This is our Team members

Team

Costas Vamvakas

Managing Director


Costas is the owner and managing director of VK PREMIUM Business Consultants LTD.

Before that, Costas worked for Coca–Cola in Ireland, Switzerland and Greece in various managerial positions in Sales, Operations, Supply Chain & Production.

He also worked as Operations & Supply Chain Manager for Alumil Milonas an Aluminum Extrusion Company (turnover €200mil) in charge of the operations (production facilities & logistics Centers) in 13 countries.

Costas is a Chemical Engineer (Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece) with an MBA (Strathclyde University, Great Britain).

Since January 2016, Costas is President of the Greek Azerbaijani Chamber of Commerce.

Nikos Dedes

COO & CTO – Senior Growth Director


Nikos is a highly effective Global Business Operations Executive & Program Manager with over 25 years of experience working in multinational companies across markets in Europe and Middle East driving growth and providing excellent customer service.

Nikos over the past 8 years worked in Global Operations & Services of MetLife driving major transformational programs at a global scale. Comprehended business strategies & requirements and developed necessary designs and plans to ensure projects and solutions satisfied those needs. Designed and implemented solutions, actively listened to client problems & needs to implement information when creating solution plans. Provided advice and made decisions, consistently monitored the scope of projects, and collaborated with all business stakeholders to develop budgets and timelines for solutions.

Nikos holds a bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Technical Management (Operations Research related) from WNE – Springfield MA, USA.

Fotini Makradima

European Programs Manager


Fotini built her career in consulting companies, working on Structural Funds and EU Programs for SME, Horizon 2020, Europe Aid and FP7.

She has extensive experience in elaborating and managing business plans and feasibility studies managed under the Investment Law L.3299 / 2004, L.3908 / 2011, the Regional Operational Programs (ROP) and the Operational Programs "Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship".

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Deree College in Greece, majoring in Accounting and Finance.

She has been working for VK PREMIUM since 2010.

Costas Georgikopoulos

Associate


Constantin is a former Coca-Cola HBC, DIAGEO, BEBELAC executive for Human Resources-people development, Commercial and other departments for more than 25 years.

He has developed and implemented executive coaching projects & programs in countries such as Romania, Serbia and Bulgaria.

He was in charge of designing and implementing Organizational Development, Performance Management & Development Systems for the Coca-Cola HBC Group (25 countries).

Constantin is an Economics & Business graduate, with an MBA in Marketing Management.

He's been a member of VK PREMIUM team since 2008.

Zoe Vassiliou

Senior Financial Analyst


Zoe is equipped with over 20 years experience in analyzing and valuing companies in a wide range of business sectors in Greece, holding senior management positions in various brokerage firms.

From 2009 to 2011 she worked as a special adviser to the Minister of Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping and later to the Minister of Labor and Social Security. Her portfolio indicatively included: overseeing sectoral economic policies, numerous restructuring plans and she served as the project manager for the reform of the Investment Law, which is the national institutional framework for regulating investment incentives in Greece. While at the Ministry of Economy she dealt with the reform of the institutional and administration framework of the Pension Funds and other social policy reforms.

She has also served as a member of the Investment Committee at the Hellenic Pension Mutual Fund Management Company and for 2 years was appointed by the State, independent, non-executive member of the Board of Directors of United Textiles Co. where she oversaw its restructuring plan under State guarantee. Zoe holds a degree in Economics from the University of Athens and is a certified Portfolio Manager by the Hellenic Capital Market Commission.

She has been working for VK PREMIUM since 2016.

Thanasis Margellos

Senior Consultant, Finance


Thanasis is a finance professional with over 15 years experience.

He assumed various managerial positions in Montreal, Canada. Later on, he worked as Head, Equity Research at a Greek Securities firm. He then took over as Investor Relations Officer at Klonatex Group of Companies, a textiles and telecom group with 6 listed subsidiaries in the Athens Exchange.

Following that he headed the Investor Relations Business unit of a consulting firm guiding over 20 ATHEX listed companies from various industries.

He holds a BSc in Economics (Greece) and graduate degrees in Business Administration (GDMA) from McGill University and Finance (MSc) from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

He's been a member of VK PREMIUM team since 2014.

Aida Atzhanova

Marketing & Sales Consultant


Aida is sales and marketing professional with more than 15 years of experience.

She built her career in Banks: JSC "Developing Bank of Kazakhstan", SB JSC "Sberbank of Russia" and JSC "KazCommertsBank", Gaz & Oil company JSC “KazMunayGas” and Investment construction company “MAG group”. From 2013 she lives and works in Athens. Before she came to "VK Premium" company she headed the marketing and network development department in "Unistream Greece S.A." in Athens.

Aida holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance (with Honors) from State University in Kazakhstan, majoring in Economics and Finance, a Bachelor's degree in Law from Higher School of Economics - KAZGUU University (Astana, Kazakhstan) and speaks 3 languages (Russian, English, Greek).

She's been a member of VK PREMIUM team since 2017.

Antonis Antoniadis

Senior Consultant, Logistics


Antonis is a Supply Chain professional for more than 20 years and has significant experience both in Greece and internationally (Germany, UK, Italy, France, Netherlands and Romania).

He has worked as an executive in major commercial and 3pl companies such as SARANTIS, KOTSOVOLOS, PLIAS, DIAKINISIS. As a consultant he has adviced significant companies such as SIEMENS, JTI, BSH, BEINOGLOU, SARMED, LAMDA DEVELOPMENT, etc.

Antonis has also conducted many training courses in Supply Chain & Operations topics to middle and high level executives.

He is a Licensed Mechanical & Industrial Engineer (BEng, NTUA, Athens, Greece). He is the owner of linkedin group named “GREEK LOGISTICIANS’ NETWORK & SCW” counting 900 members.

He's been a member of VK PREMIUM team since 2008.

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