Dr. Gourdoupi, currently, Senior Vice-President of Corporate Business Developments at Advent, has been with the company since 2006, where she joined as a Senior Scientist.
Holding a Bachelor of Sciences in Chemistry and a PhD from the University of Patras, Greece, where she specialised in the synthesis and characterisation of polymers for fuel cell applications, Advent has said Gourdoupi is the co-inventor of 18 patents in the field.
Gourdoupi assumes the board role from Dr. Christos Kaskavelis who resigned from the board in July (2022) and will remain with the company as Chief Marketing officer.
Dr. Vasilis Gregoriou, Chairman and CEO of Advent, said, “Without Nora’s innovation and dedication to our technology, we would not have a best in class MEA powering a portfolio of fuel cell products poised to revolutionise how energy is created.
“Without her tireless advocacy and diligence in working with the European Commission over the past eighteen months, Advent would not have received the approval and ratification of Green HiPo, a colossal project which will transform the Company and ensure that Advent is positioned among the world leaders in green energy technology. I welcome her to the board.”
Commenting on her appointment, Gourdoupi, said, “My entire professional career has been dedicated to developing efficient, cost-effective fuel cells to create clean energy.
“From my start at the Company more than fifteen years ago as a Senior Scientist to now as I join its board of directors, I have always known that Advent’s best in class technology and world class team will power the green energy revolution. With the Green HiPo project approved and ratified, the widespread adoption of fuel cells as a truly viable fossil fuel alternative is closer than ever.”
Advent announced it was set to develop new fuel cell technologies for the automotive industry, with hopes of addressing challenges surrounding hydrogen infrastructure in November 2020.
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