Success Stories

Omar Al Najjar
Senior Consultant - People Advisory Services MENA, EY

“I have taken the decision to pursue an MBA hoping I will make it into consultancy. Thankfully, I was able to directly join the Dialectica expert network as part of the consulting value chain and 10 months later, I have made it into consultancy as a Sr. Consultant at Ernst & Young (EY) MENA. Aside from the obvious success in making it to consultancy, I have also developed on a personal level through my exposure to energetic ambitious colleagues and dedicated / highly qualified faculty. The programme reflected professionalism at all levels, which has enriched my experience by stimulating creativity and working on challenging projects. It is a journey I will always reflect on, paving the way to leadership with all the tools we were given.”

2022- present Senior Consultant, EY, Greece

2022- 2022 Associate | Strategy Consulting, Dialectica, Greece

2014- 2020 Human Resources Generalist, Consolidated Contractors International Company, Qatar.

Sonila Likaj
Sonila Likaj
Associate Director Product and Platform Operations, AirPlus International, Germany

“Earning my MBA International from Athens University of Economics and Business has given me the reassurance and confidence that I can reach higher than I thought was possible. The program has been rewarding on so many levels but most importantly it prepared me to progress into new areas in my career. It imprinted in me a broad perspective of the business world and made it possible for me to bring a network of people into my life that I am blessed to know and call my friends.”

2022- present Associate Director Product and Platform Operations, AirPlus International, Germany

2020- 2022 Sales Process Manager, AirPlus International, Germany

2015- 2016 Lean Navigator, Raiffeisen Bank Albania, Albania

2014- 2015 Branch Manager, Raiffeisen Bank Albania, Albania

2011- 2014 Branch Coordinator, Raiffeisen Bank Albania, Albania

Holder of BSc in Commerce, Banking and Finance & Management from University of Malta.

Iordanis Papadopoulos
Head of New Business Sales, CEE & Alpine, Google, Germany

“There is no doubt that the MBA International program played a crucial role in both my personal and professional development. It provides you with all the necessary tools to make your first professional step or progress in your current role. Due to its diversified portfolio of courses delivered by top professors in Greece or industry experts, the i-MBA supports all its students, independently of their backgrounds, to gain and enhance important business skills. For example, because of the many presentations we had to deliver, my presentation skills were significantly improved. Also, it should be noted that the vast majority of the courses offer practical examples such as various case studies, guest lecturers from the market and business plan preparation which are of paramount importance in today’s dynamic and demanding working environment. On top of that, the i-MBA helps you develop the right mindset while collaborating with people of different nationalities and backgrounds. Personally, I am extremely happy with my decision and I strongly recommend this program to others who want to excel in their career.”

2022- present Head of New Business Sales, CEE & Alpine, Google, Germany

2021- 2022 Sales Principal – New Business Sales, CEE I GR I MT | CY | Austria | Switzerland, Google, Germany

2019- 2021 Senior Account Executive – New Business Sales, CEE I GR I MT | CY, Google, Germany

2017- 2019 Account Executive – New Business Sales, Greece, Cyprus & Malta, Google, Germany

2017- 2017 Sales & Marketing Coordinator, Watt& Volt

2016- 2016 Digital Marketing Intern, SmartVision & Co.

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Symeon Chatzigeorgiou
Business Director at DeepSea Technologies

“AUEB’s International MBA program equipped me with the necessary diverse toolkit required to handle the multifaceted challenges of a new aspiring startup. In my position as Business Director of DeepSea Technologies I was required to do just that. I joined the company when it numbered only four people and, throughout its journey to the currently 52 employees, I was entrusted with commercial, operational and financial responsibilities. Apart from those competences, the i-MBA also provided me with the necessary skills to orchestrate and secure venture capital investments of more than 3million Euros.”

2020- present Business Director, DeepSea Technologies

2018- 2020 Commercial Manager, DeepSea Technologies

2015- 2017 Contract Surveyor, Aktor S.A, Qatar

2013- 2014 Intern Financial Analyst, BG Capital, China

Holder of MSc in Finance from Queen Mary University of London and BSc in Economics from Athens University of Economics & Business.


