Ilias Savvakis is a Chemical Engineer with an MBA and an MSc in Information Systems. He provides international business consulting and project management services for highly demanding projects of public and corporate sector entities in Greece and abroad, mostly in the areas of:
- Internal Audit, transparency and good governance
- Sustainable Development,
- Local and Regional Government
- Energy & Climate protection
He started his career in the USA and Canada, as an Energy Consultant undertaking multifunctional complex energy optimization, heat recovery and waste management projects.
For almost ten years, he worked in the Sales & Marketing Division of the Greek Natural Gas Supply company, handling business development, engineering and commercial tasks about natural gas investments.
From 2010 to 2012, he was the business and science advisor to the Greek Deputy Minister of Development as well as to the Greek Deputy Minister of Administrative Reform & e-governance, providing energy and management consulting services, accordingly.
At the same time, he was appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of the Athens Hospital for children with Chronic Disorders.
He is currently appointed with the responsibilities of the Secretary-General of the municipality of Agios Dimitrios in Athens, Greece responsible for the overall General Management of the city (8 years).
Additionally, he provides services at a senior governmental or European level as an expert for Council of Europe and Expertise France.
He is also an associate scientific member of Bioeconomy and Sustainable Development Laboratory at the University of Piraeus, Department of Economics.
Since 2010, he is a member of the Arab-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the last 7 years he holds the position of the Chamber’s Treasurer and member of the Executive Committee.