For the 3rd consecutive year the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) and Vertical Solutions SA organized in cooperation with the Hellenic Institute of Entrepreneurship & Sustainable Development and the World Energy Council Greece, the Strategic Conference:
3rd Athens Investment Forum
The Greek Economy facing the Challenge of Sustainable Development
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nikos Chardalias was appointed Deputy Minister for Civil Protection and Crisis Management on 15th March of 2020, by decision of the Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.
He was born in 1968, in Athens, Greece. He studied Political Sciences and International Relations at Kent University (UK), specialising in Regional Development and European Integration. He served as Secretary General for Civil Protection (19 July 2019 – 14 March 2020), was elected for three consecutive 4-year periods (2003-2014) Mayor of the Municipality of Byron, Attica Region, Greece. He was President of the Association for the Protection and Development of Ymittos Mountain, Attica Region (2003-2014), President of the Civil Protection Committee at the Central Union of Municipalities of Greece – KEDE (2006-2012), and Executive Secretary at the Region of Central Greece (2014-2016).
Nicola Battilana is the Chief Executive Officer of DESFA, the Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator.
Born near Genoa, Italy, in 1967, he graduated – after college in Nautical School – in Electrical Engineering at Genoa University.
After a few collaborations within the university and a period in the Italian Navy, he joined Snam in 1995, where he worked for 3 years in the technical area.
After a diversified professional path in the operations area, that led him through LNG terminal and gas network maintenance to pipeline construction, with several assignments of increasing responsibility, he was appointed in 2009 Network Development VP and in 2010 Network Dispatching and Balancing VP.
In 2013 he started up as SVP of the Technical Division, with the aim of promoting operational excellence and granting technical support in the then starting foreign asset acquisition process.
In October 2015, he was appointed CEO of TAG Gmbh, the Austrian company owned by Snam (85%) and Gas Connect Austria (15%) that owns and operates the Trans Austria Pipeline, the strategic transit infrastructure transporting ca. 40% of the Italian annual natural gas demand through Austria.
Before his new assignment as CEO of DESFA, he was managing, since September 2018, Snam’s activities in Greece and the Balkans, including the opening of a representative office in Athens.
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.
Alexandros Exarchou, Managing Director of AKTOR, distinguished lawyer, has significant experience in negotiating corporate contracts, such as Joint Venture Agreements, Consortium Agreements, Shareholders Agreements and Share Sale Agreements. Alexandros Exarchou has been involved in well-known BOT projects in Greece (Metro of Thessaloniki, Rio-Antirrio Bridge, Athens Metro Project, Olympic Airways S.A. Maintenance and Repair Hangar, Egnatia Odos, Piraeus Port, Athens International Airport, Macedonia Airport New Terminal, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre, Costa Navarino) and abroad (Mafraq STP Abu Dhabi, Blue City Oman etc.) Alexandros Exarchou has a bachelors’ degree from the School of Law of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, as well as a diploma in English Legal Studies and a Master of Laws degree from the School of Law of the University of Manchester.
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 notablecooperations 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
Yiannis Loumakis, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Uni Systems, is an Electrical Engineer from the University of Thessaloniki, with M.S. in Computer Science from Courant Institute, New York University. Since 1985 is working in the area of systems integration in various positions in Greece and abroad: New York University (USA), CITEC spa (Italy), INTRASOFT, ANDIP, APEX, Decision Systems Integration, Info-Quest, Uni Systems.
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. In 2019, he was elected Member of the Board of Directors of the European Network of Transmission System Operators (ENTSO-E).
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.
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.
Mr. Christos Megalou is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Board Member of the Board of Directors of Piraeus Bank SA. From 2013 to 2015 he was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Eurobank Ergasias SA. On 2015 and 2016 he acted as a Senior Advisor of Fairfax Financial Holdings in Toronto and London and from May 2016 was engaged as Senior Advisor of Advent International in London. Μr. Megalou held senior positions at Credit Suisse Investment Banking for over 16 years in London, UK. He was elected, for two consecutive runs, Chairman of the Hellenic Bankers Association in the UK (2010-2013), Deputy Chairman of the Hellenic Bank Association in Greece (2013-2015), Deputy Chairman of the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce in Greece (1993-1997), Distinguished Fellow of the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils (GFCC) in Washington USA (since 2016). He graduated with a BSc of Economics from the University of Athens (1981) and holds an MBA in Finance from Aston University in Birmingham, UK (1982).
