Meet our RGC 2023 speakers

Konstantinos Agrapidas

Head, Directorate General, Labour Relation, Health, Safety & Labour Integration


Sevim Aktas

Policy Officer, DG Climate Action, Unit C.3 – Land Economy & Carbon Removals

Grigoris Alexopoulos

President of the Solid Waste Management Association of the Prefecture of Achaia


Chris Allen

DG ECFIN Resident Adviser in Athens, European Commission

Olympia Anastasopoulou

Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development

Dr. Kostas Andrisopoulos

Country Manager, Akuo Energy Greece

Nikolaos Andritsos

Assistant Professor of Food Safety, Department of Food Science and Technology, University of Patras

Alexandros Angelopoulos 

Managing Director, Aldemar Resorts

Michalis Angelopoulos 

President of the Scientific Council, Institute of Local Administration (KEDE)

Vasiliki Angouridi

Managing Director, News4Health

Harry Arapatzis

Account Executive at Huawei Technologies

Konstantinos Aravossis

Secretary General for Forestry at Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy

Ioulia Armagou

President, Juliette Armand

Dimitris Aspros

Managing Director of DATA Consultants

Dionysia-Theodora Avgerinopoulou

Member, Hellenic Parliament

Nikolaos Avouris

Professor of Software technology & Human-Computer Interaction, University of Patras

Dimitris Avramopoulos

fmr European Commissioner, Migration & Home Affairs | f. Minister of Foreign Affairs & Minister of National Defence of the Hellenic Republic


Efi Barbatsi

Journalist, Alpha TV

Pantelis Barouchas

Associate Professor, University of Patras

Christos Basdekis

DEPA Commercial S.A. Head of Gas Sales

Lina Basta

News Director, IONIAN TV

Thanos Batsorakis

Insurance Associate in Financial Services Advisory, PwC Greece

Evangelos Bekiaris 

Director, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas

Agiatis Benardou

Director, Digital Research Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities

Kelly Benetatou

General Director of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission,
Ph.D., Economist, Athens University of Economics and Business

Danae Bezantakou

CEO – Navigator Shippin Consultants & Secretary General of International Propeller Club (Port of Piraeus) & Concept Founder YES FORUM

Spyros Blavoukos

Associate Professor, Department of International and European Studies, Athens University of Economics and Business


Charalampos Bonanos

Deputy Head of Regional Unit of Achaia, Region of Western Greece

Efi Boni

Naftemporiki Newspaper

Vasiliki Boukavala

Adjunct Lecturer – Researcher at University of Patras

Christos Bouras 

Rector, University of Patras


Yannis Caloghirou

Professor of Economics of Technology & Industrial Strategy at the National Technical University of Athens, Director LIEE

Paolo Calvano

Regional Minister of EU affairs, Emilia Romagna

Charalampos Charalabidis

Investments & Business Development Manager

Yannis Charalabidis

Professor of Digital Governance, University of Aegean

Alexis Charitsis

Commander of Development and Investment, SYRIZA Party Member of Hellenic Parliament

Alexandros Charkiolakis

Director, The Friends of Music Society

Angelos Chasiotis

Angelos Chasiotis, Researcher – PhD Candidate on UoA for Climate Change Effects on Potable Water

Eleni Chatzi

Supervisor Center of Meteorological Applications, KEME ELGA

Ioannis Chomatas

Asset Development Division Director, DESFA

Giannis Christakos


Leonidas Christopoulos

Gen. Secretary,Digital Governance & Procedures, Ministry Digital Governance

Ioli Christopoulou

Partner & Policy Director, The Green Tank

Dimitris Chronis

President Hellenic Industrial Property Organization (HIPO)

Charalampos Chrysomallidis

Member of the Advisory Board , ENA Institute


Niki Dandolou

Special Secretary for EU/ESF Programmes, Ministry of Development

Nektarios Demenopoulos

PR Manager, COSCO

Alessandra de Seneen

Secretary General, INSOR & Partner BAICR cultura della Relazione
Michalis Stangou EMS COM

Vasilis Delis

Policy Advisor to the Vice President, European Parliament

Lampros Dimitrogiannis

Deputy Regional Governor Western

Panayotis Dimopoulos

Professor, Vice Rector, Research & Development, University of Patras

Thomas Dompridis

Head of General Directorate of Cyber Security (NCSA)

Haris Doukas

Associate Professor, National Technical University of Athens

Eleni Doundoulaki

Secretary General of Contemporary Culture

Eleni Drakopoulou

Human Resources Director, Athenian Brewery (Heineken Group)