Fotini Zerikioti
Graduated 2019
Global Product Marketing Manager Starbucks by Nespresso, Nestlé Nespresso SA, Switzerland

“The MBA International program played a pivotal role to accelerate my career. It helped me to make the jump from a junior local marketing scope role (Assistant Brand Manager Philadelphia, Mondelez Greece) to a strategic regional marketing one (Regional Brand Manager Nestle Purina Europe, Middle East & Northern Africa). It helped me realize the way the world is evolving fast and how I can contribute to business results more concretely by seeing not only the brand related dimensions but add the perspectives of other management functions as well. The i-MBA also helped me to gain more confidence and be exposed to people from very different backgrounds, learn from them and contribute to their learning journey as well. I came out of the Program as a better professional with a rich experience but also as a more well-rounded individual ready to go after my dreams and make an impact to the world.”

2021- present Global Product Marketing Manager Starbucks by Nespresso, Nestlé Nespresso SA, Switzerland

2019- 2021 Brand Manager, Nestlé Purina Petcare Europe, Middle East & North Africa, Switzerland

2016- 2019 Jr Brand Manager, Nestlé Purina Petcare Europe, Middle East & North Africa, Switzerland

2016 Assistant Brand Manager Meals, Mondelēz International

2015- 2016 Marketing Trainee, Mondelēz International

Holder of BSc in Marketing & Communication and BA in European Management from EM Strasbourg Business School.

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Athina Pitta
Chief Revenue Officer, Apifon

“The MBA International program gave me a holistic approach to  how businesses work and thus helped me develop a strategic mindset and see the big picture even in times where laser-focus was needed in order to meet goals. Throughout the i-MBA courses and team projects, I came to grasp the importance of various functions within the company in a much better way. I managed to build strategic partnerships that helped the company expand and increase its competitiveness, especially in times of crisis such as the COVID period we’re currently living. The skillset acquired from the i-MBA was significant in boosting my managerial know-how and contributed to a much fast career development.”

2023- present Chief Revenue Officer, Apifon

2022- 2023 Country Manager Greece, GoStudent

2021- 2022 Head of Sales and Business Development, Skroutz

2018- 2020 Global Sales Development Director, Workable

2013- 2017 Business Development Manager & Founder, Glossopolis

Holder of MSc in Public International Law from Université d’Auvergne and BSc in International Relations and Organizations from the University of the Aegean.

Ploutarchos Rigas
Regional Cloud Solutions Sales Specialist, Microsoft, Switzerland

“The MBA International had a major impact on my career development, as well as many of my colleagues that found positions in leading companies, despite the high unemployment rates in Greece and the impact from recession. Obviously, I recommend the program to people who are willing to commit and study hard in courses delivered either by top Professors in Greece or Industry Experts. In the beginning, taking to consideration the market factors, I didn’t expect to capitalize and make use of the learning outcomes so quickly. I am very glad I chose i-MBA over other MBAs offered in Greece!”

2022- present Regional Cloud Solutions Sales Specialist, Microsoft, Switzerland

2016- 2022 Industry Director in Education, Greece, Malta & Cyprus, Microsoft

2012- 2016 After Sales & Business Development Manager, Lamda Group of Companies

2008- 2012 Spare Parts Sales & Supply Chain Manager, Lamda S.A.

2006- 2007 Senior Production & Optimization Engineer, Pebro Dexion Hellas S.A.

Holder of MSc in Advances Industrial and Manufacturing Systems from Kingston University and BEng in Automation Engineering, Mechatronics, Robotics and Automation Engineering from the University of Piraeus.

Vassilis Tziokas
Global Lead Web3 Strategy & Business Development, Microsoft, US

“Upon completing the i-MBA, I was employed by Microsoft as a Solutions Strategy Manager for Central Eastern Europe. I have a strong track record of global strategy campaigns, commercial partnerships and digital transformation engagements focusing on cutting-edge technologies like AI and Web3. I am also business mentor and ambassador in the Web3 & Startup ecosystem. Currently, I am leading the global Web3 Business Development & GTM Strategy for Microsoft. My MBA experience was memorable because I had the opportunity to build a strong and holistic foundation of business knowledge that empowered me to pursue an accelerated career path. The i-MBA also gave me the opportunity to become a member of a strong network of professionals and leaders both in Greece and internationally.”

