Elli
Panagiotopoulou

DIRECTOR.

Elli is Director of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs at Pitch.

Elli has more than 20 years experience in communications and public affairs, having worked both on the agency and on the client side in Greece, Switzerland and the UK. Prior to joining Pitch, Elli held senior in-house roles, namely two years as the Communications and Corporate Affairs Director of Polygreen, a Greek company leader in the areas of Circular Economy and Waste Management and 13 years, as Communications and Corporate Relations Manager of Athenian Brewery, the Greek subsidiary of HEINEKEN, responsible for corporate relations and brand communications, as well as leading the company’s sustainability agenda and employee engagement activities. Before that she was working as Group Account Director for the Greek subsidiaries of the international public relations agencies Ogilvy PR and Porter Novelli. Elli started her career in communications in London, as Communications Manager for the London based agency Portfolio Communications and as Marketing and Communications Manager for the online restaurant reservations start-up “book2eat.com”.

She is a good writer and a solid storyteller, with expertise in communications strategy, media relations, internal communications and crisis and issues management, while in the last years she has gained significant experience in sustainability planning and ESG reporting. Elli holds a Master’ s Degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, while she has completed specialization courses in Communications and Public Relations at the New York University and at the BursonMarsteller school in Milan and in Management at Ashrigde Business School. She is fluent in English and Italian and has basic knowledge of German.