Mr. Alexandros Daniilidis

Alexandros Daniilidis is Managing Director of Athenian Brewery, since January 2018.

He started his career at Athenian Brewery in 1992 from Sales Division.  In 2002 he joined the Management Team as Sales Manager Wholesale-Horeca. In 2008 he became Sales Director Greece and in 2010 Commercial Director.

In the period 2012 – 2017 became Managing Director Heineken Serbia, leading the company to the top of the market, tripling both turnover and sales volume and achieving high profitability growth.

He studied Economics at the University of Piraeus.

Ms. Effie Kokoreli

Effie believes in the power of new ideas. Undertakes strategic projects and manages to successfully accomplish them in a way that fits the nature and the recourses of the organization. Persistent yet patient, Effie manages to effectively coordinate professionals from different areas towards a common goal. Identifies new ways of business, embracing change as the necessary element of an organization to move forward and meet the demands of the market.

INTERAMERICAN S.A, 1983 to present

  • Head of Agricultural and Bank Assurance
  • Develops annual business plans and ensure that align and fully support company’s strategic goals.
  • Participates in Product, IT and Sales committee of the organization
  • Maintains bancassurance partnerships of the organization and evolve new ways of business
  • Actively involves in the design of the Marketing plan to support the partnerships
  • Leads the Agricultural project
  • Responsible for the creation of Agricultural products
  • Establishes new partnerships with companies from the Agricultural sector and bank sector
  • Designs and performs training for the insurance intermediates for Agricultural sector

Head of Bank Assurance, 2008-20018

  • Develops annual business plans in cooperation with the banks and ensure for their timely and successful delivery
  • Participates in Product, IT and Sales committee of the organization
  • Maintains bancassurance partnerships of the organization and evolve new ways of business
  • Actively involves in the design of the Marketing plan to support the partnerships
  • Establishes new partnerships with banks
  • Responsible for the analysis of all customer segments’ product needs, as well as for the design, development and promotion of Bancassurance products
  • Successfully introduces Interamerican’s ‘Anytime’ offering to the Bank’s branches and customers. Achieved a 500% annual increase in Car Insurance production and 200% in health insurance production

Bank Assurance Account Manager, 2007-2008

  • Monitoring annual business plans and ensures that aligns and fully supports company’s strategic goals
  • Designs and performs training for the bank employees
  • Support bancassurance partnership
  • Actively involves in the design of the Marketing plan to support the bancassurance partnership
  • Participates in projects for increasing bancassurance volumes and business
  • Monitors sales performance

Corporate customers’ executive, 2005-2007

  • Responsible for managing the underwriting process
  • Customer service and after sales support
  • Manages the insurance intermediate of corporate customers


  • Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers / CNAM – Bachelor, Banking & Insurance
  • Harvard Business Publishing – Stepping Up to Management
  • George College – Annual Public Relations Department

Ms. Siwarde J. SAP

Ms Siwarde J. Sap is a result-oriented policy shaper and maker who is driven by knowledge, new ideas and social relevance. At a strategic and tactical level, she contributes to the formulation of policies and naturally makes an efficient translation into practice using design thinking methods. In her favorite role as a catalyst, she interacts transparently with participating parties at different levels and keeps an eye on conflicting interests.

Since 2010, she holds the position of Senior Advisor Economic Policy Affairs at the Netherlands Embassy in Greece. Her focus lies on regional geopolitics, euro economic policy affairs, financial services, agrifood systems, energy and logistics.

Ms Sap holds a Master’s degree in Dutch Civil law, with a specialization in European law, from Leiden University and has fulfilled senior management positions at leading companies. She is fluent in several languages including Greek.

Ms Sap is Vice Chair of the Balkans & Black Sea Forum Steering Committee and former vice chair of the Economic & Commercial Diplomats Club in Greece. As co-initiator of the Balkans & Black Sea Forum and its spin-off activities, she focuses on international and institutional affairs thereby giving a continuous impulse to the implementation and the ongoing development of this growing international network.

