Karydas John

CEO, Renewables and Battery Storage Business Unit of Copelouzos Group

John Karydas is the Chief Executive Officer of the Renewables and Battery Storage Business Unit of Copelouzos Group.

Copelouzos Group was founded in 1973 and today has evolved to a fully integrated business development organization, servicing key industrial and technological sectors in Greece and abroad. One important business sector of the Group is energy with the core businesses within this sector being the marketing of natural gas, electricity production and trading, renewable energy sources and energy storage. Copelouzos Group has been a pioneer in the RES with an extensive portfolio of renewable energy assets and the first who has received Production licenses for the operation of battery energy storage systems in the country. The Group has also been developing the pioneer project of the electrical interconnection between Greece and Egypt for the transfer of green energy.

John Karydas has been Member of the Board of Directors of Athens International Airport from June 2009 until November 2012, Member of the Supervisory Board of Pulkovo Airport, St. Petersburg from February 2010 until August 2011. From 2005 until 2011 he also held the position of the Chief Operating Officer of Copelouzos Group. He is the Managing Director or an Executive Member of the Board of major companies of the Group developing and operating RES, energy storage and electrical interconnection projects.

He received an M.B.A. degree from Bath University in the UK, an M.Sc. in Computing Science from Oxford University and a B.Sc. (with First Class Honors) in Computer Science with Mathematics from London University. He is a graduate of Athens College.

Prior to joining Copelouzos Group 21 years ago, he held various senior and commercial positions in Greek and multinational companies.