2022- present Global Lead Web3 Strategy & Business Development, Microsoft, US

2022- 2022 Global Head of Sales Strategy & Enablement, Enterprise Sales, Microsoft, US

2019- 2021 Global Head of Industry, Data & AI Sales, Microsoft, US

2018- 2019 Regional Industry Marketing & Sales Enablement Lead, Central Eastern Europe, Microsoft, Greece

2016- 2018 Regional Industry Solutions Strategy Manager, Central Eastern Europe, Microsoft, Greece

2014- 2016 Marketing & Category Planning Development Lead, Mondelēz International, Spain

2012- 2014 Head of Marketing, Upstream, Greece

Eva Tsatsaki
Business Analyst, Euroclear, United Kingdom

“The rationale behind choosing the MBA International program of AUEB was twofold; to help me gain international experience and to change my career path. The i-MBA made me gain and cultivate skills necessary to succeed in my current role. Also, it provided me with the academic rigor that the sector I work for expects. If I had to choose an MBA program for a second time, I would definitely choose i-MBA.”

2020- present Business Analyst, Euroclear, UK

2016- 2020 Business Analyst, First Derivatives, UK

2013- 2014 Shop Manager/ Sales Representative, Vodafone S.A.

2012- 2012 Sales Representative, Vodafone S.A.

Holder of BSc in Business Administration from the University of Ioannina.

Michalis Stoupakis
Product Manager, Desquared

“I consider the MBA International program as the most significant step that contributed to my professional development. After having worked for more than six years as an architectural engineer in private and public projects, the i-MBA helped me enter the business world, run my own startup called “citytales”, discover and improve my leadership skills and develop a well-rounded mindset to design and implement innovation.”

2020- present Product Manager,  Desquared

2018- 2020 Product Manager, efood

2016- 2018 Head of Business Unit,

2016- 2016 Project Manager, Digitalis Ltd.

2014- 2016 Co-founder & Business Developer, citytales

2014- 2016 Co-founder, weRender

2009- 2014 Project Architect, SKMP Architects

Holder of MArch in Architectural Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens.

Mamdouh Elkharadly
Mamdouh Elkharadly
Relationship Manager, Mid-Market Business, Export Development Canada, Canada

“For me the impact of the i-MBA has never been limited to getting a better job, but it helped me a lot by improving my managerial & interpersonal skills; differences are marked even in the most important skills such as stress management, scientific analysis & research, time management and ethical & strategic decision making process. On the other hand, AUEB’s i-MBA graduates are well-equipped with presentation & research skills in addition to the skilled professors who were always there when needed. I consider getting i-MBA from Athens University of Economics & Business was one of the most important decisions I have ever taken and a turning point in my career path.”

2022- present Relationship Manager, Mid-Market Business, Export Development Canada, Canada

2021-2022 Relationship Manager, RBC, Canada

2018- 2020 Relationship Manager, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, UAE

2014- 2018 Assistant Relationship Manager, Mashreq Bank, UAE

2013- 2014 Assistant Relationship Manager, Doha Bank, Qatar

2008- 2013 Financial Analyst, Arab African International Bank, Egypt

2003- 2008 Accountant, Pacific International Lines (PTE) Ltd., Egypt

Holder of a BSc in Accounting from the Alexandria University.

Maria Giannaki
Global Head of Learning and Development, Galileo Global Education, France

“The i-MBA gave me the unique opportunity to make a shift to my career and to move from academia to a business environment. With the i-MBA, my exposure to a dynamic learning environment was significant since I got inspired by professors and I have learnt with professionals, of the highest level. Working as Head of Training for multinational companies and being accountable for identifying, designing, implementing and overviewing their training needs, this degree equipped me with the necessary skillset to enhance the workplace performance and set the standards for excellence in professional practice. Furthermore, it should be noted that one of the most important assets of the program is its dynamic, ambitious and fun alumni group of young professionals who make the participation in the program worth your time, money and effort even more.”

