Desy Karapchanska, Community Champion
Desy, 33 years old
Degree in Business Administration; MSc in Applied Economics and Finance, Athens University of Economics and Business; Erasmus Mundus Scholar. International and public relations specialist. Currently involved in the Non Profit Institution Atraktos focused on education. Community Champion, Global Shapers Community, an Initiative of the WEF. Climate Reality Leader @ Climate Reality, BMW Foundation Responsible Leader. Speaks 6 languages. Loves PopCorn, Art and Dancing
I am passionate about.. people and how they can reach their fullest potential
I joined Global Shapers Community because.. I wanted to join a community with like minded people that have shared vision and mission to improve things they don't like around them
From my experience as a Global Shaper.. I have gained mostly hope that united we can make miracles, amazing friends around the world and good Karma!
Sotiris Baratsas, Impact Officer
Sotiris Baratsas is a Management Consultant and formerly award-winning entrepreneur in the fields of Technology, Communication and Youth Employment. He is the co-founder of Effect, a social startup helping young people to become more employable and formerly worked as a Digital Transformation Consultant, enabling professionals and companies to compete in an increasingly complex economy. He has worked in various Marketing Roles and has an extensive Digital Marketing experience in startups, SMEs, local and global NGOs and large multinational companies. In the last 4 years, he has trained more than 3500 students, entrepreneurs and professionals in Creativity, Design Thinking, Marketing, Public Speaking and Career Planning. His work has been awarded with the Social Impact Award 2015, the Angelopoulos CGIU Fellowship 2016 and a Silver HR Award 2016. He is also the winner of Coca-Cola’s Innovation Day 2015 and an alumnus of the International Visitor Leadership Program of the USA State Department.
I am passionate about.. Using technology and digital tools to make life better for all people and working on tough problems
I joined Global Shapers because.. it provides me with the opportunity to collaborate with talented, passionate individuals, both in Greece and around the world, to solve the most pressing challenges of our society
Konstantina Polychronopoulou, Communication Lead
Konstantina Polychronopoulou is a marketing professional with bachelor studies in the field of Political Science and International Relations. She holds an MBA master’s degree from Aueb. Until today, she has already been operating within the pharmaceuticals industry as a marketing trainee at Glaxosmithkline and she is actively volunteering as a sponsorships coordinator at TedXAthens. Since September 2020 serves as the Communication lead of Athens Hub, trying to raise awareness for the activities of Global Shapers on behalf of the Athens Hub, acting as the communications lead.
I am passionate about.. health and fitness such as yoga and pilates that not only boost your physical health, but it helps improve your mental health and overall well-being.
I joined Global Shapers because.. i wanted to get involved with extraordinary young people of a global network who want to make a positive impact for their society and put all their effort to it.