General Secretary, Member of the EC
Panayotis Papanikolas
Chief Executive Officer,


  • 1987 : BSc in Civil Engineering NTUA. Greece
  • 1990 : MSc in Structural Engineering. University of Alberta. Canada
  • 1995 : Ph.D. in Structural Engineering. University of Alberta. Canada

Professional Activity

  • 1998 : Elected Associated Professor in the Civil Engineering department University of Alberta. Canada
  • 1998 : Technical Director for the Design and Construction of the Rio-Antirion Bridge.
  • 2004 : Works Manager of Ioannina Regional Office in the project of Egnatia Odos.
  • 2009: President & Managing Director of the Rion-Antirion Bridge and Country Director of South-Eastern Europe in Vinci Concessions
  • 2014 – present: CEO of Olympia Odos, the company in charge of the construction,

operation and maintenance of the toll motorway between Athens and Tsakona.


  • Has earned several awards throughout his scholarship and career years: The International Federation of Structural Concrete (fib), Award for Outstanding Concrete Structure, Rion-Antirion Bridge.