Meet our RGC 2023 speakers
Efi Lazaridou

Chief Executive Officer, Generation Ag Greece

Effie Lazaridou, CEO, New Agriculture New Generation Effie is leading ‘New Agriculture New Generation’, a non-profit organization established under the initiative and with the founding support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) in 2018. ‘New Agriculture New Generation’ supports employability, entrepreneurship and innovation across the agrifood value chain in Greece. The organization has supported 17.200+ beneficiaries to date and 100+ small or family-owned agrifood SMEs and startups and reached a total of 29.600+ agrifood professionals. It creates a 3.6 leverage effect for the Greek economy and has contributed to the establishment of new producer groups and cooperatives as well as to the development of numerous new agrifood products. She is an experienced professional in the fields of strategic marketing and branding, specializing in the Agrifood sector, Culture and Tourism and has a successful track record for implementing complex international projects in SE Europe. Among others, Effie has led landmark projects of national importance, such as Destination Greece’s brand and marketing strategy, the largest communication consultancy project ever initiated in the country, and Greece’s Wine Sector’s first ever international branding & strategic marketing initiative. She has also directed numerous demanding projects for multinationals companies, cooperatives, and SMEs in Southeast Europe. She has a diverse academic background, holding an Integrated Master in Chemical Engineering from the Aristotelio University of Thessaloniki, a Master in Cultural Management from the City University of London and Professional PGDip in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing of London. She is a member of the Agricultural Technology Committee of the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and of the Agricultural Economy Committee of the German – Hellenic Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Effie is also a trainer and certified business coach, an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing London and an Associate Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation. In 2017 she was selected as mentor at the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women’s Mentoring Women in Business Program. She plays the flute, is a volunteer with Make-A-Wish Greece and a regular speaker on women empowerment.

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