2” in Athens, the weekly (every Sunday) newspaper “Real News” and the news portal “Real.gr”.
In 2012 Nikos Chatzinikolaou created his own personal site-blog “Enikos.gr” and the financial news blog “Enikonomia.gr”.
From September 2013 until June 2016, he collaborates with STAR Channel TV Station.
Since January 2017, he is the anchorman of the main news edition of ANT1 TV Station.
Nikos Chatzinikolaou is board member of European Newspaper Publishers Association (ENPA).
Publisher - Director Realnews
Katia Makri is journalist at Antenna Channel, one of the leading television networks in Greece. She has more than 20 years experience as a political editor, and worked during that time for Ethnos, Eleftherotypia and Real newspapers, Star Channel, Alter Channel, Real, Alpha and Flash Radio. She was born in Athens, she has a master in European Studies and speaks fluently English and Italian.
Core business areas of Copelouzos Group, since 1973, are the marketing of natural gas, the electricity production and trading and the renewable energy sources. Moreover, significant activities of the Group are the project management of large-scale energy projects (gas and oil transportation pipelines and power plants) and the supply of energy equipment (Generating Sets, Cogeneration equipment).
Concessions constitute another important business sector of the Group, such as most significant the Athens Metropolitan Exhibition center, located near the Athens International Airport. The Group holds a strong and diversified portfolio of strategic investments, such as Infrastructure Projects, most important of them are the Athens International Airport and the development and management of 14 Greek regional airports.
Apart from the above, the Group possesses a significant position in Real Estate assets, owning one of the largest companies in this sector in Greece. Other companies of the Group are active in Project Management, Facility Management and Out of Home Advertising.
With headquarters in Greece and a significant international presence, the Intrakat Group is a leading player in the country’s construction sector and delivers high end products in an integrated portfolio of activities, including Infrastructure Public Projects, PPPs – Concessions, RES – environmental & Real Estate development projects.
Intrakat undertakes complex large-scale construction projects in Greece and abroad, leveraging a network of highly specialized subsidiaries in Greece, Romania, Poland, Cyprus, Albania and North Macedonia.
Having adopted an aggressive growth strategy based on advanced business models, Intrakat is focusing on EU financed construction projects and public-private partnerships. To sustain its successful track record, the Group plans to further expand into emerging sectors and lucrative markets, taking full advantage of new business opportunities in today’s highly demanding and rapidly evolving global arena.
For more than 20 years, we have been offering solutions to real problems of the financial sector globally by bringing together a unique combination of technology, data analytics, operations, and capital. Our scale and reach enable us to make a measurable positive impact, delivering true value to the real economy and society. Having its headquarters in Athens, offices in the UK and Cyprus, and a sales presence in Europe and the Emirates, Qualco Group serves over 140 major clients in 35 countries worldwide, with more than 800 talented people composing its community.
Advent Technologies Holdings, Inc. is a U.S. corporation that develops, manufactures, and assembles complete fuel cell systems as well as supplying customers with critical components for fuel cells in the renewable energy sector. Advent is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, with offices in California, Greece, Denmark, Germany, and the Philippines. With more than 150 patents issued, pending, and/or licensed for fuel cell technology, Advent holds the IP for next-generation HT-PEM that enables various fuels to function at high temperatures and under extreme conditions – offering a flexible fuel option for the automotive, aviation, defense, oil and gas, marine, and power generation sectors.
AVAX Group is one of the strongest construction Groups in Greece, with a long tradition not only in delivering emblematic infrastructure projects, but also in having a solid corporate growth, a positive contribution to the Greek economy and a remarkable international presence.
Listed in Athens Stock Exchange since 1994, AVAX Group is making its own mark in Construction, Concessions and Energy business sectors, focusing on how to expand his presence across geographies while maintaining a leading position in the domestic market.
Part of AVAX Group are the following subsidiaries: ETETH, Volterra, AVAX Development, AVAX Concessions, AVAX International, ELVIEX, Auteco (AVAX IKTEO), AVAX Task and Athens Marina
DEPA –the company that has pioneered natural gas in Greece, making a significant investment of 3,2 bn € in the energy industry, since 1988. Having marked a 30-year presence in the Greek market, DEPA has a substantial contribution to the growth of the Greek economy, environmental protection and improvement of the quality of life in local communities.
DEPA invests on new activities such as Small Scale LNG and Remote CNG, in order to bring natural gas to more and more regions across the country.