2022-present Global Head of Learning and Development, Galileo Global Education, France

2019- 2022 Global L&D Manager, Employee Experience, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, France

2016- 2018 Academy Training Manager, Nestlé Nespresso, UK

2015- 2015 Transformation Manager- European Training Manager, General Motors, UK

2013- 2015 Learning Business Partner, Vodafone

2010-2013 Senior Capability Manager, Ekona- imaging solutions

Holder of BSc in Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures and Linguistics from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and MA and PhD in Latin Language and Literature from the Université Paris-Sorbonne.

Vassiliki Babanioti
Vassiliki Babanioti
Digital Sales Program Manager, Eurobank

The MBA International program helped me achieve my strategic goal of shifting my career path, moving from Architecture to the corporate world. The skills I gained in important business areas were paramount for me to find my first job in a multinational company in which I am now successfully leading one of its strategic priorities.”

2020- present Digital Sales Program Manager, Eurobank

2018- 2020 Product Owner- Digital Sales, Vodafone Greece

2018- 2018 Senior Digital Product Manager, Website & E-commerce, Vodafone Greece

2016- 2018 Senior Product Manager- Prepaid Propositions, Vodafone Greece

2015- 2016 Product Manager- Prepaid Propositions, Vodafone Greece

2014- 2015 Product Manager- Prepaid Data Propositions, Vodafone Greece

2013- 2014 Graduate Trainee, Vodafone Greece

Holder of MEng in Architectural Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens.

Stylianos Matthaiou
Global Director- Strategy & Transformation, Expedia Group, United Kingdom

“I was always looking for an international career and the MBA International was pivotal in enabling me to do so. Having worked in a family business and my own one for several years, the MBA International provided me with the tools I needed to challenge myself and go after something bigger. It was a learning experience like no other; it helped me develop a different mind-set, set high goals, adopt to change and think like there is no box. On top of that, I met people from all over the world, I worked in multicultural teams and I learned to reach my goals with humility. I got smarter and the MBA International definitely brought me closer to my end goal of becoming an inspirational business leader.”

2021- present Global Director- Strategy & Transformation, Expedia Group, UK

2020- 2021 Director- Growth & Integration, Expedia Group, UK

2019- 2019 Senior Managing Consultant, IBM, UK

2019- 2019 Senior Manager- Customer Strategy, EY, UK

2018- 2018 UK Trading & Planning Lead – Consumer Business, eBay, UK

2016- 2018 Operations & Innovation Lead- Consumer Business, eBay, UK

2016- 2016 Head of Marketing- Consumer Business, eBay, UK

2015- 2016 Programme Manager- Trading & Marketing, eBay, UK

2014- 2015 Commercial Strategy Consultant, Dixons Carphone, UK

2013- 2014 Group Commercial Project Manager- Europe, Pelican Rouge Group, UK

2012- 2013 Several Projects (P&G, Samsung, Celecio UK), Greece & UK

2008- 2012 Managing Director/ Founder, Core Advertising

Holder of BSc in Business Administration from the University of Piraeus. 

Milica Radevonic
Milica Radenovic
Merchandising Analytics & Strategy Manager, BJ's Wholesale Club, US

Looking for a career change, i-MBA equipped me with all I need to know to land a great job and grow professionally. Seven years later, I have worked in 5 countries and have gained valuable experience. From an English language teacher to a Strategy Manager.”

2021- present Merchandising Analytics & Strategy Manager, BJ’s Wholesale Club, US

2018- 2021 Corporate Strategy Manager, Peapod Digital Labs, US

2016- 2018 Business Planning & Performance Manager, Delhaize Group, Netherlands

2013- 2016 Senior Financial Analyst, Delhaize Group, US

2012- 2013 Project Leader, Delhaize Group, Romania

2012- 2012 Project Leader, Delhaize Group, Serbia

2011- 2012 Retail Operation Orientation, AB Vassilopoulos, Greece

2009- 2010 Logistics & Customer Service Officer, Mykeysolutions, Serbia

Holder of a BA in English language and literature from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia.

