Liana Gouta

Group Director, Energy Policy & International Affairs

Liana is the Group Director of Energy Policy & International Affairs at HELLENIC PETROLEUM Group of Companies, and alternate Board member of the European Petroleum Refiners Association. Liana has many years of ample experience in several Managerial positions in the petrochemical industry, such as Energy Policy, Change Management, Operations & Process Design, Product Development, Industrial Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) and Quality Management. She also worked as a Parliamentary Advisor in European Parliament, on Industry, Energy, Environment & Regional Development (2005-2007).

Liana was invited to represent Greece to the International Visitor Leadership Program of the US State Department (IVLP Alumni) on “Development of Green Technologies and Policies in the post-Carbon Age” (2009). She was socially engaged in Women Empowerment and President of Women Managers & Entrepreneurs-Macedonia Section of Hellenic Management Association (2011-2017) and was a founding member of the “iforU” initiative on women’s entrepreneurship.

She was awarded by the Google Developers Group and the Women Techmakers Greece (global Google’s initiative) for her support and contribution to have more Women in Technology (2018) and was honored to be selected as one of the “Women Changing Greece” presented in the mini-documentary series of the US Embassy Athens and Huffington Post on the occasion of International Women’s Day (2017), as part of the US State Department’s global campaign #BeBoldForChange. 

Liana was invited twice by the US State Department to participate in the “Invest for the Future” initiative on Women’s Leadership, in the region of Eurasia, SE Europe and the Balkans (Instanbul, Jan 2011 & Zagreb, Oct 2011) and she served as President of Constantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy-Northern Greece Branch. 

Speaker in numerous conferences with more than 300 articles and interviews in media (TV, radio, newspapers) on Energy, Environment, Growth & Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship, Women Empowerment. She holds a Chemical Engineering Degree with Honors (valedictorian), while she had many academic distinctions during her studies. Liana is married and is the mother of two children.