Nikos Evangeliou has a 25+ years’ experience in a large multinational steel products manufacturing company (SIDENOR SA, Member of VIOHALCO Group). He spent his career in Greece and abroad, running several departments (SC, PMO, Technical, Operational Excellence etc.), holding several C-level positions and responsible for strategy formulation and execution, business development, operations, capital investments, and supply chain management. He studied Mechanical Engineering and holds an MBA and a LeanSixSigma black belt certification.

Organisation: Sidenor Group

Ioannis (John) Panagiotopoulos holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece (2011). He is a hydrogen and biofuels expert. John has published 5 book chapters and more than 10 peer-reviewed papers. Outside of Greece he has worked in the Netherlands (Wageningen University and Research Center, 2007-2009) on biohydrogen, and in Canada (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 2011-2014) on cellulosic ethanol. In Greece he worked as principal scientist and then business development manager for the biodiesel producer Elin Biofuels from 2014 to 2018. Since 2018 he has been working for the industrial gases producers Air Liquide and SOL Group, in various business development and sales positions.

Organisation: SOL Group

George Belantakis

George Belantakis has over 15 years of professional experience in the industry. He holds a degree in Chemistry and a master’s degree in Energy. In recent years until today, he represents the lime industry of Greece, as executive secretary of the local association. His expertise includes compliance issues related to chemicals legislation (REACH), environmental legislation consulting, health and safety consulting, and the development of analytical methods. He is also in charge of the Greek Lime Association’s laboratory.