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OUR TEAM

WWF Greece employs environmentalists, biologists, foresters, agronomists, ichthyologists, but also economists, civil engineers, mechanical engineers, lawyers, civil scientists, communicators, graphic designers, web designers, computer technicians, field technicians. In short, a mosaic of all the specialties necessary to complete such a demanding mission.

Behind every action we take are people who have decided to dedicate their skills, experience, enthusiasm and professionalism to nature conservation. People who are willing to offer "something more" whenever needed, who believe in what they do and are inspired by a common vision. We are a community of people united by our mission to build a future where man will coexist harmoniously with nature.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of WWF Greece

  • It has up to 15 members and bears the ultimate responsibility for all decisions and actions of the organization.
  • Its members have a three-year term, with the possibility of renewal for another 3 years, while the new members are proposed and elected by the existing ones.
  • It meets at least 5 times a year, approves the organization's strategy, annual activity plan and budget and monitors their implementation.
  • Evaluates the performance of the organization, the General Manager and monitors the performance of its key executives.
  • Honorary President: Thymios Papagiannis, Architect-town planner
  • President: George P. Vlachos, Honorary Professor, Agricultural University of Athens
  • Vice President: Athina Dessypri, General Secretary Bodossaki Foundation
  • Secretary: George Kon. Vlachos, Coordinator of Administration Departments at the Greek Language Center

Members

  • Matina Asimakopoulou: Lawyer
  • Filippos Laimos: Businessman
  • Konstantinos Serraos: Professor NTUA Director of the School of Urban Research, former President of the Green Fund
  • Thalia Tzanetti: Project leader Boston Consulting Group
  • Demetres Vayanos: Professor

Executive committee

  • President – G.P. Vlahos
  • Vice-President – X. Kappas
  • Secretary – V. Katsoupas
  • Honorary President – Th. Papayannis          

Finance & Viability Committee

  • Coordinator: X. Kappas
  • F. Lemos
  • Ν. Εbeoglou
  • Α. Leventis                                                  

Strategy, Impact & Innovation Committee

  • Coordinator: Th. Tzanetti
  • K. Serraos
  • P. Gripari
  • A. Dessypri                                                  

Nominations & Ethics Committee

  • Coordinator: Μ. Asimakopoulou
  • G.Κ. Vlahos
  • L. Kioussopoulou
  • G. P. Vlahos

GENERAL MANAGEMENT

The CEO is overall responsible for the administration and operation of the organization.

In addition to the CEO, there is the leadership team, that consists of the heads of the departments of the organization and is responsible for the overall coordination of its work and the solution of any problems that arise.

Dimitris Karavellas: CEO

Dimitris Karavellas has worked in various positions and roles in WWF for more than twenty-five years.

He has been involved in addressing key policy issues related to natural resources, the conservation and protection of endangered species and important habitats, climate change and sustainable development at national, regional and global levels.

He is the CEO of WWF Greece, and also the president of WWF Marine Mediterranean Initiative, a collective effort by WWF International Network to conserve marine and coastal ecosystems and promote a sustainable "blue economy" in the region. He is also a member of the SDSN Leadership Council of Greece.

He holds a BSc. in Marine Biology from Queen Mary University of London and a MSc. in Fisheries Biology and Management from Bangor University. He is the CEO of WWF Greece since 1998.

Mary Koroneou: Personal Assistant to the CEO

Mary was born in Athens. She has studied Business Administration in Athens. She joined WWF Greece team in July 1997 as α Reception Secretary. Today, she is the Personal Assistant to the CEO.

In her free time she is engaged in gardening, flower arranging and cooking.

Eleni Trakosia: head of human resources

Eleni was born in Chalkida.

She has studied Economic & Regional Development at Panteion University and has completed her postgraduate studies in Human Resource Management at the Athens University of Economics and Business.She has worked in the private sector in various sectors of the economy (retail, banking, pharmaceutical and non-governmental organizations). She joined the WWF Greece team in October 2017 as Head of Human Resources.

