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Partners

Yanni Spiropoulos

Founder and Managing Partner 

Yanni Spiropoulos

Founder and Managing Partner 

Yanni Spiropoulos is the Founder and Managing Partner of OCTANE Management Consultants. Yanni has worked for more than 20 years in consulting in Greece and in the United Kingdom.

Prior to founding OCTANE in 2007, Yanni was Director in Charge at KANTOR Management Consultants, serving as head of the company’s Private Sector Consulting as well as its Human Resource Services Divisions. He has also held senior level positions at JWThompson Hellas and Booz Allen & Hamilton in London.

Yanni has led a wide-ranging variety of assignments involving corporate strategy, market and competition analysis, customer management, acquisition support, post-merger integration, performance improvement, restructuring, change management etc. for some of the largest multinational and Greek companies. He has also served as a coach, mentor and evaluator for several family business owners, CEOs, start-ups and entrepreneurs.

He holds a BA from Harvard University and an MBA from INSEAD.

George Pavlatos

Founder, Senior Partner 

George Pavlatos

Founder, Senior Partner 

George Pavlatos is a founder and Senior Partner of OCTANE Management Consultants.

 

George possesses more than 14 years of consulting experience with Octane and previously with KANTOR Management Consultants, focusing on creating actionable strategies for clients ranging from startups to multinationals.

 

He has directed several strategy and restructuring projects for clients such as S&B, Emporiki-Credit Agricole, Hellenic Petroleum, Eurobank, ERGO Insurance, and has carried out a multitude of other engagements in Banking, Telecoms, Transport, Energy, Food, Retail, FMCG and Heavy Industry for clients in Greece and the Balkans.

 

He possesses extensive experience in Change Management, having assisted a number of private and public organizations to design complex change programmes and successfully manage their implementation from start to finish.

He has also successfully supported a large number of established and startup companies in strategy design, competition and market analysis, business planning and fundraising.

He holds a Masters of Engineering from the University of Durham and an MBA from INSEAD.

Dimitris Christacopoulos

Senior Partner 

Dimitris Christacopoulos

Senior Partner 

Dimitris Christacopoulos has led a 15-year career in banking and consulting in Greece, the United Kingdom, and the United States (Fortis Bank, Barclays Capital, Booz Allen & Hamilton). He is a Senior Partner of OCTANE Management Consultants.

 

Prior to joining OCTANE, Dimitris served for six years as the Deputy Country Head and Director of Energy and Project Finance for Fortis Bank in Athens. He was responsible for the set-up and management of the Greek Branch, and provided corporate finance, project financing, and corporate lending services to some of the leading energy and shipping companies in Greece and Turkey,.

 

Dimitris has also held managerial positions with Barclays Capital in London and Booz Allen & Hamilton Consulting in New York. For the latter, he led mixed consultant-client project teams in assignments in the U.S., South America, Europe, and Asia for some of the world’s largest organizations across various industries (energy, financial services, chemicals & pharmaceuticals, etc.), assisting them in the areas of strategic realignment, operational efficiency, and business process reengineering.

 

He holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and an MBA from Columbia Business School in New York.

Key Staff

Maria Kefala

Director

Maria Kefala

Director 

Maria Kefala is a Director at OCTANE Management Consultants.

Maria has worked on several projects with emphasis on corporate organization and corporate strategy in a number of industries primarily real estate, wholesale, energy, and banking.
Prior to joining OCTANE, Maria held internships at WWF Hellas and Imerisia Online.

She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics with a minor concentration in Government from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. During her time at Georgetown, she was also involved in a wide range of activities ranging from community service, to student newspaper and has held leadership positions in student organizations.

Maria is fluent in Greek, English, French, and Spanish and has a working knowledge of Portuguese.

Christina Ntorva

HR Manager

Christina Ntorva

HR Manager 

Christina Ntorva is an HR Manager at Octane Management Consultants.

 

Christina, with more than 17 years of HR experience, is a well versed HR Professional. She possesses an overall rich HR exposure for Greece, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Albania, and North Macedonia in numerous private multinational companies, start ups and international humanitarian organizations.

 

Having led various projects and international teams as HR Consultant, HR Manager and HR Business Partner, she has worked in various industries such as Consultancy & Staffing, Telecommunications, IT & Communication Technology, Fixed network & construction, Retail, Global Experience Projects and Humanitarian Operations.

