September 19, 2022
Kostas Bakoyannis is the Mayor of Athens. From 2014 to 2019 he served as the Regional Governor of Central Greece and from 2011 to 2014 as the Mayor of Karpenisi.
Born in 1978 in Athens, he graduated from Millfield School (UK) in 1996 and studied History and International Relations at Brown University (USA). He continued with postgraduate studies in the field of Public Administration and Political Sciences with a specialization in macroeconomics, at the John F. Kennedy School of Harvard University (USA). In 2019 he obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) from the University of Oxford (United Kingdom) in the field of Political Science and International Relations
He has worked in the European Parliament and the World Bank in Kosovo, he has been an advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and he has worked as a manager in the private sector.
He is a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations and participates in the Council of personalities of the Hellenic Solutions Network for Sustainable Development of the United Nations (SDSN).
He has fulfilled his military obligations in the Special Forces of the Greek Army as a Commando – Paratrooper.
He speaks English and German.
Kostas Karamanlis was born in 1974 in Athens and comes from Serres.
He studied History and Economics at Hamilton College in New York and then graduated from Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in Boston.
He was elected the first member of Parliament of Serres in the 2015 elections, when he claimed for the first time the cross of his fellow citizens, and was re-elected – again first – in the elections of July 7, 2019.
In the period January 2016 – June 2019, he was Head of Infrastructure and Transport of the New Republic.
On July 9, 2019, he was sworn in as Minister of Infrastructure and Transport.
Before engaging in politics, he developed an intense professional activity as an economist and business consultant.
From 2002 to 2004 he worked at the Swiss investment bank UBS Warburg in London, while in the period 2004-2014 he worked as a manager in a shipping company based in Piraeus.
He is a member of the Board of Directors and Head of International Relations of the “Konstantinos G. Karamanlis” Foundation, as well as a member of the International Board of Trustees of the Fletcher School.
George Vassilakis studied Modern History and Business Administration at the Georgetown University of Washington DC. Following graduation and completion of his military obligations he worked for a year in Spain. When he returned to Greece he worked for the AUTOHELLAS Group at the SAAB Importing Company and during the next ten years he gradually undertook the monitoring of the automotive distribution activities of the AUTOHELLAS Group.
These include AUTOTECHNICA / VELMAR, distributor and repairer for 15 automotive brands, as well as of the importers HYUNDAI HELLAS, KIA HELLAS and TECHNOCAR (SEAT). He is a member of the Board of Directors of AUTOHELLAS, AEGEAN and PHAEA RESORTS.
Mr. Vassilakis is a member of the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Association of Motor Vehicle Importers and Representatives, in which he is President for 14 years now. He is married and has three sons.
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.
Marios Barkis is an experienced Sales & Marketing professional with a proven track of managing budget & campaigns in automotive industry.
He is a people oriented manager, with proven leadership skills involving managing, developing and motivating teams to achieve their objectives.
Marios, as Nissan’s – N.J.Theocarakis S.A. Commercial Director, he is responsible for all NISSAN sales and marketing actions, as well as for the development of new businesses.
Born in Athens in 1988 he graduated in industrial design engineering in Greece and then attended the Master in Transportation Design at IED in 2013.
He has contributed to the design of several FCA and Stellantis products, such as the Alfa Romeo Tonale concept and production car, for which he was Lead Exterior Designer.
My name is Giannis Saltas and I am the leader of Prom Racing for the 2022-2023 season.
I am a graduate student in my 4th year in the School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering in NTUA and this is my 4th year in the team.
From 2019 until 2021 I was working on the aerodynamic package and mostly on the front and rear wing.
In the 2021-2022 season I was working on manufacturing essential parts of the car and assembling the whole car.
Vassilis Kikilias was born in Athens in 1974.
He holds a PhD from the Medical School of the University of Athens. He is an orthopedic surgeon, a graduate of the Medical School of the University of Athens, with a postgraduate degree from the National School of Public Health.