Through its extensive commercial activity as well as its participation in major international infrastructure projects, DEPA upholds supply sufficiency and security for the country under competitive terms and undertakes significant initiatives to enable Greece to play a leading role as a hub of natural gas transit towards Europe.
Moreover, DEPA closely follows global trends, working with stakeholders to shape relevant developments in European and regional markets, and actively seeks strategic partnerships to promote new EU and international initiatives of common interest.
With DEPA as a basic leverage tool, the investment horizon is broadened and the business opportunities are multiplied across the Eastern Mediterranean Region, covering the whole network of corresponding activities.
GEK TERNA Group is one of the leading business Groups in Greece and one of the most extroverted Greek Groups, with a significant presence abroad.
With 4,000 employees worldwide, the Group holds a leading position in Greece in the fields of infrastructure, energy production, supply and trade from thermal sources and RES, concessions, waste management and real estate development & management.
The Group has a significant construction backlog, which along with the projects to be signed will reach to the historical high of €4.9 billion in the following period, while the total investments implemented by the Group or in which the Group participates, currently exceeding €6.5 billion.
GEK TERNA (www.gekterna.com) is listed in the Athens Stock Exchange (FTSE / Athex Large Cap).
kIEFER TEK LTD is a greek construction company with a high level of expertise and significant experience in the field of Renewable Energy. Our company undertakes projects as EPC Contractor, providing integrated solutions for the development, design, equipment supply, construction and maintenance of energy systems and primary sector systems like greenhouses and livestock farms.
The main objective of its foundation is the construction and operation of RES power plants.
Our qualified personnel has an extensive experience in power stations. Its strategic priority is to implement optimal solutions and cutting-edge technology to the stations construction, combining the lowest possible investment cost with the maximum effective lifetime of a plant.
kIEFER TEK LTD is been active in this field since 2014, having in its potential projects (construction & in operation) of total power of more than 480 MW. It is one of the most successful and well-organized Greek companies in the booming energy sector, both in Greece and in Southeast Europe. It is already active also in other countries such as Cyprus, Bulgaria and Romania.
Attiki Natural Gas Distribution Company
Attiki Natural Gas Distribution Company (EDA Attikis) is the natural gas operator in Attica in the framework of the provisions of Law 4001/2011 regarding the operation of the natural gas market. It is the Company that distributes natural gas daily with safety and reliability to thousands of households and businesses in Attica.
EDA Attikis strives through its seamless operations to safely and reliably distribute natural gas to Attica consumers, provide contemporary and cost-effective energy solutions to its customers and achieve a wider expansion and sustainable development of the natural gas market.
EDA Attikis invests in a clean future, operating and developing one of the most modern and safe gas networks in Europe which distribute a form of energy that respects the environment and people.
For more information, visit the website: https://edaattikis.gr/
Eurolife FFH, member of Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., designs, provides and promotes insurance products and services that respond to all the needs of today’s consumer.
It holds a leading position in the Greek insurance market and collaborates with a wide network of insurance partners from all over the country. The company steadily achieves high profitability and has high capital adequacy that surpasses the European supervising requirements. As such, Eurolife FFH is always able to meet its obligations towards its clients.
Recognizing its role in the society, the company is committed to give back to the people part of its annual profits. Through an integrated corporate social responsibility program, Eurolife FFH stands right by the people’s side, implementing activities on: (a) the quality of life and its improvement, (b) the promotion of education and culture, (c) the entrepreneurship and the economy, supporting initiatives that envision a future with more possibilities and optimism.
HEDNO was established in 2012 after the spin-off of the Distribution Segment of PPC S.A. Through the Medium and Low Voltage networks, HEDNO delivers electricity to 7.6 million customers, while the Company manages the High Voltage networks in Attica and the Non-Interconnected islands. Considering the number of customers served and the total length of its network lines, 242,526 km-nearly six times the earth’s perimeter- HEDNO is one of the largest Distribution Companies in the EU.
HEDNO employs about 5,820 peοple directly and another 5,000 indirectly. The fundamental mission of HEDNO is to ensure the efficient operation, maintenance and development of the country’s distribution network and the management of the Non-Interconnected islands electricity systems and to provide non-discriminatory access to the Network, for all energy consumers, dispersed generators and electricity suppliers.
The Company’s main services include: network development, network maintenance and operation, consumption metering, fault restoration, connection of all network users, including consumers and distributed RES (Renewable Energy Sources) and CHP (Combined Heat and Power) and the implementation of all necessary measures for mitigating environmental impacts.
Gastrade SA is the promoter of the Alexandroupolis & Thrace offshore LNG Terminals in Northern Greece.
