Eleni Nicolaides has been with PeopleCert for over 10 years. She is leading the New Business Development team being responsible for the identification, evaluation, and implementation of new ventures.
At the age of 32, Eleni has lead 3 startups originated within PeopleCert Group, having experienced both failure and success. The latest “baby” is PeopleCert Innovation and Excellence Centre, being the first institution to develop and deliver reskilling and upskilling ICT courses in Greece.
Further, Eleni is the Director of the Hellenic ICT Professionals Society (HePIS), the Greek Member Society of the European ICT Professionals Society (CEPIS). HePIS represents over 3,500 ICT professionals while over 25,000 candidates have participated in education activities organised by HePIS aiming to enhance their digital skills.
Eleni also is among the founding members and the Director of Alliance For Digital Employability, an initiative that aims to decrease unemployment in Greece by reskilling 500,000 individuals and placing them in the ICT sector.
She holds a BSc in Business Administration from the American College of Greece, an MSc in Sociology from the University of Oxford and is certified in Corporate Finance from the London Business School.
Eleni started her career in London, working in the investment banking and venture capital industries, with focus on the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector. She remains passionate and actively involved in the tech startup ecosystem.
She has also completed a gap year as a volunteer in Ghana, Africa and in Mumbai, India.
She loves her Pomeranian, Vito Corleone, and life in general.