Ioannis Bertsos

Ioannis Bertsos is actively involved in research for new building materials through a special group of south-eastern European small construction companies with an interest in cutting-edge technologies supporting sustainability in NZEB/NZEC developments. He is an expert project manager who has mastered the skills of project management in construction.

Mr. Bertsos leads a group of international architects and engineers doing different work within areas like commercial, institutional, industrial, and civil construction.

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Comparative politics

4 Lampsakou Str. Athens 115 28

tel. +30 210 7712 971, +30 210 3626 316

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Born in Greece, Agios Petros ,Arcadia Peloponnesse


  • D degree (excellent ) Panteion University of Political & Social Sciences, Athens (1984)
  • Post graduate studies in Comparative Law, Strasbourg University (1983)
  • Post Graduated studies, in the International Law and Foreign Affairs Institute, Aristoteliοn University, Thessaloniki. (1982)
  • MBA on Economics and Business Administration, Economic Univ of Athens. (1980)
–       Degree of Political & Economic Science, University of Athens (1979)
–       Degree of Political Sciences and Public Administration at Panteion University, Athens.(1978)
  • Participated in ΝΑTO seminars in Brussels in the years 1979, 1980, 1981
  • She worked at “Panteion” university of Political & Social Sciences in Athens, for 35 years, teaching
  • Constitutional history of modern Greece
  • Parliamentary law
  • Comparative political Systems
  • Human Rights in the European Union

 She is visitor professor from 2012 at universities of abroad (EU and USA)


  • Elected Member in the Euro-Mediterranean Academy of Arts and Sciences,A.A.S Georgia, (2010)
  • Honored (3 times) with the “Paul Harris Fellow” by  Rotary International (2010, 2014 and 2018)
  • Honored by the Russian Embassy in Athens withThe Medal of the Russian Federation for the friendship among people’s” (2004)
  • Honored from the  Rhode Island Senate and Providence Plantations  (2002)  for her contribution to culture and the collaboration between the two countries (Greece and USA)
  • Honored by the Hellenic Red Cross with the Red Cross Medal for her services (1976 & 1979)


  • European Studies & Humanities’ Organization‘ Ioannis KapodistriasNGO

President (1997-2018)

Hellenic National Council of Clubs and Centers for UNESCO, President (2004-2018 )

  • UNESCO Club of Argolis, President (1999-2018)
  • International Organization “Cultural Horizons, NGO, Vice President (2004-2018)
  • Athens Cultural Center for UNESCO, Member of the Board of Directors (2010-2018)
  • Rotary Club Athens –Lycabetus, President (2012-2013 and 2014-2015)
  • Assistant Governor of Rotary International, Hellenic Section 2470 ( 2017-2018)


She has published 6 books as follow:

  • Constitutional History of the Baltic States (1993-2003 ) A. Sakoulas, Athens 2010
  • The political role of the President of the Republic in Greece and Francea comparative analysis, Athens, 2006
  • The institution of the Senate through its constitutional regulations from antiquity to the present day” Decentralization of Local Governments and Regional Development” Review no19, Athens 2003
  • Music in the Aristotelian system in the ancient Greek City-State, Panteion University Editions, 2000
  • The service  of the President of the Republic. ed. Papazisis, Athens 1997
  • The Baltic States. Institutional aspects during the interwar period. A. Sakoulas, Athens 1991

Also, a great number of her presentations to various conferences organized from universities and Institutions in Greece and abroad, have been published.

–          The end of the 2nd World War and the role of Greece and Russia, ed. Center for European Studies, Athens 2011
  • Greek –Russian relations in the 21st century, ed Center for European Studies, Athens 2009
  • Energy Security in the 21st century, Center for European Studies & Humanities Organization, Athens 2008
  • 175 years of Greek-Russian Diplomatic Relations” ed. I Sideris, Athens 2008
  • Energy –Security in Europe Center for European Studies & Humanities Organization, Athens 2007
  • The return of the Parthenon Sculptures within the context of the European Union
  1. I. Sideris, Athens 2004


