Mr. Ioannis Mardikis

Project manager in Euro-MED Interreg project “Dialogue4 Tourism”, a policy dialogue project of 7 years. Project manager in “CRESCENTO” Adrion project related to the creation of a Joint Master in the area of Adriatic-Ionian in the field of Circular Economy. Project Manager of the Interreg-MED “Green Growth Community” (horizontal project producing policies in the MED region). Project manager in the Interreg-MED electromobility project “EnerNETMob”. Communication manager, project manager in “Blue Fasma” project related with blue energy, “Blue Deal” project related with circular economy practices in fisheries and aquaculture (Interreg-MED projects). Project manager in ENI-CBC MED project “Green Buildings” on behalf of the Region of Peloponnese.

Scientific advisor on topics related with Circular Economy and climate change mitigation and adaptation. Link of policy makers with the market in the “ReBrain Greece” initiative of the Greek Ministry of Labor.
Participation in a team of experts that implemented advocacy projects related to the circular economy (hazardous waste & sorting-recycling), contacting the EU officials of the Directorate General of Environment.
Monitoring of the development and funding of a project related with the creation of an olive oil refinery and biomass products’ exploitation in Crete. Development and monitoring of a private funded project for the installation of a biomass boiler, of 1.2MW.

Scientific responsible for the creation of the “Circular Economy Action Plan” and the “Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan-SECAP” of the island of Samos and the  SECAP of Karditsa Municipality.
Responsible for the organization of major events under the auspices of the European Commission: CircletheMED 2022/ 2021/ 2020, “Circle+Smile” 2019, “Circle 2018”.
Responsible for the implementation of 2 waste management studies for the morphology of solid waste of the islands of Lesvos and Syros.
Shareholder, manager in companies of the private health sector – Biologist/ Strategic Marketing.


Dr. Fotios Tekos

I was born in Thessaloniki in 1995. I completed my basic studies in ’biochemistry and biotechnology’ (2017) with distinction in academic performance. Afterwards I followed a master’s degree in ‘’toxicology’’ (2019) and a PhD thesis in toxicology of free radicals (2023). I have published 30 articles in peer-reviewed journals (h-index 11). Since 2019, I have been running the spin off company from the University of Thessaly, FoodOxys.

FoodOxys is one of the companies of Elevate Greece and has also received funding from the UNI.FUND VC. Since 2022, I have been running also the spin-out company Olea Fortius which has developed a high phenolic feed supplement for the enrichment of animal nutrition. Finally, I have a co-authorship in the book entitled: ”Intermittent fasting and disease prevention”(2019).

Mr. Moschos Korasidis

Moschos Korasidis was born in Kea in 1962. He is an Agronomist graduate of the Athens University of Agriculture, a graduate of PATES-SELETE and holds a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Business Organization & Management (MBA)

He worked as an agronomist from 1986 at the Tobacco Organization and at the Payments Organization – OPEKEPE as Director from 2001 with participation in bilateral missions abroad, in particular at the headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels for rural development issues.

From March 2010 to July 2012 he took over as Vice President of OPEKEPE and from July 2012 to March 2015 he was Secretary General of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food, where he mainly dealt with issues of rural development, utilization of community aid as well as reorganization of OPEKEPE and Ministry of Rural Development and Food. From 2016 to 2022, he worked as a scientific associate to members of the Greek parliament and dealt with issues of rural development, spatial planning and energy.

From September 2022, he works as the general manager of the National Union of Agricultural Cooperatives of Greece – ETHEAS.

Mr. Menelaos Gardikiotis

Menelaos Gardikiotis is an Agriculture Engineer, graduate of Agricultural University of Athens, Department of Agriculture Biotechnology.

He is working in the private sector and since 2011 he has been running his own business.

Today he participates in three business schemes regarding the concerned industry, providing services in the Agri-Food sector, and has established a network of associates of businesses from Evros to Crete, numbering over 15 business schemes.