 

Indicative professional areas include the following: Talent Acquisition,  Organisational Development, HR Operations, On-boarding-exit, Induction & Development, Compensation &Benefits (payroll, employee benefits, employee rewards etc), Policies & processes, Performance Management, Training & Development, Employee Relations, Labour Law,  Partner Relations, Compliance & Audits, Health & Safety.

 

An advocate of positive work environment, she sets very high standards of employee experience and employer branding. An active member of Greek People Management Association, she is restless in bringing the best HR practices and business updates.

 

Christina holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from the American College of Greece and an MA in Training and Human Resource Development from University of Warwick in United Kingdom. She has successfully attended Business Coaching in National and Kapodistrian University with merits.

 

Fond of lifelong learning and coaching, she considers herself ‘Citizen of the World’, she enjoys traveling, connecting to people whereas emerging to their culture and way of living.

Ioannis Pipidis

Senior Manager

Ioannis Pipidis

Senior Manager 

Ioannis Pipidis is a Senior Manager at Octane Management consultants.

 

Ioannis joined OCTANE on 2019 and since then he has managed a number of projects in the Banking and Finance sector having advised Banks, Private Equity firms, NPL servicers, Payment Institutions, EMIs and Fintech companies in various assignments.

 

 

Prior to joining Octane Ioannis has worked for 6 years in Rubix group international the largest European industrial distributor where most recently he held the position of European Key Account Development Manager, managing a customer portfolio of 10m € in the automotive and pharmaceutical sector.

 

He holds an MBA from IE business school. He also holds and Msc in Logistics and Supply chain management from Cranfield School of Management and a Bsc in Financial and Management Engineering from the University of the Aegean (Chios). He has been a competitive swimmer in his earlier years and a member of the Greek National swimming team.In his free time he enjoys travelling and playing golf.

Eleonora Tsampaou

Senior Manager

Eleonora Tsampaou

Senior Manager 

Eleonora Tsampaou is a Senior Manager at OCTANE Management Consultants.

 

She has more than 18 years of experience in developing and managing EU-funded programmes and public sector projects, mainly targeting regional development, innovation and competitiveness.

 

Prior to joining OCTANE, Eleonora worked as a Senior Consultant and Project Manager, providing consultancy and programme management services in several sectors, including environment and resource efficiency, blue economy and digital technologies. From 2011 until 2015, she accumulated significant experience in monitoring large-scale state-aid programmes, targeting business support and technology transfer, working at a Managing Authority of ERDF funds in the microelectronics sector. Previously from 2002 until 2010, Eleonora specialized in the development of projects in the creative sector internationally and coordinated the European projects department at the National Book Centre of Greece (non for profit organization, Ministry of Culture), also being responsible for networking events during the Greek Presidencies of the EU. She also served as a trainee at the Directorate General Trade of the European Commission (Antidumping Service) and provided expertise as evaluator for the European Commission and the General Secretariat for Research and Innovation.

 

Eleonora holds an MSc in Economics (DEA), with specialization in European Political Economy and Applied Econometrics, from ULB (Université libre de Bruxelles) and a degree in International and European Economic Studies from the Athens University of Economics and Business. She has also studied at the Università degli Studi di Firenze (Italy) in the context of the Erasmus programme.

Pinelopi Spanou

Manager

Pinelopi Spanou

Manager 

Pinelopi Spanou is a Manager at OCTANE Management Consultants.

 

Prior to joining OCTANE, Pinelopi worked for 2 years in the purchasing department of a multinational pharmaceutical company and for 2 years in the accounting department of an Information Technology company.

 

Pinelopi holds a Bachelor degree in Business Economics from University of Kent in the UK and she is currently a 2019 CFA Level I candidate.

 

She is attracted to new technologies and has interest in data analytics. In her spare time she enjoys fitness activities, drawing and cooking.

Marios Pintzos

Manager

Marios Pintzos

Manager 

Marios Pintzos is a Manager at Octane Management Consultants.

 

Marios is an active and passionate entrepreneur with companies in the agricultural sector and real estate brokerage.

 

During the past years he has been working as a consultant at first and a Project Manager afterwards, in Lean & Optimization Management projects. He has successfully managed and participated in numerous projects in Greece and Germany, helping all types of organizations from various fields, improve their operations. He is specialized in process improvement, management systems, human re-engineering, and productivity.

