Chrysanthi Vervenioti Kritikou

Asset Management Associate

Give us a brief overview of your role.

I first joined GSI through the renowned Libra Internship Program last June with the Asset Management team, and now I’m an Asset Management Associate. I manage our P3 and P4 portfolios of existing operating assets, preparing their monthly reports, monthly and quarterly budgets and tracking their daily operation and maintenance. Additionally, when needed, I support the Finance team with ad hoc tasks.

What is the most memorable moment you have had working for GSI?

One of the most memorable moments I’ve had with GSI was my first week as an intern in June 2023. During that time, I had the fortune to meet Kathy Hochul, the Governor of New York and discuss the solar industry, attend the New York Battery and Storage conference, and visit our Interlake site in upstate New York. During the site visit, I had the opportunity to meet with the landowner of our Martin Solar Project, which is currently under construction. From my first week, I knew GSI would offer me a lifetime of unforgettable experiences and lessons, based on the insights I received on the multiple dimensions of our industry.

As a recent graduate of Columbia’s Master of Science in Sustainability Management, how do you feel that your education guided you to your current role?

Before my graduate studies in Sustainability Management, I pursued my undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering with a specialization in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering. During my studies I worked for a construction company dealing with project management, which helped me decide that I needed to gain more knowledge in the management and finance side of engineering. This led me to complete my Master in Sustainability Management. I was always interested in sustainability, so I wanted to combine my engineering background with an environmental cause, which is how I got into renewable energy. My current role is the best way for me to combine my passion for the environment with the knowledge I gained in my undergrad, my past experiences, and my master’s program.

Tell us one interesting fact about yourself that your colleagues might not know.

One interesting fact about myself that my colleagues might not know is that I have an artistic side. I’ve played classical piano for over 15 years, and I am very passionate about photography. Everywhere I go, I always take pictures of nature, architecture, and people – it’s a way of expressing myself, and I feel like NYC is a great canvas to live in.

How do you spend your time outside of work?

My friends are like a second family to me, so I try spending most of my free time with them. We plan dinners, visit museums, attend music events, and schedule weekend getaways. I also enjoy wandering by the Hudson River, going for a run, cycling around the city, or hiking upstate.

What is one thing you’d like to cross off your bucket list?

One of the things that is on top of my bucket list is visiting Iceland. It offers such a unique and multidimensional scenery that no other country can provide. Being able to watch the aurora borealis with a naked eye would be a dream come true!

Rapid Fire Favorites

  • Movie: Scarface
  • Book: Barking Up the Wrong Tree by Eric Barker
  • Musician: Elton John
  • Restaurant (City): Le Crocodile (Brooklyn)
  • Food: Pizza
  • Sports Team: Panathinaikos
  • City: New York, New York