Visa Innovation Program


Ilias Savvakis is a Chemical Engineer with an MBA and an MSc in Information Systems. He provides international business consulting – project management services for highly demanding projects of public and corporate sector entities in Greece and abroad, mostly in the areas of Sustainable Development, Local Governance, Human Resource Management, Energy & Climate protection and Internal Audit. At the same time, he provides services at a senior governmental or European level as an expert for:

  • Council of Europe and
  • Expertise France

He is currently appointed with the responsibilities of the Secretary-General of the municipality of Agios Dimitrios in Athens, Greece responsible for the overall General Management of the city. He is also an associate scientific member of Bioeconomy and Sustainable Development Laboratory at the University of Piraeus, Department of Economics. Since 2010, he is a member of the Arab-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the last 6 years he holds the position of the Chamber’s Treasurer and member of the Executive Committee.