He is a civil engineer with long experience in large projects. Former major shareholder of subsidiary ETETH SA, in which he holds the position of President of the Board and Managing Director since 1978. Born in Salonica, he has Greek citizenship
Κατάγεται από τη Νάουσα Ημαθίας. Γεννήθηκε στη Βέροια το 1981. Διπλωματούχος Πολιτικός Μηχανικός ΔΠΘ (2003). Μέλος Τ.Ε.Ε. (2004). Κάτοχος του μεταπτυχιακού διπλώματος ειδίκευσης «Οργάνωση και Διοίκηση Τεχνικών Συστημάτων – Διοίκηση Συστημάτων Κατασκευών, Υποδομών και Μεταφορών» του Δ.Π.Θ. σε συνεργασία με το Πανεπιστήμιο Μακεδονίας (2005). Διετέλεσε μέλος του Δ.Σ. του Συλλόγου Φοιτητών της Π.Σ. Ξάνθης και εκπρόσωπος των φοιτητών σε όλα τα όργανα διοίκησης του Δ.Π.Θ. από το 1999 έως το 2003. Σήμερα ασκεί το επάγγελμα του πολιτικού μηχανικού ως ελεύθερος επαγγελματίας ασχολούμενος με την εκπόνηση μελετών ιδιωτικών έργων και κυρίως την επίβλεψή τους ως μηχανικός εργοταξίου. Παράλληλα, διατηρεί κατασκευαστική εταιρεία. Το 2006 εκλέχθηκε για πρώτη φορά μέλος του Δ.Σ. του ΣΠΜΕ, με την παράταξη της ΠΑΣΚ Πολιτικών Μηχανικών. Επανεκλέχθηκε το 2009. Από το 2006 έως το 2010 ήταν μέλος της Μόνιμης Επιστημονικής Επιτροπής Υποστήριξης Αντισεισμικού Κανονισμού του ΟΑΣΠ ως εκπρόσωπος του ΣΠΜΕ. 2006-2009 Μέλος της Μόνιμης Επιτροπής Νέων Πολιτικών Μηχανικών του ΣΠΜΕ. Από το 2009 είναι Επιμελητής της Μόνιμης Επιτροπής Θεμάτων Νέων Μηχανικών του Τεχνικού Επιμελητηρίου Ελλάδας. Τον Απρίλιο του 2010 εκλέχθηκε μέλος της Κεντρικής Αντιπροσωπείας του Τ.Ε.Ε. Τον Σεπτέμβριο του 2010 εκλέχθηκε μέλος της Διοικούσας Επιτροπής του Τεχνικού Επιμελητηρίου Ελλάδος, με αρμοδιότητα για θέματα διεθνών, ευρωπαϊκών θέσεων και εξωστρέφειας του Τ.Ε.Ε. Τον Νοέμβριο του 2013 επανεκλέχθηκε μέλος της Κεντρικής Αντιπροσωπείας του Τ.Ε.Ε. Τον Μάιο του 2014 εκλέχθηκε Αναπληρωτής Γραμματέας της Διοικούσας Επιτροπής του Τεχνικού Επιμελητηρίου Ελλάδος και από τον Οκτώβριο του 2015 έως τον Νοέμβριο του 2019 διετέλεσε εκλεγμένος Α Αντιπρόεδρος του Τ.Ε.Ε. Από το Φλεβάρη του 2019 είναι εκλεγμένος γραμματέας της ΔΗΣΥΜ. Από το Δεκέμβριο του 2019 έως σήμερα είναι εκλεγμένος Πρόεδρος της Αντιπροσωπείας του Τ.Ε.Ε.
« 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”.
Mr. Bouchoris works as a Managing Director at BlackRock since 2015. He oversees BlackRock’s Financial Markets Advisory (FMA) activity in Southeastern Europe and the Middle East and the activity of BlackRock’s Branch in Athens. He joined BlackRock following an 18-year career in Greece and the US including, more recently, serving as the CEO of Greece’s privatization fund and working in senior management positions at National Bank of Greece. He earned a Diploma in Electrical & Computer Engineering at the National Technical University of Athens and an MBA at Rotterdam School of Management.
Panos Xenokostas is the founder & CEO of ONEX Technologies Group, parent company of ONEX SHIPYARDS, owner of Neorion Syros Shipyards, Syros, Greece.
He is an international entrepreneurial player specialized in diversified industries and investments such as Aviation, Nanotechnology, ICT, Defense & Security, Shipbuilding, Maritime and Energy.
Hisvision is to create the leading American shipyard-port technology and logistics hub in East Med, based in Greece.In Greece, his companies directly and indirectly employ more than 1,500 people.
Panos T. Xenokostas is, now, in the phase of implementation of Elefsis Shipyard restructuring(2nd biggest shipyard in Greece), through a rehabilitation plan, which will be submitted in the courts, before the end of 2020.
In December 2019, he finalized the acquisition of Neorion Syros Shipyards, the 3rd largest shipyard in Greece and the oldest Greek heavy industry. The re-operation of Neorion Shipyardshas changed the ship-repairing National Index after decades of decline. It should be noted that, 90% of the National Growth of this sector comes from Neorion Shipyard’s operations.
He worked very hard and managed to establish strong industrial and strategic partnership between USA, Israel and Greece. Example of such anachievement, is the «Themistocles Program» (https://themistoclescorvette.com). Themistocles is a platform, which will be built in Greece, utilizing US configuration, based on Israeli design, already, chosen and approved by Israel Navy. This Corvette aims to be the East Meddefense security platform and choice of excellence for international markets. Furthermore, another milestone, which is also linked with the shipyard industry, is the teaming partnership with CISCO, in order to create the first CISCO’s International Maritime and Innovation Center of Excellence, in Elefsis Shipyard.
Panos is a former Air Force Officer with BA in Aerospace Engineering, MBA in IUKB Swiss University.
He has been awarded several times for his achievements. Among other distinctions, he was awarded twice (2014 & 2015) as one of the 10 Best European Entrepreneurs in the European Business Awards contest. In 2013 and 2015, one of his companies, Glonatech SA participated to the CleanTech Open Global Ideas Competition and both times was placed among the top 5 contestants who presented the cleanest technologies.
Memberships include the Board of the GAEPIS, AHEPA New York, the Hellenic-American Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber’s New Technologies Committee, the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), Leadership 100, The Athenian VIP Club and The Hellenic Initiative.
Mr. Konstantinos Xifaras is the Chief Executive Officer of DEPA COMMERCIAL S.A.
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.
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.
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).
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 Oil and 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.