 

He holds a BSc in Business Administration and an MSc in Business Administration with a minor in Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

 

Nikolaos Antonopoulos

Manager

Nikolaos Antonopoulos

Manager 

Nikolaos Antonopoulos is a Manager at OCTANE Management Consultants.

 

He has 6 years of active involvement in financial advisory and strategy projects, with experience in valuation reports formulation, feasibility studies & business plans preparation, transactions management, risk assessments, business restructuring, strategic planning, subsidized programs developing & monitoring, as well as customer relationship management.


Prior to joining OCTANE, Nikolaos was working as a Consultant at Kantor Management Consultants, as a Business Consulting Manager and as a Financial Analyst at Business Support Services (BSS), with significant experience in project finance and corporate finance in various projects in multiple sectors (both public and private).


Nikolaos holds a Master’s Degree in Finance and Banking from the University of Piraeus and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of Patras.

Hara Papadopoulou

Office Manager

Hara Papadopoulou

Office Manager 

Hara Papadopoulou is the Office Manager for OCTANE Management Consultants.

 

Hara ensures the smooth running of the office and the effectiveness of day-to-day operations. She also serves as Personal Assistant, reporting directly to the company's Partners.

 

She has demonstrable experience in this field, having accumulated 20 years of experience in total in similar positions, of which, 14 years with OCTANE. Prior to joining OCTANE, Hara has worked at Geniki Karton, member of Geniki Bank - Societe Generale Group as a Personal Assistant and at Sentrolia, member of Mitem, Pieralisi S.A. Group.

 

Hara's studies in IT Operations, supplementary education on Customer Care and extensive professional experience with office operations, administrative support, sales and marketing activities, as well as exposure to different business areas, enabled her to build excellent organizational and communication skills, business know-how and a customer-centric approach.

Nikoleta Boutserou

Senior Expert Advisor

Nikoleta Boutserou

Senior Expert Advisor 

Nikoleta Boutserou is a Senior Expert Advisor at OCTANE Management Consultants.

 

Before joining OCTANE, Nikoleta had a track record of thriving in diverse national and multinational corporate environments within the Banking, Financial Services, Insurance, and Business Process Outsourcing sectors. Her professional journey includes impactful roles at organizations such as Citibank Greece plc, Alpha Bank, ERGO Hellas, and Teleperformance.

 

Nikoleta has assumed leadership positions in operations, client experience strategy, acquisitions, and product management. With a career spanning over 25 years, she has gained high experience in orchestrating change management and business transformation strategies, particularly in response to mergers, acquisitions, and disruptive market conditions. Her leadership is underscored by a proven track record of delivering robust business results.

 

Nikoleta’s academic background includes an MBA in International Business from the University of East London, a Diploma in Management and Leadership from the Chartered Management Institute in the United Kingdom and a BA in Economics from the University of Piraeus.

Marilena Papadaki

Senior Consultant

Marilena Papadaki

Senior Consultant 

Marilena Papadaki is a Senior Consultant at OCTANE Management Consultants.

 

Marilena has 6 years of project management experience in London working on several multi-disciplinary projects varying from infrastructure and technical rail, aviation and road projects to multi-million fit-out projects for public sector clients and private organisations.

 

Prior to joining OCTANE, Marilena has worked at Lendlease Consulting as Commercial and Project Manager assigned to work for various clients including Transport for London (TfL) and Network Rail where she was responsible for managing Telecoms, Systems upgrade and Fleet Overhaul projects throughout all lifecycle stages from tender stage and contract award to design and implementation and finally project closure and handover.


Marilena has previously worked for PwC managing commercial fit-out projects across the UK and Turner & Townsend as Consultant Project Manager for Highways England managing client interface with High Speed 2 (HS2).

 

She holds a diploma in Civil Engineering from National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), a master’s degree in Strategic Management of Projects from University College London (UCL) and a certificate of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in Real Estate Economics and Finance from London School of Economics (LSE). Marilena also holds Project Management Qualification (PMQ) accredited by the Association for Project Management (APM).

Giannis Kaloupaklis

Senior Consultant

Giannis Kaloupaklis

Senior Consultant 

Giannis Kaloupaklis is a Senior Consultant at Octane Management Consultants.

