Meet the speakers of the

13th SAFETY GALA virtual workshop 2021

An endless safety experience towards a sustainable world

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Mr Alexandros Spyridonis
Safety Practitioner
HSE Manager

Alexandros Spyridonis, civil engineer AUTH, has experience in construction safety from 2001.
He has been involved in the design, tender, construction, hand over and operation / maintenance of structural projects. He has worked in infrastructure, heavy construction, clean energy, building and refurbishment projects.
He has undertaken the role of safety practitioner, coordinator and the role of HSE manager for prestigious main contractors in Greece and the United Arabic Emirates.

Ms Alicia Olo Martinez
Global Director Health and Safety

Corporate HSE Strategy, Integrated Mgmt. Systems, Corporate Planning and Shared Value || IMD Sustainability in business. || MAS Safety Engineering. || M.Sc. Mining Engineering. || Six Sigma Black Belt Certified.
Alicia has been the Global Director Health & Safety at Japan Tobacco International S.A., since November 2018. She is responsible for providing leadership in the development and implementation of global standards and programs to properly manage and mitigate H&S related business risks, build awareness and develop a sustainable safety culture across the business. She has contributed to JT ESG ratings goals by improving 22 score points vs 2018 in the Occ. Health & Safety section of DJSI 2019, becoming industry best.
In her previous position as Corporate Manager Health & Safety at Philip Morris International Management S.A. she expanded the scope of the 2012 Mission Zero program beyond operations to reach the marketing and sales organization focusing on Fleet Safety and improving the safety culture. Maintained LTI Rate below 0.1 (industry best) and decreased collision rate to 0.3. The integrated approach to Fleet Safety granted PMI a Global Fleet Manager Award in 2018.
In her function as Global Product Stewardship - Environmental Management Practice & Sustainability Advisor to the VP Corporate Affairs at Dupont de Nemours International, she developed new Environmental Management and Energy Efficient offerings from the ground up, resulting in 2 contracts worth $30 million and a projected $60 million in additional deals by the end of 2011.
Alicia is a MSc. Mining Engineer by education and started her career in heavy industry (Mining, Oil & Gas, Metallurgy).

Ms Anca Tudor
HSSE Advisor
OMV Petrom

HSSE Advisor
OMV Petrom - Petrobrazi Refinery
13 years experience in HSSE area
33 years experience in refinery
Bachelor of Science in Oil Technology and Petrochemistry
NEBOSH qualifications

Mr Andrea Romeo

Andrea graduated with a BSc in chemical Engineering and MSc in Process Safety Engineering, both at Politecnico di Milano.
Prior to Join AGSco, starting 2010 he has covered different roles at primary Companies and Institution (eni, Politecnico di Milano, RCS mediagroup and Snam) with experiences ranging from the field of HSE Training, Environmental dispersion modelling, OHS Management systems and HS Risk Analysis, Lean Six Sigma approach applied to staff business process reengineering.
Since late 2018 he moved to Albania for the start-up of Albanian Gas Service Company a Joint venture between Albgaz and Snam (respectively the Albanian and Italian Transmission System Operator) that is responsible for the Maintenance of the Albanian section of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline. Since then he is covering the position of HSE Manager with the mission to complete the HSE Set-up and ensure the capacity building of the Company in alignment with industry standards.
Starting late 2020, he has been also identified as Responsible of the Snam Competence Centre for Safety in the workplaces, coordinating the team of Snam experts with the aim to preserve, develop and sustain the Snam know-how about safety.

Ms Anita Swidereck

Anita Swiderek, a chemist and holder also an MSc in chemistry, works for the last 14 years with CHIPITA Poland, member of CHIPITA INTERNATIONAL.
She has has sucessfully handled various position in the organisation including laboratory, quality control, production, internal trainer.
In 2020, she is appointed Safety Inspector and today she holds the position of the Safety Manager. Anita describes herself to be an open-minded, emphatic and patient person.
She is also a fast-learner and loves challenges, and changing people’s minds and behaviors is a great challange. Servicing the organisation such a spectrum of positions had the opportunity to develop greatly soft skills needed to change an organisations culture and particularly the organisation’s safety culture.
She is actively involved with the ICSI (Involvement for Continuous Safety Improvement), a safety culture programme which has being implemented in CHIPITA INTERNATIONAL Group since 2018.

