Nikos Avlonas
Nikos Avlonas

Nikos Avlonas is one of the founders and Managing Director of the Centre for Sustainability & Excellence – CSE, a global Think Tank and Sustainable Development Strategic advisory Network, based in Athens, Chicago and Brussels and is active in more than 12 countries.

Nikos is a well known international speaker in topics related to Sustainable Development and CSR and has delivered speeches all over the world.

Nikos specialises in Sustainability, Corporate Social Responsibility & Governance, Business Ethics and Performance Management. He has carried out numerous projects in leading organisations including Fortune Global 500 Companies like BP, Dell Computers, McCain, TNT, DHL, Lafarge, Deutsche Post, HSBC, Βank of Cyprus, TECOM, DIFC and many others including the European Investment Bank. In addition he is the advisor of Lloyds TSB bank on Corporate Social Responsibility.

Nikos has served, since 2000, as a Part-Time Professor at the American College Of Greece (Deree College) lecturing on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Total Quality Management and Supply Chain Management. Additionally he has lectured at a variety of Universities including the Kellogg School of Management (Chicago) and Sheffield Hallam University (U.K). He collaborates with global Non-Profit Organisations such as International Chamber of Commerce (ICC ),World Council for Corporate Governance (WCFCG), UN Global Compact, the European Academy for Business in Society and many others. Nikos is also member of the advisory board of the The EthicMark® an annual global award based in the U.S. that recognises outstanding marketing, advertising, and public relations campaigns and communications designed to uplift the human spirit and society.

He is one of the founders and Vice President of the Corporate Responsibility Institute a non for profit organization for CSR performance evaluation and benchmarking based on the BITC CR Index .In the past he was the initiator and Vice Chairman of the Greek Institute for Business Ethics (Member of the European Business Ethics Network -EBEN) & Scientific Advisor to the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM), based in Brussels, in the field of Business Excellence and Corporate Social Responsibility. He has cooperated, usually as project leader for the development of a CSR European Framework & relevant tools/methodologies supported by the United Nations and Secretary General Kofi Annan. Additionally he participated as an expert in the EFQM Excellence model Executive Review Committee, which created the ‘’Business Excellence Model Ed. 2003’’ for more than 30,000 European Enterprises.

He has extensive international experience in Executive training & coaching (in more than 25 countries), having taught over 4,000 managers in public & private sector organisations/foundations including EFQM(Brussels), Dubai Government, BP, Coca Cola, Mobistar, Rolls Royce, Total, Deutsche Post, Pioneer Europe, Swiss Institude for applied Sciences, Athens International Airport, DELL,Tasty Foods, the Hellenic Bank Association, Bank of Valetta, Lloyds TSB, British American Tobacco, Cosmote, Dubai Airport, the Volvo Group, EDF, Dubai Holding. 

Other speakers:
 Paolo Chighine
 Andrew Marshall - Roberts
 Andrew Jenkins
 Magdalena Kicinska
 Peter R. White
 Juan Ramon Silva Ferrada
 Cristina Simion
 Freya Williams
 Florin Vasiliu
 Yukako Kinoshita
 Andreas Beckmann
 Mircea Geoana
 Robin Barnett
 Yiannis Lagos
 Torsten G. Christen
 Laura Maanavilja
 Yannis Freris
 Thomas Osburg
 Laura Illia
 Huzaifa Khorakiwala
 Adrian Raulea
 Eli Roman
 Marcel Jacobs
 Camelia Crisan
 Nicolas Ceasar
 Scott Richard Andersen
 Peter Barta
 Monica Minoiu
Paolo Chighine

Paolo Chighine

Head of External Relations at Enel Romania

Andrew Jenkins

Andrew Jenkins

Sustainable Development Manager – Products at Aliance Boots

Andrew Marshall - Roberts

Andrew Marshall - Roberts

Head of Corporate Responsibility for Standard Life plc

Peter R. White

Peter R. White

Director for Global Sustainability at Procter and Gamble

Juan Ramon Silva Ferrada

Juan Ramon Silva Ferrada

Area General Manager of Sustainability at ACCIONA

Nikos Avlonas

Nikos Avlonas

Managing Director of the Centre for Sustainability & Excellence

Freya Williams

Freya Williams

Co-founder and global planning director of OgilvyEarth

Andreas Beckmann

Andreas Beckmann

Director at WWF Danube-Carpathian Programme   

Laura Maanavilja

Laura Maanavilja

Communication Manager at CSR Europe

Yiannis Lagos

Yiannis Lagos

Chief Operational Officer at Alexandrion Group and  Managing Partner at People First

Mircea Geoana

Mircea Geoana

Chairman of the Romanian Senate

Torsten G. Christen

Torsten G. Christen

National expert at the European Commission

Thomas Osburg

Thomas Osburg

Director Europe - Corporate Affairs for Intel Corp.

Yannis Freris

Yannis Freris

Head of Corporate Communication & Sustainable Development at Gefyra S.A.

Huzaifa Khorakiwala

Huzaifa Khorakiwala

Executive Director of Wockhardt and CEO of Wockhardt Foundation

Eli Roman

Eli Roman

Editor anchor at The Money Channel