 

Prior to joining Octane, Giannis has accumulated 2,8 years of experience in the Telecommunications sector with Wind Hellas, first as graduate financial analyst and later as project coordinator for Wind’s digital transformation initiatives.

 

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business finance and Management from the University of York and an MSc in International Business and Strategic Management from the same institution.

 

In his spare time Giannis enjoys swimming and running.

Stelios Blymakis

Senior Consultant

Stelios Blymakis

Senior Consultant 

Stelios Blymakis is a Senior Consultant at Octane Management Consultants.

 

Stelios is a data driven, goal oriented professional, with over 13 years of work experience in multiple positions, disciplines and industries.

 

He has a proven track record of successes in the fields of sales, customer service, compliance and digital transformation. He also has experience in business development, business continuity, and ISO certifications. He has worked and managed both small and larger teams and organizations in the banking and digital transformation industries.

 

He is passionate about organizational culture and change management, process reengineering and digital transformation. He is also an active ESG practitioner and certified under BCCP from the Business Continuity Management Institute.

 

He holds a Bachelors in Marketing Management from the American College of Greece and an MSc in Information Technology from the University of Sheffield.

 

In his free time, Stelios likes to work on academic research, martial arts and travelling.

 

Sofia Staraki

Senior Consultant

Sofia Staraki

Senior Consultant 

Sofia Staraki is a Senior Consultant at OCTANE Management Consultants.

 

Sofia Staraki is a Counselling/Project Manager, specialized in social policy and development. She has rich experience in the field of management and implementation of Self-financed and Co-financed training programs in both public and private sector.

She has also been dealing with adult counseling and training for the last 10 years.

 

She has studied Sociology at the Panteion University of Athens and she holds a Master’s degree in Criminology from the City University of London.

 

In her free time, she enjoys travelling.

Georgia Athanasopoulou

Senior Consultant

Georgia Athanasopoulou

Senior Consultant 

Georgia Athanasopoulou is a Senior Consultant at OCTANE Management Consultants.

 

Georgia has worked as business consultant, senior business consultant and project manager since 2011 in several companies, gaining experience both in public and private sector as she coordinated and supervised various financing European programs of the E.U. National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) for the 2014 – 2020 and 2007 – 2013 periods  such as Operational Program “Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship & Innovation” (EPAnEK), Women Entrepreneurship", "Reintegration of Vulnerable Social Groups", "National contingency Reserve".

 

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Geography degree, from the Harokopio University of Athens, in which she received a distinction for developing a touristic cartographical application for Venice on the World Wide Web!

 

 

Georgia enjoys taking ballet classes, making crafts, cooking and traveling.

Thomas Panagiotopoulos

Consultant

Thomas Panagiotopoulos

Consultant 

Thomas Panagiotopoulos is a  Consultant at Octane Management Consultants.

 

He holds a bachelor degree in Business Administration (majoring in accounting and finance) from Athens University of Economics & Business and a master in finance from the same University.

 

He is extremely interested in M&A transactions. His master thesis was about an econometric analysis of M&A deals with title '' The abnormal returns of European companies during merger and acquisition''. Furthermore, He is strongly interested in econometrics and portfolio management.

Evie Kladaki

Consultant

Evie Kladaki

Consultant 

Evie Kladaki is a Consultant at Octane Management Consultants.

 

Evie is a maritime economist, specialising in port policy, strategy, and development. She has experience as a Researcher/Business Consultant and has been involved in several national, and international projects, dealing with ports and maritime supply chains, such as the EU-funded project “Ports Observatory for Performance Indicators Analysis” (PORTOPIA), in collaboration with the European Seaports Organisation (ESPO).

 

She has studied Business Administration at the University of Piraeus and holds a master’s degree in Maritime Studies from the University of Piraeus, as well as a master’s degree in Transport and Maritime Economics from the University of Antwerp.

 

In her free time, she enjoys hiking in nature and landscape photography.

Petros Gioras

Consultant

Petros Gioras

Consultant 

Petros Gioras is a Consultant at Octane Management Consultants

 

Prior to joining OCTANE, Petros worked for three years as a sales manager in his family’s business, where he managed the sales and business development for HVAC systems and sanitary equipment and was responsible for the import department. He has also worked for a NGO project during his postgraduate studies.