Mr Athanasios Bougas
Head of Product Design & Development
Sigma Information Systems

Athanasios is a software engineer with more than 25 years of experience in the technical management, design and implementation of information systems and mission-critical real-time systems for different industry sectors.
He is a graduate of the Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Department of Informatics.
As a Senior Software Engineer he has been involved in the development of various medium and large scale information systems for the Greek Public, medical and medical insurance sectors.
In U.S.A. and Greece he has participated in the development and integration of real-time time air sovereignty tactical systems for the Defense sector.
He has been involved in European Space Agency / European Space Operations Centre projects, including performance optimization of Operational Simulators and simulation infrastructure software.
The last 5 years he has been leading the development of software products and solutions for Health & Safety, which include tools for Risk Assessment, Safety Inspections and monitoring all aspects of H&S projects’ life cycle in construction and industry.
In 2020 he co-founded Sigma Information Systems, a software company which focuses in the digitization of Health & Safety procedures and, beyond that, the overall digitalization of Health & Safety Management.

Mr Bogdan Tadio
HSE Professional

I am an HSE professional with 14 years’ experience in the HSE field, generally in EPC huge Construction Projects in fields as Oil & Gas and Energy but also in civil construction as commercial and offices buildings.
Having strong technical knowledge in more specific key areas such as: HSE auditing, PTW, Work at Height, Scaffolding, Crane Heavy Lifting, Fire Prevention, Confined Spaces, Safe Excavation, LockOut-TagOut, H2S, Risks Assessment, Job Safety Analysis, Emergency Response, Incident Investigation, Behavioral Safety Programs, Safety Management System - development and implementation.
Also, I developed safety education skills - training and motivation. Knowledgeable of all applicable rules and regulations concerning safety procedures and policies.
Focused on people awareness, committed to improving operational outcome and safety culture by application of relevantstandards, employee training and infrastructure improvement.

Mr Bill Sims Jr
Bill Sims Company

Bill Sims, Jr., is President of The Bill Sims Company, Inc. For more than 30 years, Bill has created positive reinforcement systems that have helped large and small firms to inspire better performance from employees and increase bottom line profits. He is a world renowned keynote speaker and recently was selected as one of the top ten speakers by the National Safety Council. Bill‘s first book, entitled Green Beans & Ice Cream—The Remarkable Power of Positive Reinforcement, has garnered rave reviews. He has built more than 1,000 positive reinforcement systems at firms including Dupont, Siemens VDO, Coca-Cola, and Disney, and holds issued patents in the field. Recently, he formed to capture & share best practice safety leadership & culture around the planet.

Ms Carmen Papadaki
Managing Director
Management Force Romania

Having an experience of more than 20 years in the field of health and safety, Carmen Papadaki is one of the main contributors of the founding of the MFOR Group in Greece since 1999 and currently the Managing Director of Management Force Romania.
In her prestigious career both as a manager and as a project manager, Miss Papadaki has accomplished several important projects such as the development and modernization of Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport – as a HSE coordinator in the project execution stage, the modernization of the Bucharest Biology Institute, Bunge-Construction of the vegetable oil extraction plant intended to process rapeseed, soybean and sunflower seeds-factory expansion, for Star Foods E.M. LLC - Installation of three production lines - PC14, RBS and TC, installation of electrical and mechanical equipment in Bunge-Prio Oil Factory, Building the new Chipita industrial complex in Romania, and many more. She also occupied the position of Safety Manager at the construction of combined cycle power plant with a capacity of 860 MW.
Moreover, Miss Papadaki is engaged with the development of MFOR Training Center and organization of IOSH and NEBOSH seminars in collaboration with internationally recognized partners.

Mr Chris Johnson
Pro Vice Chancellor
Queen’s University Belfast

Professor and Pro Vice Chancellor of Engineering and Physical Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast. Over the last 20+ years, he has authored more than 200 peer reviewed publications, including one of the first textbooks on Accident and Incident Reporting.
He has held fellowships from NASA, the US Air Force and Navy.
He is a Scientific Advisor to the EC SESAR JU on the future of air traffic management and helped author guidelines on incident reporting for EUROCONTROL and for the European Railway Agency.
He also helped the UK Department for Transport to develop the national cyber security Strategy for aviation.
In 2021, he is one of some fifteen expert witnesses retained to support the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire.

Dr Christos Skliros
Head of Engineering
Hellenic Drones

Dr. Skliros holds a Ph.D. in Systems Diagnostics from Cranfield University, a M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from the National Technical University of Athens, and B.Eng. in Aeronautical Engineering from the Hellenic Air Force Academy.
Dr. Skliros has held supervisory positions in aircraft maintenance departments in the Hellenic Air Force and has worked as a Researcher Associate in the Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) Centre in Cranfield University.
His research work in Cranfield University focused on the development of Artificial Intelligent algorithms for aircraft systems diagnosis, with emphasis on the Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) and the Environmental Control System (ECS).
Dr. Skliros is currently the Head Engineer of Hellenic Drones S.A. and is the technical lead in research projects related with UAV technology.