Intrakat CEO since 2003, he also served as CEO of INTRAMET until it merged with INTRAKAT in 2005 and as a Non-Executive member of the BoD of the INTRALOT GROUP from 2008 until 2019. In 2010 he was appointed CEO of KEKROPS SA and in 2019 Vice Chairman of the BoD of ATHENS RESORT CASINO HOLDINGS SA and REGENCY CASINO MONT PARNES SA. Mr Souretis currently holds senior executive positions in a number of INTRACOM HOLDINGS Group subsidiaries. From 1997 to 2003 he held various managerial positions at ELLINIKI TEHNODOMIKI-TEV.
Holds a civil engineering degree from the University of Thessaloniki, a MSc from the City University of London and an International MBA degree from the Athens University of Economics and Business.
Theodore E. Tryfon was born in Mytilini – Lesvos. He graduated from Athens College, Greece. He then studied in the UK, where he got a BSc and an MBA degree.
From 1990 to 1992 he worked in Henkel Hellas, Tryfon – Kastrinis S.A., a family owned business which was then bought by Henkel Germany.
In 1992 he joined Elpen Co. Inc. one of the leading Pharmaceutical Industries in Greece. The Elpen Group of Companies had a turnover of 200.000.000€ in 2018 with more than 1000 employees in Greece and abroad and exports in more than 40 countries. Elpen has a subsidiary in Germany, Elpen GmbH, since 2014. Mr. Tryfon is Co/CEO of the Elpen Group and President of the Panhellenic Union of Pharmaceutical Industries (PEF). He is also a member of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV) and at the same year he became Member of the Board of Medicines for Europe, the Biosimilar & Value Added Medicines Association (EGA).
Lampros is a proud member of ONEX family for 15 years, serving in roles of increasing responsibility in the fields of Sales, Marketing & Business Development mainly in IT, Defence & Security Market. Lampros is a results-oriented professional with strong negotiation and problem-solving skills and core competencies: Experience, Professionalism, Motivation & Team Building. He is excellent planner with proven abilities in accelerating growth, generating customer loyalty levels and serving government sector customers effectively. Lampros has strong analytical skills and the ability to detect critical details, but also conceive the big picture of a project. His main responsibilities at ONEX are the following:
Establish, develop and maintain excellent working relationships with the existing and prospective government customers.
Utilize Company’s contacts to identify bidding opportunities and respond appropriately to these RFPs.
Provide accurate, timely information to management, regarding issues that impact government business.
Attend government trade shows, as required, and represent company in a professional way.
Promptly address all customer complaints and/or inquiries. Assure equitable resolution to maximize customer satisfaction.
Responsible for the sale of ONEX’s products, solutions and associated services to Regional Governments and Organizations.
Forge new relationships, as well as current direct relationships within the government, and the decision personnel within those groups to help drive revenues.
Develop an account sales plan/ build and maintain an active pipeline of qualified leads.
Forecast and report activity carefully, accurately and in a timely manner as requested.
Work with ONEX’s sales team/Partners on sales opportunities leveraging their capabilities.
Aggressively work the pipeline to consistently meet or exceed quarterly and annual revenue quotas.
Lampros’ main studies are in Business Administration and he holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University Institute Kurt Bösch in Switzerland. Being a lifelong learner, he is currently studying Development and Economics in London School of Economics.
He speaks two languages, Greek and English.
In his personal life Lampros:
Cares about Civil Rights & Social Action, Economic Empowerment, Politics & Social Services.
Likes travelling, studying, philosophy, playing basketball, swimming, new technology.
Alexander Zinell was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Fraport Greece on July 1, 2016. Prior to this assignment, Alexander Zinell was in charge of Global Investments and Management at Fraport, where he developed the portfolio of the group’s international airport investments. He chaired the supervisory boards of Fraport affiliates in Turkey, Russia and Bulgaria. Between 2004 and 2009 Alexander Zinell was General Manager of Antalya Airport.
Alexander Zinell holds degrees in business administration from the University of Cologne and HEC in Paris.
He was born in Athens in 1968 and holds a PhD and an MBA from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. He has worked as Deputy (acting) Chief Financial Officer at Emporiki Bank and at ABN AMRO Bank’s Financial Institutions Group in London. He joined Alpha Bank in 2007. In 2010 he was appointed Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and in 2012 he was appointed General Manager. Through these posts, he spearheaded capital raisings of several billions from foreign institutional shareholders, diversifying the Bank’s shareholder base, as well as significant mergers and acquisitions that contributed to the consolidation of the Greek banking market, reinforcing the position of the Bank. He was voted seventh best CFO among European banks (2014 and 2018) by institutional investors and analysts in the Extel international survey. He has been a Member of the Board of Directors of the Bank since November 2018 and Chief Executive Officer since January 2019.
Η Χρύσα Λιάγγου εργάζεται στην εφημερίδα <Καθημερινή> καλύπτοντας θέματα στους τομείς ενέργειας και βιομηχανίας. Η εμπειρία της στο συγκεκριμένο χώρο, αριθμεί πάνω από 20 χρόνια συστηματικής παρακολούθησης των εξελίξεων στην εγχώρια και διεθνή αγορά, με έμφαση στους κλάδους πετρελαίου, φυσικού αερίου και ηλεκτρικής ενέργειας. Η αρθρογραφία της όπως και οι αναλύσεις της για την οικονομική και γεωπολιτική διάσταση των ενεργειακών θεμάτων είναι πλούσια και διακρίνεται από εγκυρότητα και αξιοπιστία. Κατά καιρούς έχει συνεργαστεί με εξειδικευμένα οικονομικά έντυπα και ηλεκτρονικά μέσα ενημέρωσης, ενώ από το 1999 εργάζεται στο οικονομικό τμήμα της εφημερίδας <Καθημερινή> . Είναι απόφοιτος του Παντείου Πανεπιστημίου με ειδίκευση στα δημόσιο-οικονομικά.