In her free time she takes care of her dog, goes to the cinema and plays music.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION PROGRAMMES

The nature conservation department consists essentially of the people who carry out all the work of the organization. The nature protection department is divided into the following areas:

  • environmental policy
  • "field" programs
  • training & education
  • audience participation

Panagiota Marangou: head of environmental protection programmes

Panagiota was born in Athens.

She studied Biology (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens), with a PhD in comparative reptile ecology (University of Patras).

She joined the WWF Greece team in July 1997 as Wetland Program Manager and has since worked in various positions with an emphasis mainly on natural environment management. Today she is head of the conservation department.

In her free time she reads literature, exercises and tries to keep in touch with her first research love, reptiles.

Theodota Nantsou: head of environmental policy

She was born in Athens and studied philosophy, with a postgraduate degree in environmental ethics (University of Lancaster, UK), and is currently also studying public administration.

From 1991 she started to cooperate voluntarily with the "newborn" then WWF office in Greece. Since 2005 she has been the head of the environmental policy department. She is also chair of the WWF European Policy Office strategic team.

She has two sons, with whom she enjoys reading, walks on the beach and cinema.

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

Olivier Vardakoulias: economic policy coordinator

He was born in Paris.

He is an economist, specializing in international development economics (bachelor's and master's degrees at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris) and environmental economics (postgraduate studies at the University of Edinburgh).

He joined the WWF Greece team in May 2018 as Economic Policy Coordinator.

In his free time he tries as much as he can to travel and do any activity related to the sea.

Yorgos Melissourgos: project manager LIFE-IP 4 Natura

Yorgos was born in Athens.

He has studied architectural engineering (AUTh), with postgraduate studies in regional and urban planning (LSE) and a doctorate in human geography (Harokopio University).

He joined the WWF Hellas team in January 2019 as project manager for LIFE-IP 4 NATURA.

In his free time he cooks, reads and plays music.

Anthimos Chatzivasileiou: policy advocacy and outreach coordinator

Anthimos was born in Athens.

He is a graduate of the Department of International & European Studies (Panteion University), with a postgraduate degree in Theory and Practice of Human Rights (University of Essex).

He joined the WWF Greece team in April 2015 as policy communications officer. Today he is the coordinator of policiy advocacy and outreach.

In his spare time he trains, listens to music and is engaged in gardening.

ENERGY AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Dimitris Ibrahim: head of climate and energy sector

He was born and raised in Athens by an Egyptian father and a Greek mother. He is a graduate of the Law School of the Democritus University of Thrace with postgraduate studies in Environmental Governance and Sustainable Development of Panteion University. He has been dealing professionally with energy and climate policy issues for the last 15 years.

He joined the WWF Greece team in July 2018.

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT POLICY

Sofia Kopela: responsible for natural environment policy

Sophia was born in Athens.

She is a graduate of the Law School of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and holds a Master's degree in Public International Law (University of Nottingham) and a PhD in International Maritime Law (University of Bristol). After completing her PhD, she worked as a lecturer at universities in England (Kingston University, London and Lancaster University) where she taught and researched international environmental and maritime law.

She joined the WWF Greece team in July 2018 as a policy partner for the natural environment.

In her free time she goes to the theater, the cinema and to concerts, reads and travels.

Eva Kallivoka: responsible for training and participatory actions for the natural environment

Eva was born in Patras.

She is a graduate of Biology (University of Patras) with postgraduate studies in natural resource management (Imperial College).

She joined the WWF Greece team in April 2018 as Head of Participatory Actions and Training.

In her free time she reads, cooks and listens to music.

Vasiliki Orfanou: Capacity building & participatory actions associate

Vasiliki was born in Patras.

She is a graduate of Biology (University of Patras), and holds two Master's degrees in Biodiversity Conservation and Management (Oxford University) and in Education Studies (University of Patras).

She joined WWF Greece in July 2018 as a Capacity building & participatory actions associate for the natural environment.

In her free time she likes to read, to spend time with her loved ones, and to "DIY".

LEGAL SECTOR

George Hasiotis: legal coordinator

George was born in Athens.

He is a graduate of the Physics Department of Imperial College and the Law School of Athens, and holds an LL.M. (Harvard Law School).