Dr Cleo Mikelidou
Research Fellow
CERIDES European University Cyprus

Dr Cleo Varianou-Mikellidou, PhD in Occupational Safety & Health, MSc in Safety, Health and Environment and BSc in Physics. Her research interests focus on the risks from age-related changes and the application of the occupational health and safety management systems, ergonomics, teleworking, well-being. She is currently a Research Fellow at CERIDES of European University Cyprus.
Cleo has worked as a Health and Safety Consultant for six years. She has extensive experience in training, advising and consulting companies on how to maintain a safe and healthy working environment applying risk assessments, how to adhere to Health and Safety legislation, and how to gain certification according to the International standards ISO 9001, ISO 45001, EMAS, and ISO 14001.
Cleo has experience in risk assessment and is a licensed risk assessor from the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance. She has also been involved in several European (H2020, DG Echo) and local projects related to OSH.

Mr Derran Williams
Senior Health and
Safety Advisor

Derran Williams is currently employed by the EBRD as a Senior Health and Safety Advisor and is involved in appraisal and monitoring of various projects across the Banks portfolio of investments in over 35 countries.
Prior to joining EBRD in Derran worked as a field based Health and Safety Advisor/Engineer in both the UK and overseas posts on various constructions and decommissioning projects.
Derran has over 25 years’ experience in Occupational Health and Safety holds a MA in Health, Safety and Environmental Law, MSc in Safety Risk Management and the NEBOSH Diploma in OHS.

Mr Dmitry Grigorenko
Member of IOSH

Dmitry Grigorenko is Chartered Member of IOSH, co-founder of ESOSH, founder of “New H&S school”.
Dmitry has 15 years experience leading H&S transformation in post-Soviet cultural environment.
Every company in Dmitry’s professional career has achieved historical records in its H&S performance. From 2018 to 2020 Dmitry was a Global H&S Head at Metinvest Holding, international steel producer with 85000 employees.
In 2019 Metinvest has achieved exceptional improvement in its H&S performance and became the winner of IIRSM Risk Excellence Awards 2020 in the category “Change Programme of the Year”.
In 2020 Dmitry has founded “New H&S School” - the first training centre in post-Soviet countries explaining the whole process of setting up effective H&S management system.

Mr Elie Abou Jaoude
Regional HSES Manager – Kazakhstan & CIS Region
Consolidated Contracting Engineering & Procurement (CCEP) S.A.L. – Offshore

Elie is a professional HSE Executive holding a BSc. in Public Health & Development Sciences from the University of Balamand, NEBOSH-IGC, Membership with the Society of Petroleum Engineers, & many other International credentials combined with > 12 years of intercontinentally diversified experience within the mega EPC industry.
His experience in Management Systems based on International Standards is branded by the management positions held within Corporate, Project & Regional functions allowing to better view HSE from a Project Management & Controls perspective.
Elie is working for Consolidated Contracting Engineering & Procurement (CCEP), holding the position of Regional HSE Manager for Kazakhstan & CIS Region, reporting directly to the Regional Managing Director of the said region.
His experience in HSE Management System includes all aspects of Development, Certification, Implementation, Re-Certification, & Continuous Improvement with the latest accomplishment of 40,000,000 LTI Free Man-hours achieved at a Mega & Landmark EPC Project (Contract Value: USD1.5 Billion; Peak Manpower: 10,000).
Elie’s interpersonal & leadership skills led to many recognitions from Local Authorities, Clients, & Stakeholders.
Elie has been directly involved with Heavy Mechanical Projects (Oil, Gas & Pipelines) from Pre-Qualification, Tendering, to Execution utilizing HSE Performance Indicators for further Business Development.

Dr Elpidoforos Sotiriadis
Occupational Medicine Physician – Epidemiologist

Dr. Elpidoforos Soteriades is an Occupational Medicine Physician – Epidemiologist with extensive experience as a practicing consultant in the field of Occupational Medicine in Cyprus for more than 15 years.
He is also a researcher and an academic teacher and he is currently an Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at the Open University of Cyprus, while he holds also an appointment as a collaborator at the department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
He has published more than 90 scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals and has been cited by more than 6000 academic colleagues.
Dr. Soteriades continues to be active in state-of-the-art research in Epidemiology, Public Health, Environmental Health and Occupational Health.
He has also published extensively on different aspects of cardiovascular diseases in firefighters, infectious diseases, tobacco control, obesity, cancer, mental health, occupational stress as well as additional research topics.

