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An international award-winning engineering executive,

technology and business entrepreneur, extreme adventurist, philanthropist, lecturer, and author. He holds a Greek citizenship and he’s a US permanent resident.

Dr. Georgios Ardavanis is an international award-winning engineering executive, technology and business entrepreneur, extreme adventurist, philanthropist, lecturer, and author. He holds Greek citizenship and is an American and French permanent resident.

Dr. Ardavanis studied at Protypos Evangelical School of Smyrna in Athens, Greece, and the National Conservatory. Upon graduation, he was trained and worked as a naval officer in the Greek Navy. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s in electrical engineering from Villanova University (USA), a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (USA), an Advanced Executive Certificate in Engineering Management from MIT (USA), and a Ph.D. in Engineering Management from the Technical University in Sofia (BG). Also, he attended post-graduate studies for the Newly Industrialized Asian Economies at Columbia University (USA).

Dr. Ardavanis is an inspiring and aggressive executive engineering manager with high moral standards, strong leadership, energy, and the drive necessary to deliver business objectives on schedule and within budget. He has over 30 years of proven record in engineering, including R&D, systems architecture and integration, and management on complex programs/projects. He has extensive working experience with private and government contracts, a broad understanding and application of statistics and risk assessment tools, manufacturing experience, direct experience with internal and external audits and corrective action follow-up, and strong analytical, verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.

Dr. Ardavanis has taught financial management, macroeconomics, portfolio management, and fundamental and technical analysis as visiting professor at the University of Indianapolis (Athens campus, in Greece); and the City University of Seattle (Sofia campus, in Bulgaria). He has organized many workshops in Investment analysis, engineering management, and systems engineering analysis.
Dr. Ardavanis served in the Greek Navy as a Naval Officer from 1976 to 1977.

Dr. Ardavanis is an extreme sportsman with significant achievements in ocean rowing, ultra cycling, ultra marathons, alpinism, and endurance events.

Dr. Ardavanis has supported the Autistic Society of Trinidad, Mother Teresa’s orphanage in Agra, India, and personal philanthropies in Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Ardavanis is the author of numerous papers and books in engineering, management, social studies, finance, and investment.


"You must be patient and persistent. Never give-up. Life is not fair especially for those who come from humble beginnings."


"The only employees you need around you are those who have demonstrated with their actions that they want to be part of your mission’s success."


"If you want to excel you don’t have to prove how good you are but how good you want to be."


"You cannot wait to be saved by employees who caused delays and over budget and exposed the company’s commitments."


"The ultimate measure of a professional is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."


"The pleasure of risk is in the control needed to ride it with assurance, so that, what appears dangerous to the outsider, is to the participant simply a matter of intelligence, skill, intuition, coordination- in a word, experience."


"Life is fought with dreams not with misery."


"Skills without the right competencies suffer."


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