He has worked for the WWF since 2008, and is currently the legal action coordinator. He enjoys reading, running, music and mountaineering.

Anna Vafiadou: lawyer / legal associate

Anna was born in Athens.

She is a graduate of the Law School (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) and holds a master's degree in Environmental Law (Master 2-Droit de l’environnement, des territoires et des risques, Université de Strasbourg). She has been practicing law in Athens since 2015.

She joined the WWF Greece team in December 2016 as a Legal Associate and Coordinator of the WWF Hellas Voluntary Legal Support Group (Policy Department).

In her free time she watches movies and theatrical performances, travels and does mountaineering.

CYCLADES PROGRAMME

Ventouris Boudouris: field technician

Ventouris was born in Syros.

He is a certified scuba diver, speedboat pilot and indoor lifeguard

He joined the WWF Greece team in April 2018 as a field technician of the maritime program.

In his free time you do gymnastics and water sports.

Apostolis Zamplakos: field technician

Apostolis was born in Syros.

He has studied graphic design (AKTO ART & DESIGN) and is also involved in video and editing. He is a certified scuba diver, offshore lifeguard, speedboat pilot, sailor and SmieA pilot.

He joined the WWF Greece team in August 2018 as a field technician of the maritime program.

In his free time he enjoys water and mountain sports.

Vasiliki Denaxa: field technician

Vassiliki was born in Syros.

She comes from a family of professional fishermen. She has studied Ichthyology (TEI of Epirus) with postgraduate studies in Waste Management (EAP). She is a certified scuba diver, sailor, speedboat pilot and SMEA.

She joined the WWF Greece team in April 2018 as a field technician of the maritime program.

In her free time she enjoys group outdoor and marine recreational activities, while she considers travel an investment of life.

THRACE PROGRAMME

Dora Skartsi: head of local office in Thrace (Dadia Evros)

Theodora Skartsi was born in 1963.

She has studied forestry at AUTh.

She joined the WWF Greece team in 1993 as a field researcher for the Dadia program.

In her free time she enjoys the nature of the Dadia forest and participates in social events in the area.

Elzbieta Kret: field researcher

Elzbieta Kret has studied environmental protection and animal ecology in Poland where she comes from.

She has been working with WWF since 2006 when she worked as an EVS (European Voluntary Service) volunteer in Dadia. She then participated in the program "Ecology Research of the Red Deer on Mount Parnis" during the years 2007-2009. Since 2009 she has returned to Dadia in the Evros Program where she works as a field researcher. Since then she monitors and protects the rare and exceptional birds of prey in the area.

Recently, she has acquired a new "colleague" with whom they form the first group to detect poisoned baits in Greece.  

Rodi Karabatsa: partner of the Evros programme

Rodi Karabatsa was born in Alexandroupolis in 1984.

She studied Turkish Language & History at DUTH. While at the same time she was involved in the education of minority children

She started working at WWF Greece in 2008 in the Evros Program in Dadia and until today she is involved in the management of the European Voluntary Service (EVS) Program of ERASMUS +, but also with the overall support of the program.

Lefteris Kapsalis: field researcher

Lefteris was born in Thessaloniki.

He has studied Forestry and Natural Environment (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), with postgraduate studies in Sustainable Management of Protected Areas (University of Patras).

He joined the WWF Hellas team in March 2016 as a scientific collaborator of the Evros program.

In his free time he travels.

MARINE

Spyros Kotomatas: senior marine conservation officer

Spyros was born in Athens.

He studied Biological Sciences (University of Illinois at Chicago), and holds a PhD in Population Ecology (University of Illinois at Chicago).

He joined the WWF Greece team in May 2013, undertaking the coordination of the European CYCLADES LIFE program. Today he is in involved in a broad range of issues related to the management of marine protected areas and marine policy.

In his free time he relaxes with friends and enjoys vacationing in Syros and other Cycladic islands.

Michalis Margaritis: field fishery manager

Michalis was born in Rhodes.

He has studied Biology (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), with postgraduate studies in Hydrobiology (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki).

He joined the WWF Greece team in December 2017 as a Fisheries Partner.

In his free time he deals with basketball (only as a fan now), reading and nature.