Mr Evangelos Pyknis
EMEA Projects HSE Lead

A senior professional, Evangelos started his career as a Consultant for assignments in Greece, relevant to Integrated QHSE Mgt systems and Business Process Re-engineering.

His journey into Operations and further development in HSE discipline started in 2002, when he joined Shell Oil company. He then moved through Oil & Gas Downstream Business (Supply Chain, Petrochemicals & Construction projects) leading HSE assignments and teams in international environments and matrix organisations in Europe and Middle East.
In 2018 he joined Food Industry and Cargill company in Europe, serving since then the role of Capital Projects HSE Lead for EMEA region and strategically aiming Safety Excellence in all dimensions of engineering projects lifespan.

Evangelos has a total 24yrs of professional experience, in which he dealt amongst other with Social Responsibility Reporting, Process & Logistics Safety, Contractor Mgt, Auditing and Behavioral Based Safety. He holds a MSc degree in Chemical Engineering from NTUA Athens, Greece and MSc Environmental Technology from Manchester University – UK.

Mr Fatmir Koço
H&S Department Manager
ANTEA Cement Factory

Fatmir KOÇO, is the H&S Department Manager of Antea Cement, part of Titan Group.
He is graduated in Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Polytechnic University of Tirana.
Having an experience of more than 6 years in Occupational Health and Safety.
Part of Antea more than 11 years, firstly as Head of Power Application.

Mr. Koço has also extended his qualifications in Occupational Health & Safety, holding NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health, as well relevant certificates for respective ISO-s.

Dr George Panopoulos

Dr. Georgios D. Panopoulos, CEO, MANAGEMENT FORCE Group, is one of the pioneers in the Safety Business in Southeast Europe. Georgios has a reach and deep 32-year experience in Safety Management, possesses a superior academic background with a PhD in The Economic Aspects of Safety accompanied by a Degree in Civil Engineering with a Master Thesis in Health and Safety in the construction sector.

He has served in key safety positions for major organisations and infrastructural projects. In 1999 he founded MANAGEMENT FORCE, a safety company, which today accounts an experience of projects in 24 countries around the globe. Innovator and pioneer himself, has developed the auditing methodology “+2/-2”, Contractor’s HS effective management policy and program, visualised a number of safety software solutions and co-developed with Prodromos Papavasileiou the methodology Involvement for Continuous Safety Improvement (ICSI). He is a frequent invited lecturer to the National Technical University of Athens and the Democritus University of Thrace.

Since 1999, Georgios leads MANAGEMENT FORCE Group, EHSS Engineers and Consultants, a leading EHSS provider in Southeastern Europe, following a sustainable development with emphasis on the quality of the services, innovation and the working environment, into becoming a Consultant of Choice and an Employer of Choice.

Mr Gianluca Capodimonte
Head of Environmental and Occupational Sustainability

Since January 1st 2019 I am covering the position of Head of Environmental and Health sustainability at Philip Morris International.
I have spent the last 14 years in EHS for Philip Morris International.
From factory responsibility to corporate roles in the areas of Environment, Health and Safety, always with the same idea in mind: prevent injuries and protect the environment, making EHS a joyful experience because it is simply about life.
All the programs we developed in the last 10years at Corporate or Regional Level have the same characteristics: they are people centric and work to create engagement, not just to fulfil a legal obligation.
Every day I continue this fantastic journey because I am sure that a better world comes through EHS functions too.

Ms Hollie Stocks
TSO Subscription Sales Executive for HSE Platforms

Hollie manages the sales and admin function for the HSE online assessment tools in her capacity as Sales Lead for this portfolio at TSO.
Hollie is an expert in using the HSE Safety Climate and Stress Indicator tools and supports customers on a daily basis to ensure they are getting the most out of the system.
She has vast experience in sales and has worked across tourism, construction and retail sectors.
Over the last five years Hollie has lived in Canada and has travelled extensively, this has given her an excellent understanding of the requirements different cultures and countries face.
She has a zest for life and an adventurous spirit.

Dr Ioannis Dokas
Associate Professor of Systems Safety Engineering
Democritus University of Thrace

Dr. Ioannis M. Dokas is Associate Professor of Systems Safety Engineering at the Civil Engineering Department of the Democritus University of Thrace. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors of Management Force Group.
He has a Diploma in Civil Engineering and a Ph.D. in the provision of early warning services in sanitary landfills with the utilisation of web-based expert systems.
He has been awarded two times with EU Marie Currie fellowships and worked for eight years in leading German and Irish Research Institutes.
His research is focused but not limited to systems safety, hazard analysis, accident models and investigation techniques, early warning systems and services, proactive risk management, and crisis management.
Ioannis has managed research projects of more than 2.8 Million Euros in total and has more than 50 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and international conferences.

