The Ellinikon

About the company

Powered by LAMDA Development

With global partnerships, spearheaded by LAMDA Development, The Ellinikon stands as the most substantial privately financed investment in Greek history.

LAMDA Development specializes in property development, investment, and management throughout Greece. Acknowledged as the unrivaled leader in shopping center development, the company’s extensive portfolio encompasses commercial, residential, and entertainment sectors. LAMDA Development is an integral part of the esteemed Latsis Group.

The Ellinikon Leadership team

Odisseas Athanasiou

CEO Lamda Development

Odisseas Athanasiou holds the position of the Chief Executive Officer at LAMDA Development S.A. for more than 12 years. He has long experience in senior executive positions in Greece and abroad.

During his 9- year career in the US, he worked for Ernst & Young and Emerson Electric. He has held the positions of CFO Western Europe in Barilla in Paris, CFO at Diageo Hellas, responsible of the Greek and Turkish Hub and CFO of Titan cement. He holds a degree in Economics and Political sciences from the University of Athens and an MBA from the University of Texas in Austin. Mr. Athanasiou is member of the Board of Directors of SEV, SELPE, Alliance for Greece (founding member) and member of the committee of the TEDX Academy Greece.

Theodoros A. Gavriilidis

Chief Investment Officer

Theodoros Gavriilidis, MRICS, has been employed at LAMDA Development since 2003 (except for the period 2009-2014), and currently holds the position of Chief Investment Officer.

During the period of 2009-2014, he held the positions of Business Development Director of REDS SA (Ellaktor Group), of Senior Project Manager of TAIPED, and he has been member of the board of ETAD. Prior to working for LAMDA Development, he had also worked for J&P Overseas Ltd and for Bovis Lend Lease. Mr. Gaviilidis holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a Civil Engineering Degree from the Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki. He has also won scholarships from the Latsis, Onassis, and Fulbright Foundations.

Harris Goritsas

Chief Financial Officer

Harris Goritsas is the Chief Financial Officer in LAMDA Development.

He has more than 25 years of professional experience in Financial Management, auditing companies, consumer goods, and industrial production companies. Prior to joining LAMDA Development, Haris Goritsas was the Chief Financial Officer of Frigoglass group, the Europe Pricing Director and Area Financial Director of Southeastern Europe in Diageo, Financial Controller and Financial Director of Central and Eastern Europe in the Coca Cola Company, while he started his professional career in an auditing firm. Harris Goritsas is a graduate of the Athens University of Economics and Business, Business Administration department, and holds an MBA degree from the ALBA Business School.

Dimitris Karastogiannis

Chief Corporate Affairs & Business Development Officer

Dimitris Karastogiannis is the Chief Corporate Affairs & Business Development Officer of LAMDA Development, since February 2019.

Prior to LAMDA Development, he worked at the European Commission (DG ECFIN, DG GROW) on the design, monitoring, and implementation of the Economic Adjustment Programs for Greece. Before that, he worked as an associate lawyer for leading law firms in Brussels and Athens. Dimitris Karastogiannis holds an LL.B. (Bachelor of Law) from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) and an LL.M. (Master of Law) from the University of Cambridge (UK). He also holds a Diploma in Antitrust Economics from King’s College London (UK) and he is a member of the Athens Bar Association.

Dimitrios Kitsios

Chief Controls Officer

Dimitrios Kitsios is the Chief Controls Officer of Lamda Development.

He has a 20year experience in managing / advising large scale Development programmes in the Midde East, Asia and North America across Real Estate, Energy, Aviation and Oil & Gas Industries. Before joining Lamda Development, Mr. Kitsios has been working for Archirodon Group in Managerial roles in Project & Programme Management, for Parsons Corporation as Programme Director, for Damac Properties as Vice President- Risk & Planning and most recently for Musanada as Performance Monitoring Director. Mr Kitsios is a Civil Engineer, having graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and holds a MSc in Construction Engineering & Management from Stanford University.

Marlon Saab

Chief Programme Management and Infrastructure Officer

Marlon Saab is the Chief Programme Management and Infrastructure Officer of Lamda Development.

He has more than 25 years of experience in Real Estate Development and in Contracting industries, working with some of largest developers in the Middle East and Europe on Large Scale Master Plans, Building and Infrastructure projects. Marlon has deep knowledge of the entire development lifecycle from inception, investment, structuring and acquisition through design, construction, and asset management. Marlon joined the Latsis Group in 2015 and prior to that worked for Barwa Real Estate’s Development arm, and for The Pearl Qatar. Marlon holds a Master in Architecture from the Lebanese University and an MBA from the ESCP in Paris.

Μelina Paizi

Chief Development & Investment Portfolio Officer

Melina Paizi is the Chief Development & Investment Portfolio Officer of LAMDA Development for The Ellinikon.

She brings experience of more than 23 years in positions of General Management, Retail and Marketing at various multinational corporations, in Greece and abroad, including the ΜcArthurGlen Group, The Coca-Cola Company, Τoyota and L’Oreal. Ms Paizi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Athens University of Economics and Business and an MBA degree from the Bocconi School of Management in Milan, Italy.

Angeliki Touziou

Chief Development Officer Residential, Sports & Mixed Use Tower

Angeliki Touziou, has been employed at LAMDA Development since 2003 and currently holds the position of the Chief Development Officer Residential, Sports & Mixed Use Tower.

During this period, she held key roles in project management, design and construction of the Shopping Malls (The Mall Athens, Golden Hall) as well as in the development of projects in the Balkans (Romania, Serbia), whereas since 2012 she has dealt exclusively with the Ellinikon Project. Prior to working for LAMDA Development, she worked for Freyssinet (Group Vinci) in Spain and Greece. Mrs. Touziou holds a BEng. in Civil Engineering from University College London and a MSc DIC from Imperial College London.

Our design & development partners

Lead Masterplanner

Foster + Partners Limited

Landscape Architecture


Project Management Consultant

Hill International, Inc.

Planners and Architects

Tombazis & Associates Architects
Urban Environmental Reformations S.A.

Design Management

RACE Consulting Engineers LP

Engineering Consulting

LDK Consultants
National Technical University of Athens
Hydroexigiantiki Consulting Engineers

Sustainable Development, Environmental Engineering & Consulting

Antipollution S.A.
Atelier Ten Ltd.
Buro Happold Ltd.
Doxiadis+ Ltd.
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research
Echmes Ltd.
Enveco S.A.
Envirosys Ltd.
Ernst & Young Hellas S.A.
INNOVECO Engineers & Consultants
INTERGEO Environmental Technology Ltd.
Mace-Jacobs JV
Macro Design Studio Srl.
PricewaterhouseCoopers S.A.
ZEB - Zero Energy Building S.A.

Maritime Engineering and Consulting

Rogan Associates

Geotechnical Engineering and Consulting

Edafomichaniki S.A.
National Observatory of Athens
Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc.
Geotopos S.A.

Other Partners

SLM Services
Ergonomia S.A.

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