Who We Are

Who We Are

Greenovate is a private consultancy. Our mission is to provide environment and climate-friendly solutions to the problems caused by today’s resource use. From our home-base in Nicosia, Cyprus, we serve clients in Europe, the Mediterranean and in selected countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

We cover two activity areas:
 

  • Project development services for waste management projects: we support public and private entities in the identification of the best suitable technologies for their particular local needs, we help work out implementation strategies and develop business plans. To this end we work with partners from science and technology from all over Europe, with institutional and private investors, as well as with national, regional and local authorities and permitting bodies.
     
  • Participations: we take participations in other project development companies in the waste sector.

 
Two of our Directors, Astrid Severin and Katharina Krell, also co-founded the Europe-wide green innovation expert network Greenovate! Europe EEIG with an expert pool of over 3.500 people, which they still manage to date. This gives them excellent insight on what’s going on in environmental research and innovations and direct access to a resourceful network of innovation expert across Europe.
 


OUR TEAM



BARBORA ANIFTU - DIRECTOR

Barbora is a seasoned expert in international business and knows how to structure participations in project companies. She is at home in doing business in Europe and world-wide.

Curriculum:

  • Director of Greenovate Ltd
  • MSc degree in the International Business and Relations from the University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Postgraduate diploma in Management/Marketing from the MIM, Cyprus
  • Barbora is fluent in Czech, Slovak, English, Greek and Russian.

 

Click to contact Barbora by email or call +357 22265536


ASTRID SEVERIN - DIRECTOR

Astrid has all the people, technical and administrative skills to “make things happen”. She relentlessly puts all her energy into convincing stakeholders, forming dynamic teams, jumping bureaucratic hurdles and formulating winning proposals until her projects break through. With over 20 years in business with European Institutions, access to public funding is her expertise.

Curriculum:

  • Director and founding partner of Greenovate Ltd
  • Co-founder and Managing Director of Greenovate! Europe (since 2007)
  • Policy Officer at Innovation Policy Development Unit, DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission (2004-2007)
  • Senior Consultant at Saatchi & Saatchi Business Communications (1995-2004)
  • National Seconded Expert at DG Regio, European Commission (1991-1994)
  • MA in Modern Languages from Leipzig University (DE) and Master in Business Administration from United Business Institutes in Brussels (BE)


Click to contact Astrid by email 



KATHARINA KRELL - DIRECTOR

Katharina is a passionate project developer who masters all steps of the project cycle from concept to operation. 15 years professional experience in the renewable energy and waste management sector have given her well-rounded knowledge of technologies, processes, institutional frameworks and related networks.

Curriculum:

  • Director and founding partner of Greenovate Ltd
  • Co-founder and Managing Director of Greenovate! Europe (since 2007)
  • Secretary General of the EUREC (European renewable energy research centres) Agency (2002-2007)
  • Seconded Expert to the International Network on Small Hydropower  in Hangzhou, China, for the German Development Service (GIZ/CIM) (2000-2002)
  • BA in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (CH) and Master in Business Administration from United Business Institutes in Brussels (BE)


Click to contact Katharina by email

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