Mr. George Mitrakos

Mr. Mitrakos is Director General of the International Centre for Black Sea Studies (ICBSS). He holds an MSc in Politics and Communication from the London School of Economics (L.S.E.) and a BSc in Political Science and Public Administration from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

Mr. Mitrakos has worked as Advisor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Republic. He was also Special Advisor at the Ministry of Regional Development, Competitiveness and Shipping and the Ministry of State and Strategic Investments. Furthermore, he was a junior researcher at the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC).

Dr. Dionysia-Theodora Avgerinopoulou

Dr. Dionysia-Theodora Avgerinopoulou, M.P., is a leading future in Environmental Law and Policy. She currently serves as a Member of the Hellenic Parliament and the Chair of the Special Permanent Parliamentary Committee on Environmental Protection and its Subcommittee of the Watercourses of the Hellenic Parliament.

She has served as the Vice-Chair of the Steering Committee of the Global Water Partnership Organization in Stockholm, Sweden, and the Head of Water of the Commission on Environment and Energy of the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, France. Dr. Avgerinopoulou has also served as the Chairperson of the Standing Committee for the UN Affairs of the Inter- Parliamentary Union, in Geneva, Switzerland, Chairperson of the Circle of the Mediterranean Parliamentarians on Sustainable Development, and the Vice-Chair for the Mediterranean Commission for Sustainable Development, in Athens, Greece.

Dionysia received a first degree in Law from the Faculty of Law of the National and Kapodestrian University of Athens, Greece and an LL.M. in International Legal Studies from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. She also holds a Doctorate in International Environmental Law (J.S.D.) from Columbia University School of Law in New York, NY. Dionysia is the author of several articles and a book on environmental and international issues and has presented her work at several international conferences. She teaches Public International Law, International Environmental Law, European Environmental Law, Law of Sustainable Development, Global Environmental Governance and Climate Change Law.

Dionysia is an attorney-at-law by profession. She has previously worked, among others, at the Legal Service of the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, the Permanent Mission of the European Union at the United Nations in New York, U.S.A., the Center on Environmental and Land Use Law of the New York University School of Law in New York, the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy and the Yale Law School in New Haven, C.T., U.S.A. and the International and Foreign Law Institute in Athens, Greece.

She has been elected four times as a Member of the Hellenic Parliament and three times as the Chairperson of the Special Permanent Parliamentary Committee on Environmental Protection and its Subcommittee of the Watercourses. She has served as President of the Parliamentary Committee of Friendship between Greece and Botswana, Vice-Chair of the Parliamentary Committee of Friendship between Greece and Norway, Secretary of the Parliamentary Committee of Friendship between Greece and the Netherlands, and a Member of the Parliamentary Committees of Friendship between Greece and Albania, Canada, Japan, Israel,  Kenya, Singapore, U.S.A., and Russia. She has served as the Deputy Secretary of Volunteerism and NGOs and the Deputy Head of the Environmental Policy Sector of the New Democracy Party. Dr. Avgerinopoulou was a member of the Committee regarding the Genetically Modified Organisms of the Greek Ministry for Environment, Energy and Climate Change, and the parliamentary representative of her Party for the Law on Biodiversity that implemented the 2011-2020 Strategic Plan for Biodiversity and introduced the National Biodiversity Strategy for Greece.

In 2011, Dr. Avgerinopoulou was elected as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum for her global leadership in environmental protection issues. In the same year, she received the “Green Star” Award by UNEP/OCHA/Green Cross International for her efforts in preventing and responding to environmental emergencies and natural disasters. She was also selected among the “40Under40” of the EU. In 2010, she also received a Special Congressional Recognition for her “outstanding efforts and invaluable contributions on behalf of Hellenic Students and the environment” and the Global Citizenship Award for Leadership in Assisting Humanity by Orphans International Worldwide in 2010. In 2009, she received the international Goddess Artemis Award by the Euro-American Women’s Council for her contribution to transatlantic cooperation between the U.S. and the EU on environmental and climate change issues.

She speaks Greek, English, French, German and Spanish. She is the mother of one young boy.