Dr Leivadarou is an engineer for new technologies and innovation.
She has more than 15 years of experience in development projects, natural resources management and in the strategic planning for investments focused in the energy transition. She has worked in European and World Bank projects, in collaboration with international organizations such as the United Nations and Groups of companies such as Hellenic Petroleum.
Her major is a MEng in civil engineering and she holds a MSc in water resources management, both from National Technical University of Athens. During the course of her career, she moved to the United Kingdom where she obtained an MPhil in economics of infrastructures and a PhD from the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, both from the University of Cambridge. Through her research in patents for green technologies, she had the privilege to work with exceptional academics, in a broad range of research projects.
Athina Chatzipetrou holds a BSc in Business Administration from the Athens University of Economics and Business. She also holds a MSc in Operational Research from the University of Athens and a MA in Heritage Management from the University of Kent. She has worked, among others, as a regional finance manager at Coca-Cola Hellas, as a Finance director at Beiersdorf Hellas, and as Group CFO of Toyota Hellas S.A. Also, as a Finance advisor at the Ministry of Development and Competitiveness, as a Resident advisor at the Netherlands enterprise agency (RVO) and in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), as a President of the BoD and CEO of the Archaeological Resources Fund. She currently works as a President of the BoD and CEO of the Hellenic Development Bank SA.