Alex Papalexopoulos

Alex Papalexopoulos

President & CEO ECCO International, Inc.

Dr. Alex D. Papalexopoulos is a global authority in energy market design and implementation.

He is CEO and Founder of ECCO International, based in San Francisco, California, a specialized energy consulting company that provides consulting and software services on energy market design and smart grid development to a wide range of clients such as Regulators, Governments, Utilities, Power Exchanges, and TSOs.

He is also CEO and Chairman of the Board of ZOME Energy Networks, a holder of 25 patents, which focuses on smart grid development and Blockchain-based technologies for energy markets.

Over the last 25 years, he has designed about 15 energy markets in North, Central and South America, Western and Eastern Europe, and Asia.

He has published hundreds of papers in IEEE and other Journals, he is an Energy Thought Leader and Speaker, Fellow of IEEE, the 1992 recipient of PG&E’s Wall of Fame Award and the 1996 recipient of IEEE’s PES Prize Paper Award.

In 2016 he became an honorary professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Patras, Greece. He received the Electrical Engineering Diploma from the NTUA, Athens, Greece and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia.