Subject-matter experts

Armin Mayer, more than 10 years of experience in building efficiency, energy efficiency and facilities management. In the past, he was senior marketing manager at GE Lighting. He has also worked as an Account Manager in Johnson Controls in Brussels and London, at the Institute for Building Efficiency and the European Climate Foundation in Brussels. He has studied in McGill University in Montreal and Johnson State University in US.

Nic Mason, more than 15 years of experience in commercial real estate and public sector carbon and energy management. He has worked for CBRE, where he was developing and implementing data management processes to support carbon reporting requirements of corporate and public sector clients in the UK and across EMEA. He also delivered energy efficiency and procurement strategies for large property portfolios. Previously, Nic worked for Westminster City Council on energy, water and sustainability management. Nic holds an MBA and a MA from University of Canterbury in New Zealand.

Savvas Louizidis, a senior energy expert with more than 15 years of international experience in design, development and monitoring energy efficiency, energy management and renewable energy projects. He has expertise in the evaluation and formulation of sustainable energy EU polices, benchmarking, feasibility studies, and action plans for energy efficiency projects. Savvas has performed a large number of energy audits in industrial and building sectors. He holds an MSc from University of Sheffield and MEng in Chemical Engineering from NTUA.

Apostolos Kotsaris, a chartered Engineer with more than 20 years of experience in energy, renewables and infrastructure projects. Apostolos is currently involved in the development and asset management optimisation of large ground-mounted and on-site solar PV projects. Previously, he was working for Silver Ridge Power as a Vice President in Operations, responsible for the management of all utility-scale PV plants across the globe. In the past, Apostolos also worked for Black & Veatch as a technical advisor for multi-million power projects in EMEA. He has also worked for METKA as a senior project manager responsible for the construction of power plants and mega steel structures.

Faye Orfanou, an attorney-at-law with more than 20 years of experience in the areas of corporate and banking law, EU procurement and public funding regulation. She is currently a technology transfer coordinator to early stage growth companies and innovation centres. In the past, she was EU Funds Special Secretary in the Hellenic Ministry of Education, a post she kept for 3 years. She has also worked for the Hellenic Authority managing EU Funds. Faye holds an LL.M in Banking and Finance from King’s College London, an LL.M. from Goethe University in Frankfurt and a LL.B from Athens University.

Rene Cheung, a private equity professional focusing on sustainable and environmental investing, particularly interested in seed and growth/development stage companies. She is consulting investment funds on principal, co- and secondary investment opportunities in agriculture, water, clean tech, sustainability and environmental investing. Rene has worked in the past for RIT Capital Partners in London and Pantheon Ventures in London and San Francisco. She holds an MSc and a BSc from Stanford University.

Konstantinos Markogiannakis, an MRICS Chartered Surveyor with more than 10 years of experience in real estate advisory and market research. He has also experience in planning, development and property management. He has offered advisory services to major investors, landlords, financial institutions and auditing firms. His responsibilities also include market analysis, feasibility studies and due diligence. Konstantinos holds an MSc in Urban Real Estate Management and Development from Heriot Watt University and an MSc in Engineering from Imperial College London.

Chris Mantzouratos, an RICS and TEGoVA accredited property valuer. He has done extensive valuation work in all sectors of the property market. Chris is experienced in quantitative and qualitative data analysis with proven track record in building databases that perform benchmarking based on industry standards. He was seconded as Engagement Manager in Great London Authority's Business Energy Challenge (GLA BEC) project in 2015-16. Chris holds an MSc in Real Estate Finance and Investment from Reading University.

Spyros Kremezis, an attorney at law with more than 12 years of experience in administrative, construction, environmental and public procurement law. He regularly deals with public tenders and contracts regarding provision of services. In the past he was a legal consultant of the Technical Chamber of Greece. Spyros studied in LL.M in Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, MA in International Relations and LL.B from Athens University.

Stefanos Karagiannis, a Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) engineer with substantial project based expertise in energy efficiency retrofit projects in commercial and residential buildings. He has prepared technical studies, budgets and supervised installation. He has experience in integrated services from the initial stage to the final design and through to implementation. Additionally, he is an energy certificate performance assessor. Stefanos holds an MSc in Energy Production and Management from National Technical University of Athens.

Tim Redman, a building and environmental services engineer with over 25 years. Tim offers consultancy services on building services, sustainability and regulatory matters. He has worked at J Roger Preston (JRP) and at RMJM in London, as a member of integrated design teams on a number of projects implementing low energy design concepts. He has also worked a senior engineer in Silcock Dawson and Partners, where he set up the energy and sustainable design group. Barry holds a BSc in Engineering from University of Bath.

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