Prof. Konstantinos Aravossis is General Secretary for Natural Environment and Water at the Greek Ministry for Environment and Energy. He is a Mechanical Engineer (Technical University of Aachen -Germany) with an M.Sc. in Management Science from Imperial College - University of London. He has further been awarded a PhD by the National Technical University of Athens, focusing on Operations Research.
He is an Assoc. Professor of “Planning, Management and Assessment of Technological and Environmental Investments at the NTUA (National Technical University of Athens), Professor at the ATHENS MBA (NTUA - Athens University of Economics) since 1997 and a visiting Professor at Imperial College. He was the Coordinator of the “Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development Research Group” of the Sector of Industrial Management and Operations Research of the Mechanical Engineering School and the Environmental Advisor to the President of the Greek New Democracy political party.
He is President of the Greek Branch of the Waste to Energy Research and Technology Council (www.wtert.gr) coordinated by Columbia University and associate researcher of the Earth Engineering Center -Columbia University.
He was President of the Coordinating Committee of the Institute of Production and Operations Management / Hellenic Management Association.
He has been an advisor of the deputy Minister of Culture for the Olympic Games Constructions and their Post-Olympic utilization, President of the Greek Association of Environmental Protection Companies, President of the Hellenic Solid Waste Management Association (HSWMA) (now Hon. President) ,President of the Ordinary Environmental Committee of the Technical Chamber of Greece and member of Evaluation Committees for Investment and Energy Projects of the Ministry of Development. Furthermore, he was General Manager of Environmental Companies. He has organised 13 International Conferences and has over 100 scientific publications.