Following an electoral process carried out during the Annual General Meeting that was held on 25/11/2018, the current HCE Council consists of:

Ioannis Lalos, President

“Born in Piraeus with origins from Arcadia, Peloponnesus. In 1993, he moved for the first time to Edinburgh because of his wife and in order to study Computer Science. He works in the IT industry for more than 20 years as an employee in various companies and/or as a contractor. Aside his HCE voluntary work, Ioannis is a keen amateur musician and likes running, having completed 3 different full marathons, in Athens, Edinburgh and Paris. With his wife are very proud parents of 4 children.”

Adrianos Evangelidis, Secretary

“Born and bred in Marousi of Attica, with origins from Orestiada and Serres, has spent most of his life in the United Kingdom. Since 2006, and following long term graduate studies, he is professionally engaged in the field of digital technologies for public administration. Aside his HCE voluntary work, Adrianos is a keen amateur photographer and likes to travel. He doesn’t like saying much.”

Michalis Tsagkarakis, Treasurer

“Michalis comes from Agios Nikolaos in Crete and he spent his childhood years in Karditsa. After completing his Physics university course in Thessaloniki and his military service, he moved to the UK for postgraduate studies where he was awarded his MSc (University of Manchester) and a PhD from Heriot-Watt University. Following a career in academia, Michalis returned in Edinburgh in 2008 where he lives with his family, running a consultancy and education services business. He has been a Scottish Football Referee for the last 20 years, a keen chess player and is also interested in current affairs, politics and finance. Michalis was a key contributor to the foundation of HCE by bringing together a group of people with a similar vision and he also wrote the current constitution of the organisation. He was elected as the first President of HCE, serving in this post for two subsequent terms.”