Mr John Stirling
Stirling Reid Ltd

John Stirling founded Stirling Reid Associates Limited in 1990. He is a former British Army officer with extensive practical experience of emergency response, preparation of contingency plans, command of specialist training teams and intelligence and security issues affecting oil and gas industry operations in challenging security environments.
During his time with Stirling Reid, he has carried out security assessments and run training and exercises throughout the European Community, Africa, Russia, Middle East and Asia Pacific.
He is a graduate of the Army Staff College, Camberley.
Our main strength is that we have a small team of high-quality personnel who have developed detailed skills in the relatively narrow field in which we operate.
We provide a bespoke service to our clients within our area of expertise and do not dilute that expertise by offering services outside our skills base.
Our training prepares staff for their emergency roles and exercises are designed to create the appropriate level of pressure to give a realistic learning experience.
Each exercise concludes with a verbal debrief and is completed a detailed assessment report.
Our staff are practised at and respected for the advice and analysis they provide in debriefs and reports.

Mr Jose de la Torre
Senior Manager QHSE

Senior Manager QHSE, Land, Permitting and Stakeholder Management in Trans Adriatic Pipeline.
Jose is a professional with more than 20 years of experience in a variety of industries including Oil and Gas (Enagas), Pharma (Sanofi-Aventis) and consulting (SGS), with organizational design and implementation of QHSE Management functions in an international environment (Mexico, Chile, Peru, Greece, Albania, Italy and Switzerland).
He has managed multi-employer project teams from concept through execution including design, construction, commissioning and operation.
He has also been member of several international organizations occupying different roles such us Marcogaz, CEN and Pipeline Safety Group.
Jose is Environmental Engineer with a Master in Health and Safety (Specialities in Safety, Industrial Hygiene, and Ergonomy), Master in Energy Business, Master in Corporate Finance and Executive Development Program by IESE Business School.

Prof. Karl-Heinz Noetel
President ISSA-Construction

• Senior Consultant of DGUV (German Social Accident Insurance)
• Director of BG BAU Department for PPE and special DGUV Co-operations
• President ISSA Construction
• Member of ISSA’S Special Commission on Prevention
• OSH lecturer at University of Wuppertal (civil engineers and architects)
• CEO of the international project Prevention Forum+
• Lecturer in a countless number of conferences, seminars and training courses
(Health and safety at workplace, Management systems at workplace, standardization, testing and certification and CE marking of PPE and machinery, risk assessment and the selection and use on the national, European and international level)
• Experience in leading countless teams of experts
• Leader of national and international research projects in the field of OSH since 1991.

Ms Majlinda Mishaxhi
Health and Safety Consultant

Majlinda Mishaxhiu – Mina, is an experienced Health and Safety Consultant.
She is holding a Master Degree in Civil Engineering following her studies in the Polytechnic University of Tirana on 1989.
Mina has over 20 years of experience in the construction sector and over 10 years in the HS field. She started as a site civil engineer in different industrial sites in Albania. After completing her task as Project Manager during the construction of Antea Cement factory in Thumane, she was assigned Health and Safety Manager of the Antea Cement Plant during the operation phase, holding the role for five years.
She was involved in the oil and gas industry first as Health, Safety and Security Manager of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline in Albania, for almost five years, and then Health, Safety and Environmental Lead for the Mozambique LNG Project for 15 months.

Mina’s qualifications in HS includes:
- NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health,
- NEBOSH Process Safety Management,
- IOSH Managing Safely,
- Internal Auditor for ISO 45001,
- Emergency crisis management from Petrofac
- TOP-SET Incident Investigation etc.

Ms Maria Alexiou
Environmental, Social and Governance Advisor
TITAN Cement International

