Elpidoforos Pappas is the Chief Operating Officer of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC). He was part of the design and construction of the SNFCC, from the very first moment, as a Deputy Project Manager. He has 21 years of international experience in the design, construction and management of major engineering projects and in tourism development. He is an accredited Green Associate by the U.S. Green Building Council (LEED) and Head of the Environmental Management Unit of the SNFCC. He studied Civil Engineering at the Democritus University of Thrace and holds an MSc in Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science.