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President HSWMA

Studied Chemical Engineering, Master of Science in Computational Fluid Mechanics and Master in Business Administration and speaking fluently English.
Today he is a Consultant Engineer in International and National SWM Projects and Energy Efficiency and he holds accreditation in Chemical Engineering and Energy Studies inside EPTA SA Engineering and Consulting Firm.
He has extensive experience 12-15 yrs in Administration of Project Teams in the private sector and Social Institutions. He was General Manager of a Multinational Company and President / Vice President of Hellenic Association of Chem.Engineers and Technical Chamber of Greece respectively.

Michalis Geranis was born in 1965 in Asvestochori. He was actively involved with the local government in 1998 when he was elected first in votes as Municipal Councilor of the former Municipality of Chortiatis and in 1999 he was elected President of the Municipal Council. In the municipal elections of 2002 he was elected Mayor of the Kapodistrian Municipality of Chortiatis, renewing his term in the next municipal elections of 2006.

In the municipal elections of 2010 he was elected first in votes Municipal Councilor, as also was the case in the municipal elections of 2014. Both in the first term from January 2011 and in the second since September 2014 he was elected President of the Municipal Council of the Municipality of Pylea – Chortiatis.

In February 2013 he was elected President of the Association of Local Government Organizations of the Prefecture of Thessaloniki and in April 2013 he was elected the first President of the New Regional Association of Solid Waste Management Bodies (FODSA) of Central Macedonia. He was also elected in the same position in December 2014.

Nicolas Moussiopoulos is since 1989 a Full Professor and Laboratory Head at the School of Mechanical Engineering of the Aristotle University Thessaloniki (AUTh). He is also a Honorary Professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. In the period 1982-1989 he taught at the Universities of Kassel and Karlsruhe. He conducts research work in the broad field of energy and the environment, participating in numerous competitive projects with a total budget exceeding 20 million €. He supervised 42 PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers in six countries. He is the author of more than 220 papers in peer-reviewed journals (Google Scholar: ~ 9500 citations, h-index: 50).

Professor Moussiopoulos held various top-level positions in University administration (three terms School Chairman, 2006-2010 Dean of AUTh’s Faculty of Engineering and 2010-2016 Vice President of the International Hellenic University). He served as a Scientific Council member of the Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation (2018-2021). Among other prizes, Professor Moussiopoulos received the Heinrich Hertz Award and was honored with the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. Since 2002, he is a member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.

Secretary General

He is Senior Researcher, with PhD in waste management. He works as Laboratory-Teaching Staff in the Unit of Environmental Science & Technology (www.uest.gr) of the School of Chemical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens. He has actively participated in more than 65 projects in many countries. He has long teaching experience and considerable international experience as senior researcher and project manager. He has cooperated with the European Commission directly, as he acted as TAIEX expert (institutional building) in many countries. He has long training activity in the field of environment in different countries and has been working for the Hellenic Open University as Collaborating Teaching Staff in the field of solid waste for eight years. He has already published a high number of articles in journals and conferences, he has served as Guest Editor in several Special Issues, while he has had the key role in the organisation of a large number of international conferences. Indicatively, he is the Head of the Organising Committee and key member of the Scientific Committee for the successful series of conferences on Sustainable Solid Waste Management.

Mr. Symeon Georgiadis is a graduate of the School of Chemistry of the Athens National University.  He has a Master’s degree in Business Administration (Master of Business Adiminstration) from the University of South Carolina (U.S.A.) and the Technical School of Economy and Technology Pforzheim (Germany). 

His experience in the field of waste management and environmental protection commences in year 1999 and continues until today. 

He is currently working as Executive Director of POLYECO S.A. a waste management service provider with worldwide presence.  During the course of his career Mr. Georgiadis has undertaken, as Project Director, the management of pioneering decontamination and restoration projects of old plants and industrial sites and he has coordinated the implementation of several innovative investments in the fields of environmental chemistry and technology. 

He is fluent in English and German. 

In October 2021 he was elected for the first time in the Board of Directors of the Hellenic Solid Waste Management Association (HSWMA)

Mr. Spiros Kouloumoundras, a Mechanical Engineer of the University of Patras with a postgraduate (M.Sc.) degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in Great Britain, currently holds the position of Project Manager for PPP Waste Treatment Projects of TERNA ENERGY S.A.

He possesses more than 20 years of experience in environmental projects, both from different positions of responsibility (Development Manager, Operations Manager, Project Manager, etc.) as well as in diversified technologies (municipal waste recycling units, landfill biogas plants, electricity generation from renewable sources, incineration of medical waste, etc.), while at the same time he is experienced in the whole range of project development (design, licensing, financing, construction and operation).

He has been a member of the Board of the Hellenic Association of Renewable Energy  Producers from Renewable Energy Sources (ESIAPE), while he has previously been a member of the Editorial Committee of the Hellenic Association of Mechanical – Electrical Engineers for 20 years.

It is the first time that he is elected as a member of the Board of EEDSA.

