1-2 February 2023 | Leonardo Royal Hotel Tower Bridge, London UK    #SFIEurope

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George Gkiaouris

Regional Head, Energy South East Europe, Sustainable Infrastructure Group
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Georgios Gkiaouris

George Gkiaouris is the EBRD’s Regional Head of Energy, responsible for managing EBRD’s energy investments and policy initiatives, for the South Eastern European region.

George has more than 23 year experience in managing energy investments in emerging markets and transition economies. Since joining EBRD in 2001, George has supervised and led numerous, pathfinder, sustainable energy transactions in Central and South Eastern Europe, involving project financings, bonds, syndicated debt and equity. In addition, George has been working extensively with Governments on designing energy sector policy reforms (e.g. developing regulatory frameworks, renewable auctions, privatizations, etc.) to help countries transition to a low carbon economy.

Prior to working at the EBRD, George worked for Barclays Capital and for the Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) in London, focusing in power sector financings in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Latin America.

George was born in Kozani (Greece) and holds a Masters in Finance from Manchester University and a degree in Economics from Aristotle’s University of Thessaloniki.

14:30
 - 15:10
Panel Discussion
Romania – the New Land of Solar Opportunity

With the Romanian government expected to host auctions for solar in 2023, this panel will examine the market opportunity, reality of doing business in Romania, offtake market and the infrastructure in place to drive the market forward.

, Regional Head, Energy South East Europe, Sustainable Infrastructure Group
, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
, Managing Director
, Claritas Investments

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