About us

Effie GiannakouriDirector

The Founder and Director of Logos Academy is Effie Giannakouri, an attorney-at-law and a businesswoman. She has worked as a public speaking coach all her adult life, working with high school and university students, professionals, politicians, schools, companies, and the Greek Ministry of Education. She has served, amongst other positions, as the Coach of the Greek National Debating Team and the Convener of the 2009 World School Debating Championship.


Kallina Basli Chief Operations Officer

Kallina Basli is the Chief Operations Officer. An experienced and talented debate & Public speaking coach, with a demonstrated history of working in the education industry for more than 20 years. Experienced project manager, strong professional, with a MSc focused in Comparative Politics and Conflict Studies from LSE.


Dimitra Nassibian Communications Strategist

Dimitra Nassibian is a (self-proclaimed) rehabilitated lawyer, with a varied past that has entailed, among other roles, being a competitive public speaking coach, a law lecturer in the UK, a legal consultant in Greece's top IP law boutique and a creative strategist at a premium Athens branding & design agency. Her present and future are determinedly focused on devising bespoke content and communication strategies for individuals and businesses.


Eirini DamianakiChief Commercial Officer

Eirini Damianaki is the Chief Commercial Officer. An experienced marketing professional with a BA in Communication & a MSc in Psychology. Debater since 2001, coach and trainer, she has devoted herself to developing the vision and leadership that fosters brand recognition and growth, while positively impacting businesses & communities.


Petros PapalianosHead of Development

The Head of Development of Logos Academy is Petros Papalianos, an economist and a Continuous Improvement consultant in the financial services sector. Active for more than a decade as a debating organizer and coach, he has founded several debating clubs, trained a number of speakers, and organized multiple seminars and debating tournaments in the Greek university circuit.