 Among them

  • Environment and Sustainable Development, Halkida, Greece 2018
  • The child and his rights: reflections & proposals, Athens 2018
  • The future of Europe, Athens 2017
  • May 9th , the Day of Europe, Athens 2017
  • Refugee and Migration- Limit for the modern world, Athens 2016
–          The 4thHellenic –Russian Forum, Athens 2016
–          The 3rd Hellenic –Russian Forum, Athens 2013
–          The 2nd Hellenic –Russian Forum, St Petersburg, Russia 2009
–          The 1st Hellenic –Russian Forum, Athens 2008
  • 2nd Energy Security in Europe in the 21st century, Athens 2007
  • 1st Energy Security in Europe and the role of Russia, Athens 2006
3rd International Conference for the Hellenic civilization “The proliferation of the Hellenic civilization by the sea. The Aegean sea and the cities of Ionia, Chios Island Greece 2004
  • 2nd International Conference for the Hellenic civilization “The proliferation of the Hellenic Civilization by the Sea and the colonies in Magna Grecia, Lecce, Italy 2000
  • 1st International Conference for the Hellenic civilization “The proliferation of the Hellenic Civilization by the Sea and the colonies in the Mediterranean Sea ” Corfu, September 1998
  • 185 years of Greek-Russian Relations, Athens, May 2012
  • 180 years of Greek-Russian Relations, Athens, May 2007
  • 175 years of Greek-Russian Relations, Athens, May 2003
  • 1st International Conference concerning the return of the Parthenon Marbles.

Athens, May 2000.


Organizes the one month summer Courses concerning the Mycenaean Civilization, for students from abroad.  Mycenae, Peloponnese 2001 – 2016


English:    fluently (Proficiency, Cc)

French:     fluently

Greek:      mother tongue

Italian.     sufficiently


  • The Hellenic Red Cross
  • The Society for Linguistic Heritage
  • The Archaeological Museum of Piraeus
  • The Organization for the Internationalization of the Greek Language
  • The AHEPA chapter in Greece for women “Daughters of Penelope

OTHER Studies

  • Studied Piano and get her Diploma from the Hellenic Conservatory of Athens, 1982
  • Studied Painting at Spyros Vasiliou School of Art, Athens (1969-1973)
  • Computer: excellent knowledge (Microsoft word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet…)


  • driving
  • traveling
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Victor Chang

Victor has been working with Sustainability and Environmental technology since 2004. While at Kot Consulting he worked with transnational trade within the Recycled plastics Industry. Since then he has spent 14 years networking in Sweden, California, Texas and various places in Japan. With his network of Professors and developers, Victor has been directly instructed by the relevant professional within Water Treatment, Ship Recycling, Metal Recycling and Sustainable Hydrogen production. This mix of experts and technologies exist in a very collaborative atmosphere around Victor daily.

During the last year Victor has been awarded new Senior positions in different diplomatic organizations such as Hellenic National Council of Clubs and Centers for UNESCO in Athens Greece. His mission is to create Trans- European partnerships within Sustainable Technology projects, while strengthening Culture and Food exchange on our continent.

During the last 10 years Victor has also held many Operational positions within the Food Tech Industry both in Sweden, North and South America as well as within the EU. With more than 40 different organic food products under his belt, he continues to find more products that will strengthen agricultural ties within Europe. Since 2016 he has been the Director of Quality Assurance at Ecoliving and Greensmile which has its headquarters just outside Stockholm in tranquil Salem.

Victor lives on a farm with his family in the Northern part of Stockholms län.