Pablo Fanelli
Senior Contract Manager, VINCI Concessions, France

“Even before ending the i-MBA, in July 2011, Vinci Construction Grand Projects, France, employed me and I am certain that, among other considerations, this MBA was what made the difference. Since then, I have been working with the VINCI GROUP, first, as a Contract Manager in a 23 km tunnel construction projects for the Chilean Cooper Corporation (CODELCO), valued around 295 million Euros. As a Contract Manager I was in charge of managing the company’s contractual strategy and policy toward our Client. Secondly, in 2015, I have joint Vinci Concessions, France, as a Contract and Claim Manager in a 140 km new Highway Concession Project (Saint Petersburg-Moscow) in Russia, valued around 1.040 million Euros. The programme has been memorable for many reasons, including the high level of the professors, the international environment provided by professors and fellow students, and the fulfillment of an old dream of mine – to have an MBA that complete my Civil Engineer professional qualification. I also consider that having pursued this achievement after so many years of international working experience has allowed me to benefit from it to the fullest.”

2021- present Senior Contract Manager, VINCI Concessions, France

2015- 2020 Contract & Claim Manager, VINCI Concessions, Russia

2013- 2015 Contract & Claim Manager, VINCI Construction Grand Projects, Chile

2011- 2013 Contract Manager, CTM S.A. (VINCI CGP subsidiary), Chile

2007- 2011 Planning & Cost Control Director, Ferrovial, Greece

2003- 2007 Project Manager, Ferrovial, Ireland

2002- 2003 Contract Director, Ferrovial, Poland

Holder of BEng in Civil Engineering from the Universidad Nacional del Sur and from La Sapienza Universita di Roma.

Marianthi Milopoulou
Senior Credit Risk Analyst, Vattenfall, Netherlands

“The i-MBA offered me much more than an education; it armed me with the right mind-set to make things happen for myself. The combination of mental stimulus, diverse attitudes and unabating challenges I was exposed to during the program made all the difference. This unique experience infused the “I can deal with anything” mentality in me and that is priceless.”

2022- present Senior Credit Risk Analyst, Vattenfall, Netherlands

2018- 2022 Corporate Banking – Senior Relationship Manager, Director, Amsterdam Trade Bank, Netherlands

2017- 2018 Shipping Finance – Relationship Manager, Amsterdam Trade Bank, Netherlands

2013- 2016 Vice President, Research & Offshore Credit, DVB Bank SE, Netherlands

2010- 2013 Assistant Vice President, Research & Strategic Planning Shipping, DVB Bank SE, Netherlands

2006- 2009 Marketing Executive, Agora Milopoulos S.A.

Position at DV Bank obtained 3 months prior to graduation from the i-MBA program, Holder of MSc in Maritime Studies from University of Piraeus.

Dimitra Michala
Senior Economist, Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier, Luxembourg

“I selected AUEB’s i-MBA as it is the most dynamic postgraduate program in Greece, offering a stimulating multicultural environment with high quality teaching and research staff and an excellent alumni network. Interacting with participants with diverse backgrounds and experiences offered me a unique opportunity for personal development and made me more confident to seek my career abroad, something that proved to be the right choice for me.”

2016- present, Senior Economist, Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier, Luxembourg

2017- 2018 Adjunct Professor of Finance, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

2015- 2016 Economist, Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier, Luxembourg

2011- 2015 Doctoral Researcher, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg

2009- 2011 Junior Auditor, European Court of Auditors, Luxembourg

2007- 2008 Customer Service Representative, Bank of Cyprus, Athens

Graduated 1st in iMBA class out of 120 students, Holder of BSc in Financial & Banking Management.

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Manto Patsaoura
Managing Director,

“The MBA International program has been a transformational experience, not only because it opened the door to an environment full of stimuli and opportunities as well as a network of influential people, but also because it helped me build the capabilities and grow the confidence I needed in order to pursue entrepreneurial ventures.”

2016- present Managing Director,

2011- 2016 Sales Director, Kariera S.A.

2008- 2011 Key Account Manager, Kariera S.A.

2007- 2008 Advertising & PR Executive, Five Ocean Salvage Ltd

2004- 2006 Executive Assistant to President & Managing Director, OTESAT –Maritel S.A.

Holder of BSc in Marketing & Communications.

