Graduation Year: 2009 (MBA 17)
Group Product Manager BIODERMA Laboratoire Dermatologique, GUM oral care, Tilman natural products at Pharmathen
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Could you update us on your latest professional developments?
Ι am currently in charge of the business development of Doctoranytime.gr. Having worked for an advertising agency and then for L’Oreal, I realized that my true need was to stream my creativity and business thinking into a new venture that would address a real consumer need and would have the potential to make the difference both in Greece and abroad. It was at L’Oreal where I met Eleftheria Zourou and we started together designing the Doctoranytime.gr service.
How did ALBA help you in your career?
ALBA was an important inclusion in my career development as I elaborated on the business thinking and it made clear in my mind that entrepreneurship was the direction I wanted to take. Through the various projects and case studies I worked on, I identified which are my strong skills and inclinations.
Share with us your fondest memory while studying at ALBA
The FCP competition moments and the Entrepreneurship class were without a doubt the best moments that I experienced at ALBA. It really shifted my way of thinking regarding the business world. After these, I suddenly realized how much fulfilling it is to create value from scratch and satisfy needs of the customers.
You recently quit your job at a multinational company for a position in a start-up company. What made you decide to enter the world of start-ups? What advice would you share with fellow alums on joining the start-up community?
Joining a start-up is not just a career or business decision; it is a whole way of thinking and acting, it’s a mentality. Thinking out of the box, being flexible and fast, a problem solver, multi- tasking, result oriented are characteristics that one person should carry if he wants to join the start up community. In my case, utilizing and expressing this part of my personality was a need, this is what drove me to quit the multinational company world.