Chariklia Minotou: scientific collaborator, responsible for the Zakynthos programme

Hariklia Minotou was born in 1968. Due to her studies, initially in agriculture but also her doctorate in sustainable management of protected areas, she deals with issues of organic agriculture, sustainable development, environmental protection, nutrition and environmental awareness, environment and environment. agritourism, acoustic ecology.

Since 2000 she has been working at WWF Greece, in the Zakynthos Programme for the protection of the sea turtle Caretta caretta and the management of the beach of Sekania. At the same time, she has been participating since 2000 as a representative of NGOs in the Board of Directors of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos.

Amalia Alberini: responsible for marine biodiversity conservation

Amalia was born in Athens.

She studied Biology at the University of Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris IV, France and marine and coastal environmental management at the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University in the United States.

Amalia has been working at WWF Greece since 2015. In 2015-2016 she was in charge of communication for the CYCLADES LIFE program, and then undertook the coordination of the 5th World Conference on Marine Mammals and Marine Protected Areas that was held in 2019 in Greece. Since 2020, she has been coordinating the national project "Addressing the effects of coastal fishing on marine biodiversity in Greece" and the other initiatives for the protection of Greece's marine biodiversity.

She spends her free time by the sea and shares it with her loved ones.

TERRESTRIAL

Thanos Giannakakis: coordinator of actions for nature based solutions

Thanos was born in Athens.

He studied Environmental Sciences (Department of Environment, University of the Aegean) with postgraduate studies in land ecosystem management (Department of Biology, University of Crete) and water resources science and technology (NTUA).

In March 2008 he joined the WWF Greece team as a Field Researcher and since 2011 as a Coordinator in the program "Protection of the island wetlands of Greece", while in the period 2017-2020 he was the Head of the program "Protection of the island wetlands of the Mediterranean", coordinating 13 partners from 9 Mediterranean countries. Today he is responsible for the development of the Nature-based Solutions initiative (solutions based on nature and natural processes) of WWF Greece.

In his free time he deals with his two sons, photography, running, mountaineering skiing and in general with everything that has to do with the mountains.

Elias Tziritis: coordinator of actions for forest fires

Elias was born in Kalavrita.

He studied Political Science and International Studies (Panteion University), with postgraduate studies in Environmental Policy and Management (University of the Aegean).

He joined the WWF Greece team in the summer of 1995, as a volunteer in Dadia National Park and since November 2004 as an employee.

In his free time he hikes with his son, bikes and prevent forest fires as an active Civil Protection volunteer forest firefighter.

LIFESTYLE FOOTPRINT REDUCTION

Achilles Plitharas: footprint manager

Achilles was born in Trikala.

He studied Environmental Sciences at the University of the Aegean and holds a master's degree in Environmental and Energy Management Systems.

He joined the WWF Greece team in April 2004 as Head of the Detox campaign to control hazardous chemicals. Today he is in charge of programs to reduce the environmental footprint of our lifestyle.

In his little free time he studies historical sources about the evolution of Greece and the world after the industrial revolution.

Vicky Barboka: food officer

Vicky studied Communication, Media and Culture at Panteion University and holds a Master's degree in Cultural Management from City University of London. Before returning to Greece, she worked in several British cultural organizations (Barbican, Tate Britain, Royal Opera of London) and for the British Press Office of the European Parliament (E.P.I.O.) as Assistant Press and Information Officer.

In October 2013, she joined the WWF Greece team as Communication officer at the "Better Life" program, highlighting practices for a more sustainable lifestyle. Since 2017 she is in charge of sustainable diets programs. She mainly leads projects for food waste reduction in the retail sector and in the hotel industry.

Konstantinos Tsoukalas: coordinator of local actions

Konstantinos was born in Karpenisi.

He studied Civil Engineering at the University of Athens, with postgraduate studies in "Environmental, Ecological Engineering" (University of the Aegean) and in "Environmental Infrastructure Design" (Hellenic Open University).

He joined the WWF Greece team in March 2017 as Head of Local Actions.

In his free time he travels, is engaged in climbing, hiking, rafting, canyons and music.