Ο Γιάννης Παπαδογιάννης είναι δημοσιογράφος. Σπούδασε στο τμήμα Οικονομικής Επιστήμης του Πανεπιστημίου Πειραιώς. Από το 1999 έως το 2018 εργάστηκε στην εφημερίδα «Η Καθημερινή», ενώ πριν είχε εργαστεί στις εφημερίδες «Χρηματιστήριο», «Εξουσία», «Ημερησία». Τον Οκτώβριο 2018 ανέλαβε τη διεύθυνση της ιστοσελίδας Economistas.gr της οποίας ήταν συνδημιουργός. Αποχώρησε τον Ιούνιο του 2019 για την δημιουργία του BusinessDaily.gr. Έχει εκδώσει τρία βιβλία για την οικονομία, τις τράπεζες και την κρίση.
Nicholas Papapolitis is the Managing Partner of Papapolitis & Papapolitis. Nicholas is a member of the Board of Directors of the American-Hellenic nChamber of Commerce (“AmCham”).
He is the Chair of the Investment and Finance Committee of the AmCham. He is the Chair of the Corporate Ambassador Program of The Hellenic Initiative (“THI”) and a member of the New Leaders Steering Committee of THI.
Nicholas was also a member of the Board of Directors of NBG Pangaea REIC and the Intralot Group. He is consistently recognized as a “leading individual” in the Greek legal market by international legal directories and widely recognized as an expert in foreign
He started his career at the international law firm Skadden Arps in New York having graduated LL.B (Hons) from University College of London and LL.M (Merit) from the University of London (Queen Mary College).
Notis is a partner at Sardelas Petsa Law Firm and an expert in the field of banking & finance and capital markets, including the financing of real estate and energy projects. His 20-year practice includes advising clients, mainly financial institutions, on financings, restructurings and underwritings of ECM and DCM transactions, as well as acting for companies and investors on M&A transactions, mainly involving listed companies. He has played an instrumental role in the recent development of the Greek corporate bond market, advising on the structuring of the first listed corporate bond offering based on the new electronic bookbuilding platform, which paved the way for all the subsequent issues to date. Also, he has considerable expertise and experience in privatisations and state assets development, having acted, since 2001, for foreign investors and the Greek state in a significant number of landmark transactions. During his 2-year tenure as legal adviser to the Ministry of Finance and HRADF, he was involved in the State privatisation programme and the establishment of the financial stability framework. Notis holds law degrees from the LSE and the Athens Law School and LL.M. in Banking & Finance from the University of London (Queen Mary & Westfield).
Harris carries more than 15 years of experience in business reporting, specializing in the energy, industry and shipping sectors. In 2006 he joined Capital.gr and in 2009 newspaper Kefalaio. He also contributes articles to the Greek edition of Forbes magazine as well as several energy related media such as Energypress and Businessenergy magazine. During his career as a journalist he has worked for numerous Greek media such as newspapers Eleftheros, Express, Isotimia, Extra Channel etc. In 2014 – 2015 he was chief press officer in the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Minister K. Skrekas). Harris is a graduate of Communication and Mass Media School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (1997).
Karolos Hanikian is a Supreme Court Attorney-At-Law at the Athens Bar Association since 1993 and the founder and Managing Partner of Hanikian Law Firm (HLF) since 2008. He has an extensive experience and expertise in the field of Civil Law, commercial and banking law, Properties Management, Law Enforcement Procedures and Debt Recovery Management.
GASTRADE S.A. is a Greek utility company which develops, operates and manages natural gas systems in a safe, reliable and financially sound manner.
GASTRADE S.A. is the license owner and project promoter of the LNG terminal in Northern Greece, Alexandroupolis, a project of National and Regional strategic importance
The company has been established in 2010 and operates in the context of Directive 73/2009 and the Energy law 4001/2011.
The shareholders of GASTRADE are Ms Asimina-Eleni Copelouzou (who is the Founding Shareholder of GASTRADE), GasLog Cyprus Investments Ltd (a 100% subsidiary of Gaslog, which is a NYSE listed company), DEPA Commercial S.A. (the Greek National gas marketing company) and Bulgartransgaz EAD (the State owned gas transmission system operator of Bulgaria).
AKTOR is the construction arm of ELLAKTOR Group and its biggest subsidiary. It is established as a leading international infrastructure company, providing a wide range of highly diversified services in the fields of Construction, Photovoltaic Parks, Quarry Management, Technical Facilities and Project Management. Combining 70 years of experience with its expertise in the latest technologies, AKTOR creates high quality projects that contribute to the evolution of the construction sector. AKTOR’s flagship infrastructure projects in Greece and abroad include the Athens Metro Line 2, the Gold Line Metro of Doha in Qatar, the Acropolis Museum, the Trans Adriatic Natural Gas Pipeline (TAP), the Rio – Antirrio Bridge, the Psyttalia Wastewater Treatment Plant, as well as the ongoing works of the Thessaloniki Metro, the Faliro Bay Revamp project, etc. AKTOR also possesses specialised and extensive experience in the construction and redevelopment of large and luxurious hotel units, having contributed to the creation and renovation of high international standard resorts.
