The HIIN Team

The HIIN Advisory Board

Veterans of the Sustainability and Impact Investing Community aligned with the HIIN mission. We are currently nominating further advisory board members

Kostis Tselenis

Kostis was early mover in impact investing with 18 years in wealth allocation in impact strategies via direct & fund investments. He is considered as one of the pioneer investment experts that helped shape sustainability and impact investing in Europe.

He serves as the Managing Partner of Swiss Impact Office, a Zurich based impact investment boutique & chairman of the BoD of Arboreal BV. Starting his career in investment banking with Lombard Odier, Kostis holds a BSc and an MBA in Banking & Finance from the University of Zurich.

Nikolaus Hutter

Nikolaus is the founder of New Paradigm Ventures, an advisory firm focused on shifting to an impact economy. He works with the World Wildlife Fund on Impact Ventures & Investments in Switzerland & Greece, is a Director of Susterra Capital & serves on the Board of US NGO Heifer International & the Hungarian Impact Investors Association. He holds an MA from the University of Vienna, and an MSc in Political Economy from LSE.

Ileana Vasdeki

Ileana has a 12-year experience in socially sustainable NGO management as Strategy, Coordination & Communication Director at SKEP – Association of Social Responsibility for Children and Youth.

Having worked in numerous US, EU and Greek Programs, she is more than familiar with program management, & coordination of educational programs.

Dimitris Tselenis

Dimitris has a technical background in the international waste & energy management in Austria & a long marketing background in Corporate Design, Corporate Identity web development & branding projects. He is the Managing Director of DiCO Professional Welfare Solutions, a "house of brands" with 35 years of history, specializing in innovative, natural, professional cosmetics. He has studied Energy & Environmental Engineering in Austria.

Evita Varela

Evita is an Attorney at Law, member of the Athens Bar association. She is active in the court representation, in cases of high public interest and legal representation. She acts as legal counsel for: (a) the association of special guards of the Hellenic Police, (b) the union of special guards, (c) Dico Professional Welfare Solutions and (d) the HIIN. She holds an LLB and an LLM from the University of Zurich.

Sotiris Sakellarios

Sotiris has almost two decades of hands-on experience accumulated within the most demanding corporate setting. He is a highly driven Communications executive with considerable experience in Marketing, Digital, and Corporate Communications, stemming from client service, as well as “in-house” positions.

The HIIN Advisory Council

Veterans of the Sustainability and Impact Investing Community aligned with the HIIN mission. We are currently nominating further advisory board members

Antonis Schwarz

Antonis is an impact investor, activist and philanthropist. He has extensive knowledge of the EU Impact Investing landscape through VCs & family office experience. In 2013 he co-founded Vouliwatch (GR), a parliamentary monitoring organization aimed at increasing political accountability & transparency. In 2016 he founded the Guerilla foundation (DE) which supports social movements & activists working towards bringing major systemic change in Europe. For its work, the foundation was awarded the 2018 CIVICUS Nelson Mandela-Graça Machel Brave Philanthropy award. Antonis holds a BA in European Studies from King’s College London and an MIM from IE University Madrid.

Eleni Theodorou

Eleni is an international professional in the field of venture philanthropy & impact investing. She has worked for international organizations & multinational companies such as the UN and Nestlé, while leading strategy & philanthropic relations as Director at the Dutch, We Share Forward Foundation, that funds and invests in social entrepreneurship and education.

Milti Chryssavgis

Milti is the founder & CEO of Drashta Impact, an investment management firm aimed at building a multi-manager portfolio of systematic trading strategies & developed a risk parity approach to minimise risk & volatility while generating strong returns. Drashta´s goal is to solve for the biggest bottlenecks and pain points in the impact space, using financial engineering to mitigate risk and allow investors to align their capital with their values in a secure and streamlined way. Milti has a 14-year experience in investments, especially portfolio optimization & structuring. He holds a BEng in Chemical Engineering from the University of South Wales.

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