Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Arthouros Zervos

Chairman & CEO, DEI SA

Arthouros Zervos
Arthouros Zervos

Arthouros Zervos is a Professor at the National Technical University of Athens and presently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of (P.P.C.) Public Power Corporation – Greece as well as Chairman of Public Power Corporation Renewables in Greece.

He was born on 28/07/1952 in Corfu Greece. In 1974 he received his Bachelor of Science in Engineering, and in 1975 his Master of Science in Engineering, both from the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences of Princeton University, U.S.A. He continued his studies at the Universite P.et M. Curie in Paris, where he took his Diplome d’ Etudes Approfondies (D.E.A) de Mecanique Experimentale des Fluides- Aerodynamique in 1978 and his Diplome de Docteur – Ingenieur in 1981.

Professor Arthouros Zervos is Chairman of Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) and President of Hellenic Electricity Association (H.EL.AS). He has been President of the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) from 2001 to 2013, President of the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) from 2000 to 2012 and President of the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) from 2005 to 2010.

He has more than 30 years of high – level expertise in policy, science, research and technology across the European renewable energy sector. He has led the key European renewable energy bodies. He has acted as policy advisor to Governments, EU bodies and policy fora.

As Faculty Member at the National Technical University of Athens since 1982, he has been teaching courses on wind energy, renewable energy sources and aerodynamics and he has been leading and implementing 76 R&D, demonstration, dissemination and training projects funded by the European Commission and Greek public authorities. He is responsible for the Wind Energy Specialization of the European Renewable Energy Master, organized by EUREC – Agency in collaboration with eight European Universities since 2003. During the period 1990-1995 he worked as a scientific officer in the Renewable Energy Unit of DG Research of the European Commission in Brussels.

He is the author of more than 180 publication in international magazines and conference proceedings and author, co-author, editor, contributor, coordinator of 50 publications. He was the lead author of the White Paper on Renewable Sources of Energy of the EC in 1997. He is member of the Advisory Board of the International Journal of Sustainable Energy, member of the Editorial Board of the Wind Energy Journal, as well as member of the Editorial Board of the IET Renewable Power Energy Journal.

He has been the Chairman of 18 international conferences, participated and presented at more than 220 international conferences, in 170 of them as invited speaker. He has been Chairman of the scientific / programme committee of ten international conferences, member of 25 scientific committees and of 60 Organising/Steering Committees.

He is fluent in four languages: Greek (mother tongue), English, French and Italian.

Speakers

Government keynote speaker Yannis Maniatis Dr. Eng. Yannis Maniatis is a Rural and Surveying Engineer (National Technical University of Athens). He is an Associate Professor at University of Piraeus since 2002 and a Visiting Professor at the Institute of Economic Geography of University of Bonn. . On 5th of July 2012 he was elected as Secretary of PASOK Parliamentary Group. On 25th June he was appointed Minister of Environment, Energy and Climate Change.
International keynote speaker Ilir Bejtja Ilir Bejtja is the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Energy and Industry of Albania. He is an economist, graduated in Economy for Industry at the University of Tirana, Economic Faculty on 1988. He has committed master studies at CoDe Joint European Master in Comparative Developments at the University of Trento, Italy, under the grade of Master of Arts. He completed his PhD in Marketing Sciences at the University “Aleksander Moisiu” of Durres, Albania on 2013.
International keynote speaker Ben Van Houtte Ben Van Houtte just finished a two-year assignment to the Commission's where he was responsible for energy, transport and environment dossiers. He joined the Task Force in 2011 from the Energy Directorate-General where inter alia he coordinated crisis management and emergency response.
International keynote speaker Professor Alan Riley Professor Riley specialises in energy law, particularly in relation to the market and strategic questions in relation to pipeline gas and LNG. He is researching a number of questions concerning market liberalization and market regulation in both the Russian and European Union gas markets. Professor Riley advises governments, the EU institutions, NGOs and corporations on major strategic problems in relation to abuse of dominance, price-fixing and merger cases, as well as in relation to strategic problems found in the global and European energy markets.
International keynote speaker Andreas Stephan Andreas Stephan is a key executive consultant who has led and processed numerous projects in several industries such as utilities and mining. He successfully led several high profile projects on behalf of key industry players. Restructuring of business processes in the utilities market such as power, gas and water has been the focus of his recent activities. Analysis of investment opportunities, management and implementation of important projects related thereto are some of the key sectors where he offers his customised advice.
Constantine Michalos He is currently President of the Central Union of Greek Chambers of Commerce and of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI). Since 1988 he has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of SWAN SA, an industrial exporting company based in Krioneri, Attica, specializing in the production of natural latex products.
George Stathakis George Stathakis is a Member of the Greek Parliament with SYRIZA and coordinator for the Ministry of Development. He holds a Degree on economics (Athens) as well as a M.A. (econ) and a Ph.D (econ) from the University of Newcastle. Since 1988 he is a Professor of Political Economy, Department of Economics, University of Crete.
Arthouros Zervos Arthouros Zervos is a Professor at the National Technical University of Athens and presently Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of (P.P.C.) Public Power Corporation – Greece as well as Chairman of Public Power Corporation Renewables in Greece. He has more than 30 years of high – level expertise in policy, science, research and technology across the European renewable energy sector. He has led the key European renewable energy bodies. He has acted as policy advisor to Governments, EU bodies and policy fora.
Michel Piguet Michel Piguet holds the position of the Chief Executive Officer of ELPEDISON Trading, the Joint Venture between HELPE and EDISON, in charge of asset management, cross border trading and retail sales in Greece, as well as of ELPEDISON Power, which is the result of the collaboration among HELPE, EDISON and ELLAKTOR.
Panayotis Kanellopoulos Panayotis Kanellopoulos is the CEO of M&M Gas Co S.A., a corporation founded in August 2010, by MYTILINEOS HOLDINGS S.A. and MOTOR OIL HELLAS (CORINTH REFINERIES) S.A. Previously he was CEO of DESFA where he initiated the efforts and set up the basis for the open up of the Greek natural gas market.
Theodoros Arseniou He is a Dipl. Mechanical Engineer of Technical University & of Nuclear Research Center of Karlsruhe (Western Germany), with scholarship by the German Government. He is the Director of Energy/Industrial Projects Division of J&P-AVAX S.A. Projects: Power Plants, Photovoltaic Parks and Wind turbines, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Tanks, LNG regasification Units, Tank farms, Refineries.
Antonis Kontoleon Antonis Kontoleon serves as Energy Consultant for major Greek industries, while since 2010 he is a member of the B.o.D. of the Hellenic Union of Industrial Consumers of Energy (UNICEN). During the period 1982-2010 he served as New projects Manager - Energy Manager for Heracles Cement Company, Lafarge Greece.
Dimitrios Varvitsiotis Dimitrios Varvitsiotis holds the position of Chief Operating Officer (C.O.O) at Solar Cells Hellas. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Agricultural and Environmental Engineering by the Agriculture University of Athens, with post-graduate studies (MSc) in Environmental Industry. He also holds a Master’s Degree (MSc) in Health and Environmental Effects by the National Kapodistrian University of Athens and a Master’s Degree (MSc) in Management and Health Economics by the National School of Public Health in Athens. He holds a PhD at the same School attending relevant topics.
Alexandros Giannelos Ηe is the Chairman of the Hellenic Institute of Entrepreneurship & Sustainable Development (IEA). He has served as Quality and Organization Director in Hellenic Post, Special Advisor in the Ministry of Transport and Communications, as well as Commercial Director in a large Industrial Company.

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