Founded in 1998, Hellenic Petroleum is one of the leading energy groups in South East Europe, with activities and presence in six countries. Its shares are primarily listed on the Athens Exchange (ATHEX: ELPE) with a secondary listing on the London Stock exchange (LSE: HLPD), while its two bond issues are listed on the Luxemburg Stock Exchange.
Refining is the Group’s core business, accounting for 75% of total assets, owning three of the four refineries in Greece, of total capacity of 340 kbpd, with a 60% share of the Greek wholesale oil products market.
The Group is the domestic ground fuels marketing leader, with a retail network of c.1,700 petrol stations throughout Greece as well as LPG, industrial, aviation and marine fuels and lubricants businesses. It also owns a network of over 300 petrol stations in Cyprus, Serbia, Bulgaria, Montenegro and FYROM.
The Group’s E&P activities are focused in Greece in various offshore and onshore areas mainly in Western Greece and west of Crete. Hellenic Petroleum is the sole petrochemicals producer in Greece with domestic market share exceeding 50% and exports c. 65% of sales. It is also active in the power sector through ELPEDISON, in renewables as well as in natural gas through 35% participation in DEPA Group.
Qualco Group is a leader in financial technology and portfolio management, covering all aspects of the credit lifecycle with more than 17 years’ proven experience. The Group has financial technology and credit servicing arms that deliver financial portfolio management and end-to-end credit servicing solutions.
Qualco, the financial technology arm of the group, provides expert portfolio management tools, enabling organizations world-wide to adapt swiftly to local market and industry conditions and maximize their performance in recoveries.
QQuant Master Servicer is the leading Greek independent NPL servicer. Licensed by the Bank of Greece, QQuant offers underwriting advisory services/transaction handling and end-to-end loan servicing to Greek banks, institutional funds and alternative asset managers, covering the whole spectrum of non-performing asset classes.
Qualco UK is an established provider of recovery solutions to international banks, and the energy/utility and telecommunication industries.
The Group is headquartered in Athens, with presence in the UK, France, Cyprus, and Brazil, and serves over 70 clients in more than 30 countries in Europe and beyond. Qualco Group enjoys a strategic partnership with global investment manager PIMCO.
GEK TERNA Group is one of the leading business Groups in Greece with operations also in Central and Southeast Europe, the USA and the Middle East.
The Group has a leading position in the fields of infrastructure, energy production, supply and trade from thermal sources and RES, concessions, waste management and real estate development & management.
With a total number of almost 4,000 employees around the world, the Group has invested more than €2.5 billion in the last years.
The current construction backlog of the Group settles at the high level of € 1.6 billion, while the total capacity of the energy plants that the Group owns or participates reaches 2,500 MW.
GEK TERNA (www.gekterna.com) is listed in the Athens Stock Exchange (FTSE / Athex Large Cap).
HEDNO was established in 2012 after the spin-off of the Distribution Segment of PPC S.A. Today it is a 100% subsidiary of PPC S.A., but organizationally and functionally independent Company.
Through the Medium and Low Voltage networks, HEDNO delivers electricity to 7.5 million customers, while the Company manages the High Voltage networks in Attiki and in the Non-Interconnected islands. In terms of number of customers served and the total length of the network lines, 240.000 km-nearly six times the earth΄s perimeter- HEDNO is one of the largest Distribution Companies in the EU.
HEDNO employs about 6,000 individuals, who are allocated throughout the country.
The fundamental task of HEDNO, is to ensure the efficient operation, maintenance and development of the country΄s distribution network, 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.
PPC is the leading Greek electric utility, with activities ranging across electricity generation, distribution network operation and supply of electricity to end consumers. It has a total net generation capacity of 11.1 GW in Greece, including thermal, hydro and RES power plants in the mainland and in the islands. It is also the owner of the electricity distribution network with a Regulated Asset Base of c. € 3 bln, which is being operated by its subsidiary HEDNO S.A. It is the largest electricity supplier, servicing approx. 6.3 million customers across the country. Going forward, PPC’s strategic priority is the decarbonization of its business through accelerated lignite decommissioning and boosting Renewables investments, claiming a leading role in new Renewables development. In addition, PPC targets at the digitalization across all business segments. PPC was founded in 1950 and is listed on the Athens Stock Exchange since 2001. In 2019, PPC Group total revenues amounted to € 4.9 bln and total assets to € 13.6 bln, having approximately 15,100 employees.
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.
The Eurobank Group is a dynamic banking group active in six countries, with total assets of €67.0 billion and 12,282 employees. Established in 1990, the Group expanded through organic growth and acquisitions to become a leading force in the Greek banking sector.
With a total network of 652 branches in Greece and abroad, the Group offers a comprehensive range of financial products and services to its retail and corporate customers.
In Greece, the Eurobank operations encompass a wide retail banking network, dedicated business centres, a Private Banking network and award-winning digital service channels. Eurobank’s philosophy focuses on providing quality services to its customers, paying attention to their particular and diverse needs.
The Group also holds a strategic position in retail and business banking in Bulgaria and Serbia, and offers distinguished Wealth Management services in Cyprus, Luxembourg and London.
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Beyond core business activity, the Group has developed social responsibility actions, responding to the needs of the communities in which it operates. To this end, it has focused on programmes and initiatives in the fields of Education, Society, Culture, Innovation & Youth Entrepreneurship, in cooperation with established institutions and organisations, while placing major emphasis on environmental protection initiatives at a national and international level.