Apostolos Boutos
General Manager, Thenamaris Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore

The MBA International exceeded my expectations and proved to be more than the one of the best MBA Programs in Europe. Having left behind the courses, the stress of the exams, the deadlines for the assignments, you come to evaluate the return on the investment you have made. An important investment to yourself which will have an enormous return over the years to come.”

2018- present General Manager, Thenamaris Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore

2015- present Chartering Broker, Thenamaris Ships Management Inc

2013- 2014 Port Services Manager, Thenamaris Ships Management Inc

2012- 2013 Head of Disbursements Section, Thenamaris Ships Management Inc

2008- 2012 Country Supervisor for Internal Audit of Piraeus Bank AD Beograd

2005- 2008 Internal Audit/Supervisor IS Audits, Geniki Bank (Societe Generale Bank)

2003- 2005 Senior IT Auditor & Security Consultant, Ernst & Young

Holder of BSc in Electrical & Computer Engineering.

Etienne Chassat
Etienne Chassat
Senior Account Executive, EMEA, Syniverse Technologies

“The MBA helped me broaden my views on the entrepreneurial world to better understand the commercial matters, innovation needs, and corporate ethics obligations my customers are keen to discuss with me. Also, having studied more than a year with fellow students from all around the world, especially the region, helped me understand the cultural challenges I now face in my job.”

2008- present  Senior Account Executive, EMEA, Syniverse Technologies

2002- 2007 International Roaming Coordinator, SFR (Vodafone Group), France

1999- 2002 IT Project Manager, Cegetel (telecomms, France)

Ranked 1st for full-time i-MBA students for 2007-2008, Finalist of Global Management Challenge for Greece.

Maro Varvate
Marine Fuels & Offshore, Blue Grid

“The i-MBA experience offered me much more than a learning opportunity; it was an exciting life-experience combining a stream of constructive classes and challenging team-work activities. In terms of business potential, this master helped me turn my abilities into professional capacities, allowing me to target innovation and excellence for Ocean Finance, my entrepreneurial initiative.”

2022- present Marine Fuels & Offshore, Blue Grid

2019- 2022, Advisor Energy Transition and New Technologies, CT Maritime

2017- 2019 Business Development Manager, RINA

2014- 2017 Fleet Planning Analyst Specialist, Qatargas

2007- 2013 Head of Trade and Finance Operations, Eleanor Group

2004- 2007 Project Coordinator, Naftotrade Shipping & Commercial SA

2001- 2003 Project Manager, Fleet Renewal, Naftotrade Shipping & Commercial SA

Holder of MSc in Corporate Finance from SDA Bocconi School of Management, Italy, Holder of MEng in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering from National Technical University of Athens, Member of Technical Committee of Registrao Itialiano Navale, Hellenic Institute of Marine Technology.

Evangelia Passa
Global Head of Investments Governance, Managed Solutions, J.P. Morgan Private Bank, United Kingdom

“My i-MBA provided me with a well rounded education that helped me to take my first steps into the world of finance. Additionally, it gave me a unique cultural perspective through the people that I met and the classes that I took that sparked my desire to work and live abroad.”

2022- present Global Head of Investments Governance, Managed Solutions, J.P. Morgan Private Bank, UK

2019- 2022 Head of Investment Governance, International Private Bank, Managed Solutions, J.P. Morgan, UK

2017- 2019  Executive Director, GWM- Fund Selection, JP Morgan, UK

2009- present Vice President, Private Bank, Fund Selection- Investment Specialist, JP Morgan, UK

2008- 2009 Risk Analyst, JP Morgan, UK

2007- 2008 Market Risk Associate, Risk Advisory, PWC London, UK

Holder of MSc in Investment Management (merit), Cass Business School, London, Commercial Bank of Greece Scholarship for academic excellence (2005) and a BA in Business Administration from the University of Piraeus.

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Bozidar Jovicevic
Chief Executive Officer, Evermed, NY, US

“The i-MBA was for me so much more than learning modern business tools/methodologies and getting ready to work in a truly global workplace. It was an environment which also encouraged me to take a step back and rethink my personal strengths, values and aspirations and design my future career accordingly.”

