Rikard Scoufias, 49, is a graduate of law (LL.M) from the Collège d’Europe in Belgium, Uppsala University, Sweden, and Maastricht University, the Netherlands. In 2020, he was appointed by the Prime Minister of the Hellenic Republic as Non-Executive Chairman of HEREMA S.A. He has held Executive and Non-Executive roles in Europe, Asia, the Americas and Africa, incl. as Country Head for the geostrategic Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) and as member of BP Plc.’s senior leadership team at London HQ. Rikard brings a distinguished track record leading organisations through complex environmental and social governance, successful turnarounds, commercial negotiations and deploying industry-leading innovation to strengthen relations between industry, government and civil society. He is a prolific speaker and writer on ESG “License To Operate” risks and sustainability, and has served as Executive Director and Non-Executive Advisor to leading think tanks, corporations in energy, mining and finance and non-profit organisations.
Mr. Aristofanis Stefatos holds a PhD in Geology from the University of Patras and has specialized in Environmental Oceanography. During the last 15 years he has worked in oil companies abroad with their main activity being the exploration and development of hydrocarbon deposits having held senior and top management positions. Since 2011 he has been a manager in Norway in private hydrocarbon exploration and production companies and is a founding member of four Norwegian companies. He has been the General Manager of Operations at M Vest Energy AS during the last four years, and the Director of Land Management and Technology at Atlantic Petroleum Norge before that.Dr. Aristophanes Stefatos’ exploration work has been exposed to several geological settings namely in Europe, North America, the Indian Ocean, West Africa and Southeast Asia.
Antonis Natsikas was born in Serres. He is a Graduate Civil Engineer of the National Technical University of Athens (1969-1974) and a Graduate of the Department of Business Administration of Athens University of Economics and Business (ASOEE) (1980-1983). In 1969 he joined the School of Aircraft Engineering , from where he left to continue his studies at National Technical University of Athens. His professional career began in 1977, after his military service, in the Bodosakis Group and continued in the Technical Services of the GGA. From 1989 to 2012 he worked at DEPA where he initially worked as Deputy Project Manager in the construction of the Central High Pressure Pipeline from Promahonas to Revythousa and then in the construction of the High Pressure Branches (Kavala, East and West Thessaloniki, Plateos , Oinofyta, Lavrio and Keratsini). He was the Director of International Affairs of DEPA (2000-2005) and Deputy General Manager of International Works (2007-2011), where he dealt with the three Interconnection Pipelines: 1. Greece - Italy (IGI POSEIDON) (submarine section of Thesprotia-OTRANTO) 2. Turkey - Greece (ITG: Interconnector Turkey-Greece), the construction of which was completed and started operating in 2007. 3. Greece - Bulgaria (IGB: Interconnector Greece - Bulgaria), where he was the first CEO (January 2011-November 2011) From October 2013 to April 2016 he was Chairman of the Board of DESFA. He was an elected member of Association of Civil Engineers of Greece (1980-1982) and Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE-TCG), a General Secretary of «Democratic Movement of Engineers» and has generally been very active in trade union and social matters. He served as Prefect of Chania (April 1990-November 1991).
Michael Hadjitofi was born, as an identical twin, to an English mother and Cypriot father, in London in1952. He holds first class honours degree in Chemical Engineering (1973), Ph.D and Diploma of Imperial College London (1976). He is UK and Cypriot passport holder, and currently lives in the Netherlands. He is married with 3 children. He has 44 years of experience in the oil and gas industry (10 years in BP, 25 years in Shell International, 9 years in Tulip Oil in Netherlands) covering Upstream and Downstream sectors in the UK, Venezuela, Canada, Italy, Gabon, Oman, UAE, Russia, Algeria, India, the Netherlands and Germany. From 2011 to 2017 he was an advisor to the Government of Cyprus on development of upstream and midstream (LNG) opportunities. His key skills include reservoir engineering, field development planning/execution, E&P licensing, unitization, PSA/Tax royalty contract negotiations, Joint Venture Management, Project Management, HSE Management and Risk Management.
Haralambos Haralambous holds a BSc (Hons) in Accounting & Finance from the University of East Anglia, Class of 2004. His career path started with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Cyprus where he stayed until 2012, during which time he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and was admitted as a member to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC). He was also qualified as a Financial Modelling and Valuation Analyst in 2019. The next step in his career in 2012, was with Noble Energy Inc. in the Financial Planning and Analysis department where he stayed until 2019. During that period, he gained extensive experience on Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs), Joint Venture contracts, government audits and reporting, internal and external budgeting and financial analysis, long-range plans, scenario analysis and project economics, building ad-hoc financial models (power demand, shipping costs, LNG and pipeline tariffs), Oil and Gas price and hub analysis, assessing price formulas on project economics and cost analysis. He has contributed to the modernization of PSC contents in Cyprus, hence assisting in making PSC terms more competitive as compared to those in other countries. Haralambos has also worked as a Finance Director in a big Technology Group between 2019 and 2020, before joining a private investment group of Companies operating in multidisciplinary industry sectors.
Dimitris I. Dimitriadis is a top executive of Greek shipping. His career combines investment and commercial banking in structured finance mainly in transportation and energy sectors, raising debt/equity, corporate advisory, restructuring and M&As, as well as shipping companies operating and financial management. He is the Chief Strategy & Financial Officer in Stalwart Management and S-bulkers. In the past he had also a significant investment banking origination record, sourcing debt and equity including, IPOs preparation, private placements and bond offerings, distressed assets restructuring, corporate advisory across various industries, corporate workouts experience, as well as M&As and leverage buyouts deals structuring. Mr. Dimitriadis had also a leading role in advising the China Development Bank for its international asset finance entry and due to that in 2010, he and his colleagues were awarded with Greek Shipping Financier award from Lloyds List. In the past he served various senior banking positions in international financial institutions managing asset-related debt portfolios while, he was responsible for deal origination and underwriting in structured finance, project finance, as well as ECA-backed and trade finance transactions. He has experience in managing state-owned companies, privatizations, turnaround strategies and corporate governance. Mr. Dimitriadis is Governor of the Board of International Propeller Club (Chairman of Administration Committee), Port of Piraeus, member of Intertanko Hellenic Mediterranean Panel, as well as member in various other local and international professional groups