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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 employsover 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.
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Alpha Bank, the Parent Company and main Bank of the Group, was founded in 1879 by J.F. Costopoulos. The Alpha Bank Group is one of the leading Groups of the financial sector in Greece. It offers a wide range of high-quality financial products and services in the domestic and international market and has one of the highest capital adequacy ratios in Europe.
The Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator (DESFA), established in 2007, is the owner of the National Natural Gas System (NNGS), consisted of the National Natural Gas Transmission System and the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal of Revithoussa, having the full and exclusive right on the operation, management, utilization and development of the NNGS and its interconnections.
In 2018, the ownership of the Operator changes by the acquisition of the 66% of DESFA by the Senfluga consortium, backed up by leading European TSOs. In 2020, DAMCO Energy, a Copelouzos’ group company, joins the consortium, while the Greek State continues to maintain a 34% stake of the company. DESFA becomes a strategic player in SE Europe, standing out among the Top of Europe in the energy sector.
DESFA aims to serve its Users with safety, reliability and efficiency, offering to major market players’ services regulated by RAE, as well as non-regulated ones. Possessing extensive experience as a gas infrastructure operator and being manned with highly skilled personnel, DESFA is a reliable partner in the ongoing international energy projects in Southeastern Europe.
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.
National Bank of Greece was established in 1841 and today leads one of the largest financial groups in the country with a business presence in 8 countries. Apart from NBG, the Group runs two commercial banks and has a workforce of 9,566 employees. It has a wide domestic network of 418 units and 1,488 ATMs and also runs a network of 82 banking units abroad.
Its broad customer base, respected brand name, adequate liquidity, and strong market share in deposits reflect the long-standing relationship of trust it enjoys with its clientele.
The Bank supports Greek businesses by offering new financing tools and high quality specialized services, placing emphasis on financing productive investments, export trade, as well as new and innovative entrepreneurship.
NBG has developed a corporate culture that reflects its commitment to function responsibly in all the sectors that constitute important axes of sustainable growth, including the market, shareholders, employees, the community at large and the environment.
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 over a period of 40 years.
Fraport Greece is responsible for operating the Aktion, Chania, Corfu, Kavala, Kefalonia, Kos, Mykonos , Mytilini Rhodes, Samos, Santorini, Skiathos, Thessaloniki and Zakynthos.
As part of its mandate for taking over management and operations at the 14 airports, Fraport Greece implements a comprehensive plan for the modernization and development of the airports. The company’s plan includes development works for upgrading the airports’ facilities, which will contribute significantly to improving the overall customer travel experience, while responding to the expected increase in passenger traffic. Fraport Greece invests a minimum of 440 million euros for development works until 2021.
The shareholders of Fraport Greece are Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide, the Copelouzos Group and Marguerite the 2020 European Fund.
HILL INTERNATIONAL is a global construction consulting firm providing 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. The headquarters of HILL INTERNATIONAL are in Philadelphia of the USA, the company is listed on the NYSE and has distinctive operational presence with major transport and energy infrastructure projects in Greece and Southern Europe.
With headquarters in Greece and a significant international presence, the Intrakat Group is a leading player in the country’s construction sector engaged in infrastructure development, commercial and industrial construction and steel structure manufacturing, as well as telecommunications, renewable energy, environmental management and real estate development projects for the public and private sectors.
A key member of Intracom Holdings, a leading Group of multinational high-tech companies, Intrakat undertakes complex large-scale construction projects in Greece and abroad, leveraging a network of highly specialized subsidiaries in Greece and the Balkans.
OPAP is the leading gaming company in Greece and one of the most renowned in its industry worldwide. The company holds a leading position in terms of embedding the global Responsible Gaming principles in its operations.
The vision for 2020 is to establish OPAP as a world-class gaming entertainment company. Long-term strategic priorities focusing on customers, people, network, products and digital-technology capabilities have been established and placed at the center of actions towards the realization of the vision.
Moreover, OPAP holds a prominent position among corporate social champions in Greece. Through its extensive Corporate Responsibility program, which focuses on Health, Sports and Employment, the company supports Greek society in practice.
Piraeus Bank was founded in 1916. Today it represents the leading Bank in Greece with 30% market share in terms of customer loans and 29% in terms of customer deposits.
The Bank is committed to assuming a leading role in the Greek economy, actively supporting economic activity and extroversion by providing specialized solutions and high-level services to its 5.5 mn customers.
Piraeus Bank was the only Greek bank that participated in a core group of 30 banks from all over the world under UNEP FI that created the Principles for Responsible Banking and the implementation framework. Today, around 190 banks have already signed up, amongst which are some of the largest financial institutions in the world.
The Principles of Responsible Banking define the framework within which sustainable banking will develop. The adoption of the Principles will harmonize the Banking Sector globally, with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.
Uni Systems, a member of Quest Group with roots in 1964, is a long-standing strategic ICT partner to financial institutions, public organizations, telecom operators, enterprises and institutions in the European region, providing integrated solutions and value added services. Today, the Company invests substantially in its European perspective and demonstrates a proven track record of achievements in complex and critical IT projects in more than 30 countries through its subsidiaries in Belgium, Romania, Luxembourg, and Italy. For more information, please visit: www.unisystems.com
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In the current interesting & challenging times, five experienced Insurance & Reinsurance Specialists, with an assembled experience across all levels of the (re)insurance industry, decided to join forces, in order to contribute to the development of a new culture, regarding the Integrated Service of Corporate Companies & Institutions, through Customer-centered Portfolio Risks’ Analysis aiming to the design of Tailored Insurance Solutions that will provide a Global Protection of interests & Assets.
