Epaminondas Farmakis is Managing Director, Grants and Operations, in Greece for Solidarity Now (www.solidaritynow.org), an organization guided by the belief that, to emerge from the current economic crisis, Europe must reclaim its vision of a community based on solidarity. During the course of his career, Farmakis has managed over 1.1 billion euros of grant making funds to more than 1,200 nonprofits in 100 countries around the world.

His areas of expertise include fundraising and grant implementation, global investment, project management, event management and public relations.