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The Team

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Dr. Panagiotis Karamanos 

Managing Director 

Panagiotis is the founder of Environmental Minds. He has been involved with aviation, environmental and policy projects for more than 25 years in Europe, India, the USA, and other regions. For more than a decade he managed the Environmental Department of Athens International Airport, while during that time he chaired the task force that established Airport Carbon Accreditation. For several years he also served as an advisor to this programme. 

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Spyros Morisaios

Director of Operations 

Spyros leads the Operations Team and works closely with the Managing Director on strategy and planning. Among other, he is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day administration of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Spyros has more than 14 years of experience in the provision of climate change and sustainability services with EY. Throughout his career, he has been involved in both sustainability consulting and assurance projects for the aviation sector and across industries, for subject matter areas such as climate change and decarbonisation, sustainable finance, circular economy, health and safety and other.

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Simone Rho

Data Analyst 

Simone is responsible for implementing efficient methods to organize, analyse, validate, present, and interpret data. By implementing effective data management practices, he contributes to the overall success of Airport Carbon Accreditation. Simone has over 10 years of experience in customer care, where he has worked as both a Technical Advisor and a Team Leader. More recently he transitioned into data analysis, driven by a passion for enhancing efficiency and decision-making through data insights.

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Marina Doganou

Office Coordinator

Marina is responsible for office management efficiency by fostering a positive and inclusive work environment for the Environmental Minds team. She has more than 10 years of experience in client services administration, including team supervision, training delivery, project/line management, human resources and management consulting. With studies in Counselling and Psychology as well as a background in mental health, disabilities and wellbeing support, her human-centred approach is reflected in her role in Environmental Minds.

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Panagiotis Rafail Karaevangelou

Carbon Accreditation Associate 

Rafail is a member of the Operations team. He holds a Bachelor of Environmental Sciences from the University of the Aegean and has experience in climate and sustainability issues, including carbon footprint analysis. He has professional experience as a consultant, where he collaborated with stakeholders providing actionable environmental recommendations. He is also a junior researcher at the University of West Attica.

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Olga Kefi

Carbon Accreditation Associate 

Olga is a member of the Operations Team. She holds an Integrated Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering, with a specialization in Environmental Engineering, while her undergraduate research centred on CO2 capture and conversion technologies. 
She has professional experience in quality assurance and she is an active member of various NGOs, contributing to environmental education and sustainable development.

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