Elena Barogianni is a graduate of the Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and holds a Master of Laws in the field of Environmental Law of the same school. She is a qualified lawyer, member of the Athens Bar Association, since 2017, specializing in Environmental, Waste Management, Public Procurement and Energy Law. She has been a legal advisor to the General Secretary for Investments and PPPs but also an advisor to the Hellenic Ministries of Development and Investments, Environment and Energy and Finance and to public companies in the field of Energy (HHRM SA, DEPA International Works SA).

Panagiotis Papadeas is a Chemical Engineer (National Technical University of Athens) and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Athens University of Economics and Business. He currently holds the position of the Environmental and Quality Director, Greece of TITAN Cement Co. S.A.

He has 21 years of experience in the industry, 16 of which in various positions in the fields of production, environment, and quality both at the plants and at the headquarters of TITAN Cement Co. He represents the Greek cement industry in working groups of the European Cement Association (CEMBUREAU) since 2016.  

Lampros (Labros) Bouklis (1966), is a Physics graduate of the University of Patras specialized in Geophysics at the University of Vienna (1990). He holds two Masters degrees in: “Business strategy and environmental management” (University of Bradford, 1996) & “Sustainability Leadership” (University of Cambridge, 2017); he is also completing a doctorate research at RWTH Aachen (solid waste mgt. and circular economy).

He has been active as a sustainability consultant since 1997, having personally designed, completed and invoiced, more than 250 projects in almost the entire spectrum of the private sector of the economy. In addition, he has trained hundreds of employees and executives of private companies.

In 2000 he was one of the first Greek environmental auditors in accredited Certification Bodies.

He was the first Greek participant as Liaison member in “ISO Technical Committee 207 – Environmental Management” (2003 Indonesia, 2004 Argentina). He is a Member of the Board, since 2006, of the International Network for Environmental Management, based in Hamburg.

In 2015 (photo) he was distinguished, in an international competition organized by VEOLIA, as one of the six best innovative proposals for broader solid waste management. The subject of his personal scientific proposal “optimum resource collection” was the use of IT in solid waste collection based on circular economy principles (March 2015, Resource – Ecobuild, ExCel center , London https://www.veolia.co.uk/press-releases/veolia-announces-resource-innovation-den-finalists ).

He graduated from the School of Chemical Engineering of the National Technical University of Athens in 1976 and obtained his Ph.D in 1983. He became Teaching Assistant in 1979 and then promoted to Lecturer (1985), Assistant Professor (1988), Associate Professor (1992) and Professor (1996) at the same School
He has been Vice-Rector and Rector of the University, as well as Visiting Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA where he became adjunct Professor in 1994. Treasurer and Secretary General of the Hellenic Polymer Society, Chairman of the Greek Association of Chemical Engineers, Vice-Chairman of the Dept. of Chemical Engineering, member of the General Assembly of the Technical Chamber of Greece and Chairman of the ETAT S.A.. Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change (2010-2011). He has been Chairman of the Board of HSWMA (2012-17) and currently he is the President of the Hellenic Polytechnic Association.
His research activities are focused on the topics of materials processing and more specifically, on the recycling and solid waste management, including both urban and industrial waste. He has published more than 200 publications including books, monographs, papers in international scientific journals and conference presentations and lectures.

Antonis Papadakis was born in Athens. He is a graduate of the National Technical University of Athens, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering with the direction of Energy Electrical Engineer. Since 2007 he is a stakeholder and General Manager of the Greek company ARVIS SOLAR Ltd, which is active in the study and construction of electricity generation projects from renewable sources.He is active in the field of environmental protection since 1994, collaborating with construction and research firms, as a research associate and mainly as project manager for complex industrial projects of environmental protection, such as sewage treatment plants, drinking water treatment plants, municipal waste treatment plants, etc.

He is an elected member of the Management Board and General Secretary of the Hellenic Solid Waste Management Association (HSWMA), Vice President of the Greek Association of Environmental Protection Companies (PASEPPE), National Coordinator of the European Business Awards for the Environment – EBAE) of the European Commission Directorate-General for Environment and member of the Scientific Working Group of the Waste to Energy Research Council (“SYNERGIA”), Greek branch of the Global Waste to Energy Research and Technology Council of Earth Engineering Center- Columbia University (WTERT).

Mr. Alexandros Katsiamboulas, Chemical Engineer, NTUA with MSc in Environmental Technologies at UK UMIST and Business Administration Studies at ALBA, is currently the Group ESG Performance Director, at TITAN CEMENT GROUP.

With 24 years of experience in the cement industry, he has assumed responsibilities in the fields of environment, health & safety, production and quality. He represents TITAN CEMENT in Working Groups relevant to climate change and the environment, in national, European and international organizations such as the Hellenic Cement Industries Association, Hellenic Federation of Enterprises, and Business Council for Sustainable Development, CEMBUREAU and GCCA.

He has been President of the Board of HSWMA (Hellenic Solid Waste Management Association) 2018-2021 after he served for 4 years as Vice President accelerating the shift to a circular economy in Greece and the implementation of state of the art technologies for waste management.