“Obvious Success or hidden failure? The change from reactive to proactive policies by countries and organizations involved: Greece as a case study”
- Sustainability, Development & Growth
Dimitris Kastoris has been in the forefront of Strategy International since its birth from 2008. Dimitris is an achor man and journalist for a regional channel in Northern Greece named “Alpha Tileorasi”. He is based at the Historical City of Drama, in Greece. He has worked to this day for National, Peripheral and Local Media Centers for all purposes, radio, TV and Internet. As a Journalist and reporter, Dimitris has the ability to anticipate and create innovative solutions for Major national and international press affairs. He has also been Chief Editor of News Broadcasting in a variety of past TV and Radio or Internet Channels he was working and been associated with. At a parallel professional life, he has been the chief Press and Public relations officer for a variety of Members of Parliament and Members of Heads of the Periphery that he resides in, the Eastern Macedonia, Greece.
Dimitris Speaks Fluently Russian and Engish. He is a Native Greek Speaker.
Head of Administration of Strategy International since 2011, John Karagiannopoulos is a graduate of Political Science and History from the University of Sunderland (UK). He also obtained a Masters Degree in Diplomatic Studies from the Department of International Relations and Diplomacy from the University of Leicester (UK). He has developed a great interest in Public and International Affairs and is actively involved in political affairs within the boundaries of his municipality.
He speaks French and he is fluent in English language.
Despina joined SI in 2010. She holds a masters degree in Social and Global Justice from the University of Nottingham, and a bachelors degree in Political Science from the University of Cyprus. Despina has been a key of administration on the preparation of SI’s international conferences as well as creating and maintaining relations with other international organizations, companies and mid-career and senior executives. Her prior professional positions were in international and off-shore companies in the region of southeastern Europe and the Middle East, concentrating mainly on financial, oil/petroleum, aviation and communication fields.
Despina speaks Greek and English.
Efrosyni is the Executive Assistant & Communications Experts of Strategy International Global. She joined Strategy International in 2013. She holds an MA in Globalisation and Development at the University of Sheffield (with Distinction). She also holds a degree in Political Science and a minor degree in Gender Studies from the University of Cyprus (excellent). Her research interests include: political economy of globalisation, global politics of the environment and climate change, politics of development.
Speaks English (fluent), French (Basic) and German (Beginner).
Alexandros is columnist at Dot News Media Group. He holds a bachelor’s degree on Management and Marketing from the University of Lincoln and a degree in Tourism Administration from the Technological Institute of Athens.
A few years back he has been an entrepreneur but his engagement with Social Media has gave him a chance to grow some of his ideas in a competitive and dynamic growing environment at the world of the internet. He always tries to expand his knowledge and thoughts through social publications by informing people what is happening throughout the world.
The constant contact with customers at his workplace helped him develop organizational culture and analytical thinking skills that he offers to the service of the company, in order to promote team cooperation and the accomplishment of it’s goals. He works hard, he is persistent, goal oriented, ambitious, collaborative, able to adapt quickly to change and productive.
Maria joined Strategy International in 2012, seeking to fulfill a long-time aspiration; work in a vigorous, fast-paced, professional environment where she can fully utilize her research, writing and organizational skills, in a field she is truly passionate about. As a member of S.I’s highly qualified, tight-knit team, she has completed a wide array of projects, as well as served in various positions throughout the years.
She has read International Relations and Diplomacy in Greece while currently pursuing a graduate degree in International Studies in the Netherlands, focusing on Global Conflict and Security. Research interests include – but are not limited to – strategic studies, counter-terrorism, threats and opportunities in international security, foreign policy analysis, as well as international relations theory and political thought. She endeavors to contribute systematically to field analyses on International Security & Strategy, Peace & Conflict Resolution and International Global Affairs, inter alia, and offer a comprehensive approach to contemporary International Affairs challenges.
Aiming for mastery and gaining expertise, she has been actively involved in the organization of conferences, panel discussions and seminars to promote international relations topics, conducted research on her chosen field, successfully completed a number of internships and traineeships, participated in model conferences, simulations and debate tournaments to sharpen her negotiation and presentation skills, while serving her community to the best of her ability with substantial engagement in volunteering work.
