Corporate Governance

The EPSILON Group employs 100+ professionals. Scientists have an age of 25-35 years, 10% of the staff holds a PhD, 80% hold graduate & post graduate degrees, 95% is bilingual, 70% is multilingual in 3+ languages, 70% is younger than 35 years and all staff has training in IST technologies, even if its area of expertise may not be geoinformatics or ICT/IST. EPSILON personnel is highly motivated and trained to meet client?s demand and to serve the Group?s challenges. The Group is employing for its projects mainly in-Group resources, whilst it seldom seeks subcontracting or outside personnel. The Group is managed by its shareholders, corporate members and decision makers.

Board of Directors

Despina Kallidromitou CEO-MD | Dipl-Ing. | MBA full CV

Individuals: Born in Athens (22.4.1960), Civil Engineer (1985), MBA (2007), co-founder & shareholder, world-wide experience, ISO/TUV Auditor, licensed/certified professional engineer, PPL aircraft pilot.

Positions: CEO & Managing Director, EPSILON Group, Greece (1991-present). Teaching & Research Associate, NTUA in systems & environmental (1987-2010). EC Expert (1991-1995).

Expertise: Civil-, water-, environment-systems, project management, economics, international projects, large scale EC contracts. She has frequently served the EC as an Expert in of short-term missions (1991+) linked to international water resources, environment and geomatics projects. Fluent in Greek, English, German, and Spanish.

Academics: Civil Engineering Vordiplom, Bochum Technical University (B.Sc, 1982); Civil-Hydraulic Engineering Degree, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA, Dipl.-Ing., 1985); Systems engineering postgraduate studies, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA (1987); Optimization & Decision Support Systems in Civil Engineering, Herriot Watt University Edinburgh, UK (1989); MBA, NTUA (2007); ISO 9000/14001 TUV Auditor (2005+).

Member: American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE), American Society for Photogrametry & Remote Sensing (ASFRS), Remote Sensing Society of Europe (RSSE), European Union for Coastal conservation (EUCC), Association of Water Resources Management Greece and other.

Experience: She has managed 200+ major national and international projects on hydraulics, water resources, environment, mathematical environmental modelling, sustainable environmental management, environmental economics, decision support systems, remote sensing & GIS. She has authored 100+ scientific publications in water resources, environment and GIS technologies.

Prof. Markos Bonazountas CTO | Prof. | Habil-Ing. | Dr.-Ing.| Dipl.-Ing full CV

Individuals: Born in Athens (10.12.1945); GR/USA citizen, world-wide experience, Civil Engineer, EPSILON Shareholder and Chief Technologies Officer, PPL aircraft pilot.

Positions: CTO, EPSILON Group (2012+), CMO Aviontek GmbH, Gilching, Germany (2012+). Professor, National Technical University Athens (NTUA, 1990-2012), School of Civil Engineering, Department of Water Resources & Environment. Member, Scientific Committee, European Environment Agency (SC/EEA, 2007-2011). Chairman, Environment & Sustainability Standing Committee, European Council of Civil Engineers (ECCE, 2007+). Arthur D. Little Inc, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (1976-87). Rhein-Main-Donau AG, Munich, Germany (1972-73). Technical University of Munich (TUM, 1969-1973).

Expertise: In the broad spectrum of environmental sciences & engineering and in the supporting peripheral sciences domains of GIS, Infosociety and space technologies. Expertise in aviation databases and avionics technologies, as PPL pilot and wit Aviontek GmbH. He has management close to 100 large international RTD projects, has authored 600+ publications in scientific journals, proceedings and white papers, and is on the editorial board of several scientific journals & organizations. He is fluent in English, German, French, Greek, and knowledgeable in Italian and Flemish.

Academics: Engineering Degree, National Technical University of Athens (NTUA, Dipl.-Ing., 1969), Doctorate Degree, National Technical University of Munich (TUM, Dr.-Ing., 1973); Diploma in Computer Sciences, Data Processing Institute of Athens (DPS, 1969); Postdoctoral studies in water resources systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, 1975); Studies in public policy, Harvard University, J. F. Kennedy School of Government (Harvard, 1982); Professorship nomination degree (NTUA, Habil.-Ing., 1984); Member of numerous Engineering Societies. PPL Pilot & Aviation Radio Communications Engineer, Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (1998).

Experience: Mathematical modelling & envirosystems (air, soil, water, ecosystems, health, all media), sustainable environmental management, environmental economics, earth surveying technologies, sustainability indicators, sustainable consumption production, recourses efficiency, green-economy/growth, statistics, law-directives and other. The above combined with geomatics, GIS, remote sensing, space and Infosociety technologies, and the use of the internet geospatial portal processing and dissemination. Has managed 80+ major EC/RTD projects, has lead and guided 150+ major state-of-technology international projects, has supervised 40+ major academic research projects, and has supervised 40+ academic theses next to his day-to-day RTD, teaching, and administrative assignments.

Evelthon G. Iacovides Managing Director of Epsilon Consulting Ltd full CV

Individuals: Born in Nicosia, Cyprus (24.03.1963), is a Greek Cypriot management, investment, and public policy consultant.

Position: In 1997, he co-founded Epsilon Consulting Ltd, a Cyprus-based consulting company specializing in the areas of environment, techno-economic project analysis, education, and training. In his capacity as managing director of Epsilon Consulting Ltd, he has executed several techno-economic feasibility studies for the Government of Cyprus and private clients, and has participated in European Union research programmes in the areas of environmental policy and mobile commerce. During 2001-2003, he was employed by the Government of Cyprus as an in-house consultant, and was entrusted with the set-up and operation of the National Resource Centre for Vocational Guidance (NRCG-Cyprus, Euroguidance Centre Cyprus), which is co-financed by the Government of Cyprus (Department of Labour, Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance) and the European Commission through the Leonardo da Vinci Programme. Mr Iacovides was also entrusted with the preparatory work for the organization of the EURES (European Employment Services) section under the Public Employment Service (Department of Labour).

Prior to co-founding Epsilon Consulting Ltd, Mr Iacovides worked in the Marketing and Market Research Departments of Procter and Gamble in Saudi Arabia and Germany prior to moving to Hong Kong, where he co-ordinated market research projects throughout Asia and Oceania for Market Behaviour Ltd (now TNS Asia Pacific), an international market research agency. Mr Iacovides is also an experienced educator, having taught International Marketing and Financial Management to Cypriot and international students (in English and in Greek) at the undergraduate and graduate level for the past eight years. He is also a well-known commentator on local and international economic affairs in Cyprus, having contributed numerous articles to newspapers and magazines, and having appeared regularly on TV for the past eight years (the last five as host of his own talk show).

Academics: After graduating from the Pancyprian Gymnasium of Nicosia, Mr Iacovides attended Swarthmore College (Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA) on a Fulbright Scholarship, where he studied economics and ancient history (B.A., 1985). He then earned his MBA (1986) at the Arthur D. Little School of Management (Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, now Hult International Business School).