Erato Panayiotou

PwC Manager for Southeast Europe

Erato is a Manager in ESG Advisory Consulting at PwC South Eastern Europe. She is a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv SocEnv) and Chartered Resource and Waste Manager (CRWM MCIWM). She holds a BSc (Hons) in Ecological and Environmental Sciences from The University of Edinburgh and an MSc in Environmental Engineering from Imperial College London. Prior to joining PwC, she worked as a Senior Environmental Consultant for the engineering consultancy, Arup, based in London.

Erato has in-depth expertise in the applications of circular economy. She worked with ReLondon on waste reduction impact analysis of the applications of circular economy across Greater London. She worked with public and private sector clients across all geograhic regions, to embed circular economy principles across the whole life cycle of projects in the built environment. She has also undertaken resource flow modelling and forecasting of future infrastructure needs, in locations such as Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, the UK and UAE.

Erato has in-depth expertise in climate vulnerability and risks of infrastructure, water and energy resources and ecosystems. She has worked as a circular economy expert on several resilience strategies in South America, southern Europe, and West Africa. She developed a framework for addressing resilience risks through the application of circular economy principles, that can support climate adaptation and mitigation. She has experience of whole life carbon management in infrastructure, as well as greenhouse gas removal technology, such as carbon capture, use and storage, and carbon sequestration in soils through regenerative agricultural practices.