GEF Brussels

  The Greek Energy Forum - GEF

The Greek Energy Forum (Ελληνικό Ενεργειακό Forum) – founded and headquartered in London since 2013 and currently featuring branch offices in BrusselsAthensNicosiaDubai and Washington DC – is an international energy think tank consisting of Greek energy professionals holding international corporate posts, and sharing a common interest in the broader energy industry in Greece and Southeastern Europe. The members of the  Greek Energy Forum hold international corporate posts and their expertise spans across the energy industry spectrum, benefiting the Greek Energy Forum with a multi-disciplinary skill-set and a holistic approach to its field. The main objectives of the Greek Energy Forum are:

–To establish an international platform of ideas and dialogue amongst energy professionals to enable Change in the energy setting of SE Europe/East Med

–To inform investors and public opinion on latest energy developments and “best practice” examples successfully applied abroad respectively

–To propose and communicate energy policy proposals and reforms to governments and decision makers

The Greek Energy Forum holds regular meetings across different international locations in the form of networking events and round-table sessions, panel discussions or presentations, hosting guest speakers who share their views on targeted energy topics and contribute to the open discussion among its members. Additionally, the formation of working groups within its member structure, results in the publication of articles and opinions papers which are published across multiple media platforms. 

Provided the recent and ever progressing developments around energy and hydrocarbons in Greece and Southeastern Europe, the Greek Energy Forum aims at utilising the know-how and invaluable expertise of its members to contribute with innovative proposals and hence catalyse the growth of the energy industry in the region. We welcome all the energy professionals of Hellenic origin that would like to support that cause and who are willing to enhance their network, exchange ideas and promote the development of the energy and hydrocarbons industry in our region.


The Greek Energy Forum, which takes the form a non-for-profit volunteer association registered in Greece, acknowledges the fact that its members are employed by companies and/or organisations that might be market competitors. As a consequence we are serious about preventing anti-competitive conduct in all our activities.

All individuals involved in the Greek Energy Forum - including the Management Committee, Focus Group Heads/Deputy Heads, Steering Committee, as well as standard members - are serving under their personal capacity. The analysis and opinions they express through the Greek Energy Forum are their own and do not reflect the view of their respective employers. 

What is more, we require that our members never discuss the following topics within the Forum:

-Commodity prices/Freight rates/Costs

-Production numbers and production plans

-Industrial capacity or commodity inventories

-Sales/purchase contracts that have not been announced publicly

-Future business plans

-Matters relating to individual customer/suppliers

-Employee compensation, benefits, remuneration etc

We also require that our members never make agreements or take decisions to conduct the following activities within the Forum:

-Fix sale or purchase prices or other terms

-Restrict capacity or output or limit quality competition or research

-Refrain from supplying a product or service or divide markets or customers

-Exclude competing companies from a market or blacklist or boycott customers or suppliers

Failure to follow these rules will result in immediate exclusion from the organisation.

To read the full constitution of the Greek Energy Forum please follow this Link

Event Calendar


Brussels Branch

Constantine Levoyannis
Constantine Levoyannis, Head – Brussels Branch

Company: FTI Consulting

Career: European Parliament, Greece - Ministry of Foreign of Affairs

Background: LLM International Law with International Relations, Brussels School of International Studies, University of Kent

Daria Nochevnik
Daria Nochevnik, Deputy Head – Brussels Branch

Career: UK Government, Brussels Office

Background: University of Kent, Brussels School of International Studies (Dissertation in European Energy Security)

Christos Brakoulias
Christos Brakoulias, Deputy Head – Brussels Branch

Career: European Parliament

Background: Masters in Business Administration, UBI Brussels

Orestis Omran
Orestis Omran, Deputy Head – Brussels Branch

Company: Dentons Europe LLP

Career: European Commission, McKenna Long and Aldridge LLP

Background: PhD (cand.) in Comparative Constitutional Law at the University of Amsterdam Law School, LL.M. University of Chicago Law School, LL.B. National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Law School

Ilektra (Electra) Tsakalidou
Ilektra (Electra) Tsakalidou, Deputy Head – Brussels Branch

Company: FleishmanHillard

Career: Burson-Marsteller, European Commission, European Union Institute for Security Studies

Background: M.A. Johns Hopkins University School of International Studies, B.A. University of Macedonia

 Jerry Zagoritis
Jerry Zagoritis, Deputy Head/ Strategic Communications - Brussels Branch

Company: European Parliament

Career: European Parliament, EPP, Juncker for President

Background:  MLitt University of St Andrews School of Management, MSc University of Essex Department of Government

Thodoros Vavikis
Thodoros Vavikis, Project Manager

Company: European Commission

Career: International Hellenic University - IHU, Navarino Network & Olympia Summer Academy

Background: MSc in Politics and Govenrment in the EU – LSE, MSc in International Relations - University of Macedonia, BSc in Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies - University of Macedonia

Machi Polatsidou
Machi Polatsidou, Associate

Company: Robert Schuman Trainee at European Parliament

Career: Human Rights Trainee, Council of Europe; Environmental Policy Intern at United Nations Environment Programme

Background: Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; Ma Environmental Law, University of Strasbourg

Alexandra Tasigiorgou
Alexandra Tasigiorgou, Brussels Branch

Company: European Commission

Career: Green Giraffe Energy Bankers, EnerCo Team, Reload Greece

Background: MEng Surveying engineering -  N.T.U.A., MSc Sustainable Energy Futures - Imperial College London

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