Maria Alexiou studied Law in Athens, Greece and specialized in human rights and civil liberties in international and European law in Leicester University, U.K. She is member of the Athens Law Bar and Chair of the Board of Directors of CSR Hellas, a non- profit-making business association representing 140 companies (2012,, as well as member of the Board of Directors of CSR Europe (2018,
She serves as Environmental, Social and Governance Advisor of TITAN Cement International (2020, at Group and regional level supporting management in embedding sustainability and social responsibility in strategy and decision-making, while she has served TITAN Group as a CSR Director since 2003.
She also sits at the Advisory Board of HIGGS (2017, supporting programs to empower civil society and social entrepreneurs in Greece.
Since 1996, Maria has worked with different sectors and multinational companies like NIKE and TITAN Cement International to form and implement collaborative initiatives leading to new integrated management practice and standards to monitor and assess both the impacts and the performance outcomes related to sustainability and inclusion in the short and the long term. She bears a vast experience regarding corporate sustainability and responsibility, as well as the trends and priorities in different regions and countries working for almost thirty years with for business and stakeholders both internal and external.
As a corporate expert, Maria is responsible to support the development of corporate standards to set targets and assess performance in an integrated and holistic approach, moving from the triple bottom line to sustainable and inclusive growth. Joining various Task Forces and Working Groups with UN Global Compact, for the development of reporting principles and the criteria of Communication on Progress, with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) for the development of Guidance regarding “labor rights” and “decent wage”, as well as the translation of the Glossary in Greek, with WBCSD and the Cement Sustainability Initiative for the “Social Capital Protocol” and the Guidelines for Sustainability in the Supply Chain of the Cement and Construction materials industry she also curries significant experience regarding the legal and operational challenges of the transition to new business models.
As an active member of the CSR Europe community, Maria has worked among else for the foundation of local business networks focusing on sustainability and social responsibility in Greece, but also in other countries Cyprus, Bulgaria, N. Macedonia, Kosovo and Albania, for the European Business Alliance for CSR (2007 – 2009), the European Pact for Youth (2015 – 2018) and the adoption by the Greek EU Presidency in 2014 of the EU NFRD in 2014 and the transposition of the directive in national laws.

Dr Michalis Chalaris
Adjunct Professor at Hellenic Fire Academy, Military Nursing Academy (SAN) and at MSc “Analysis and Management of Manmade and Natural Disasters"

He is Assistant Professor and currently Adjunct Professor at Hellenic Fire Academy, Military Nursing Academy (SAN) and at MSc “Analysis and Management of Manmade and Natural Disasters" in the course Technological disaster and environmental emergencies, at MSc Oil and Gas Technology in the course Hazard Identification & Risk Management. He is also a tutor at the National School of Public Administration and Local Government (ESDDA) and a certified trainer by the National Organization for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP).
He is a 25-year veteran of the Hellenic fire service. He brings a wide variety of experiences and a sincere passion for his instruction and service. His expertise addresses the intersection of first-hand operational experience in all-hazards mitigation, crisis management policy, as well as and functional elements of communications. This includes crisis management, incident command systems for large events (e.g., Olympics2004) and catastrophes, incident action plans, as well as the development and execution of train-the-trainer programs.
Michalis’s strengths also include all-risk and all-incident leadership and team building in a crisis environment requiring rapid setup. In particular, he excels in training key stakeholders on how to manage and command. He is Assistant Professor and currently Adjunct Professor at Hellenic Fire Academy, Military Nursing Academy (SAN) and at MSc “Analysis and Management of Manmade and Natural Disasters" in the course Technological disaster and environmental emergencies, at MSc Oil and Gas Technology in the course Hazard Identification & Risk Management.
He is also a tutor at the National School of Public Administration and Local Government (ESDDA) and a certified trainer by the National Organization for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance (EOPPEP).

Prof Nancy Leveson
MIT Aeronautics and Astronautics Dept

Dr. Nancy Leveson is a professor in the Aeronautics and Astronautics Dept. at MIT.
She has been working in system safety engineering for over 40 years.

Mr Nikolaos Kamakiotis
HSSE Manager

Nikos Kamakiotis is a safety management expert based in Cyprus since 2006 where he is active at critical installations.
He got his 1st MSc from Thessaloniki’s Aristoteles University on Mechanical Engineering and his 2nd MSc from Athens Technical University on Environmental Management.
Moving to Cyprus in 2006, he worked as Environmental Engineer for 2 years and afterwards joined Hermes Airports, operator of both International Airports of Cyprus, where he had the chance to work on Occupational, Public & Aviation Safety Management.
In 2013 he joined the team that constructed and operates the major oil storage terminal of Cyprus on behalf of international group VTTI B.V. where he obtained concrete experience on High Risk facilities safety & emergency response management.
Since November 2016 he’s the Health, Safety, Security & Environment Manager of DP World Limassol operator of the Multipurpose terminal of Limassol port on behalf of DP World international Group.
Working for the last 13 years for companies under international groups gave Nikos the opportunity to work and evolve as a safety professional under state-of-the-art management standards and specifically on the crucial and demanding process of adapting safety culture of workforce which is not fully compatible with these standards.