The company was established in 2010 in Athens with the scope to design, develop and manage natural gas infrastructure projects. The company’s shareholders are: Ms. Asimina - Eleni Copelouzou, Gaslog Cyprus Investments Ltd., DEPA Commercial SA, Bulgartransgaz EAD and DESFA SA.
IGI Poseidon S.A., is a Greek Company founded in 2008, and formed through a joint venture between DEPA International Projects S.A. and Edison S.p.A. The Company is committed to become a part of the European Union’s Strategy for a “carbon neutral future”. By the development of energy infrastructure Projects, IGI Poseidon is contributing to the diversification of energy sources, strengthening the security of supply, and facilitating the energy transition within EU Members currently dependent on coal and oil.
Towards this, IGI Poseidon is currently promoting several energy Projects in Southeast Europe including:
• The EastMed Pipeline Project connecting East Mediterranean gas sources to Europe’s markets via Israel, Cyprus and Greece.
• The IGB Pipeline Project connecting the Greek and Bulgarian gas markets, enabling diversified gas imports into Bulgaria and further into Southeast Europe.
• The Poseidon Pipeline Project, designed to be part of a broader system of interconnections in Southeastern Europe, connecting European markets with new sources of natural gas.
Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq “MSFT”) was founded in 1975 and is currently the largest software development and production company in the world. It is headquartered in Redmond, Washington (USA) and has subsidiaries in more than 150 countries, employing more than 156,000 people worldwide.
Microsoft’s mission is to help every person, business, and organization, to maximize their potential, using technology. In this light, Microsoft® invests over $ 19 billion each year in research and development, and its products are always designed to expand the personal and business potential of all of us.
Microsoft in Greece
Microsoft Hellas has been active in Greece since 1992, providing products and services that are utilized in almost all professional, educational and personal activities of Greeks, while thousands of companies, organizations and public bodies rely on its technology and the solutions it offers.
It currently employs 220 people in the local office while many Greeks work in Microsoft offices around the world.
Microsoft Hellas’ vision is to make the technology accessible to all Greeks and to contribute substantially to the development of the Greek economy and to the support of the local community.
Microsoft Partner Network
Microsoft Hellas has an extensive network of Affiliates and Resellers throughout the country. Specifically, about 3000 Greek IT companies participate in the Microsoft Partner Program.
Microsoft provides a wide range of consulting, training and technical services, providing comprehensive support to its partners and clients. More specifically, in the field of services, Microsoft has a global organization that provides integrated consulting services (Microsoft Consulting Services – MCS), as well as technical support services for its products (Product Support Services – PSS). Through this division, Microsoft is able to offer its high-end clients high-quality consulting and support, along with its partners.
OTE Group is the largest technology company in Greece. It is one of the top three listed companies with respect to capitalization, in the Athens Stock Exchange and is also listed in the London Stock Exchange. Deutsche Telekom holds 46.9% of OTE’s share capital and the Greek State holds 5.6%. OTE Group employs over 12,000 people in Greece and approximately 18,000 people in total.
OTE Group offers a wide range of services: fixed and mobile telephony, broadband services, pay television and integrated ICT solutions. In addition to its core telecommunications activities, the Group in Greece is also involved in maritime communications and real-estate. Abroad, the Group operates in the telecommunications market of Romania, where it offers fixed-line and mobile communications, as well as pay TV services.
COSMOTE is the unified commercial brand for all the products and services of the Group and its key message is “a better world, for all”. Its mission is to bring technological capabilities to all, so that everyone can live and enjoy at the fullest all possibilities offered now, while also building on them for a better tomorrow.
VNK Capital is a leading investment company focused on private equity and real estate.
VNK Capital is founded in 2015 by Vassilios and Nelly Katsos, two prominent entrepreneurs with long experience in the Healthcare sector along with a seasoned multi-disciplinary executive team that shares decades of combined experience in Healthcare , Retail and Financial sector and management at an international level.
VNK Capital invests in market-leading companies that exhibit resilient characteristics in defensive but growing markets and organizations that are willing to become global leaders in their field of expertise.
The direct investment portfolio is very eclectic and we tend to stay actively engaged with our companies aiming to contribute substantial value and expertise while giving them the freedom and support needed for growth.
With offices in Larnaka, Athens and Monaco, at VNK Capital we share our passion to align our goals with those of our portfolio companies while providing the support needed to realize their full potential.