2021- present Chief Executive Officer, Evermed, NY, US

2017- 2020 Vice President, Global Head Digital Therapeutics, Sanofi, NY, US

2015- 2017 Global Digital Head of Medical Affairs, Novartis, US

2011- 2013 Senior Global Product Director – New Products, Novartis, Switzerland

2009- 2011 Region Europe Brand Director, Novartis, Switzerland

2006- 2009  Brand Manager, Novartis, Greece

2004- 2005  Hospital Sales Specialist, Novartis Oncology, Serbia

Holder of a medical degree from Belgrade University School of Medicine, Scholarship of Kingdom of Norway, given to the top 50 students in the country (2002), National Chess Champion under age of 20 (1995 and 1996) and International Chess Master Title – recognized by FIDE (1996).

Dimitris Psarris
Dimitrios Psarris
Managing Partner, Bain & Company, Greece

“In the MBA International program there is an amazing sense of ownership that spans from the Professors and the support staff, to the students. It is a live, developing program being ran by truly dedicated people. Its exciting and fast-paced environment offers people the opportunity to discover their own competencies, but also develop new skills.”

2022- present Managing Partner, Bain & Company, Greece

2020- 2022 Managing Director, Oliver Wyman, Greece

2015- 2022 Partner, Oliver Wyman, UK

2007- 2014 Principal, Oliver Wyman, UK

2012- 2013 Ambassador, One Young World, UK

2005- 2006 Product Manager, Colgate-Palmolive

2002- 2002 Financial Analyst, Edipresse Group

Holder of MSc in Accounting & Finance from London School of Economics and a BA in Business Administration & Management from AUEB.

Dimitris Tsingos
Founder, Starttech Ventures

“Applying for the i-MBA, I was aiming to be admitted to the best Greek executive postgratuate program in business administration. After two years of attending exciting courses given by top professors and cooperating with experienced and creative classmates, I realized that I had been lucky enough to follow one of the best programs in Europe.”

2015- present Co-Founder, HeBAN – Hellenic Business Angels Network

2012- present Founder, Starttech Ventures

2012- present Co-Founder and President, Epignosis e-Learning Technologies

2011- 2014 Founding President, Hellenic Start-up Association

2010- 2016 President, YES – European Federation of Young Entrepreneurs, Belgium

2000- 2017 Co-Founder and CEO, Virtual Trip Ltd (the first student IT start up in Greece)

Former Chairman of the Board, Hellenic Informatics Union, the professional & scientific association of Greek Informatics, Former Chairman of the board, Federation of Hellenic Associations of Young Entrepreneurs, the main association of young entrepreneurs in Europe, representing around 40,000 young entrepreneurs under the age of 40.

Michaela Rogdaki
Michaela Rogdaki
Head of Commercial Strategy, TV (Europe), Samsung Electronics, United Kingdom

“The i-MBA gave me instant credibility, helped me develop a broad set of skills, and a global mindset which encouraged me to move from the local office of my company in Athens to the European Headquarters in London, where I am still based….The  program is designed to apply the theory in practice through projects and case studies, which helped me gain commercial awareness, even more valuable when my working experience was not very broad.”

2016- present Head of Commercial Strategy, TV (Europe), Samsung Electronics, UK

2012- 2016 Senior Manager, New Business Development (Europe), Samsung Electronics, UK

2008- 2012 Area Business Manager, TV Business Management, Sony Home Entertainment Europe

2007- 2008 TV Business Planning & Product Marketing, Assistant Manager Product Marketing, Sony Europe

2005- 2007 Sony European Graduate Program

Holder of BSc in Business Administration from AUEB.

Panayotis Gezerlis
Founder & President, Convert Group

“The i-MBA was a life-changing decision for me, as was proven after my graduation. I have the pleasure to keep in touch with most of my Executive IV colleagues by working together on projects or socializing; to maintain a relationship with many alumni through our dynamic Alumni Association and to enjoy strong bonds with our professors who are always willing to support, mentor on and help my career path.”