ENVIROMENTAL EDUCATION

Eleni Svoronou: head of environmental education

Eleni was born in Athens.

She studied History and Archeology at the School of Philosophy (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki) with postgraduate studies in Cultural Heritage Management (University of Birmingham).

She joined the WWF Greece team in 1994 as Project Manager. Today she is in charge of Environmental Education.

In her spare time she writes books for children and young people and teaches creative writing.

Nancy Koutava: environmental education partner

Nancy Koutava was born in Athens.

She studied Chemistry at the University of Athens (EKPA).

She joined the WWF Greece team in August 1997 as Personnel Manager. Today she is the Coordinator of the Educational Programs in Schools.

In her free time she engages in seminars of alternative pedagogy, botany and physical exercise.

Marina Symvoulidou: environmental education associate

Marina was born in Athens.

She studied civil engineering with postgraduate studies in environment and energy conservation as well as tourism and protected landscape management.

She joined the WWF team in 1999 as a partner of the Forest Program. Today she is an environmental education associate.

In her free time she raises her son and their four-legged family, attends cultural events for youth and adults, reads and travels.

Sofia Axonidi: project manager Eat4Change

Sofia was born in Athens.

She has studied Library Science & Information Systems in Thessaloniki, with postgraduate studies in Digital Data Management (at the University of Oslo).

She joined the WWF Greece team in January 2016 as WWF GreenSpaces coordinator. Today she is the project manager of Eat4Change program, which focused on the improving the nutrition choices of youth for their health and the planet.

In her free time she travels, goes to theater and walks in the sea.


Natalia Kalevra: geoinformatics associate

Natalia was born in Athens.

She studied Forestry, Environmental Management and Natural Resources (Democritus University), with postgraduate studies in Geoinformatics (National Technical University of Athens)

She joined the WWF Greece team in January 2008 as an Associate of the Scientific Documentation Sector. Today she is an Associate of the Program and Operations Management Unit, specializing in cartographic support (Geographic Information Systems).

In her free time she has fun with her family and friends, does dance exercises and "Do-It-Yourself" decorative constructions for her house.

Tina Markou: programme administrative associate

Tina was born in Athens.

She studied Business Adminstration & Management (Athens University of Economics and Business), with postgraduate studies in Environment and Resource Management (Free University of Amsterdam).

She joined the WWF team in October 2018 as a Programme Administrative Associate.

In her free time she is involved in classical dance, gardening and goes to the cinema.

PERFORMANCE AND PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT

The Performance and Program management department was recently set up to systematize efforts to keep WWF an organization that is clearly aware of its mission, constantly learning by evaluating results to improve its performance and being able to plan highly effective interventions.

Our tools to stay effective are:

  • The shaping and promotion of the changes we bring through our action (Impact report)
  • Monitoring and evaluating efficiency in all WWF operations, based on data and critical parameters / indicators.
  • The development of the means to stay alive and to utilize the accumulated knowledge.
  • Monitoring the implementation of the environmental program and collaborative approach to opportunities and challenges.

Natasha Marangou: head of performance and programme management

Natasa Marangou trained in accounting and then in financial management and project management. She also has a degree in European Culture from the Hellenic Open University.

She started working for WWF Greece in 1994 as a proud member of the Dadia program team for the financial monitoring of the Dadia program. Since 1998 she participates in the financial and technical monitoring of the environmental program. Today she is the head of the Performance and Program management department whose mission is to keep WWF Greece an organization with high performance and efficiency.

She is married and has two children. In her spare time she returns to the study of the history and evolution of European culture

Pantelis Sarris: planning and performance senior analyst

Pantelis was born in Athens.

He has studied Economics at the University of Piraeus, with postgraduate studies in Applied Economics at the Athens University of Economics and Business.

He joined the WWF Greece team in June 2010 as a Program Financial Assistant. Today he is in charge of Financial Management of the Program.

In his free time he reads whatever he finds in front of him, plays basketball and cooks Akis' recipes.

Katerina Alyssandraki-Kolita: reporting analyst

Katerina was born in Athens.

She studied Economics (University of Piraeus), with postgraduate studies in Economic & Business Strategy (University of Piraeus).