Η Alpha Bank ιδρύθηκε το 1879 από τον Ιωάννη Φ. Κωστόπουλο. Ο Όμιλος Alpha Bank είναι ένας από τους μεγαλύτερους Ομίλους του χρηματοοικονομικού τομέα στην Ελλάδα. Προσφέρει ευρύ φάσμα υψηλής ποιότητας χρηματοοικονομικών προϊόντων και υπηρεσιών στην εγχώρια και τη διεθνή αγορά και διαθέτει έναν από τους υψηλότερους δείκτες κεφαλαιακής επάρκειας στην Ευρώπη.
C&M Engineering is a Consulting Engineering company, in Project Management & Control, Design & Engineering, Construction Management & Supervision, operating in South East Europe.
At a pace of dynamic growth, it is a leading Greek company in its industry, participating in the most significant energy projects within the wider region, infrastructure projects and large tourist and industrial investments in Greece.
C&M Engineering participates/ed in the implementation of almost all infrastructure projects of Natural Gas and LNG in Southeast Europe and the Mediterranean, as well as Power Generation & Distribution.
Those include Natural Gas Interconnectors (TAP, IGB, EastMed, Poseidon, IGI), National Natural Gas Transmission System Pipelines (West Macedonia, Patras, Megalopolis), Compressor - Metering/Regulating – Block Valve – Scraper Stations, LNG Terminals (Revithoussa), FSRU (Alexandropolis, Vasilikos/Cyprus), Small Scale LNG (Igoumenitsa, Patras, Heraklion, Limassol ΙΙ (Vasilikos)/Cyprus), Power Transmission projects (Ariadne) and Power Generation and Distribution Stations (Ptolemais, Megalopolis, Komotini).
C&M Engineering’s corporate integrity also derives from its investment in highly trained human capital and its strong international partnerships.
DESFA pursues its business activity as Greece’s natural gas TSO and as a reliable energy partner in Southeast Europe and beyond, operating and developing the Greek Natural Gas System and its interconnections.
With extensive experience and a highly skilled workforce, DESFA, whose shareholders are, since 2018, 34% the Greek State and 66% Senfluga SA (joint company of Snam, Enagás, Fluxys and Damco), places Greece at the core of energy developments, enabling the smooth integration of new infrastructures and contributing substantially to the diversification of gas supply sources and security of supply of Greece and the wider region. At the same time, DESFA facilitates the development of competition in the Greek energy market and serves its Users with safety, reliability, transparency and commercial innovation.
Driven by the vision of safely and sustainably operating and developing a technologically advanced network, which transmits and stores clean, reliable and affordable gas energy, DESFA is leading the transition to the energy of tomorrow, investing in people, innovation and future-proof infrastructure, while facilitating cleaner energy alternatives and building its way to a zero-carbon future.
Deloitte Greece is a member of one of the world’s largest professional services networks, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu since 1975. With offices in Athens, Thessaloniki, Heraklion and Patras and over 2,400 professionals, we combine an unmatched breadth and depth of capabilities in audit and assurance, consulting, financial advisory, risk advisory, tax and legal.
Operating as a true multidisciplinary model we collaborate across businesses to solve the most challenging issues of our clients. We work with clients in every sector of the Greek economy to deliver innovative solutions using the latest tools and technologies.
Our people are unified by a collaborative culture guiding them to lead the profession, to serve with integrity, to take care of each other and to foster inclusion. They enjoy an environment of continuous learning and opportunities, and are dedicated to making a positive impact in their communities.
In 2017, we launched Deloitte Alexander Competence Center in Thessaloniki, a hub for the development of specialized technical skills and competencies, aiming to capitalize on the abundant talent in Greece and reduce brain drain.
In 2019 Deloitte Foundation was founded, a non-profit voluntary organization, to make an impact that matters through initiatives promoting education, culture, environment and relief in national emergencies.
Ιn 2022 Deloitte Digital launched its services in Greece, as part of Deloitte, constituting a combination of an end-to-end digital transformation agency with a consulting firm.
Through a flexible and hands-on learning experience, the Deloitte Academy helps executives to develop their knowledge, upskill and connect with market industry leaders keeping them on top of global and local market trends and best practices.
KBVL, member of the Deloitte Legal international network, is an independent law firm registered with the Athens Bar, that offers legal services aligned with clients’ key business objectives.
The Eurobank Group, consisting of Eurobank S.A. (Eurobank) and its subsidiaries, is a strong banking group active in six countries, with total assets of € 83.4 billion and 11,343 employees. Eurobank Ergasias Services and Holdings S.A. (Eurobank Holdings) is the parent company of Eurobank Group.
