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Balkans & Black Sea Forum 2018
Leadership | Economics | Synergies
30 May - 1 June 2018 | Athens, Greece
Nationality : Greece

Mr. Sotirios Nikas

President & CEO, Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator (DESFA)
  • Speaker at S/3: Energy affairs “Trading in energy – The Energy Exchange of South East Europe”   


Sotirios Nikas is the President of the BoD and CEO of the Hellenic Gas Transmission System Operator (DESFA). He has graduated from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with a BSc in Geomatics Engineering (Dipl. Eng.) and has a demonstrated working experience of over 25 years in the oil and gas industry worldwide.

Since 2012, and until recently, he acted as Project Manager in EPC projects at UniversalPegasus International, specializing in pipelines and oil & gas associated facilities for major companies (Interpipeline, Plains Midstream, Gibsons Energy, etc) in Calgary (Alberta), Canada.

From 1989 until 2012, he has been working as Project Manager in DEPA (Public Gas Corporation) and DESFA for the design and construction of the National Natural Gas Transmission System, while he also has a great experience working as a freelance professional in the fields of Civil and Geomatics Engineering.

Mr. Nikas is both a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) and the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).

His mother tongue is Greek; he is fluent in English and speaks, also, German.


The Energy Exchange of South East Europe: The gas perspective and the role of DESFA

- EU Gas Target Model: A functioning wholesale market accessible by every gas consumer
- DESFA’s roadmap for the development of a regional gas hub: Current achievements and future challenges
- The role of DESFA in the Energy Exchange: Exploiting synergies, adding value