Specializing in the Energy Sector, through its exclusive representation of AXIS Capital, with a portfolio already exceeding 500 MW in renewable energy projects and Financial Lines Insurance with a portfolio consisting of US listed, Public and Private companies, covering risks that emerge from company participation, directors’ liability, cyber risks etc. APlus is constantly developing by providing sophisticated, risk-centered solutions and client-services.
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
AXIA Ventures Group Ltd (“AXIA”), member of AXIA FINANCIAL GROUP, is a leading regional privately-owned investment banking group providing financial advisory services and capital market-related services to corporate and institutional clients. AXIA also has presence in the US through its subsidiary, AXIA Capital Markets LLC, a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA specializing mainly in the shipping and transportation industries. With considerable experience in executing large transactions while at the same time rising to the challenge of helping smaller clients optimize their growth and business strategy; AXIA has presence in Nicosia (Headquarters), Athens (Branch), Lisbon (Branch), New York (subsidiary), Milan (representative office) and London (representative office).
C&M Engineering is a leading consulting engineering company, in Project Management & Control, Design & Engineering, Construction Management & Supervision, in South East Europe.
At a pace of steady growth, it is considered to be among the most dynamic Greek companies, actively participating in the most significant projects within its wider region, as well as large Tourist and Industrial investments in Greece.
In the Energy sector, C&M Engineering participates/ed in the implementation of Natural Gas Transmission and Distribution projects (East Med/Poseidon, TAP AG, IGB, DESFA’s West Macedonia Pipeline, DEPA-DESFA’s Small Scale LNG, DESFA’s Compressor Station), LNG Terminals (Revithoussa), Power Generation & Distribution (Ptolemais Power Plant UNIT V/PPC, Megalopolis Combined Cycle Power Plant/PPC, HERON 1 & 2, South Rhodes Power Station/PPC), as well as Industrial and Tourist projects in Greece (Papastratos-Philip Morris International, Euphoria Retreat/Mystras, Costa Navarino).
C&M Engineering’s corporate principles and source of its credibility lie on its investment in highly trained human resources and in strong international partnerships.
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.
Motor Oil plays a leading role in the sector of crude oil refining of petroleum products in Greece, as well as the greater eastern Mediterranean region, supplying its customers with a wide range of high-quality products.
The Refinery with its ancillary plants and fuel distribution facilities forms the largest privately-owned industrial complex in Greece, and is considered one of the most modern refineries in Europe.
It has the capacity to process various types of crude oil and manufactures a wide range of oil products. It supplies commercial oil companies in Greece, but the bulk of its production is sold abroad. Moreover, it is the only refinery that produces base oils in Greece.
Η σύγχρονη ελληνική φαρμακοβιομηχανία ειδικεύεται στην ανάπτυξη και παραγωγή επώνυμων γενοσήμων και πρωτοτύπων φαρμάκων άριστης ποιότητας.
27 υπερσύγχρονες μονάδες παραγωγής με τη χρήση τεχνολογίας αιχμής και εξελιγμένων συστημάτων ποιοτικού ελέγχου.
€800 εκατ. σε πάγια και έρευνα στην περίοδο 2004-2013.
€30 εκατ. κάθε χρόνο σε 80 προγράμματα R&D
Ανταγωνιστική παρουσία σε όλες τις χώρες της Ε.Ε. και συνολικά σε 85 χώρες.
Έλεγχοι και εγκρίσεις από δεκάδες οργανισμούς φαρμάκου.
Το φάρμακο δεύτερο σε σημασία εξαγώγιμο προϊόν της χώρας για το 2017.
800 επιστήμονες υψηλής εξειδίκευσης σε τμήματα R&D (60% του κλάδου),
000 θέσεις εργασίας συνολική (άμεση και έμμεση) επίδραση στην απασχόληση
Ανάπτυξη και κατοχύρωση τεχνογνωσίας
100+ διεθνή διπλώματα ευρεσιτεχνίας
Ερευνητικές συνεργασίες με φορείς από την Ελλάδα και το εξωτερικό.
Ανάπτυξη και παραγωγή branded generics
Ανάπτυξη οριακών καινοτομιών με υψηλή προστιθέμενη αξία
Νέες φαρμακοτεχνικές μορφές
Τροποποιημένα συστήματα χορήγησης
Διερεύνηση νέων ενδείξεων σε υφιστάμενες δραστικές
Οι δυνατότητες της ελληνικής παραγωγής
Κάλυψη φαρμακευτικών αναγκών : Η ελληνική φαρμακοβιομηχανία καλύπτει σήμερα το 22% της αγοράς ενώ έχει δυνατότητα κάλυψης του 60% των φαρμακευτικών αναγκών της πρωτοβάθμιας περίθαλψης και του 50% της νοσοκομειακής, με ποιοτικά ασφαλή και οικονομικώς προσιτά φάρμακα.
Συγκράτηση της φαρμακευτικής δαπάνης : Η αδικαιολόγητη χρήση ακριβών εισαγόμενων φαρμάκων τα οποία μπορούν να παραχθούν στη χώρα από ελληνικές φαρμακοβιομηχανίες σε χαμηλές τιμές, συνιστά απαράδεκτη οικονομική αιμορραγία που συνεχίζεται ακόμη και σήμερα και η οποία οδηγεί στην αναίτια επιβάρυνση των Ασφαλιστικών Ταμείων και στην αύξηση της συμμετοχής των ασθενών. Αντιθέτως, τα οικονομικά ελληνικά φάρμακα αποτελούν θεραπευτικά ισοδύναμες αλλά οικονομικότερες επιλογές για το σύστημα υγείας και τους ασθενείς.