With a total network of 615 branches in Greece and abroad, the Eurobank Group offers a comprehensive range of financial products and services to its retail and corporate customers. In Greece, Eurobank operations encompass a retail banking network, dedicated business centers, a Private Banking network and a dynamic digital presence. The Eurobank Group also has presence in Bulgaria, Serbia, Cyprus, Luxembourg and United Kingdom (London).
The philosophy of Eurobank focuses on providing quality services to its customers, paying attention to their particular and diverse needs.
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Beyond core business activity Eurobank, responding to the needs of today’s ever- changing environment, consistently designs actions relating to social and environmental issues, adopting responsible practices that promote transparency and business ethics. Eurobank links its business decisions to environmental sustainability, social responsibility and corporate governance (ESG).
Fysiko Aerio the Hellenic Energy Company
Fysiko Aerio the Hellenic Energy Company is an integrated energy provider, active in the electricity market too, after its long history as a natural gas provider. With a legacy of more than 160 years and the priceless experience and expertise they imply, the company is continuously upgrading its customer experience, investing in modern technologies.
The permanent goal of the company is to provide personalized services, a holistic energy experience as well as additional benefits to its customers, going beyond the standard relationship with energy. Plus, it builds its own ecosystem being active in new areas of sustainability, such as electromobility and smart solutions for domestic and business use.
Fysiko Aerio counts more than 500 selling points across Greece and 420,000 households, 9,000 business customers, 200 industrial customers and is also implementing its geographical expansion plan throughout Greece, remaining always close to its consumers 24/7.
Fraport Greece was created in 2015 and is responsible for maintaining, operating, managing, upgrading and developing 14 regional airports in Greece. The operational transfer of the airports to Fraport Greece took place on April 11th, 2017. Fraport Greece enhanced the airports’ international competitiveness by the optimization of operational processes, the modernization and upgrade of the airports’ infrastructure and the continuous training of employees. High-quality services to customers, qualified and trained employees and compliance with safety and security regulations made the operation of the 14 Greek regional airports a great long-term success.
Hill International is a global construction consulting firm providing, over the last 45 years, Program and Project Management, Independent Engineer, Owner’s Engineer, Technical Assistance, Technical Due Diligence and a range of consulting services to support Investors and/or Governments for planning, maturing and implementing major capital programs worldwide. We fulfill our mission by combining expert technical ability, collaborative partnerships, and an agile approach that enables our clients to deliver positive change around the world. Our focus as a business is “pure” project management, meaning we are free of any potential design or contracting conflicts. Our sole purpose is protecting our clients’ interests, managing any potential risks, and delivering projects on-time and within budget. Across our program, project, and construction management capabilities, from concept to completion, we have one definition of success: getting the best outcome for our clients. The headquarters of HILL INTERNATIONAL are in Philadelphia of the USA and has distinctive operational presence with major transport and energy infrastructure projects in Greece and Southern Europe.
I Know How
iKnowHow is a Greek software and robotics powerhouse based in Athens and currently employing more than 100 engineers and IT professionals. The company was founded in 2002 by Mr. Grigoris Kotsikaris who remains Chairman of its Board of Directors to this day. iKnowHows’ solutions tackle the blending of the digital with the physical, poised to disrupt existing value chains across industries. For almost two decades, the company has been offering a wide range of tailor made software solutions and specialized ICT strategy consulting services and building complex enterprise applications with emphasis on Digital Government, Business Automation, Digital Transformation, e-Health and Industrial Automation solutions.
With strong partnerships with leading technology firms worldwide, iKnowHow collaborates with more than 100 large organizations in the Greek and European public sector, banking, telecommunications, health and construction in more than 15 countries around the world.
The IPTO - Independent Power Transmission Operator is responsible for the operation, monitoring, maintenance and development of the Hellenic Electricity Transmission System. IPTO’s mission is the uninterrupted power supply of the country, in the most secure, efficient and reliable manner, as well as the operation of the Balancing Market and cross-border trade, following the principles of transparency, equality and free competition. With its 5-billion-euro investment program up to 2030, the Operator contributes to Greece's energy and digital transition, by creating critical electrical infrastructure, such as the subsea island interconnections in the Aegean and the Ionian Sea, and by implementing projects related to the upgrade of the mainland grid, as well as IT and Telecommunications.
Lightsource bp is a global leader in the development and management of solar energy projects, and a 50:50 joint venture with bp. Our purpose is to deliver affordable and sustainable solar power for businesses and communities around the world.
