Clarus Energy Services Company - Who we are

Clarus ESCo is founded by executives with substantial experience in the field of energy. It is an Energy Service Company (ESCO) with the vision to become leader in providing services in projects that have three basic characteristics:

  1. They conserve or produce energy while being environmentally friendly
  2. They allow "third party financing"
  3. They are fully repaid by the resulting economy or the net income generated

Athanasios Ghikas Athanasios Ghikas
He started his career as engineer in the distribution unit of the Public Power Corporation. He then worked for 20 years as consultant with Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and later KPMG, where he was responsible for serving the Utilities and Telecommunications industries. He has advised at top executive level the Greek state owned broadcaster, the electricity utility, the telecommunications regulator and telecommunications operators. He is an Electrical Engineer and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York, where he studied as a Fulbright grantee. Mr Ghikas has been a visionary of "smart energy" (electrical energy in particular) for the past 30 years. This is documented by the letter he sent to his superiors in 1982 as a young distribution engineer of the Public Power Corporation, suggesting that the Company should start experimenting with electronic meters (!) and marginal pricing of electricity (!). A letter that went unanswered.
 
John Anagnostou John Anagnostou
He received his MBA from the University of Michigan in 1998 specializing in strategy and finance. He holds graduate degrees in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from the Engineering School of Columbia University. He worked for 8 years at Ford Motor Company-Detroit at various positions: product development, marketing strategy for new products, worldwide automotive strategy, manufacturing, R&D and product development finance. He returned to Greece in 1999 where he worked for KPMG. He established his own consulting firm, Clarus Advisory, in 2005.
 
Ilias Karanasis Ilias Karanasis
He started his career as Development Engineer in Gaz de France in Paris and then in Greece in their affiliate company Cogen Hellas, conducting feasibility studies for gas-fired power generation projects. He them moved to KPMG where he was engaged in Projects in the Energy and Telecommunications Sectors. From 2002 to 2006 he undertakook management positions in technical assistance projects mainly in FYRoM and Romania. He is currently advisor to KDF Energy, a Company active in the management of CO2 emission allowances. Ilias holds an MSc. in Energy Economics and Corporate Management, major in Strategic Marketing, IFP School, Paris, 1998 and an MSc. in Mechanical Engineering, major in applied mechanics, University of Patras, Greece 1994.
 
John Georgas John Georgas
John Georgas is a graduate of Business Administration, University of Piraeus. He holds a Masters degree in Industrial and Management Systems with a specialization in Energy Management and Environmental Protection. Within Clarus Esco he is dealing with customer service and internal organization of the company.
 
Spiros Tassis Spiros Tassis
Spiros Tassis is an Independent Lawyer/Legal Adviser in Athens, Greece, appointed to the Supreme Court, with more than 12 years of expertise in IT and telecommunications law, data protection and privacy, competition and IP, renewable energy and liberalized markets. He is also focusing to commercial transactions and agreements, contract procedures (procurement and sales, RFPs, RFQs), Terms of Services and distribution agreements. He recently advised the Ministry of Communications and co-drafted a new law on deploying fiber optics networks. Previously he has acted as a Legal Adviser to electronic communications operators, where he gained a great experience in competition issues, legal guidance on creating new services and products, drafting and negotiating contracts, extra-judicial settlement and court procedures. He is a founding member of the “Lykotrafiti, Michalovits, Botoulas, Tassis” Law Firm.



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Clarus ESCo invests in the future of electricity
The way electricity is generated, distributed and consumed will change dramatically in the foreseeable future. The convergence of electricity and telecommunications networks, the "Smart Grid", will revolutionize the structure of ... Read more
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