I have always been passionate about having a positive impact on other people’s lives.
Starting out as a top performer at Merrill Lynch, I later ignited my entrepreneurial journey in 1992, remaining loyal to my core values of Quality, Innovation, Passion and Integrity. Those values underpin my personal and professional life today.
Founded in 2000, PeopleCert has evolved from a small, local Greek player to a leading global organisation in the certification of professional and language skills. Our revenue has climbed from €1mn to €75mn, growing on average 40% per year, in the last 5 years. To date, we have delivered millions of exams and certified millions of people across 215 countries helping them to achieve their goals and realise their dreams.
I am driven to contribute to our society in an effort to make a positive difference. Elected as President of CEPIS, the organisation representing 450,000 IT professionals from 29 countries across Europe, I am actively involved in promoting high professional standards, growing the pool of digitally skilled professionals, encouraging digital competence for the workforce and making IT good for Europe. With a constant focus on skilling-reskilling-upskilling, we have helped millions to remain relevant, significantly raising digital literacy levels on a global scale. Through numerous CSR activities, I try to leave a social footprint for today’s generations and the ones to come.
Willing to share this experience and inspire other entrepreneurs, I hold several Board Member roles.