Our team includes over 860 industry specialists, working across 18 countries. We provide a full service to our customers, from initial site selection, financing and permitting through to long-term management of solar projects.
For more information visit lightsourcebp.com, follow us on Twitter , Instagram, youtube or view our LinkedIn page.
Η ΜΟRE είναι θυγατρική εταιρεία του Ομίλου Motor Oil, η οποία δραστηριοποιείται δυναμικά στις καθαρότερες μορφές ενέργειας.
Με υπευθυνότητα και συνέπεια, η ΜΟRE αναπτύσσεται ταχύτατα, υλοποιώντας, στρατηγικές επενδύσεις και συνεργασίες θέτοντας την παραγωγή καθαρής ενέργειας στο επίκεντρο της επιχειρηματικής δραστηριότητάς της.
Συγκεκριμένα, η MORE, μετά την ενσωμάτωση του χαρτοφυλακίου από την εξαγορά του ΕΛΛΑΚΤΩΡΑ, θα πλησιάζει τον επόμενο στόχο της για εγκατεστημένη ισχύ περίπου 1GW, η οποία θα είναι ικανή να τροφοδοτήσει με πράσινη ενέργεια περίπου μισό εκατομμύριο νοικοκυριά. Παράλληλα, η εταιρεία θα διαθέτει ένα χαρτοφυλάκιο έργων σε διάφορα στάδια ανάπτυξης, περισσότερο από 2,2 GW. Σημειώνεται ότι η MORE είναι ένας από τους μεγαλύτερους ΦΟΣΕ στην Ελλάδα, εκπροσωπώντας περίπου 0,5 GW ενώ συνολικά η MORE θα είναι μία εταιρεία με επενδεδυμένα κεφάλαια €1,6 δισεκατ. στηρίζοντας έμπρακτα την εθνική οικονομία και την αναπτυξιακή πορεία της χώρας.
Τα πλάνα της εταιρείας περιλαμβάνουν: Τη διεύρυνση του χαρτοφυλακίου έργων ΑΠΕ, την ανάπτυξη συστημάτων αποθήκευσης και την εστιασμένη ενασχόληση με υπεράκτια αιολικά.
Όραμα της MORE είναι, μέσα από την καινοτομία στην ανάπτυξη μονάδων και υπηρεσιών, να επιτευχθεί η παραγωγή περισσότερης καθαρής ενέργειας και να δημιουργηθούν νέες εναλλακτικές λύσεις για ένα βιώσιμο μέλλον για όλους. Με αδιαπραγμάτευτες αρχές και σταθερή φιλοσοφία για την ενίσχυση και την ευημερία των τοπικών κοινωνιών στις οποίες δραστηριοποιείται, με το περιβάλλον και τον άνθρωπο στο επίκεντρο.
Με εχέγγυα επιτυχίας, την αξιοπιστία και την εμπιστοσύνη που εμπνέει ο Όμιλος Motor Oil, η MORE τολμά και επενδύει, με το βλέμμα στραμμένο σε ένα βιώσιμο μέλλον για όλους.
Neurosoft is a leading Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Integrator providing innovative solutions and services with the aim of increasing efficiency and security. The company has been listed in the Italian Stock Exchange since 2009, OPAP being the majority shareholder, while currently employing 200+ highly skilled professionals. Operating in Greece, Cyprus and SEE, Neurosoft portfolio offers state-of-the-art solutions and services in Infrastructure (network, cloud, security), Cyber and Field, while supporting the whole lifecycle of business operations from Design and Consulting to Support and Managed Services. Commitment to excellence is what Neurosoft believes in, with the development of innovative and agile solutions resulting from business and technology experience.
ONEX SHIPYARDS is a member of ONEX SHIPYARDS & TECHNOLOGIES Group headquartered in NY, with the strategic objective of acquiring, operating and investing in shipyards. Further, the Group runs a diversified portfolio of activities that mainly include Aviation, Security, ICT/IoT, Business Process Outsourcing, Integrated Logistics Support, Energy, Nanotechnology and more. Currently ONEX SHIPYARDS owns and operates Neorion Shipyards in Syros (3rd largest shipyard in Greece) and is acquiring Elefsina Shipyards through a restructuring and rehabilitation plan (2nd largest shipyard in Greece), with financial contribution from U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and the strategic partnership with the Italian shipbuilding behemoth Fincantieri. Indicatively, the re-operation of Neorion Shipyards by ONEX since 2018 has changed the ship-repairing Greek National Index after decades of decline; 90% of the sector’s National Growth comes from Neorion. ONEX SHIPYARDS success stems from always applying supreme innovative methods and operational excellence at the most competitive cost and delivery times, thus constituting a valuable partner and an emerging leader in the Eastern Mediterranean for commercial and military fleets.