He is a graduate of the Lycée Leonin of Nea Smyrni. As a basketball player, he has played for Panionios, AEK and the National Teams.
In 2006 he was elected Municipal Counselor at the Municipality of Athens and then took over as President of the Youth and Sports Organization of the Municipality of Athens.
In 2010, as a candidate for Attica Regional Governor, he became the leader of the Major Opposition of the Attica Region. At the same time, he assumed the duties of Deputy Program Secretary of Nea Dimokratia.
In 2012, he was elected Member of the Greek Parliament for the Athens voting district with Nea Dimokratia and from June 10, 2014 until January 2015, he served as Minister of Public Order and Citizen Protection.
At the elections of January 2015 and September 2015, he was re-elected Member of Parliament for the Athens voting district.
From January to November 2016, he was appointed Immigration Policy Coordinator for Nea Dimokratia
On November 18, 2016, he was appointed Spokesperson for Nea Dimokratia.
On October 13, 2017, he assumed the duties of Head of the National Defense sector of Nea Dimokratia.
At the elections of July 2019, he was re-elected Member of Parliament for the Athens voting district
On July 9, 2019, he took over the portfolio of the Minister of Health.
On August 31, 2021, he was appointed Minister of Tourism.
He is married to Jenny Balatsinou and they have a son.
Dr Haris Doukas is an Assoc. Professor at the School of Electrical & Computer Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.
His field of expertise is related with the development of decision support systems for energy and climate policy, placing the human factor at the core of the modelling processes.
He has more than 200 scientific publications in international scientific journals, 1 book in Greek and 2 Book in English, as well as numerous presentations in international conferences, chapters, articles in technical books and magazines respectively.
For his work, Dr. Doukas has been awarded by the NTUA, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), the State Scholarship Foundation (IKY), the Technical Chamber of Greece (TCG), the Hellenic Operational Research Society (HELORS), as well as the World Renewable Energy Council (WREC).
I was born in Heraklion on May 19, 1976 and I am married to Kallia Garefalaki with whom we have 4 children, Despina, Aspasia, Antonis and Manolis.
I am a Civil Engineer with postgraduate studies in Administration and Project Management, as well as in Seismic Protection of Buildings.
I have been active, mainly, in the private sector since 2001, participating in corporate schemes for the construction of road construction projects, hotels, public buildings, etc. I am a member of the World Organization of Project Management Engineers and the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE), while I was a member of the TEE Delegation/Eastern Crete Section (2003-2013), the TEE/Eastern Crete Section Steering Committee (2003-2009) and the Central Delegation in Athens of the Technical Chamber of Greece (2010-2013).
In the period 2014 – 2019 I was a Municipal Councilor in the Municipality of Heraklion with the “Citizen Power” faction of the Mayor of Heraklion Vassilis Lambrinos, Deputy Mayor of Technical Services (2014 – 2016), Deputy Mayor of Circular Economy & Environment (2016 – 2019), President of the United Association of Waste Management of Crete – E.S.D.A.K. (2017 – 2019), as well as a member of the Auditing Echelon of the Regional Union of Municipalities (PED) of Crete (2014 – 2019).
In the national elections of July 7, 2019, I was elected the first MP of Heraklion with SYRIZA, while from September 2020, by decision of the President of SYRIZA Progressive Alliance Alexis Tsipras, I am Head of Development and Investments K.O. SYRIZA-PS.
I was a member of the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs of the Parliament (2019-2020), a member of the Technical Council of the Parliament (2019-2020), while from 2020 until today I am a member of the Standing Committee of Production and Trade of the Parliament.
I am also the Secretary of the Greece-Morocco Friendship Group of the Hellenic Parliament and a member of the Greece-Austria, Greece-Denmark, Greece-United Kingdom, Greece-Lithuania, Greece-Serbia Friendship Groups.
