Meet our RGC 2023 speakers

Dr. Haris Lambropoulos

A. Professor, University of Patras; ACCI BoD Member & President, UHC Institute

Konstantinos Lampropoulos


Loukas Lazarakis

Head, Energy Intrakat

Vassiliki Lazarakou

Chair of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission (HCMC)

Efi Lazaridou

Chief Executive Officer, Generation Ag Greece

Elena Lazarou

Research Fellow, Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy

Panagiotis Liargovas

Jean Monnet Professor at the University of the Peloponnese

Vaggelis Liolios

President, Hellenic Basketball Federation (EOK)

Spilios Livanos 

Minister fot Rural Development and food, Hellenic Republic

Panos Loukas


Theodoros Louloudis

Publisher, PELOPONNISOS Newspaper

Andreas Lykoyrentzos

Chairman, Hellenic Agricultural Insurance Organization,ELGA

Stelios Mantas 

Principal, Deloitte


Nikos Mantzoufas

Governor, Greek Recovery and Resilience Agency

Dimitris Maravelias

President, Hellenic Agency for Local Development and Local Government (E.E.T.A.A.)


Eleni Marianou

Secretary General of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR)


Pavlos Marinakis

Secretary of Nea Dimokratia

Yannis Mastrogeorgiou

Special Secretary of Foresight Strategy, Presidency of the Government

George Mavrotas

Secretary General of Sport, Ministry of Culture and Sport

Spyros Mazarakis

Co Founder and Managing Director at Pleiades IoT Innovation Cluster

Lina Mendoni

Minister of Culture and Sports

Angeliki Mitropoulou

PhD Candidate in the department of Environment at the University of the Aegean, Research Associate at ENA Institute for Alternative Policies

Tomas Mörtsell

President of the CPMR Baltic Sea Commission, Region Västerbotten


Dimitrios Moutopoulos

Associate Professor, Fisheries & Aquaculture, University of Patras


Bernoît Nadler

Deputy Head, Directorate-General for Regional & Urban Policy, European Commission

Theodota Nantsou

Head of Policy, WWF Greece

Dr. Panagiotis Nastos

Professor & Director, Laboratory of Climatology and Atmospheric Environment

Marianna Nathanail

Head of Office & Institutional Relations Officer for Greece & Cyprus, EIB


Susanne Nielsen

Human Capital Development Expert – Green Skills Expert, EFT


Eri Nika

Principal, Strategy Consulting at Deloitte


Panagiotis Nikas 

Governor of Peloponnese


Andreas Nikolakopoulos 

Member, Hellenic Parliament


Dimitris Nikolakopoulos

Deputy Governor, Region of Western Greece


Eirini Akrivi Ntai

Co-ordinator, Social Analysis Unit, ENA Institute


George Pagoulatos

Professor @AUEB & Director General at Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)


Elias Palialexis

Journalist at Athens Macedonian News Agency 

Nikos Panagiotou

Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Media Communications, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, President DCN Global


Dimitris Panopoulos

Head of Labour Market Policy Analysis,Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, National Coordinator of Greek Social Innovation Network, Funding Member of SEED consortium

Alexandra Palli Giannakopoulos 

Vice President CSR HELLAS, MOΒ Hellenic Olympic Committee


George Papadimitrakopoulos

Research Associate, ELIAMEP

Thanasis D. Papadimitriou


Olympios Papadimitriou 

President, Hellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Companies


Athanasios Papadopoulos

Mayor of Kalavrita, President of Development Agency – Achaia SA

Panagiotis Papadopoulos

Deputy Governor Administration and e-Government


Savvas Papadopoulos

Project Manager, ELIAMEP; Co-coordinator, EU Youth Hub

John Papageorgiou

Journalist, Regional Policy Monitor Director

Ilias Papaioannou

Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, London Business School

Sotiris Papandreou

Journalist, PELOPONISSOS Newspaper


Panagiotis Papanikolas

Chairman & CEO at Olympia Odos S.A.

Dimitris Papastergiou

Mayor of Trikala

George Papatheodorou

Professor of “Environmental and Geological Oceanography” in the Geology Department, Dean of School of Natural Sciences of the University of Patras

George Pappas

President, Economic Chamber of Northwestern Peloponnese and Western Greece

Maria Partalidou

Associate Professor at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH)

Nikolaos Paulonasios

President, Panhellenic Association of Young Farmers

Dimitris Pefanis 

Journalist, CNN Greece

Kostas Peletidis

Mayor of Patras

Aimilios Perdikaris 

Chairman, General Manager, Athens Macedonian News Agency

George Petrakos

Professor, Department of Planning & Regional Development, University of Thessaly

Athanasios Petropoulos

Executive Member, Unit B1 EYDEP/PDE

Stelios Petsas

Alternate Minister of Interior, Hellenic Republic

Nikoleta Pirozzi

Head of Programme on European Union & Institutional Relations Manager, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

