Gabriella Solaini
Project Manager Industrial Cooperation
Michael Badavanos
Information Technology Manager
Aris Melas
Chief Operating Officer (COO)
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Gabriella Solaini
Project Manager Industrial Cooperation

Gabriella joined the EFA Group at the end of 2004 as Project Manager within the Epicos’ Business Desk Team, actively participating in the management and the implementation of EFA’s National Industry Support Projects in various countries around the world, with focus on Switzerland, The Netherlands and Israel.

Working in close contact with local Government Authorities, Aerospace and Defence Associations and related enterprises, Gabriella has developed an extensive experience and knowledge on Defence industries’ capabilities and requirements as well as on IP/offset programmes analysis.

Gabriella is a versatile professional with over 10 years of experience in the Defence sector and with a wide international network. Her main activity is supporting companies in identifying new business opportunities on a global scale and in making the right connections in order to create new international strategic partnerships and export channels.

Gabriella is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, “Sapienza” University of Rome and holds a Master's Degree in Dentistry. Gabriella is member of the Association of Medical Doctors of the Province of Rome (OMCEO).

Prior to Epicos, Gabriella worked in Rome, Italy, providing consultancy services to several state and private medical centres, including the Eastman Dental Hospital and the Celio Military Hospital.

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Michael Badavanos
Information Technology Manager

Michael joined Epicos.com/European Finance Associates Group in 2015 as an Information Technology Manager. His main responsibilities are to implement and manage new technologies, improve organization’s business processes and implement group policy.

Before joining Epicos, Michael was employed by Saracakis Group of Companies as a Group Business Application and Infrastructure and Security Supervisor, performing Project Management, implementing group strategy and manage the full cycle implementation of major new technologies. The major IT sectors that Michael has experience, are: E.R.P Business Process Development & Support, Project Management, People Management, Vendor Management, Cost Benefit Analysis, SQL Administration, Data Warehousing, System Administration & Technical Support, Web Development & Design.

Overall, Michael has more than 12 years of experience in the IT industry and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computing and Engineering from the Huddersfield University and an Executive Master in Business Administration from the University of Kent.

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Aris Melas
Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Aris is currently the Chief Operating Officer in Epicos, responsible for the daily operation of the company. Aris joined European Finance Associates (EFA) LTD in 2006 and since then he is responsible for Program Management and Monitoring of Offsets Program on behalf of international partners.

Before joining EFA Aris has been working for INTRACOM S.A. Defense Programs Division / INTRACOM DEFENSE ELECTRONICS as a Senior Professional, being responsible for the preparation of proposals, Non-Disclosure agreements, cooperation agreements, and contracts for domestic and International clients. Additionally, he was responsible for the Division’s communications activities (participation and preparation of company’s presence in relevant exhibitions, preparation of presentations to customers/partners, press releases, website’s content creation, brochures creation, etc.).