Piraeus Bank is committed to play a significant role in the Greek economy, actively supporting economic activity and extroversion through specialized financial solutions and high-level services to its 5.7 million customers.
Piraeus Bank and its people aim to better serve customers but also to meet their needs with continuous investments in innovation, new technologies and targeted solutions that address their needs. Capturing greater opportunities and efficiencies form a central part of τηε Bank’s strategy.
Piraeus is launching new initiatives, with the aim to capture business upside, by leveraging on increasing healthy credit demand and the RRF structural funds, enhancing its asset management, bancassurance and custody business, as well as exploiting digital ecosystem commercial opportunities.
The restoration of the Greek economy to sustainable growth, the strengthening especially of small and medium enterprises that have been severely affected by the multi-year crisis and the support of our community against the great challenges of our time such as climate change remain at the top of Piraeus Bank’s strategic priorities.
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ATTIKO METRO S.A. is a Greek state-owned company with an extensive experience in the Strategic Planning, Feasibilities Studies, Funding, Design, Tendering, Construction and Project Management of Urban Transport Infrastructure projects such as the Metro and Tram. Attiko Metro provides services to public and private entities in Greece and abroad.
The areas of Attiko Metro’s expertise cover:
· Strategic Planning & Feasibility Studies
· Cost estimation & Financing
· Funding Requests & Funding Structuring
· Contracts Structuring & Preparation
· Engineering & Architecture
· Project & Construction Management
· Commitments & Procedures
· Urban Redevelopment & Environmental Management
· Testing and Commissioning
Fortsakis, Diakopoulos & Associates Law Firm
Fortsakis, Diakopoulos & Associates ("FDMA") is a leading Greek law firm providing a comprehensive range of elite legal services across the full spectrum of business, administrative and tax law and possessing high advisory expertise on landmark business transactions in Greece. With its offices located at the heart of the Athens business centre, the firm boasts today of a vibrant and multi-disciplined team of top-class practitioners, including 4 partners and 20 attorneys in total, all recognized experts in their respective fields of specialization.
Focusing on complex domestic and international transactions, our practice covers a wide spectrum of areas ranging from corporate and commercial law matters, M&A’s, privatizations, energy, TMT, investment and real estate development projects to dispute resolution in the fields of its expertise. Also, FDMA is recognized as a leading expert in the fields of Greek tax and administrative law. Our hands-on approach to our clients’ affairs has earned us the reputation of one of the best legal teams in the Greek market enjoying long-standing relationships with an unmatched variety of Greek and international clients.
Noisis Development Consultants S.A.
NOISIS S.A. was established in 1998 with the purpose of providing specialized consulting services to companies and organizations in the Private and Public Sector.
Today, Noisis has a network of offices situated in Athens, Thessaloniki and Western Macedonia and holds a leading position in the Consulting Services sector, based on its clientele and approved investment project.
With knowledge, expertise and executives experience being a few of our valuable assets, we fully meet our customers' expectations, in utter respect of their particular demands. We assess and measure our performance through the fulfillment of our customers' objectives.
We illuminate the path of development, by evaluating on your behalf, the appropriate financial tools, while selecting those that consistently serve your investment projects.
The services provided by Noisis Development Consultants S.A. cover the entire range of business solutions, with a particular emphasis in the sectors of Financing and Investment Project Management, Strategic and Business Plans, Business Organization, as well as providing services to the Public Sector.
NOISIS S.A. has extensive experience and expertise in placing investments in Development Law, having successfully manage a significant number of proposals in the fields of manufacturing, Logistics, hotel business, renewable energy, production software, broadband infrastructure, etc. contributing significantly to the rise of business in Greek territory.
Ο Οργανισμός Ανάπτυξης Κρήτης Α.Ε. (O.A.K. A.E.) ιδρύθηκε τον Ιούνιο του 2013 (ΦΕΚ 1473/18-06-2013), με τη συγχώνευση των Οργανισμών Ανάπτυξης Δυτικής και Ανατολικής Κρήτης (Ο.Α.ΔΥ.Κ. & Ο.ΑΝ.Α.Κ.) και την μεταφορά των αρμοδιοτήτων και έργων των Ειδικών Υπηρεσιών Δημοσίων Έργων ΕΥΔΕ ΒΟΑΚ και ΕΥΔΕ Αποσελέμη.