 

Petros graduated from the Department of Production and Management Engineering of the Democritus University of Thrace. He participated in the Erasmus program for a semester at BME in Budapest. He holds an MBA in finance from the Athens University of Economics and Business.

Athanasios Chronopoulos

Consultant

Athanasios Chronopoulos

Consultant 

Athanasios Chronopoulos is a Consultant at OCTANE Management Consultants.

 

Prior to joining OCTANE, Athanasios has worked in Strategy & Transaction department at Ernst & Young, as a Financial Analyst in transaction deals for various financial due diligence projects

 

Athanasios has previously worked 2.5 years for European Reliance judicial department as a Junior Adjuster Analyst and as an ISO (2015:9001) Internal Inspector.


Before that he worked 3 years for ICAP Group as a Sales Agent and as a Customer Care Representative in telecommunication sector.

 

Athanasios holds a Master’s Degree in Finance and Banking from the Athens University of Economics and Business and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from the University of Peloponnese.

 

Athanasios is a Football Referee since 2015.

Christos Tsakalidis

Consultant

Christos Tsakalidis

Consultant 

Christos Tsakalidis is a Consultant at Octane Management Consultants.

 

Prior to joining Octane, Christos worked as a Research Assistant at the EMIB Research Group which is established at the University of Antwerp in Belgium. The aforementioned professional experience was part of the Erasmus+ Traineeship program and focused on a sensitivity analysis model regarding a core characteristic of asphalt.

 

He holds an Integrated Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His interest towards financial affairs led him to join the “Investment Banking and International Finance” summer school course at HEC Paris while currently he is a CFA Level 1 candidate.

 

Christos speaks Greek and English fluently and he has a basic knowledge of Dutch. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking and travelling.

Sofoklis Chatzisokratis

Consultant

Sofoklis Chatzisokratis

Consultant 

Sofoklis Chatzisokratis is a Consultant at Octane Management Consultants.

 

Over the years, he has provided a plethora of economic and social analysis, development, and project management services both to public and private sectors. During the last few years, he has been involved in sustainable development projects focusing on recycling and environmental protection.

 

He has studied Business Administration at the University of Piraeus and holds a Master’s degree in Economic and Regional Development from Panteion University. Currently, he is undergoing an MSc in Law and Economics in Energy Markets at Athens University of Economic and Business.

 

In his spare time, Sofoklis likes playing basketball and traveling.

Eirini Athanasiou

Consultant

Eirini Athanasiou

Consultant 

Eirini Athanasiou is a Consultant at OCTANE Management Consultants.

 

Eirini brings many years of enriched experience in developing and managing EU-funded programmes and public sector projects, predominantly in NGOs.

 

Before embracing her current role at OCTANE, Eirini gained valuable experience by working as Programme Coordinator at KMOP - Family and Childcare Centre. Specializing in human and fundamental rights, Eirini meticulously managed a diverse range of projects, ensuring each was in strict alignment with the defined objectives and successfully executed. Prior to this, she worked as a meticulous Project Manager, seamlessly planning, organizing, and implementing project activities, and significantly contributing to the development and success of projects. During her time at KMOP, she actively represented the organization in various national and international committees, and fora, thereby enhancing the organization's influence and presence in the sector.

 

Eirini holds an MA in International Relations and Greek Turkish Relations and another MA focusing on Southeast European Countries, enriching her understanding of regional dynamics and international cooperation. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Turkish Studies and Modern Asian Studies.

Maria Athanasiadou

Consultant

Maria Athanasiadou

Consultant 

Maria Athanasiadou is a Consultant at OCTANE Management Consultants.

 

Maria is a biochemist with a diverse background that nicely blends scientific expertise and business acumen. She carries over five years of experience in cancer research at esteemed institutions such as King's and Imperial College in London and has dedicated more than seven years to teaching, demonstrating her commitment to nurturing the next generation of scientific minds.

 

Holding a BSc in Chemistry from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, an MSc in Biomedical Sciences from Royal Holloway University of London and an MBA from Athens University of Economics and Business, she brings a comprehensive skill set to her role as a Consultant at OCTANE.

 

Beyond her professional pursuits, Maria enjoys traveling and finds inspiration in exploring diverse cultures. A lover of literature and the arts, she enjoys delving into a good book or attending an inspiring theatrical play in her leisure time.