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Panagiotis Tripontikas

Panagiotis Tripontikas, born in Athens on 18 March 1972, comes from Velanidia Voion Lakonias (Municipality of Monemvasia).
He is Commander in Hellenic Navy. He graduated from the Hellenic Navy Academy in 1995 and since then he has served in several units of the Hellenic Fleet.
From September 1996 to June 1998 he was stationed as Navigational Officer on gunboat HS KARTERIA.
From September 1998 to July 1999 he participated in the national Antisubmarine Warfare Course.
From July 1999 to June 2001 he was stationed as the Executive Officer of the minesweeper HS KLIO.
From June 2001 to August 2003 he served as Navigational Officer of minehunter HS EVROPI.
From August 2003 to June 2005 he was stationed as Executive Officer of gunboat HS ORMI.
On December 2005 he graduated from the National Staff Officer Course and from December of 2005 until July 2008 he was stationed in Hellenic Navy Petty Officers school.
From November 2001 until December 2002 he successfully attended the Advanced Minewarfare Course of NATO (AMWC-N) at NATO Minewarfare School in Eguermin, Belgium.
From January and February 2005 he attended the drugs training workshop at the Hellenic Police Headquarters.
In June 2008 he graduated from Minewarfare Staff Officer Course of NATO (MSOC-N) in NATO Minewarfare Course in Eguermin, Belgium. From then until January of 2010 he was stationed as staff of the Hellenic Fleet Command.
From January 2010 until August 2010 he was assigned as Assistant Staff Officer in Standing NATO Mine Countermeasures Group 2 (SNMCMG-2).
From August 2010 until August 2011 he was stationed to COMHELMINE.
At 2010 he was promoted to Lieutenant Commander.
From August 2011 until August 2012 he was assigned as Commanding Officer of minehunter HS KALIPSO (OSPREY class).
From August 2012 until July 2013 he successfully attended the Supreme Joint War College
From July 2013 until May 2015 he was assigned as Director of the Floating Naval Museums Battleship “AVEROF” and HS VELOS. As Director, under the guidance of the Hellenic Navy General Staff he organized many high caliber arts and cultural events (events in collaboration
with the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra of Athens, the August full moon 2014 event, an event which was part of the European Day Music festival, exhibitions displaying historical maps from the Hellenic Navy Hydrographic Service( HNHS) and famous paintings of the Athens School of Fine Arts, signing of an MoU with the Athens School of Fine Arts ( ASFA ), the Foundation of the Hellenic World and the Aikaterini Laskarides Foundation). Under the leadership of Panagiotis Tripontikas the number of visitors to the Floating Naval Museums reached a record high.
He has published the following books
1. “One Day onboard Battleship AVEROF” an educational booklet for children up to 9 ISBN:978-960-88509-1-0
2. “The Battleship AVEROF and the journey back in time” an educational booklet for children 9-12 years ISBN:978-960-88509-2-7 and finally
3. “1900 : The Adventures of Pavlos Kountouriotis during the first transatlantic voyage onboard masted cruiser “NAVARCHOS MIAOULIS” ISBN:978-960-88509-3-4 (
4. THE WRECKS IN THE GREEK SEAS 1830-1951 – THE UNDERWATER HERITTAGE OF  Navy’s Stakeholding  Fund and  Mariners’ Pension Fund (
From May 2015 until August 2017 was the Head of Research Department of the Navy Command and Staff College of the Hellenic Navy.
At 2016 he was promoted to  Commander.
From September 2017 until the present day he is the DIRECTOR OF LOGISTICS, EMERGENCY PLANNING & ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION OF Hellenic Fleet Command.
He has received medals and distinctions commensurate with his rank.
He has successfully completed the diving training in Underwater Demolition Command and has also a two star diving certificate (CMAS).
Panagiotis was elected President of the Velanidiotes Society Myrtidiotissa for a period of 6 years.
Under his Presidency the Society was very active and worked closely with universities, cultural foundations, N.G.Os, local government and other bodies. He succeeded in having the Lighthouse of Cape Malea and the German Naval Observatory placed on the list of designated historical and listed monuments. An international Symposium entitled “From the Homeric to the Modern Landscape” was held in Monemvasia on April 30 and May 1 2011. It was jointly organized by the Velanidiotes Society, the Centre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies (University of Nottingham, and the Municipality of Monemvasia in collaboration with the Mediterranean Institute for Nature and Anthropos (Med-ina). The symposium was placed under the auspices of the region of the Peloponnese and focused on the preservation of the natural and cultural landscape of Cape Malea Peninsula.
Panagiotis is cognizant of the fact that environment, cultural and underwater heritage management is quite a challenge. In order to achieve results relatively quickly, you need to try hard, stay focused and love what you are doing.
He is married to Irakleia Schoina and they have one child named John.
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Manos Karavalakis

 Manos Karavalakis
M.D Radiation Oncologist

Has studied Medicine in Iasi, Romania, he continued his studies for eight years in Tampere as Researcher at Medical Institute of Technology. At the same period he made the specialization in internal medicine. Then from 2010 he worked for four years in New York hospitals and he continued the specialization in Radiation Oncology in Greece in Athens

Post graduate studies from 2017-2018 on the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at National School of Public Health, Athens

Post graduate studies from 2017-2018, Management of Financial Units (IOM)”, directed to “Economy and Management of Health Services. Department of Economics, of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

He is also a member in various cultural associations and his vision is to support innovation in the areas of economic development, education, healthcare, human rights, arts and urban development.

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Jonas Sokas

 For 20 years, Jonas Sokas worked as an educationalist at various higher education institutions, i.e. as a lecturer in Lithuanian State Institute of Physical Education, and in Lithuanian Agricultural Academy.

