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Spyros Kouvelis Senior Associate

Spyros  Kouvelis, Senior Associate

Born in Athens, Greece. Spyros Kouvelis studied Economics at the University of Athens (BSc) and Agricultural/Environmental Economics at the University of Reading (MSc).


He is the founder and Programme Director of the Centre for SDGs Governance and Public Law, bringing together in a joint initiative of the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and the European Public Law Organization (EPLO), a leading international organisation.

He is Senior Advisor with Verture, a consultancy on business development for new technologies / innovation, with a global portfolio of client companies.

Elected Member of the Hellenic Parliament in 2007 and Shadow Minister of Environment, Energy, and Planning for the leading opposition party (PASOK). He was re-elected in 2009 and served as Vice-Minister for Foreign Economic, Environmental, and Cultural Affairs until 2011. His duties included economic and energy diplomacy, development cooperation and humanitarian assistance and environmental and cultural diplomacy.

Founder and Patent holder with BabylonGardens, a company that develops and uses cutting-edge technologies for lightweight, water-saving green walls and roofs.

President of the Greek-Eurasian Business Council working on business development between Greece and the Eurasian region countries since its establishment in 2014.

He was the Senior Advisor to the Mediterranean Action Plan of UNEP for the Mediterranean Strategy on Sustainable development 2016-2025, and the Sustainable Consumption and Production Plan (Circular Economy).

He directed the Programme of WWF in Greece for a number of years, and the Mediterranean Unit of the Ramsar Convention.

Spyros was President of Ecofilms, the International Film Festival of Rhodes until 2007.

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