Name: Effie Vraka
Born: 1984
From: Thessaloniki, Greece
Live: Farnham, United Kingdom
Position: Head of Operations, UK

Meet Effie
I was born and raised in Greece but moved into UK for post-graduate studies and stayed here ever since. I am passionate about technology, but not just for the sake of it; I want to create technology that can change our world for the better. I am an unapologetic sustainability advocate and I try to walk the talk as much as possible in my personal life. In my little free time (kids…) I love growing my own organic vegetables in our back garden, explore hiking and biking trails and work out.

Educational background
I have a BSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a MSc in Communications Networks & Software.

What is the best advice you have been given?
Don’t ever make decisions based on fear. Make decisions based on hope and possibility. Make decisions based on what should happen, not what shouldn’t.

Favourite quote
Self-doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. I find I have to tell it to myself more often than to others!

What do you like most and look forward to working at Easee?
Working in an organisation with exceptional culture – Easee is a true unicorn! Culture starts from the top and, when you prioritise the well-being of its people above everything else,  people will in return give everything they’ve got to advance the well-being of each other and the business. Great products, innovation, growth and profit are only natural consequences of a great company culture!

What are you most proud of?
My perseverance! You can even call it stubbornness. I think I was born with it😀 It is that extra little internal oomph that keeps me going when my energy is low, when the going gets tough, when doubt that the undertaking was perhaps « too much » kicks in… I like feeling comfortable like anyone else, but I enjoy achievement and accomplishment much more than comfort.