I was President of the Gazi Nautical Club of Crete until 2021, Vice President of the Chess Club of Heraklion O.A.A., while I was the Greek Champion in Chess with Heraklion O.A.A. in the First National Intercollegiate Championship 1992 and 1993.
I am a volunteer blood donor, platelet donor and organ donor.
I speak English, German and Turkish.
Mr. Vangelis Fytalis holds a degree in economics (Maitrise De Sciences Economiques – Mention Economie Et Gestion De L’Entreprise) from Pierre Mendes France Academie De Grenoble. He is a graduate of Leontio Lyceum of Smyrna.
He started his professional career at the insurance company NN while he joined the Autohellas workforce in 1992 in the position of Financial Analyst and Leasing Costing Manager.
In 1997 he moved to sales and to the position of Leasing Sales Manager in 2001.
Since 2017 he holds the position of Commercial Leasing Director and is responsible for marketing, customer service and sales of the Leasing department of Autohellas.
Antonis has been the head of Digital Transformation at ERGO since January 2019. He is a graduate of the Athens University of Economics and Business (AEUB) and holds a master’s degree from Lancaster University.
He has experience in the Insurance industry as he has participated in digital transformation projects related to the creation of digital applications for clients and partners, product and service design, telematics projects, communication actions through digital channels as well as process automation using robotics and other initiatives around Digital and innovation.
In his free time, he tries to go on nature trips, although his little daughter now claims more of his time!
Dr Ioannis N. Tzortzis was born in Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece. He is the President of the Legal Experts Committee of the Just Transition Development Plan (JTDP, www.sdam.gr), the Legal Counselor of the JTD Special Authority, Attorney at Law at the Supreme Court, Regulatory Authority for Energy and Associate Lecturer of the Law School of Democritus University of Thrace, specialized in Energy and Environmental Law, as well as Law of Public Procurement.
He has been elected as a lifetime Member of the Board of Directors of the “Lilian Voudouri” Foundation. He is Member of the “Council of Energy and Tax Reform” of the “Elliniki Etairia of Environment and Culture”. He is the representative of the “Greek In-house Lawyers Association” to the “European Company Lawyers Association (ECLA)”. He studied Law, Culture Management and Photography in Greece, England and Belgium. He is a Graduate of the Athens Law School. He holds a Phd of the Queen Mary College, University of London, an LLM of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), a DEA of the University of Brussels, an MA of Panteion University, Athens, and a Certificate on Regulation of Energy Utilities of the European University Institute, Florence.
For many years, he has served as a General Secretary of “Hellenic Alumni Association of the LSE”. He has published numerus award winning monographs and scientific articles in Greek and in English. He is the President of the Non Profit Organisation “Green Project” (www.green-project.org) for raising environmental conscience via the so called “green photo journeys”, which are being held under the auspices of the Hellenic National Commission for UNESCO. He is a Member of the “Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain”.
He has gained international awards for his work, which have been exhibited in Greece, England, France, Austria, China, Colombia, Uruguay, Australia, Madagascar, etc.
I was born in Trikala, in 1973. I studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering by choice and because of my love for electronics, programming and broadcasting. I have attended journalism courses. Ι have also designed and constructed several energy projects, in the private sector.
In 2014, as head of the political combination “Restart Now”, Ι was elected Mayor of Trikala. Citizens of Municipality re-elected me at the elections of 2019. Later this year, on December 2019, I was honored by the Mayors of Greece, who they elected me as President of the Union of Mayors of Greece (KEDE).
I believe that the road of participation is one-way if we want to change our lives, and that’s why since I became 29 years old, I got involved with municipal projects and initiatives, from various offices.
One of my main goals is to make really smart and viable Greek cities, with strong and modern Municipalities.
I commute by bike, because it’s a way of life, I adore music and I’m restring with computer programming, basketball, trips to mountains and traveling in general.
General Manager of Citroën, DS Automobiles, Opel, Mazda and Member of the Board Strategic Planning in the Syngelidis Group.