He has been an advisor to the Minister of Rural Development and Food with responsibility the preparation of the 2014-2020 RDP, while he was also an associate of Deputy Direct of OGA.He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Environmental Organization of the Prefecture Piraeus.He has been Secretary General of GEOT.E.E. for two consecutive terms. He is married to Kyriaki Papadakis and has a daughter.

Mr. Dimitrios Mitsopoulos

Dimitris Mitsopoulos is the Subdivision Manager of Business Sales (B2B) in the Embedded Banking Sector at the National Bank of Greece.

He started his career in 1998 as an analyst at the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) in the sectorial studies department. He has been working at the National Bank since 2000, specializing in business financing, especially for professionals and businesses in the agri-food sector. In the last few years, he has been responsible for financing programs through Contract Farming and Farmer’s Card.

He holds a bachelor’s degree and MSc from the Athens University of Economics and Business.

Dr. Angeliki Kavga

Angeliki Kavga is Associate Professor in the Dept. of Agricultural Science, of University of Patras (UPat), on «Greenhouse Construction and Operation» field. She has ΜSc in Environmental Studies from University of Patras (Dept. of Biology) and PhD in Agricultural Engineering from University of Patras (Dept. of Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics) on “Energy Optimization of Greenhouse Using a Heating System with Infrared Radiation (IR). Her research interests focus on Greenhouse Constructions, Renewable energy sources in agricultural sector, Precision Agriculture, Smart Farming and Environmental Physics. 

She has presented remarkable research work in her scientific field with 32 published scientific papers in international journals, one book chapter and more than 35 entries in International and Greek Scientific Conferences. She is Project Manager (PM) in one research program (Erasmus +k2), Scientific Manager in 3 competitive research programs on Smart and Sustainable Greenhouse Modules and member of the research team in 2 research programs (Interreg, RIS3).

Mr. Christodoulos Bozatzidis

Christodoulos Bozatzidis was born in Orestiada in 1981. He is a graduate of the Department of Public Economy & Business Administration at the University of Cyprus.

In 2004, completing his military service, he assumed the duties of vice president and deputy managing director at Agrohellas A.E., a company active in the trade of agricultural products and in recent years in the field of agricultural fertilizers. In the same year, he joined the staff of AgroLine ABEE, an official importer of CLAAS agricultural machinery, as an import manager.

In 2011 he was one of the founders of Green Line Energy SA. company active in renewable energy sources. The company proceeded with the construction of photovoltaic plants for farmers, while in 2015 it completed the construction of its first biogas unit.

In 2012, he took over as Chairman of the Board and CEO of the newly established company Agrotech S.A., the official importer of the agricultural machinery of the leading manufacturer John Deere. The company managed to bring John Deere machines into the lives of Greek farmers and raise it to the top sales position.

Ms. Areti Roditi

Areti Roditi is a Mandate Manager with the European Investment Fund (EIF) for the last 2 years and is currently based in Athens. She has been dealing with regional mandates funded by European Structural and Investment Funds as well as the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF).

Before joining EIF she has worked as Legal Counsel in the Legal Service of the European Investment Bank (EIB) for 3 years, dealing  with the legal aspects of financial instruments in Greece, Cyprus, Lithuania, Poland and Scotland.

Areti is a dual-qualified lawyer (attorney-at-law, Athens Bar Association and solicitor, England and Wales) with extensive professional experience in project finance, complex financial transactions, corporate law, EU law and international construction contracts. Prior to joining the EIB Group she has worked (among others) as chief legal counsel in the PPP & Concessions department of a major Greek construction company (AVAX SA) and as a lawyer with Kyriakides – Georgopoulos law firm.