Evi Dramalioti

President National Centre of Public Administration & Local Governance


Anna Efstathiou

Press Officer, iaison Office in Greece, European Parliament

Giorgia Epicoco

Senior EU Public Affairs Manager, HUAWEI

Glyn Evans 

Vice President & Development Director, Majorcities

George Evgenidis

Anchor Star Channel, Journalist Proto Thema

Elsa Exarhou

CEO, Branding Greece


Nektarios Farmakis

Regional Governor of Western Greece

Elissavet Feloni

Adjunct Lecturer UNIWA. Research Associate LACAE UOA

Elisa Ferreira

Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, European Commission

Andreas Filias 

Deputy Head of Finance, Region of Western Greece

Myron Flouris

Associate Director, Business Development, EY

Evgenia Fotoniata

Co-ordinator, Economy & Society, ENA Institute

Evangelos Fragkakis

Major of Chalki Municipality of Chalki

Dr. Dimitris Galamatis

Secretary General for Communication and Information

George Galanos

Assistant Professor of International & European Studies, University of Piraeus

Basil Gavalas

Head of International Relations, DIKTIO Network for Reform in Greece & Europe

Giota Gazi

fmr Mayor of Amfissa, Deputy Governor of Phocis

Thodoris Georgakopoulos

Editorial Director at diaNEOsis

Nikitas Georgiadis

Sales Account Manager for Public Sector of Cisco in Greece

Dionysios Georgopoulos

 Founder, MESOGEOS S.A

Christos Giannakakis

Vice President, National Union of Agricultural Cooperatives of Greece, ETHEAS

Maria Gianniou

Co-Founder, Women Act

Vasilis Giannopoulos

Deputy Governor, Region of Western Greece

Eleni Gioti

Secretary General for Employment Development, Ministry of Employment

Petros Gkistis

Journalist, PELOPONNISOS Newspaper

Vagelis Gorilas

Head of Public Sector, Vodafone Greece

Manolis Grafakos

Secretary General of Coordination and Waste Management, Ministry of Environment and Energy, Hellenic Republic

Antonis Grigoropoulos 

President, Regional Broadcast Union of Greece


George Hotos

Professor, University of Patras


Demetrios Iatrides

Lawyer-Economist, Executive Director, Hellenic Ports Association

Giouli Iliopoulou

Editor-in-Chief, PATRIDA Newspaper


Alexandros Kachrimanis

Governor of Epirus

Michalis Katrinis 

Head of Parliamentary Group – “PASOK” – MP of Ilia District

Ioannis Kalavourziotis

President , Hellenic Open University

Fotios Kalivas

Journalist, GNOMI

George Karachalios 

Deputy Governor, Greek Public Employment Service (DYPA)

George Karagiannis

Deputy Minister of Infrastructure at Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport

Alexandros Karakitsios

Economist, Hellenic Competition Committee, fmr Analyst, Ministry of Finance

Iakovos Kargarotos

Vice Chairman of PAPASTRATOS SA

Yannis Karvelis

Administrator, 6th Health Region Peloponnese, Ionian Islands, Epirus & Wes. GR

Stella Kasdagli

Co-Founder, Women On Top

Vasileios Kasiolas

Manager of Regional Development Dept., Data Consultants

Kostis Katsanevas

Founder, Careergate

Andreas Katsaniotis

Deputy Minister for Diaspora Greeks

George Katselis

Professor, University of Patras

Athanasios Katsis

Rector of the University of Peloponnese

Marios Katsis

Coordinator of Digital Government Sector of SYRIZA’s Parliamentary Group, Member of Hellenic Parliament

Petros Kavasallis 

President, E-Kyklos & Professor, University of the Aegean

Angeliki Kavga

Associate Professor, University of Patras

Niki Kerameus

Minister of Education and Religious Affairs, Hellenic Republic

Spiros Kiartzis

Manager New Technologies & Alternative Energy Sources, HELLENiQ ENERGY

Paris Kokorotsikos

CEO, Μember of Advisory board, Visiting Prof. of Innovation Entrepreneurship, Euroconsultants, IASP (International Association of Areas of Innovation and Technology Parks), International Hellenic University

Nikolaos Komineas

Mayor of Astypalaia

Thanasis Kontogeorgis

Secretary General, Coordination-Presidency of the Government, Hellenic

Panos Korfiatis

Actuarial operations analyst at Zurich Ireland

Panagiotis Korkolis

 Development Director, “ENA” Institute for Alternative Policies

Angeliki Kosmopoulou

Executive Director, Athanasios C. Laskaridis Charitable Foundation

Phoebe Koundouri

Professor at AUEB & DTU, Director Sustainable Development Unit at ATHENA RC, chair SDSN Global Climate Hub, co-chair SDSN Europe, President of EAERE

Nikos Koutsias 

Associate Professor at University of Patras, Marie Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellow

George Kremlis

Honorary Director of the EU European Commission

Alekos Kritikos

Senior Policy Advisor. ELIAMEP, Former senior official, European Commission, Former Secretary General, Ministry of the Interior, ELIAMEP

Stelios Kympouropoulos

Member of European Parliament | Psychiatrist

RGC 2023
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