Holds a BSc in Business Administration and Management from the University of Piraeus, and an MSc in Marketing and Communication from Athens University of Economics and Business.
In 2004 he was elected as a Fellow of the Chartered Ιinstitute of Marketing U.K. (C.I.M.).
In his 28 years career in the automotive industry, he has worked as Head or Senior Director for Ιnternational car brands, such as Citroën, DS Automobiles, Opel, Mazda (8 years in total), as well as Audi and VW (14 years for Audi and 6 years for VW) in Greece and Middle East, having won significant distinctions in sales, customer service, communication, and brand management.
Characterized by a customer-centric approach, displaying the utmost respect to customers, partners, companies, and brands, he manages, he enjoys the development and top experiences of an important industry for the economy, modern life, the car market, almost throughout his professional career.
He is married and has a 12-year-old daughter.
Adam is the CEO and founder of Kineo, a startup that enables flexible ownership for micromobility. He reads, writes, and speaks about cities and sustainable urban mobility, and through all of his activities, he strives to communicate the human-centered values that can make our cities friendlier, healthier, and happier.
He studied in the United Kingdom (University of Essex, LSE), and for most of his professional career has been in the mobility industry (Autohellas, Welcome Pickups) in finance and business roles.
Publisher of historic and prestigious MOTO Magazine, Thanos has given words on milestone motorcycle test and comparison group tests translated in many languages for the European readers. He has ridden all motorcycles models of the last two decades as well as many classical models in race tracks and iconic routes around the world.
Dr. Grigorios Fountas is an Assistant Professor at the School of Rural and Surveying Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He has previously served as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Transport Research Institute of the Edinburgh Napier University in Scotland, UK.
He has extensive academic and research experience on topics related to transportation planning and engineering, highway design, road safety, and emerging transportation technologies and systems (such as urban air mobility, hydrogen aviation, and automated vehicles). In these fields, he has been also involved in several award-winning research projects that took place in the United States and United Kingdom
Athanasios Staveris is a graduate of the Department of Physics of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens and holds a postgraduate degree in Applied Physics and Mathematics from the National Technical University of Athens, a PhD in High Energy Physics from the National Kapodistrian University and MBA for Executives from the University of Plymouth.
He has academic experience in the field of High Energy Physics working as a researcher in the CDF International Experiment in Fermilab, USA, having won a European Scholarship (RTN scholarship) and in collaboration with the Pione Institute of Nuclear Physics of Pisa (INFN Sez). In addition, he has more than ten years of experience in designing and implementing large-scale ICT projects in the private sector, working internationally.
He specializes in data analysis, the use of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning (AI / ML) algorithms and text analysis using NLP (Natural Language Processing) methodologies. From July 2019 until today he was an advisor to the Minister of State and Digital Government, where he had a special contribution to the management of cybersecurity issues and the completion of service 112 in collaboration with the General Secretariat for Civil Protection.
Vasilis-Foivos Axiotis is Vice Mayor for Urban and Buildings Infrastructure and City Planning of the City of Athens.
At the same time he is active in the construction industry.
He is a graduate of the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) School of Civil Engineering and holds a Master’s degree from Columbia University The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science in New York and the Harvard Business School in Boston.
He served as Rector of NTUA, Caretaker Minister of Production Reconstruction, Environment and Energy, Secretary General of the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Dean of the NTUA School of Civil Engineering, Member of the Board of the Organization for the Urban Development of Athens, Member of the Board of the Company for the Unification of Athens Archaeological Sites, Vice President of the Athens Municipality Development Company, Member of the Committee for the re-accreditation of Civil Engineering Schools in Croatia, Head of the Hellenic Society of Transportation Engineers and Member of the Greek National Transport Council.
He has participated in numerous transport and feasibility studies in Greece and other countries and has coordinated a large number of Greek and European Commission research projects for transport. He has more than 250 publications in Greek and international scientific journals and conferences and has accepted more than 6800 citations.
