Energy Policy and International Affairs Group Director, Hellenic Petroleum |President of Women Managers and Entrepreneurs Organization-Macedonia Section of Hellenic Management Association
Liana is the Energy Policy&International Affairs Director?at HELLENIC PETROLEUM, the leading Greek Energy Group, with ample experience in Energy Policy, Change Management&Organisational Design, Operations&Process Design, New Product Development, Industrial Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) and Quality Management.
She also worked as a Parliamentary Advisor in European Parliament issues, on Energy, Environment and Regional Development.
President of Women?s Organization of Managers and Entrepreneurs-Macedonia Section of Hellenic Management Association for the last 6 years, and founding member of the ?iforU? initiative on women?s entrepreneurship.
Elected in several decision making positions in professional and social associations while she also served as President of Constantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy-Thessaloniki Branch.
Invited to represent Greece to the International Visitor Leadership Program of the US State Department on ?Development of Green Technologies and Policies in the post-Carbon Age”(2009)
Invited by the US State Department to the ?Invest for the Future? initiative on Women’s Leadership and Empowerment, in the region of Eurasia, SE Europe and the Balkans (Istanbul, Jan.2011 and Zagreb, Oct.2011)
Honored to be selected as one of the ?Women Changing Greece? in the doc series by US Embassy Athens and Huffington Post (2017)
Invited speaker in numerous conferences, with more than 300 articles and interviews in newspapers, magazines, TV&radio, on?Energy, Environment, Growth&Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship, Women?s Empowerment etc (www.lianagouta.gr).
She holds a Chemical Engineering Degree with Honors (valedictorian), while she had many academic distinctions during her studies.
Married, mother of two children.
I always loved math, physics and chemistry. Most of all math, that I considered an amusing puzzle. School and family always supported something that didn?t look strange or rare to them. Many girls in the class, with the same talent in math, in my elementary school. Then, Engineering. Chemical engineering. Exiting for the prospects on thousand different sectors. Only a few girls in the Engineering School, back in those years. Finally, Industry by choice. Oil industry. No female engineers back then. So challenging though and so exciting, being one of the first female engineers in the industrial complex. Many things have changed through the years, many changes have come along. Still a long way to go. Not many steps left, but the most difficult ones, as statistics show: The steps to the top. But even if it doesn?t happen to reach the top, the journey is always exciting. Paving the way and challenging myths is intriguing. Technology is intriguing. Women Techmakers is the new challenge!