She holds a law degree (LLB) from the University of Athens, a Master’s Degree (LLM) in European Law from the College of Europe (Brugge, Belgium), a Master’s degree (LLM) in Civil Law from the University of Athens, a MSc in Business for Lawyers from ALBA Graduate Business School and an International Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance from the International Compliance Association. She is fluent in English, French, Spanish, German and has knowledge of Italian, Arabic and Russian

Mr. Dimitris Papagiannidis

Mr. Dimitris Papagiannidis was born in 1959, at Orini (in the highlands of) Nafpaktia. He studied Civil Engineering at the Democritus University of Thrace (D.U.Th.). He continued his postgraduate studies from 1985-86 in France on the subject of «Metal constructions and underground works», while he also earned a Postgraduate Specialization Diploma at the National Technical University of Athens in the INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAM OF POSTGRADUATE STUDIES 2011-2012 “Environment and

Development” with a grade of Excellent.

In the government of Kyriakos Mitsotakis, he was honored in 2021 with the responsibility of the General Secretariat of Union Resources and Infrastructure, which was re-established at the Ministry of Rural Development and Food. Since 2017 he has been/holds the position of the General Manager at the MINISTRY OF INFRASTRUCTURE AND TRANSPORT in GENERAL DIRECTORATE OF STRATEGIC

TRANSPORT PLANNING AND ROAD SAFETY. Under his responsibility were the EU programs of the Ministry; the approval and monitoring of the National Strategic Transport Plan 2019-2037 (ESSM); the ESS; (the program?) Road Safety 2021-2030; the sectors of “Intelligent Transport Systems-ITS” of Logistics; Air Transport (Waterways etc.); and the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans.

For many years he was/serviced as Director and Executive in the Special Service for Public Works of Hydraulic Infrastructure Construction. He was mainly involved in the management of Large National Projects of National/nationwide Level Plumbing and Road Construction with a budget of over 2 billion €. Ιndicatively: the Acheloos Diversion Projects, Athens Water supply from the river Evinos, Water Supply Patras, Thessaloniki and Fyrlia Island of Paxron L, Straw Dam, Irrigation Networks of Amvrakia-Amfilochia, land improvement works in the area of Valtos, Aetoloakarnania, Anti-flooding works in the riparian zone of the Stream of Eschatia, Attica, and the construction of tunnels in Karpenisi, Agios Ilias Aitolo.

He was President of the Association of Civil Engineers of Greece in the period 2004-2009, and General Secretary in 1998-2004. He was President for 3 terms of DKM and is elected in the Central Delegation of Technical Chamber of Greece and in various sections of Engineers from 1990 until today. During the government of Costas Karamanlis, he was in charge of the Special Secretariat for Community Resources and Infrastructure at the Ministry of Rural Development and Food in the period 2004-2009.

He remapped the Special Services of the RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, while he also increased the staff with increased qualifications from the MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION UNIT OF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS. Furthermore, he expanded the Services and suggested to the political leadership the establishment and operation of 3 new Special Units, these of a) Coordination, b) Infrastructure and c) Implementation of Co-financed Actions of the 3rd EU-funded programs and in 2007 of the Operational Program for Fisheries and Sea 2007-2013.

Mr. Andreas Lykourentzos

Andreas Lykourentzos was born in Tripolis, Arcadia, in 1957. He is a graduate of Panteion University, from the department of Political Studies, having followed the direction of Comparative Political Analysis. He was elected as Member of Parliament for the region of Arcadia in the National Elections in 2004, 2007, 2009 and 2012. During his eleven-year parliamentary term, he participated as a member in the Standing Parliamentary Committees on: Social Affairs, Finances, Educational Affairs, Public Administration and in the Special Committees on: the Environment, the Review of the Constitution and Districts. He served as a Deputy Minister of National Education and Religions during the Government administration of Kostas Karamanlis 2007- 2009. He served as a Minister of Health during the Government administration of Antonis Samaras in 2012- 2013.

From 1st November 2019 since, he has been appointed as the President of the Organisation of Greek Agricultural Insurances.