Executive Team

Panos Kelamis

Panos Kelamis

Panos joined Cyprus Hydrocarbons Company as CEO in October 2016. A graduate of University of Athens in Physics, he obtained his graduate degrees at Imperial College (MSc) and University of Alberta (PhD). His industrial career started with Western Geophysical in Houston, followed by two years at Dome Petroleum in Calgary. In 1985 he joined the R&D department of Saudi Aramco in Dhahran. In his over 30 year career with Saudi Aramco, Panos held several technical and managerial positions, including chief geophysicist and chief technologist responsible for all geophysical research. Recognized for his leadership/management skills, strong technical background, and practical application of leading-edge technology, Dr. Kelamis is a well-known author, speaker, organizer and participant in international oil & gas conferences. He is also an active advisor to major industry-sponsored University consortia and private research centers in North America, Europe & The Middle East. He was the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), 75th Anniversary Distinguished Lecturer in 2005 and served SEG as Vice President in 2006. In 2009 SEG bestowed on him Life Membership. Dr. Kelamis was the Technical Program Officer of the European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE) and a Board member of EAGE (2010-2012). In 2010, he received EAGE’s Nigel Anstey Award for his research efforts in Geophysics.

Demetris Fessas

Demetris Fessas

Demetris is a Chartered Engineer accredited by the UK Engineering Council and is also a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineers, Scientists and Technologists. He has been involved in the oil and gas industry for nearly 20 years, starting with design engineering on both topsides and subsea applications, progressing to subsea construction and followed by operations management. He has worked both for major service companies and major operators in the leading oil and gas European hubs of Aberdeen, London and Paris. With initial experience based in the North Sea, latterly he has been involved in West African deepwater construction in an engineering, operations and commercial management capacity. Since mid-2015 Demetris has been employed by the Cyprus Hydrocarbons Company in the role of Executive Manager.

Andreas Koutsoulides

Andreas Koutsoulides

Andreas holds a BSc in Mathematics and Economics from University of Nottingham, and a Masters from Cranfield School of Management. In parallel with his postgraduate studies he joined Shell as an intern and then joined the Commercial Graduate program, a fast-track leadership development program. In his last role was a Commercial Advisor within the Global Commercial division creating value through key strategic partnerships. Andreas has a track record on multi-billion commercial agreements. In particular, he worked within deal making teams (under different capacities, analysis, origination and junior negotiator) on various long term gas sales contracts and acted as the lead negotiator on certain innovative gas supply contracts.

Efthymios Eftymiou

Efthymios Eftymiou

Ethymios Efthymiou is a Geophysicist with over seven years’ experience working in the oil and gas industry. He worked for three years (2009-2011) with Ikonscience as a Quantitative Interpretation Geophysicist working on various reservoir characterisation projects from all over the world. He also worked for four years with Chevron Australia as an Exploration Geophysicist during a very successful exploration drilling campaign (more than 20 new gas discoveries between 2009 -2015, adding more than 7 TCF of resources). His main skills are: seismic interpretation, prospect maturation, velocity model building, rock physics and seismic inversion.

Eleonora Askoti

Eleonora Askoti

Eleonora Askoti is an office administrator with over fifteen years’ working experience within a broad range of business environments. Eleonora worked in the shipping industry and the public sector in London, spending a number of years with the Committee and Members Services, working closely with the Mayors’ Office and local councilors. With her experience she provides administrative support to the CHC team, ensuring efficient operation within the office.

Elena Hadjiantoni

Elena Hadjiantoni

Elena Hadjiantoni joined CHC in 2013, being one of the company’s first employees. Currently she holds the position of Project Services Officer. In this position, she is actively engaged in Budget preparation & control, Media handling, Human Resources Management as well as Protocol and Etiquette matters. Prior to joining CHC, Elena served as a Logistic Coordinator at the Secretarial of Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU, being responsible for the organization, planning and coordination of protocol aspects relevant to ministerial and high level meetings/conferences. Furthermore, Elena managed and coordinated a number of European projects at the Cyprus University, the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurances as well as HRDA. She is a graduate with honours in European Studies (Political Science) and holds an MA in European Nationalism and Integration.

Irene Eleftheriou

Irene Eleftheriou

Irene Eleftheriou obtained a MEng in Chemical Engineering from National Technical University of Athens and carried out internships at Dhekelia Power Station and the Cyprus Petroleum Storage Company. She was the Project Manager for several environmental impact assessment projects, has extensive experience in the management of hazardous waste, represented the Republic of Cyprus at WPIEIs of the European Council during 2012 and participated in international meetings of UNEP related to chemicals and waste multilateral agreements. She joined the Cyprus Hydrocarbons Company in 2013 as a Project Engineer, with her main responsibility is to ensure that the Health, Safety, Security and Environmental issues related with the company’s activities are being managed in accordance with CHC HSSE policy.

Nicodemos Nicodemou

Nicodemos Nicodemou

Nicodemos Nicodemou is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, with over six years’ experience working in the oil and gas industry. He worked for four years (2009-2013) with Centrica Exploration and Production, in a range of technical roles on offshore and onshore developments, in both the UK and Trinidad & Tobago. He then joined ADIL (part of the Schlumberger group of companies) as a Senior Project Engineer, working on the development plans for a number of oil and gas fields in Europe, Africa and Central America. At CHC, his role is to support the development of gas monetisation plans, utilising his expertise in Project Engineering, Cost and Schedule development, Project Design Rationale and Risk Analysis.

Nicolas Droushiotis

Nicolas Droushiotis

Obtained MEng in Chemical Engineering specialized in Petroleum Catalysis and MSc in Biotechnology in the area of designing aerobic/anaerobic digesters for generating products of added-value. He holds PhD from Imperial College London on fabrication and characterization of high temperature electrochemical reactors for producing energy using gaseous fuels. He worked for Cyprus Petroleum Refinery as site-Engineer and for three years as Project Leader at Shell Global Solutions supporting projects and sites in Europe and USA. With over five years’ of industrial experience his roles cover areas such as Process Engineering, Petroleum Technologist and Project Management including Commercial activities. He has published many technical and academic articles and holds two patent applications. Since 2015 he has been employed by CHC to support commercial and technical activities.

Athos Kleanthous

Athos Kleanthous

Athos studied Applied Mathematics and Physics at the National Technical University of Athens, and obtained a master’s degree in Shipping, Trade and Finance from CASS Business School. He started his career in the shipping industry, in Columbia ship-management as vessel operator, before joining the Global Gas and LNG desk of Koch Supply and Trading. At Koch, he worked in the key LNG trading hubs of London, Houston and Geneva, with his experience spanning LNG market analysis, Business Development, Origination and bespoke new-build projects. Athos has experience in negotiating various deals with end-users and traders through whole supply chain, through his involvement in lifting and selling multiple LNG cargoes from West Africa and the Atlantic to Japan and Korea, while monitoring and operating the corresponding LNG carrier. Before joining CHC, Athos also worked in Lavar Shipping and Interorient Navigation in Limassol, in Business Development and Commercial roles, such as Chartering and SnP. He is working as Commercial Analyst for CHC, monitoring the Global LNG markets and trends, while trying to market the volumes of Cyprus’ EEZ and finalise SPAs with IOC and other market players.