The Discovery of Hydrocarbons in Eastern Mediterranean Basin – An Opportunity for Regional Cooperation | GEF Event
The Discovery of Hydrocarbons in Eastern Mediterranean Basin – An Opportunity for Regional Cooperation
Location: ESCP Business School, 527 Finchley Road, London NW3 7BG, UK from 18:30 to 20:0

Host: Dr. Kostas Andriosopoulos

Dr. Andriosopoulos is the Executive Director of the Research Centre for Energy Management ( at ESCP Europe Business School. His research interests include energy price modelling, financial engineering and the application of operational research tools on risk management and investment techniques in energy, shipping and agricultural commodity markets. He is the Associate Editor for the International Journal of Financial Engineering and Risk Management, and a member in various professional and academic associations such as the Technical Chamber of Greece and the Energy Commission of the Industry and Parliament Trust in the UK.  In addition to his academic profile he the co-founder and managing partner of Symmetria Web Solutions, and a partner at 3H Partners.

Guest Speaker: Nicos Kouyialis

Nicos Kouyialis was born in Nicosia on March 30, 1967. He studied in the USA and he holds a BSc and MSc in Electrical Engineering from the North Carolina State University (NCSU). He is the Chairman of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK since 2006 and an elected member of the IET Council. He also served as chairman of the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE), UK. He served unionism as the Assistant Secretary of the Professional Employees Union of the Electricity Authority of Cyprus (SEPAIK). He worked at the Electricity Authority of Cyprus as an Electrical Engineer. Previously, he worked for the IBM

Research Triangle Park NC/USA, ALCATEL Network Systems NC/USA, SIEMENS Cyprus and the North Carolina State University as a lecturer in telecommunications. Until 2011 he held the position of the General Organizer of the European Party of Cyprus, while in the same year he was elected as the Vice President of the Party, a position that he holds until today. He is married and has three children. Mr Kouyialis took office as Minister of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment on the 1st of March 2013.

Guest Commentator: Anthony Livanios

Mr Livanios is the CEO of Energy Stream CMG GmbH.  He has over 20 years of experience in structuring, negotiating, and implementing oil and gas projects, intergovernmental agreements, pipeline negotiations, geopolitical risk assessments, and market intelligence. He has advised oil majors, national oil companies, and oil independents on concessions, pipelines and LNG projects on investment strategies, establishment of joint ventures, privatization, and oil and gas infrastructure development.

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