Η εταιρεία λειτουργεί προς όφελος του δημόσιου συμφέροντος, είναι επιχείρηση κοινής ωφέλειας αφού παρέχει αγαθά και υπηρεσίες που εξυπηρετούν άμεσα δημόσιους σκοπούς, ενώ εποπτεύεται από το Υπουργείο Υποδομών και Μεταφορών.
Οι σκοποί λειτουργίας του Ο.Α.Κ. Α.Ε., μεταξύ άλλων είναι:
-Η αξιοποίηση, η προστασία, η ορθολογική διαχείριση των υδατικών πόρων και η προστασία του περιβάλλοντος μέσω αναπτυξιακών σχεδίων (ταμιευτήρες, βιολογικοί καθαρισμοί, ανάπτυξη έργων ΑΠΕ).
-Η ολοκλήρωση των μεγάλων έργων οδοποιίας της Κρήτης. Ο Ο.Α.Κ. Α.Ε. έχει ως αρμοδιότητα την εκπόνηση μελετών και εκτέλεση έργων στον ΒΟΑΚ και στο λοιπό δίκτυο Κρήτης
-Η εκπόνηση προγραμμάτων ανάπτυξης της Περιφέρειας Κρήτης, η μελέτη, η χρηματοδότηση, η εκτέλεση, η λειτουργία, η αξιοποίηση έργων κοινωφελών και δημόσιου ενδιαφέροντος.
The Panhellenic Union of Pharmaceutical Industry
The Panhellenic Union of Pharmaceutical Industry (PEF) represents pharmaceutical manufacturing in Greece. PEF contributes significantly to the on-going public dialogue regarding pharmaceutical care, healthcare policy and patient access. Its mission is to ensure the supply of the pharmaceutical market with safe and affordable products of excellent quality while promoting the growth of the local manufacturing base both in the Greek market as well as internationally.
PEF’s 48 member-companies are recognized as leading manufacturers and service providers in Europe as well as globally, exporting to over 140 countries worldwide. Cumulatively they produce branded generics and Added Value Medicines in 40 state-of-the-art production units with the use of cutting-edge technology and advanced processes that comply fully with the EMA and FDA quality standards.
The Greek pharmaceutical industry at large has been identified as a key economic sector which generates significant added value for the Greek health system through its highly skilled workforce, its intensive investment activity and its ever increasing export potential.
PEF’s members aim to ensure the Greek healthcare systems resilience and autonomy through the steady supply of pharmaceutical products essential for addressing the vast majority of patient needs. Thus, the Greek industry has an integral role to play in supporting and contributing to a strong European generic, biosimilar and value-added medicines industry through the significant investments of €1,2 bn pipelined in the next 4 years, with an overarching aim to establish a robust medicines manufacturing capacity within the European Union.
Founded in 1999, Prime is a leading international ship-management and ship-owning company with its headquarters in Athens, employing 150 highly skilled and educated professionals ashore and over 1,500 experienced sea-going personnel.
Since formation, Prime has managed a variety of bulkers, tankers, combination carriers and LPG/Ammonia carriers and has supervised the construction of more than 20 newbuildings. Today, Prime provides integrated ship-management services to a fleet of 25 vessels consisting of product tankers and crude oil tankers.
Prime Tanker operates one of the largest commercial management platforms for LR1 Tankers, controlling a significant stake of global market share and maintains close business relationships with the majority of National and International Oil Companies and International Commodity Traders.
Prime Tanker Management is a proud owner of a number of distinctions, such as the 2018 Green4Sea Best Tanker Operator award, first to be successfully certified with ISO14064:2012, first globally to receive from ABS the Assessment letter of a Monitoring Plan for Compliance with CO2 Emissions Regulation, first globally to receive the Confirmation of Compliance SEEMP Part II by ABS and first globally to complete the Inventory of Hazardous Materials approval procedure based on the Hong Kong Convention and the EU Ship Recycling Regulation with the Lloyd’s Register.
At PwC Greece, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 157 countries with more than 250,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. We have premises in Athens and Thessaloniki and more than 1,000 employees.
Our teams consist of internationally renowned consultants, with deep knowledge of each industry and years of professional experience. They combine a wide range of skills in strategy, processes, finance, human resources, risk management and technology.
We invest time in understanding the activity and challenges our customers face. We leverage our knowledge of both local and international markets and reevaluate traditional practices, aiming at designing and implementing an effective strategy that responds to specific market needs and trends, building trusting relationships.