Mr Nikos Pantazaras
Civil Engineer, MS, Director
Hellenic Cement Industry Association

2020 – Present: Director, Hellenic Cement Industry Association, also co-chairing the H&S workgroup of CEMBUREAU, the European Cement Association and participating in the Steering Committee.
1990 – 2020: TITAN Cement Group, Athens, Greece.
Highlights: Regional Health & Safety Director, South East Europe & Eastern Mediterranean, Project Manager for the construction of a greenfield cement plant in Kruja region, Albania and Head of Civil Engineering Department, Group Engineering and Technology.

Ms Olga Bogdanova
Chairperson of the Board

Olga Bogdanova, PhD in Engineering, TechIOSH, Chairperson of the Board at ESOSH (the European Society of Occupational Safety & Health, Ukraine), Vision Zero Trainer, HSE Advisor at Smart Energy Group, OHS&E practitioner for 15 years (manufacturing and oil & gas industries) “The Potential of Human Capital”
• Global trends and latest findings of survey reports in health and safety
• The impact of global changes on enterprises, how the role of human capital has changed
• 5 key health and safety problems and possible solutions
• Role of OHS functions - new opportunities and positive examples

Mr Paolo Zambianchi
HSE Culture, Projects and Training Coordinator
Webuild S.p.A.

As HSE Culture, Projects and Training Coordinator in Webuild, he is in charge of new projects in terms of HSE, including innovation and new technologies, developing HSE culture and coordinate HSE training activities.
The most important activities are focused on company safety leadership development program called Safety Builders, acting as Coordinator and Senior Facilitator of the Program.
All the activities he makes in Webuild are focused on the same clear direction: reaching Zero Accidents or, better, let his colleagues go back home healthier than they came to work, gets the maximum benefit from their work, taking care of environment.
This is the Vision he had in the last 22 years of experience in construction, oil & gas and industry sector, acting during these years as a trainer, safety officer and safety specialist. For this reason he experienced different way like writing (he is a book and article writer and cowriter), taking part in Committees (Italian working at height UNI standards and Italian training guidelines), promoting Healthy and Safe way of living (as an Ambassador of an Italian safety cultural movement and as a self development trainer).

Mr Petros Chatzidakis
Senior Associate
Ioannis Vassardanis and Partners

Senior Associate at Ioannis Vassardanis and Partners since March 2015.
Mr. Chatzidakis was previously an Associate at Krystallidis & Associates Law Firm (2013-2015) while he started his career in MP Legal (2008-2014).
Petros has significant experience in civil and commercial law litigation, representing clients in front of courts of all instances.
He has extensive experience in disputes arising out of contractual interpretation and he has successfully represented clients in cases involving both Greek and foreign law as he has a common law background, having graduated from the University of Wales, Swansea and holding a Master’s degree in International Business Law from the University of Exeter.
He regularly advises clients who are active in the sectors of Construction and Infrastructure, Hotel and Catering, Intellectual Property and information Technology as well as Sale of Goods while he also advises private individuals on issues related to Property and Contract Law.
He is also a member of the Public Procurement team of IV Law Firm, having particular experience in Tenders governed by the Law 4412 of 2016.
He has also been involved in relevant litigation in front of the Administrative Courts and Tribunals of all types.
Petros also advises Greek and foreign companies on labour law as well as administrative and immigration law issues.
He has graduated from University of Wales, Swansea (LL.B); National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Faculty of Law (LL.B.); and University of Exeter (LL.M)

Mr Phillip Scott
Architect, CDM Expert and H&S Consultant

Associate Director
Dates Employed Jan 2002 – Sep 2020
Employment Duration18 yrs 9 months
Location Manchester, United Kingdom
Highly experienced Heath & Safety professional and expert in CDM.
Qualified as Principal Designer (CDM PD) under CDM 2015
Working on Commercial, Residential, Retail, Leisure, Health, Automation, Industrial, Nuclear Research, Petroleum, Infrastructure, Environmental, Transportation, Marine, Docks & Harbours, Heritage, Sports and Education and most other sector projects up to £200m (2014), including demolition projects Strategic H&S & CDM advisor to The University of Manchester Directorate of Estates & Facilities. (2011 to 2017)

SSIP competent practice assessor for Association of Project Safety
APS Accredited course assessor for Association of Project Safety
Co-author of APS Practice Note 1/18 Principal Designers Planning & Managing Pre-construction information 2018
Guest lecturer in CDM at Manchester School of Architecture
Guest speaker at Construction Health & Safety Conference Cyprus 2015
Guest speaker at The Cyprus Safety and Health Association (CYSHA) 2016
Guest speaker at Construction Health & Safety Conference Cyprus 2017
Guest speaker at Construction H&S Gala Athens 2018

Principal Owner
Phillip Scott & Company
Dates Employed Sep 1987 – Dec 2001
Employment Duration14 yrs 4 mos
Location Stockport, United Kingdom
My own company in Stockport offering architectural & Interior design, planning supervision, project management, contract administration and cost control services to the Licensed and Leisure Industry, domestic clients, small commercial and industrial clients.

