Our Team

Effie Kyrtata

Effie is one of the co-founders of Reload Greece and was appointed CEO in 2016 leading the organisation through a significant time of change.  Her vision is to transition Reload Greece from a grassroots movement to an established organisation while always keeping it true to its values and beliefs. Effie has a legal academic background and holds a Masters in Innovation Entrepreneurship and Management from Imperial College.

Having worked for a US tech start-up during a time of fast and high growth she values the hard work, commitment and dedication needed to scale the organisation.

‘’It is incredible to see the impact your work is creating every single day. I love working with passionate people who are creative and who despite the difficulties think positively and step up to be the change they want to see in the world.  At Reload Greece every single day counts and every thing you do contributes to something greater than you.’’

Christina Lassos

Executive Director
Christina has an exceptional educational background having studied at Princeton University, London School of Economics and INSEAD Business School.

She also has years of professional experience, a highlight of which was her participation in the organisation of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Christina’s solid experience in strategy, integrated communications and leading global events, coupled with excellent stakeholder-relationship and project-management skills can prove to be invaluable as Reload Greece transitions from a successful pilot project to a full-fledged organisation that aims to scale the impact of its activities.

Kate Topping

Marketing & Engagement Manager
Kate has a degree in International Tourism Management, eight years experience working in senior sales, marketing and project management roles in Virgin Group companies and seven years experience working in marketing, communications and fundraising in the charity sector.

Kate is driven by her desire to make a difference. Having completed internships at two international children’s charities, she spent the last five years as Business & Marketing Manager at a specialist charity video production company, working collaboratively with over 30 charities.

“Seeing the passion of the Reload Greece community is inspiring. I love being a part of the team, demonstrating the impact of their work and enhancing engagement across the charity’s stakeholders.”

Marianna Agiostratiti

Project & Office Manager 
Marianna has a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs and a Master of Science in International Public Policy. She has professional experience in the philanthropy sector and has also worked in international organisations in Greece, the UK & USA.

“I am very passionate about working for a charity that gives back to society and I am driven by the social impact that my job creates every single day. The youthful energy and passionate people of Reload Greece community is what inspired me to join. Reload Greece is about bringing entrepreneurs together and seeing them grow through our programs is very fulfilling for me”

Perdie Alder

Community Manager
Perdie has a Bachelors’ degree in Business and Management, and a Masters degree in Entrepreneurship.  After 5 years working in the private sector, she quit her job and went to Africa to help local entrepreneurs create and develop viable businesses and fell in love with guiding young entrepreneurs.  

Perdie is a born and bred Londoner, and loves cycling, seeing friends, and exploring.  You are most likely to find her in Regents Park enjoying the stunning views.

“As a Reload Greece community manager the best thing about my job is that I get to speak to entrepreneurs every day who are at different stages on their journey.  I meet young entrepreneurs, who are right at the beginning, and I get to see them progress, grow and develop through our programmes” 

Christina Fotinelli

Project Manager

Christina is an Event Producer with extensive international experience, over 10+ years, in Production, Luxury Events and Marketing Communications. She has worked in London, New York and Dubai for major global media brands such as CNN International, Showtime, McCann-Erickson, Hearst Magazines and MEC.

Christina is experienced in building sponsorship and strategic partnerships around film festivals and niche events.

“Bringing an international and collaborative approach to each project, I am passionate about producing highly engaging events that meet their full potential. The energy and dedication of the Reload Greece community is second to none. Producing the Annual Conference is an amazing opportunity to bring together empowered youths who are determined to succeed with a wider community of mentors, academics and established stakeholders who can help support them but also draw inspiration from them.”