He took a post-graduate course at Visual Cultural Research Institute in Moscow, Russia. Consequently, he has defended a scientific dissertation, and acquired a doctorate degree in social sciences.

For 23 years, he worked in “Circle K Lietuva” (previously, “Lietuva Statoil”) as a developer of the network of service stations in Lithuania.

For 3 years, he has headed the company as the Managing Director.

At present, Jonas Sokas works with the following companies:

SWESTEP (Sweden) – recycling of secondary raw materials into energy sources.
JUSO ENERGY (Estonia) – green energy production in Poland.
UAB Circle K Lithuania (Lithuania / Canada) – development of the network of service stations in Lithuania.
ORLEN Lietuva / UAB Irlanda (Lithuania / Poland) – development of the network of service stations in Lithuania.
UAB “Margasmilte” (Lithuania) – preparation of a project for mining raw materials in Lithuania.

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George Dimitriou

Family Status

Married, three children

Born in Athens in 1960

Home Address : 48, Macedonia Str , Papagou 15669 Athens,


  Office : +030210 9318901 Mob. 6977700748


Professional Experience

Nov. 2016 – Today




Oct. 2001- Feb. 2015






Oct. 1999-Oct. 2001






Mar. 1998- Sept.1999





Sept. 1996- Febr. 1998






Jan. 1994- Sept. 1996






Jun. 1991- Jun. 1993





Febr. 1991- Apr. 1991





Position : Vice President



AMUNDI HELLAS Mutual Funds (previously HERMES Mutual Funds), Affiliate of Amundi Asset

Management, Paris, France

Position: Senior Portfolio Manager

Task: Institutional Portfolio Management


ATE BROKERAGE Affiliate of ATE Bank, Member of Athens Stock Exchange

Position: C.E.O. and General Securities Representative

Task: Management of the company, Legal representative to the Authorities


HERMES Mutual Funds, Affiliate of Commercial Bank of Greece, Athens

Position: Fund Management Director

Task: Overall monitoring of Fund Management Business


IONIKI FINANCE Co. Affiliate Of Ionian Bank, Athens

Position: Investment Manager, Director Private Banking /Asset Management

Task: Overall Director of Institutional and Individual Clients Asset management


INTERNATIONAL Mutual Funds, Affiliate of Aachener und Munchener, Mamber of International Life Insurance, Athens

Position: Investment Manager

Task: Mutual Funds Management


Northern Greece Brokerage, Mamber of Athens Stock Exchange

Position: Head of Analysis Dept

Task: Overall monitoring of Analysis Department


Ashton-Tod- McLaren, Stockbrokers, Member of the London Stock Exchange, United Kingdom

Position: Trainee Securities Representative






Proffessional Qualifications  









Certified Investment Manager , Athens Stock Exchange


Certified Mutual Funds Advisor, HSBC Funds


Certified General Securities Representative/Broker A.S.E.


Certified General Securities Representative,

Securities and Futures Authority (S.F.A.),

London Stock Exchange






Teaching Experience


March 1993




University of Piraeus Lab

Technical Analysis

Mar. 1992- Oct. 1992




Oct.  1991- Oct. 1992


Portfolio Management and Technical Analysis



European University, Athens Campus

Financial Management and Banking





1988 University of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom,

Master of Arts in Banking and Finance (MA)

Dissertation title: “Capital Budgeting in An Inflationary Period: An Empirical Investigation into the Behaviour of Greek Firms“, University of Bangor, North Wales, United Kingdom, 1988




Graduate Industrial School of Thessaloniki, Greece





May 1999



Military Obligations

Jan. 1989- Dec. 1990







ALBA Executive Education Seminar– “Corporate Valuation” , Professor A. Damodaran, NYU



2nd Lieutenant , Officer of Ordnance, (Allied Mobile Force Land) NATO Command Europe / Thessaloniki Greece


Other Knowledge




Software packages : MS Office, MS EXCEL, Barra Risk Analysis, PCS Front Office, Profile Portfolio Management, BROKER/3S, SEAQ, Automated Trading System of Athens Stock Exchange OASIS, Equis Metastock Technical Analysis , Super-Charts, MINITAB, SPSS-X, FINANCE/EFFECT

Commercial Vendors Platforms : Reuters Eikon, Bloomberg, Dow-Jones Telerate, K-Tel



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