Athanasios Plevris

Minister of Health, Hellenic Republic

Katerina Pramatari

Founding partner, Uni.Fund

Elissavet Preza

Doctor of the University of Thessaly & Executive of MOD S.A

Spiros Protopsaltis

Governor & Chair BoD, Greek Public Employment Service (DYPA)

Petros Psomas

Associate Professor, University of Patras

Ioannis Psycharis

Director, Regional Development Institute President, ERSAGreek Section


Carsten Rasmussen 

Head of Unit, Cyprus & Greece, DG REGIO, European Commission

Ernst Reichel

Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Hellenic Republic

Marina Rizogianni

Journalist, PELOPONNISOS NewspaperJournalist, PELOPONNISOS Newspaper

Georgios Rokas

Chairman & CEO, R Energy1


Dimitris Sakipis 

Director, ESG Leader, PwC Greece

Katerina Saridaki

Director, Capsule T Accelerator

Alexandra Sdoukou

General Secretary for Energy and Minerals Resources

Konstantinos Sfetsioris

Senior Project Manager, Hellenic Association for Energy Economics (HAEE)

Anastasia Sideri

Communications Executive,Hon. Professor, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow

Spiros Sirmakessis

Professor, Dept of Electrical Engineering & Computer Engineering, University of Peloponnese

Dimitris Skalkos

Sec. General, Public Investments & NSRF, Ministry of Development & Investments

Theodoros Skylakakis

Alternate Minister of Finance, for Fiscal Policy, Hellenic Republic

Aggelos Sotiropoulos

Scientific Associate ENA

Fanis Spanos

Governor at Region of Central Greece

Christos Spirtzis 

Minister of Infrastructure and Transport 2015 – 2019

Spyros Spyridon

Managing Director, Hellenic Agency for Local Development & Local Government

Stathis Stathopoulos

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Green Fund

Aristofanis Stefatos

CEO, Hellenic Hydrocarbon Resources Management

Giorgos Stylios

Deputy Minister, Ministry of Rural Development & Food

Chrysostomos Stylios

Director, Industrial Systems Institute, Athena RC

Myladie Stoumbou

Regional Director at Microsoft | Innovation Strategist | Startup Mentor | Women Leadership Advocate | Inclusion Missionary | Public Speaker

Kosyo Stoychev

University of Sofia


Christos Stylianides

Minister of Climate Crisis and Civil Protection, Hellenic Republic


Konstantinos Takos

Director, Head of People & Change Consulting, PwC Greece

Giorgos Taramas

Manager, Data Consultants

Alexia Tasouli

Diplomatic Correspondent, OPEN TV

Vassilios Triantafyllidis

Assistant Professor, University of Patras

Dimitris Triantafyllopoulos

Editor-in-Chief, PELOPONNISOS Newspaper

Sotirios Triantafyllou

President, Panhellenic Federation of Journalist’s Unions

Theodoros Tryfon

Vice President of ELPEN Pharmaceutical and CO-CEO of ELPEN Group

Yannis Tsakiris 

Deputy Minister of Development & Investments

Panos Tsakloglou

Dep. Minister of Labor, Professor AUEB

Dimitris Tsaktsiras

CyberSecurity Solutions Consultant for Space Hellas

Thalia Tsalkitzi

Culture Department Manager, Unisystems

Christos Tsantilas

Senior Researcher,ELGO DEMETER & Scientific Associate, ENA

Argyro Tsimpri


Theodora Tsokou 

Manager, Data Consultants

Panagiotis Tsonis 

CEO, Patras Port Authority

Constantinos Tsoutsoplides

Head of Liaison Office in Greece, European Parliament

Argiris Tzikopoulos

CEO, Junior Achievement Greece

Apostolos G. Tzitzikostas

First Vice President of the European Committee of the Regions
President of the Association of Greek Regions
Governor of the Region of Central Macedonia


Martin Ulbrich

Senior Expert, Artificial Intelligence, Policy development & Coordination, DG CNECT


Dimitris Vasiliadis

FHAS – Director, Financial Services Advisory, PwC

Dimitris Vergdos

Director, Public & Media Communication, Hellenic Federation of Enterprises

Nikos Vettas

General Manager, Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research

Vasileios Velkos

Co-Founder, Code.Hub

Tassos Vlassopoulos 


Ioannis Vougioukas

CEO, Bank of Epirus


Georges Yannoussis

f. General Secretary of Public Investments and NSRF,
Former Head of Department in DG REGIO, European Commission

Yiannis Yiarentis

Chairman BoD & CEO, DAPPEP

Theofanis Zacharatos

Scientific Associate in the Region of Western Greece, PhD Researcher at the Department of Food Science & Technology, University of Patras

Marios Zafeiropoulos

PhD Candidate of Ancient Greek Literature and Philosophy, University of Patras

Loukas Zahilias

Head of Department for VET and Qualifications at Cedefop

Fokion Zaimis

Deputy Governor of Entrepreneurship Research & Innovation Region of Western Greece

Odysseas Zoras

Secretary of Education

Anastasios Zotos

Assistant Professor, University of Patras
RGC 2023
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