Συνεισφορά στην Εθνική Οικονομία : Για κάθε 1 ευρώ που δαπανάται σε ελληνικό φάρμακο, το ΑΕΠ ενισχύεται κατά 3,42 ευρώ ενώ η συνεισφορά της ελληνικής φαρμακοβιομηχανίας στο ΑΕΠ εκτιμάται στα 2,8 δισ. ευρώ. Επίσης, οι εξαγωγές ελληνικών φαρμάκων βελτιώνουν την εικόνα του -σταθερά ελλειμματικού-εμπορικού ισοζυγίου φαρμάκων.
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.
Sardelas Petsa Law Firm
Sardelas Petsa law firm is one of the leading Greek business law firms with strong international dimension, well known for its top drawer specialized professional service in high profile cross-border and domestic transactions and commercial disputes. We are recognized by international legal directories, and considered by clients and peers alike, as a legal practice with high expertise and experience, which comes up with business-oriented, practical and legally robust solutions in complex transactions, some of which are considered to be groundbreaking not only by Greek but also international market standards.
We have one of the broadest range of practices among Greek firms and we provide comprehensive advice and support to domestic and international businesses, spanning to a variety of legal disciplines, including banking, finance, capital markets, energy, M&As, real estate, privatizations and development of public assets, public procurement and litigation. We represent and advise a wide range of foreign and Greek clients covering all key sectors, including international and domestic financial institutions and IFIs, funds, energy developers, producers and traders, real estate developers and managers, pharmaceutical and health sector companies, IT and telecommunications providers, food & beverage and retail goods and services companies, as well as public sector enterprises and entities.
Our continuous aim is to strive for consistent professionalism and excellence by adopting a flexible structure that allows our clients to work closely with our teams in Athens and Piraeus and profit from our expertise and experience, while ensuring innovative, practical and legally sage solutions at competitive rates.
TEKAL S.A. is a Greek corporation that operates and specializes in the in the civil engineering, building, mechanical and services sectors throughout the country. It was founded in February 1990, as a result of personal and cooperative business activities of its shareholders, dating back to 1980. Over the past two decades the corporation delivers projects of high quality by implementing innovating business practices, offering in this way services that meet the needs and exceed the expectations of its customers. TEKAL’s expertise in marine construction as well as in specialized construction projects has given the corporation the opportunity to contribute to the construction of better infrastructure for the country and ultimately to the economic growth of Greece itself.
TEKAL S.A. is a dynamically developing corporation being in a state of expanding its business in the broader
region of the Balkans and of South Europe.
Saipem is a global solution provider in the energy and infrastructure sectors.
Present in more than 70 countries and with 60 years of history, we have unique skills in managing complex projects, from conception to decommissioning, in extreme environments, remote areas and deep waters. We are organized in 5 operating areas and leverage the experience of our people and the high technological value of our assets.
We have launched the challenge in the gas value chain and infrastructures sectors, renewable energy and the creation of hybrid and clean plants, expanding our presence in low CO2 emissions markets, like offshore wind, the conversion of biomasses, solar power and geothermal power.
Therefore, we are ready to propose ourselves as the partner of choice for clients committed to the low-carbon energy transition, providing efficient solutions to reduce the carbon footprint across all phases of the EPC value chain.
SeaWalk AS is a Norwegian company established in 2010 based on the idea that the growth in in the cruise industry would require a diversified cruise product with more docking facilities and more cost efficient pier solutions with less impact on the environment.
By building floating piers and secure ships in anchor mooring we were able to build docking facilities to a lower cost than previously and with a much lower environmental footprint.
We saw in Norway that we’ve come to a point where pier capacities did not meet the growth, which lead to overcrowding and lower passenger ratings. SeaWalk enables to distribute the calls and to avoid tendering operations in also on UNESCO heritage destinations.
SeaWalk has until now built 5 floating piers on the following destinations; Geiranger Norway, Stockholm Sweden, Kingston Jamaica, Nordfjordeid Norway and Northcape Norway, and has operated almost 700 hundred calls without incidents for all the big cruiselines.
Seawalk has the main office in Bergen – Norway and has a close cooperation with Vard yard group.
By our network of supplier we able to build piers to all destination around the world.
SeaWalk also offer concepts for floating LNG terminals and floating power stations.
Athens Medical Group (AMG) is the leading healthcare provider in SE Europe, offering high–quality, internationally certified medical services for more than 35 years. AMG runs 8 state-of-the-art Hospitals in Greece, with 1,200 beds, 3,000 full time employees, 2,800 highly qualified physicians, and 4 Diagnostic Centres in Romania. AMG is widely recognized for its Centres of Excellence, ultra-modern equipment and cutting edge medical procedures.
Distinguished doctors with long standing experience in Europe and the USA specialise in minimally invasive procedures in the fields ofRobotic Surgery(General Surgery, Urology, Gynaecology), Interventional Cardiology, Interventional Neuroradiology, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Microsurgery, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF), etc.
International Patient Services constitute a strategic priority for AMG, which strongly focuses on providing excellent VIP services to international patients. AMG collaborates with the majority of International Insurance & Assistance companies, serving its strategic goal to provide high quality medical services to all patients.
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