Mr Russell Prince
Chief Executive

My "vocation" takes me to many places in the world which I am fortunate to visit, as this allows me to use my many years of experience to help others who either practice or are learning about Health and Safety.
My life objective is to leave a footprint in as many places where I have helped people to understand about Health and Safety as is possible.
I have over 38 years of diverse Loss Control and Health and Safety Management experience, I have expertise in the Oil and Gas, Process, Construction, Manufacturing and Service Industries.
I am internationally recognised for my leadership in, and the design and delivery of, Health and Safety Training solution's throughout the UK, Europe the Middle East, and Africa, with substantial bottom-line benefits.
My journey with SETA began in 1979, where I quickly progressed, gaining experience in all aspects of Seta's business.
I became Chief Executive in 2009.

Ms Silvana Cara
HSE Manager

Silvana Cara is the HSE Manager of Mane TCI SHPK, member of Balfin Group.
She is graduated in Polytechnic University of Tirana, Faculty of Civil Engineering, holding a Master Degree in Hydro Technique Engineering.
Having an experience of over 15 years in Construction and Hydro Technical works, Mrs. Cara has been part of HSE department for almost four years and HSE Manager for nearly two years.

Mrs. Cara has also extended her qualifications in Occupational Health & Safety, holding a Health and Safety Coordinator Certificate, an Energy Management license, as well as Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate.

Mr Theofilos Kourounis
Chemical Engineer NTUA

Chemical Engineer NTUA, post graduate studies in Business Administration.
Worked since 1993, in different positions (commercial and technical) for multinational and local companies, and also as studier & independent business consultant.
Since 2010 till 2020 worked for 3M as Sales Executive, Technical & regulatory affairs for Traffic Safety, Personal Safety, Commercial Solutions and Passive Fire protection, governmental & military markets Greece & Cyprus.
Member of Hellenic Technical Chamber. Creator and/or Lecturer in many courses about occupational health & safety, with over 2000 training hours within the last five years Co-Originator of technical course “3m Science of Safety Expert – certified by TUV – HELLAS (TUV-NORD)”

Mr Theodore Vlachos
Assistant Director
Public Power Corporation S. A

He holds a Master in Engineering degree (Mining & Metallurgy) from National Technical University of Athens and a MBA degree from Henley Business School (UK).
He also holds professional qualifications in risk management from the Institute of Risk Management (UK), in business continuity management from the Business Continuity Institute (UK) and in energy management from the Energy Institute (UK). He has been trained as a lead auditor of health & safety management systems from British Standards Institution as well as lead auditor of business continuity management systems, quality management systems, environmental management systems and energy management systems.
He is now Director of Support & Management Systems Branch of Lignite Generation Support Operations Department of Public Power Corporation S.A.
Prior to his current position, he worked as Production Engineer, Market Relations Manager, Human Resources Director, Senior Expert and Assistant Director in various Public Power Corporation’s departments and subsidiaries.
He has also a longstanding experience as a developer, auditor, trainer and instructor in management systems mainly in business continuity management, quality management, health & safety management and energy management.
He has performed studies such as Management Systems Development according to various ISO Standards, Business Impact Analyses, Risk Assessments, Energy Audit Reports, Business Continuity Plans and Environmental Aspects Assessments.

Mr Tim Tregenza
Senior Network Manager

Tim Tregenza is Senior Network Manager at the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU OSHA) where he is responsible for the external relations of the Agency to international organisations and non-Member States.
Prior to taking up this post, he was a project manager at the Agency, developing practical solutions addressing hazards and risks in the workplace.
He started his health and safety career as a labour inspector with the United Kingdom’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Mr Valter Stanciulescu-Goran
HSE Engineer

Valter Stanciulescu has an experience of 20 years in HSE field, playing different roles in Oil and Gas, Civil Construction and Green Energy (wind turbine) projects.
Graduated Pitesti University, Faculty of Engineering, has a master degree in Environmental Engineering.
ISO 45001 Auditor and IOSH Graduate Member.

Mr Victor Javier Duarte Ceballos
Head of International Relations Department
“ETALON” Association

Victor Javier Duarte Sebalios

- Director of the International Department of "Etalon" Associations, Russian Federation.
- Specialist in International Medicine, graduated from Jorge Tadeo Lozano
University, Bogota
- Master in International Management in RUDN University, Russia
- Master's student in the pretreatment of professional risks program at the Polytechnic University of Barcelona.


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