As a principal of Langan Engineering and Environmental Services and President of Langan International, George Leventis contributes actively in the running of this 600+ person, 36-year-old consulting firm, specializing in Land Development, Geotechnical, Environmental, Site/Civil and Natural Resources Engineering. Over the years, Mr. Leventis has been directly responsible for client support and development in New York City. His responsibilities include technical direction and supervision, office and financial management, public relations, and business development/marketing to real estate developers, lending institutions, architects, public agencies and construction managers. Mr. Leventis has also served as Technical Advisor to Commercial banks on privately financed and public-private partnership large infrastructure projects (Concessions). In this capacity, he was instrumental in the successful Financial closing for the Rion-Antirion Link, a $1 Billion USD bridge in Greece, and a vital transportation link for the Trans-European Road Network and was responsible towards the lenders for all cost and schedule matters related to design and construction. Most recent assignments related to concession projects include the evaluation of the potential privatization of the Athens Metro expansion, the Chacao Channel Bridge in Chile and two 400 km motorways in Greece. In 1999 and 2000, Mr. Leventis served as Director General of the Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games, Athens 2004, S.A. He moved to Athens, Greece in January 1999, where his primary responsibilities covered all activities related to Olympic works including the development of new venues (such as the 4 million square foot Olympic Village, the Multi-Use Arena, and the Olympic Equestrian, Sailing, and Rowing Centers) and the evaluation of their potential for privatization. He was also in charge of establishing the Athens 2004 Environmental Strategy, Initiatives and Guidelines. Following completion of his Athens Olympic Games assignment, Mr. Leventis returned to Langan where, in addition to his normal duties, he spearheads the firm’s expansion into the International markets. In New York City, Mr. Leventis’ involvement includes numerous projects such as the new Farley Post Office Penn Station Redevelopment, the Javits Center expansion, the new Giants/Jets Stadium, the UN Capital program, the Lincoln Center reconstruction, etc. Mr. Leventis holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and a Master of Science Degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a member of numerous professional organizations including the New York Building Congress, American Consulting Engineers Council, American Society of Civil Engineers, International Society of Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering, American Management Association and others. Mr. Leventis has been awarded the National Grand Award from American Consulting Engineers Council for his work on the Rion-Antirion Bridge, National Honor Award from the ACEC for his work on the New York Hospital expansion over the FDR Drive in Manhattan, and the Grand Award of the State of New Jersey for his work on the Liberty Science Center on the Hudson River. The Rion-Antirion Bridge won the 2005 Outstanding Civil Engineers Achievement Award (OCEA/OPAL) from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
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