Renewable Energy project development
Energy & Environmental policy
- Green entrepreneurship
DVK CONSULTANTS → 2019 – TODAY
Consultant – Renewable Energy
Broad spectrum of activities: Energy storage, Electric Vehicles, Composting and biomethane production, Trading of Guarantees of Origin, Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), Development and Authorization of PV projects, Green Funding opportunities.
HELAPCO (Hellenic Association of Photovoltaic Companies) → 2002 – TODAY
Founder, Policy & Communicator Advisor
Drafted Greek renewables legislation and opened the way to over €5 bn of PV investments, bringing Greece to the second ranking worldwide (2013-2014) with regard to the share of PV in overall electricity demand and to the fourth ranking worldwide (2013) with respect to the per capita PV capacity installed.
ETVA VIPE (65% Piraeus Bank Group, 35% Greek State) → 2009 – 2019
Development & Investments Advisor
Head of the Environmental Unit (2009-2013). Senior advisor on Green Projects development including PV power stations (2013-2019). Member of the “Committee for Sustainability Assessment of Investments” of the ETVA FUND, a green fund associated to the Piraeus Bank Group.
PIRAEUS BANK → 2005 – 2007
Senior advisor of the green banking division
Senior advisor of the Green Banking Division of Piraeus Bank, having assessed hundreds of green investments including over 600 MW of PV (green loan balances of over €1 bn).
FINANCING ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROJECTS IN MUNICIPALITIES → 2017 – ONGOING
(PRODESA Horizon 2020 project), identifying appropriate funding sources to implement showcase energy efficiency and renewable energy projects in Municipalities, utilizing innovative financial tools and attracting private investments.
NATIONAL OBSERVATORY OF ATHENS → 2001 – 2002
Advisory work on Capacity Building in Balkan Countries to address Climate Change. Drafting policy measures for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the housing-tertiary sector in Greece.
NATIONAL AND KAPODESTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS → 2001 – 2002
Research work on energy efficiency and sustainable materials in buildings.
GREENPEACE GREECE → 1990 – 2019
Executive Director (1997-2001) also acting as Fundraising Director (1997-1998) and Communications Director (1997-2001), Campaign Director also acting as Climate and Toxics Campaigner (1991-1997), Scientific Advisor (1990-1991 and 2019), Board Member (2012-2019).
MSc, Pollution & Environmental Control |University of Manchester – UMIST, UK
BSc, Physics|Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
LANGUAGES: Greek (Native), English (Excellent)