Stathis Stathopoulos is a lawyer-member of the Athens Bar Association.
He graduated from the Law Department of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors. of the Green Fund from October 2019.
He has been a special associate of the Ministers of Environment, Spatial Planning and Public Works (2004-2008), Transport and Communications (2008-2009), Development (2009), Development, Competitiveness, Transport, Infrastructure and Networks (2012-2013) and Development and Competitiveness (2013-June 2014 and June-November 2014).
He was also an independent, non-executive member of the Board of Directors. of the companies Attiko Metro Operating Company – A.M.E.L. (now ST.SY.) (2007-2009), D.E.S.M.H.E. (now DEDDIE) (2009), Hellenic Post Office – EL.TA. (2013-2015), K.E.K.-EL.TA. (2014-2016), as well as a member of the Investment Board of the JEREMIE Initiative (2009).
He is into cycling, lovingly continuing a family tradition that began in 1945.
Today he imports and represents some of the top brands on the world stage (such as Specialized, LOOK and Corratec), for both conventional and electric models.
He is a member of the board of the Piraeus trade association.
1st Vice president of the Paralympic Committee
President of the Committee of the Paralympic Academy
Certified athletics coach (Individuals with disabilities) of the General Secretariat of Sports
Graduate of the Centre of Vocational Training of the University of Athens «Organising and personal consulting»
Visitor speaker in secondary education
He was born in Athens in 1981. He holds three postgraduate degrees, MA Environmental Management from Harvard University, MA European Studies from Kings College – University of London and M.B.A. from Coventry Business School, with a BA Management and Marketing from Coventry University.
He has fifteen years of experience in management positions in OTAs and DEKOs, with knowledge in the management of special vehicle fleets (Ambulances, Fire Brigades, Garbage Trucks). He has been for a number of years President of OSY SA, Executive Vice President of EKAV, Deputy Mayor of Civil Protection and Deputy Mayor of Cleanliness of the Municipality of Kifissia. He is the founder and owner of a company active in the field of food production and trade.
Thanasis Kottaras is an Economist, born in 1973 in Diasella of Ilia. He graduated from the Department of Economics of the University of Piraeus and holds a MA in Global Political Economy from the University of Peloponnese (Dpt. of Political Science & International Relations).
From May 31, 2022, he assumed the position of the new CEO of STASY.
Since 2020 he has been Deputy Managing Director of OSE (Hellenic Railways Organization) and member of the Board of Directors of EUROFIMA (European Company for the Financing of Railroad Rolling Stock).
From 2005 to 2020 he worked at ACCI (Athens Chamber of Commerce & Industry) where he served as Management Consultant for the last 5 years. He was a member of the Board of Directors of ADDMA (Athens Development and Destination Management Agency) of the Municipality of Athens (2014-2017). Furthermore, from 2007 to 2008, he served as Head of the Minister’s Office at the Ministry of Tourism and in 2009 as Head of the Minister’s Office at the Ministry of Education & Religious Affairs.
In the past he served as a Board member in companies active in the Food & Beverage Sector as well as in the Energy Services Sector and has been co-founder of a Business Consulting Company. At the beginning of his career, he worked at Emporiki Bank, Olympic Airlines and ETVA (Industrial & Business Parks). He speaks English and French.
Panagiotis Papantoniou is Assistant Professor at University of West Attica and President at the Hellenic Institute of Transportation Engineers.
He has extensive knowledge of the dynamics of transport, through his active participation for more than 12 years, as an engineer, researcher, transport consultant, representative of scientific organizations and advisor in all fields of transportation planning and infrastructure.
Driving and Traffic Education Instructor. He is Director of Studies of Zografos Schools Standards (https://zografos.com/) Mobility and Road Safety Consultant for companies, specializing in modern and sustainable mobility. Trainer of trainers for safe, eco and defensive driving.
Advisor for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods (SAMEE).
President of the Panhellenic Association of Driving and Traffic Education Instructors (PSEO).