2022- present Founder & President, Convert Group

2014- 2022 Founder & CEO, Convert Group

2011- 2014 e-Commerce Consultant, Be eBusiness

2010- 2011 CEO & Co-Founder, SA (e-shop)

2008- 2010 Head of Business Planning & Business Development Director, Upstream SA

2004- 2008 Chief Commercial Officer & Business Development Director, Voiceweb SA

2003- 2004 Strategy Consultant, Archetypon & AUEB

Holder of BSc in Publishing & Printing Business Management, University of Hertfordshire, Frequent presenter at conferences/seminars on e-business, entrepreneurship, mobile marketing, CRM, banking, etc.

Leonard Cornoiu
Leonard Cornoiu
Head of Project Finance, Banca Transilvania, Romania

“Today’s global economy moves at a very rapid pace, with daily changes and new challenges. The program equipped me with the tools to understand current economic difficulties, identify problems and create solutions for the company and clients I work with. The valuable experience gained during the MBA has also given me the foundation that will boost my career and my personal life for years to come.”

2006- present Head of Project Finance (EU Programs), Banca Transilvania, Romania

2005- 2006 Head of Unit – Large Corporates Division, Bancpost SA

2003- 2005 Corporate Relationship Manager, Bancpost SA

1999- 2001 Investment Analyst, IEBA Response Romania

Holder of BSc in Finance & Banking.

Athanasios Zafeiris
Athanasios Zafeiris
Managing Director, Ciento Luna SRL

“I believe that it changes the way others see you and greatly improves your self esteem… a means of opening your mind it is incomparable.”

2017- present Managing Director, Ciento Luna SRL

2017- 2017 IT Business Consultant, self- employed

2016- 2017 Business Development Manager, Olympia Group

2014- 2016 IT Business Consultant, Self- Employed

2011- 2013 Outsourcing Director, SingularLogic

2002- 2011 IT & T Director, Everest S.A. (Vivarta-MIG) – the largest snack chain in Greece with over 350 points of sale, including Cyprus & the Balkans

1997-2002 Project Manager, Hellenic Scientific (IBM Business Partner)

1987-2002 Sales Manager, Computer Logic SA (now SingularLogic)

Graduated with Honours from i-MBA, Excellence Award for e-procurement system development for Olympic Catering, Holder of MSc in Software Engineering from University of Patras.

Batsakoutsas Yiannis
Yannis Batsakoutsas
Senior Advisor, CREATIVE FOCUS, INC., US

“I feel that the AUEB’s MBA International has not only helped develop my career, but also helped me to operate at new levels of competence and confidence. …….it might have been 5 years since my graduation, but I still feel part of the program,……if I had to start all over again, without hesitation I would apply again. I am proud of being a member of this community.”

2018- present Senior Advisor, CREATIVE FOCUS, INC., US

2017- 2018 Head of Human Resources, Private Bank (Regional EMEA, Global Investment Finance & Global Trust), Citi, UK

2015- 2017 Senior Learning & Talent Advisor, International Franchise Management, Citi, UK

2012- 2015 Head of Learning & Development, EMEA Institutional Clients Group, Citi, UK

2008- 2012 Graduate Development Manager, Citigroup, UK

2005- 2007 Vice President, EMEA Learning & Development, Senior Training Specialist, Citigroup, UK

1995- 2000    Manager, Treasury Dept, Money Markets & Foreign Exchange Trader, Citigroup, UK

Holder of BSc in Banking & Financial Management, Awarded a total of seven scholarships for outstanding academic record.

Thanos Alafogiannis
Founder, Prosthesi

“I strongly believe that it helped me realize and explore my full potential as an individual as well as a professional. More than that, the i-MBA helped my transformation from a work – centered person to a network – centered entrepreneur.”

2019- present Founder, Prosthesi

2009- 2019 Principal, Actech LLC, Ohio Area, US

2005- 2019 Managing Director/ President, PROVASIS AEBE

2004- 2005 General Manager, AKTO Art & Design

1989- 2002 Sales Manager, AGFA Gevaert AEBE, multinational corporation

Holder of BA in Graphic Arts and BA in Chemistry, Author of best-selling books on Sales, Key-note speaker in seminars on Adult Education, Business Funding Sources, Sales Techniques, Graphic Arts Innovations, in Greece and abroad.

Current Distinctions & Awards