The current geopolitical challenges and the expected increase in migration flows, create new conditions and priorities for humanitarian organisations and have called for the management restructuring of SolidarityNow. The position of General Manager, previously held by Prof. Antigone Lyberaki, is assumed by Mrs Marilyn Polena (economist), following many years at the organisation as Programme Director. Mrs Fay Koutzoukou (lawyer) will be taking on the role of Deputy General Manager while Mrs. Ioanna Fourkiotou, Regional Director for northern Greece and Lily Sklavi, Finance Director, remain in their positions.
The priorities of the new management team will be to continue the excellent work carried out by the organisation to date as well as the development of new interventions to support those affected by the continued economic crisis, the pandemic and global disruptions. SolidarityNow has supported more than 320.000 beneficiaries throughout its ten years of contribution to society.
Commenting on the new structure, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of SolidarityNow, Stelios Zavvos, stated, “On behalf of SolidarityNow’s Board of Directors, I would like to thank Professor Antigone Lyberaki for her work and dedication over the last five years as General Manager. I welcome Marilyn Polena and Fay Koutzoukou to their new roles as General Manager and Deputy General Manager of SolidarityNow. Marilyn, Fay, Ioanna and Lily are core and tested members of SolidarityNow’s team, with a longstanding experience in programme design and implementation. The new team will ensure the continuous quality of the interventions amidst the new contextual challenges to support our fellow citizens, enabling them to become self-reliant and take their lives in their own hands. SolidarityNow will continue the great humanitarian work carried out to date in the years to come.”