ABOUT

Our team

Our team is a diverse group of hard-workers, deep-thinkers, and flow-seekers, brought together by a shared belief in the potential of high technology to positively impact life on Earth. Our backgrounds range from astrophysics and engineering to geography and law. In addition to our core team (below) we maintain a distributed network of experts and consultants which stretches all the way across the Pacific.

Lefteris Mamais
Co-Founder and Director
Lefteris Mamais
Co-Founder and Director

Lefteris’ lifelong enthusiasm for space drove him towards launching Evenflow with Dimitri in 2015. An astrophysicist-turned-entrepreneur, Lefteris applies his knack for complex problem solving to developing novel high-tech concepts and bridging emerging solutions with market needs. As a keen sailor, Lefteris is guided by Galileo to keep his boat flowing evenly.

Dimitri Papadakis
Co-Founder and Director
Dimitri Papadakis
Co-Founder and Director

A social scientist from Nottingham Trent University, Dimitri’s career changed orbit in 2008 when he encountered the Copernicus programme. An unrepentant designer of complex spreadsheets, Dimitri combines a Greek aesthetic with British practicality in managing Evenflow’s communication and outreach activities. Dimitri finds his Zen moments spinning fire, playing the Bütone and slowly solving Rubik’s cubes.

Valentina Balcan
Senior Consultant
Valentina Balcan
Senior Consultant

Valentina grew up along the banks of the Danube River imagining fascinating stories behind the colourful rocks she would come across on her strolls. Fast forward, now geographer, globetrotter and environmentalist, Valentina is a keen supporter of Earth Observation and the potential for informed decisions it promises. A humble student and observer of nature, she endeavours to spend as much time as possible off the grid so as to keep her instincts intact.

Daire Boyle
Consultant
Daire Boyle
Consultant

With a background in engineering, Daire swapped his life of early morning helicopter commutes, while living on oil rigs in the North Sea, for the bustling streets of Brussels’ European Quarter. Building upon his technical experience with a Master’s degree in business and economics, Daire’s efforts now focus on emerging technologies and economic analyses, but primarily on reaching the lofty heights of one day becoming a pub quiz champion.

Stefka Domuzova
Consultant
Stefka Domuzova
Consultant

Stefka’s passion for law, space and the environment led her to Copernicus. Her most recent adventures with Evenflow brought her to the Kingdom of Belgium where she bravely challenges legal matters, intellectual property and exploitation activities. When she is not writing about herself in the third person, Stefka can be spotted enlarging her collection of brief and unsuccessful hobbies, or quietly admiring the adamant resilience of her plants.

Asparuh Kamburov
Consultant
Asparuh Kamburov
Consultant

Asparuh ventured into surveying GNSS projects at the edges of our planet – from the jungles of Cambodia through the deserts of Africa to the glaciers of Antarctica. His major super-power – cooking – secured him a Top 10 position in the MasterChef Bulgaria 2018 competition. Apart from culinary adventures, he fights the uneven battle for a more educated society through the powers of science communication.

Robert Lowson
Senior Advisor
Robert Lowson
Senior Advisor

Bringing with him a career’s worth of invaluable experience within UK and EU policy-making circles, Robert has been supporting Evenflow as a Senior Advisor since 2015. Drawing on his broad knowledge of EU space policies and the Copernicus programme, especially its in situ component, Robert provides his unique perspective to our work on strategic communications for EU agencies.

Ariana Mamais
Administrative Officer
Ariana Mamais
Administrative Officer

Ariana’s maritime studies steered her towards the sea but, ten years later, she finds herself supporting projects which analyse the ocean (and the land) using innovative satellite technologies. When she is not debating with her dog on various subjects – and losing! – she likes to build and remodel whatever she can get her hands on, as well as learning how to cook.

Nefeli Politi-Stergiou
Consultant
Nefeli Politi-Stergiou
Consultant

Driven by her strong interest in multi-disciplinary science and technology, Nefeli has developed a unique ability to communicate complex ideas to various audiences. When she isn’t developing communication strategies and publication material, Nefeli enjoys exploring the finer side of Brussels’ Art and Food scenes.

Ruuta Skujina
Consultant
Ruuta Skujina
Consultant

Ruuta’s journey is the result of her conflicting passions for pragmatic analysis and creativity. After six years of managing the chaos of creative worlds, she decided to bring some creative chaos to the business world. At Evenflow, she helps develop “out-of-this-world” perspectives whilst thoroughly enjoying the complexities of finding a common language, both at work and in her various musical hobbies.

Nico Thom
Consultant
Nico Thom
Consultant

A keen Earth Observer himself – though mostly through the lens of his camera – Nico has been following the Copernicus and Galileo enabled innovations and emerging businesses for a long time now. His grandfather may have laid the foundations for this interest, as his collection of space-themed stamps included a Nicolaus Copernicus section. In his spare time, Nico enjoys what Belgium has to offer in nature, from hiking the Ardennes to strolling along the coast.

Could you be the next Evenflower?

We are always on the look-out for fresh talent to complement our team. If you are interested in working with us, check our latest job posts or send us a spontaneous application, explaining what you can offer and why you’d like to work with us, using the form below.

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