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Meraki Green Development focuses on servicing the green energy transition in Greece’s energy and hospitality sectors. We work exclusively with international hotel operators and climate tech industry leaders to provide renewable generation, energy storage, green hydrogen generator solutions for utility scale, commercial, industrial and hospitality applications.

Green Hospitality Developments

Development, design, financing and energy solutions for luxury hotel developments with carbon zero operating profiles.

Green Energy Technology Solutions

Energy storage, green hydrogen generation and renewable generation solutions for grid scale, commercial, industrial and energy communities.


Meraki Green Development (MGD) was established in Athens in September 2021 to draw on the founders’ several decades of experience developing and running several innovative energy storage, integrations and software companies, renewable energy projects, RE project financing, private equity and venture capital as well as international hotel and resort development.

The engines of growth in the Greek economy are centered around the Green Energy Transition and continued build out of hospitality and energy sectors with innovative and emblematic design and technologies. MGD brings its experience from both sectors to provide the necessary solutions to enable the transition.

Highly Qualified Team

James McDougall

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Former CEO at Younicos (Acquired by Aggreko) CEO of several venture and PE backed Energy Storage Technology Companies… raised over $400 million in funding for various start ups and SMEs and well as publicly listed companies. Sits on board of various clean energy start up and growth companies. Experienced VC and Angel Investor.

Jonas E. Neihardt

Co-Founder and Managing Partner

Mr. Neihardt brings deep governmental experience gained from working in the U.S. White House Budget Office during two Presidential Administrations as well as leading the Washington DC teams of iconic companies Qualcomm and Hilton. With a specific focus on real estate and clean energy policy, he is an advisor to leading private equity and venture capital firms.

Yiannis Grispos

Partner | CFO

Yiannis brings Senior Consultant experience from a top accounting firm, he thrives in fast paced work environments requiring stamina, expertise, accurate judgment and well-oiled negotiation skills.
Delivering team results by operating smoothly teams under his lead even when the pressure is on conducting Due Diligence investigations, participating in major M&As or negotiating crucial business agreements.

Dimitris Grispos

Partner | Strategic Partnerships

Dimitris brings relevant strong experience and background in investment banking, finance and corporate development, M&A and Corporate Ventures and has a wealth of experience growing and developing companies at scale.



Please contact us to learn about our innovative and emblematic solutions to reduce energy costs, increase security and resilience and decarbonization of energy generation and consumption.


188 Kifissas Avenue and Str. Nestoros 1 PO 15231 Chalandri Athens, Greece