She joined the WWF Greece team in May 2015 as a financial management partner.

In her free time she travels and attends Greek traditional dance classes.

Anneza Georgopoulou: programme monitoring and evaluation officer

Anneza was born in Athens.

Anneza was born in Athens. She holds a bachelor's degree in Industrial Management and Technology (University of Piraeus), with postgraduate studies in (MSc) Energy and Environmental Management (National Technical University of Athens).

She joined the WWF Greece team in March 2018 as a Programme Monitoring Officer.

In her free time she likes to travel both in Greece and abroad, enjoys to read books and watching movies to the cinema.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

The CFO:

  • is responsible for the financial management of the organization
  • coordinates administrative support
  • manages the logistical infrastructure of the organization

 

Christos Rodopoulos: Head of Financial & Administration (Finance Manager)

Christos was born in Thebes.

He studied Economics at the University of Macedonia.

He joined the WWF Greece team in November 2014 as Head of Financial & Administrative Services (CFO).

In his free time he is involved in swimming and fishing, playing basketball and listening to music.

Fotis Paraskevopoulos: financial analysis & Data protection officer (DPO)

Fotis was born in Athens.

He has studied Business Administration & Management and holds an MBA and a MSc in Applied Economics and Finance

He joined the WWF Greece team in January 2014 as a Financial Management Assistant. Today he is in charge of Finance & Operations.

In his spare time he travels, discovers new music and plays basketball.

Maria Mouka: accounting officer

Maria Mouka was born in 1975 in Athens. She studied at the TEI of Athens at the School of Economics and Management in the Department of Business Administration.

After that she attended an annual distance learning program in accounting at the University of Athens. She has worked as an assistant accountant for 15 years in a commercial company in Vrilissia and has also worked as a freelancer at the same time with her 15 years of experience as an employee.

In 2011 she started working at the WWF as an assistant accountant. Today she has the position of Head of accounting.

Antonia Arapoglou: data admin officer

Antonia was born in Lesvos.

She studied secretary in Thessaloniki and Cambridge.

She joined the WWF Greece team in April 1993 as host secretary. Today she is responsible for data management in the financial department.

In her free time she attends theater and cinema.

Vassilis Binioris IT officer

Vassilis was born in Athens.

He has studied Digital Systems at the University of Piraeus.

He joined the team of WWF Greece in May 2018 as Assistant IT Manager.

In his spare time he plays football, board and electronic role-playing games and goes to summer cinemas.

Tota Makariou: secretarial support

Tota was born in Germany.

She has studied Marketing at TEI in Athens.

She joined the WWF Greece team in August 2008 as Secretary.

In her free time she watches movies, goes to concerts and is involved in photography.

DEVELOPMENT

The development department contributes to the effectiveness of WWF Greece' work, supporting the development and financing of the organization's projects and actions. It also manages relationships with donors, donors and supporters of the organization based on collaboration, interaction and transparency in resource use.

Konstantinos Liarikos: head of development department

Konstantinos Liarikos is an economist with postgraduate studies in development and the environment.

He has worked in both the private sector and in research and education and has coordinated and / or participated in the preparation of a large number of papers and scientific notifications.

Since 2002 he has been working at WWF Greece, where for many years he was the head of the environmental program. Today he is head of the development department. He is married, has a son and in his free time he is involved in music and artistic constructions.

Konstantinos Aggelakis: responsible for high donors

Konstantinos was born in Yaounde, Cameroon.

He studied Business Organization & Management (University of Piraeus), with postgraduate studies in Public Relations & Communication (University of Manchester).

He joined the WWF Greece team in December 2017 as Head of Marketing.

In his free time he travels, takes classical singing lessons and swims.

Vicky Stavraka: loyalty officer

Vicky was born in Preveza.

She studied International Economic Relations (Democritus University), with postgraduate studies in Marketing Management (University of Barcelona).

She joined the WWF Greece team in September 2018 as Distinguished Friends Officer.

In her free time she dances, plays the accordion and hides in theaters.

Sophia Koukoulaki: programme funding officer

Sophia was born in Athens.