Having assumed leadership roles in diverse projects -including student organizations, research teams as well as political involvement on a national level- she believes that commitment, hard work and dedication inspire respect more so than authority could ever command, and what is more, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts when it comes to teamwork and combined effort. She has encountered and confirmed the latter, especially while working at Strategy International, which proved to be a truly rewarding experience so far, professionally and intellectually-wise.
She has mastered four foreign languages – English, French, Spanish, Italian – while speaking basic Dutch and Russian; being a foreign language afficionado, she aims to become a true polyglot, travel the world and make a valuable contribution to her chosen professional field.
Konstantinos Papadopoulos has been a member of Strategy International since August 2010.
He holds a BSc in International European Political and Economic Studies from the University of Macedonia and a MSc in International Human Resources Management from the University of Strathclyde. His studies prove his interest in the globalization, international relations, human management and cultural dimension. He is experienced in the Recruitment Sector, matching talents with Jobs and the Management of Key Accounts.
Currently he works as a HR Consultant in a multinational recruitment company in Thessaloniki.
He speaks English fluently and German in an intermediate level.
A young entrepreneur, a graduate of the Department of International Relations and Diplomacy of the Department of International Studies of the American College of Thessaloniki and a graduate of the Department of Business Administration with specialization in tourism from the Highest Technological Institute of Thessaloniki. I speak and have obtained certification degrees in the following languages, English (proficiency Cambridge, Michigan, state), French B2, Spanish B2.
I am a member of the Strategy International Institute since 2010 and I am the Director of Youth, Board Member, recruiter and assistant social media coordinator from the beginning. I have participated and co-organized all the conferences and seminars that the institute has done in Greece and Europe.
I was and still am an active member of a political party in Greece and I have also served as a candidate for the Second Region of Thessaloniki in the Municipality of Lagada. I have practiced internships in Greek embassies abroad as well as in the annex of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thessaloniki.
I am also a member of an international humanitarian organization (Rotary International), to which I have been elected for two consecutive years Club President, and I am now serving as Assistant Governor of the region of Northern Greece.
Niki has been a member of Strategy International since January 2012. She currently works as a Research Analyst at Third Bridge, a primary research firm based in London, assisting global management consulting firms in their private equity due diligence and corporate strategy cases. Niki’s professional background includes external consultancies for BCG Center for Public Impact as well as internships for NGO CDRSEE and the US Embassy in Greece. Her expertise covers policy analysis, grant writing, business development, and project management. Niki holds an MSc in Public Management and Governance from LSE and a BA in Political Science from UC Berkeley.
Niki speaks English (native), Greek and Spanish (working)
Giannis is Human Resource Manager. He holds a M.Sc. in Human Resource Management from Cardiff University, Wales, U.K. He also holds a B.A. in International Economic Relations and Development from Democritus University of Thrace, Greece and he has also studied in the Economics Faculty of University of Ljubljana, Slovenia as part of the ‘’Socrates-Erasmus’’ programme. His interests include balkan history, intra-balkan economic relations and co-operation and International HRM.
He speaks English, French and Bulgarian.
Vasilis M. Yiannaki is a Human Resources Manager in Strategy International. He holds a BSc in Economic Policy and Development at University of Thessaly Greece, and a M.Sc. in Human Resource Management & Organizational Behaviour from the Cyprus International Institute of Management. Vasilis professional work experience in HR includes several aspect such as creating and organizing HR department, change management, team building and creating organization culture and strategy.
Results-driven and innovative with extensive experience and education in technology.
Founder of Dot News Media Group in Athens in 2014. An independent media network that delivers captivating content to the world which informs, inspires and entertains through rebalancing the core of media by respecting the diversity and humanity of the world.
He has been working for Lexitel SA till 2012, a telecommunications company that focuses in the networking and telecom industry, as senior Programmer and Systems Analyst.
Restless spirit, with hands-on attitude, following both his logic and instinct in order to achieve his goals.
Demonstrated success in co-operating with international consortiums on innovative European Projects with the ability to bring positive results even under tremendous pressure and tight timeframes.
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