Marilyn Polena, General Manager

Marilyn Polena is a development economist, with extended experience in the area programme development and management, resource mobilisation and strategic development in the humanitarian and development fields. Marilyn was previously the Director of Programmes for SolidarityNow where she was responsible for the design and implementation of the organisation’s programmes and partnerships, overseeing interventions across Greece. Marilyn has worked in the field in Greece and internationally, spending several years leading multi-sectoral development programmes in northern Mozambique. Earlier Marilyn worked in development and finance institutions, notably the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development where she focused on project finance for Central Europe and the Baltics. Marilyn holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematics with Management Studies from Sussex University in the UK and a postgraduate degree in Development Economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London.


Fay Koutzoukou, Deputy General Manager




Ioanna Fourkiotou, Regional Director for Northern Greece



Eva Stefanaki, Finance Director



Panos Lioukas, Head of Accounts




Sofia Gkarane, Human Resources Officer



Valia Savvidou, Communications Manager




Nafsika Wagger, Monitoring, Evaluation & Accountability Manager



Sotiris Perperidis, Interim Procurement & Logistics Manager




Panagiotis Kottakis, IT Manager



Valia Andrakakou, Athens Solidarity Center Coordinator



Marina Kanta, Senior Lawyer & Advocacy Manager



Katerina Goula, Programme Officer Active Citizens Fund





Nicholas Rangos, Project Coordinator of HELIOS project




Mary Asvesta, Employability Project Coordinator



Eva Mellou, Project Area Manager (South Greece) – “All Children in Education” program





Dora Seitanidou, Project Area Manager (North Greece)- “All Children in Education” program





Zoi Triantafyllidou, MAMA Project Coordinator