She studied Surveying Engineering (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki), with postgraduate studies and professional training in Business Administration (Chartered Institute of Marketing, IMD, INSEAD).

She joined the WWF Greece team in February 2011 as Corporate Partnership Manager. Today she is the Program Funding Officer.

In her free time she takes care of her family, her dog, goes to the cinema and travels.

Alexandros Melvani: head of supporters

Alexander was born in Toronto, Canada.

He studied Statistics at the Athens University of Economics.

He joined the WWF Greece team in September 2003 as a database manager. Today he is Head of Supporters.

In his free time he reads, watches movies and waits for the time to eat.

Ioanna Stratou: officer of database of supporters

Ioanna was born in Athens.

She studied secretarial support and Marketing.

She joined the WWF Greece team in April 1998 as Reception Secretary. Today she is the Head of the Supporter Database

In her free time she is involved in gymnastics, cooking and reading.

COMMUNICATION & ENGANGEMENT

The communication and engangement department is responsible for:

  • securing part of the financial resources of the organization
  • the formation and promotion of a single and recognizable identity of the organization (branding)
  • the implementation of communication actions
  • the presence of the organization in the media

Jason Kantas: head of communication and engagement

Jason grew up in Corfu.

He has studied Communication, Media and Cultural Management (Panteion University).

He joined the WWF Greece team in January 2009 as Head of the Press Office. Today he is head of communication and engagement.

In his free time he deals with photography, radio, enfo.gr and Frida (his dog).

Christi Sotiriou: head of press and public relations office

Christi was born in Athens.

She studied Political Science & Dim. Administration (University of Athens), with postgraduate studies in International & European Relations (Sorbonne University)

She joined the WWF team in November 2016 as head of the Fish Forward program and head of environmental program communications. Today she is head of press and public relations office.

In her free time he runs in the green areas of Athens.

Fenia Nikolaou: engagement communication officer

Fenia was born in Athens.

She studied International & European Studies (Panteion University), with postgraduate studies in Environmental Governance and Sustainable Development (Panteion University)

She joined the WWF Greece team in September 2016 as the communications manager for the Fish Forward campaign.

In her free time she travels, reads, goes to the cinema and theater.

Marianna Plomariti: responsible for energy and climate policy communication

Marianna was born in Athens.

She studied Political Science and Public Administration in Athens, with postgraduate studies in Quality Journalism and New Technologies in Athens and Vienna.

She joined the WWF Greece team in April 2018 as an Energy and Climate Policy Communication Associate.

In her spare time she reads police literature and comics, walks to the remaining record stores in the center, even goes to the cinema and experiments with digital art forms.

Dimitris Zantzas: communications manager for biodiversity

Dimitris was born in Athens.

He studied at the Department of International & European Studies (Panteion University), with postgraduate studies in International Law (University of Geneva).

He joined the WWF Greece team in May 2018 as a communication partner for the natural environment.

In his free time he reads and experiments with writing.

Maria Ntavou: conservation communication officer

Maria Ntavou has completed her BA Studies in Communications and Media at Panteion University in Athens and Université Montpellier I in France, and holds an MA in International Journalism from City University of London. She has worked as a journalist, copywriter and communications consultant for institutions, companies and advertising agencies.

In November 2020 she joined WWF Greece as the Conservation Communications Officer, responsible for the communication of WWF Greece’s marine and terrestrial programs. She also participates in the WWF Marine Mediterranean Initiative, a collective effort by the WWF International Network to conserve marine and coastal ecosystems and promote a sustainable "blue economy" in the region.

Marios Vontas: publication officer

Marios was born in Egaleo, Attica.

He has studied Desktop Publishing design in a private I.E.K.

He joined the WWF Greece team in July 1995 as a foreign affairs officer.

In his free time he is involved in cycling, illustration, cartoon and photography.

Vassilis Kokkinidis: web designer / front-end developer

Vassilis was born in Athens.

He has studied interactive digital media, in the past he has worked in the field of advertising and as a freelance web / graphic designer.

He joined the WWF Greece team in April 2007 as a web designer and is responsible for the organization's website and the production of digital content.

In his free time, he tries to have a good time.