December 3rd, 2011 Athens, Greece

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Elenia Saloutsi

Elenia has studied Political Science and Sociology at Royal Holloway and holds Master Degrees in Global Media and Communication from the London School of Economics and the University of Southern California. She worked as Project Manager for Digital Democracy at the Center for Governmental Studies in Los Angeles. She then moved to Washington D.C. where she was employed as Communication Director by Democracy 21, a non-profit organization working to minimize the influence of money in politics. She returned to Greece after living abroad for 10 years where she joined the documentary TV series “Erevna”. She is currently employed as a political and communications consultant.

Themis Gkion

Themis is an entrepreneur, a teacher, a mechanical engineer, a trader. He is passionate about inspiring young individuals in discovering their charisma and in making meaningful choices. He studied Mechanical Engineering at NTUA, and subsequently delved into human psychology through additional Pedagogical studies. He holds an MBA degree from INSEAD.

He started his career at Sclavos S.A., a mainly-exporting, textile machinery manufacturer. He set up the Research & Development Dept. and led various projects, culminating in the development and successful launch of an industrial product family. He has been involved in a family-run business operating a private school, at a managerial level. He gained understanding of the financial markets as a derivatives trader for the global markets division of National Bank of Greece.

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