Athanasios Fekas

Senior Analyst

Athanasios Fekas

Senior Analyst 

Sakis Fekas is a Senior Analyst.

 

He has worked in the EU Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) in Slovenia. He was responsible for analysing data on electricity and gas trades from the European energy exchanges. He has also worked as a quantitative analyst in Kantar’s Global Research Centre in Prague.

 

Sakis has developed a comprehensive knowledge of EU policies in a wide range of areas throughout his university career.

 

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Crete. He also holds a master’s in Economics, Behaviour, and Policy from Radboud University in the Netherlands with a specialization in economic institutions.

Konstantinos Bilos

Senior Analyst

Konstantinos Bilos

Senior Analyst 

Konstantinos Bilos is a Senior Analyst at Octane Management Consultants.

 

Prior to joining Octane, Konstantinos had his internship at Belnav Inc. as a Trainee Chartering Shipbroker for four months. Before that he was an Assistant Advisor in Financial Services at Grant Thornton where he conducted operational audits for restructuring / legal portfolios. He has also worked as an Assistant Product Manager Books at Public, where he was responsible for store feedback, stock availability and ordering.

 

He graduated from the department of Accounting and Finance of Athens University of Economics and Business with specialization in Finance and then he had his postgraduate studies at the University of Piraeus in the field of International Shipping with specialization in Maritime Economics.

Sofoklis Koukos

Senior Analyst

Sofoklis Koukos

Senior Analyst 

Sofoklis Koukos is a Senior Analyst at Octane Management Consultants.

 

During his undergraduate studies at University of Piraeus, the department of Banking and Financial Management, Sofoklis worked as a volunteer tutor, preparing his colleagues for examination periods by putting theory into practice through exercises and case studies, under real-life exam conditions.

 

After finishing his Bachelor, Sofoklis spent 9 months in Evros for his military services, defending the borderline and helping refugees in need. Shortly after, he found a position at Grant Thornton as an Assistant Advisor where his main duties involved the collection, organization and analysis of large datasets of mortgage loans for a major bank in Greece.

 

On September of 2019, he decided to take the next step in his career by doing a Master degree in Shipping, Trade and Finance at Cass Business School. In addition, he was selected by the school’s committee to receive a part scholarship from Stelios Philanthropic Foundation. Lastly, the first half of 2020, Sofoklis was occupied as a personal assistant to a Senior Advisor and Managing Director at a financial services firm in London, where he was responsible for market research and financial modeling.

Georgios Katsikas

Senior Analyst

Georgios Katsikas

Senior Analyst 

Georgios Katsikas is a Senior Analyst at Octane Management Consultants.

 

Prior to joining Octane, Georgios worked at Diadikasia Business Consulting for 2 years, where he provided consultancy services in energy-related projects funded by the EU. Additionally, he spent a year working for the Danish Refugee Council and conducted a 6-month Erasmus+ internship at the Hellenic Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels, where he attended several working groups at the Council of the EU and acted as an official delegate of the Hellenic Republic in various fora and events.


Georgios holds a Bachelor's degree in International and European studies from Panteion University of Athens, as well as a Master's degree in International Political Economy from the University of Groningen. Furthermore, he spent a semester as an exchange student at the University of Ljubljana, as part of his undergraduate degree. He is currently a PhD candidate in European Political Economy at Panteion University of Athens.


Georgios is fluent in both Greek and English and has an advanced knowledge of German. Outside of work, he enjoys playing football and chess.

Andreas Kutsuridis

Senior Analyst

Andreas Kutsuridis

Senior Analyst 

Andreas Kutsuridis is a Senior Analyst at Octane Management Consultants.

 

He has worked in National Bank of Greece as a Retail and Premium banker, since 2019.  As a certified Premium banker, he provided personalized services to a preferred and high-wealth segment of the clientele with the goal to reach the client’s financial ambitions through a wide range of investment and bancassurance products. His main tasks entailed advisory on financial services and portfolio management. This professional experience was part of a scholarship from the State Scholarship Foundation (IKY) which was granted during his master’s studies. Prior to this professional experience he has collaborated shortly, as an external partner, with the Hellenic Organization of Tourism in Helsinki, Finland.

 

He holds a bachelor’s degree in management and business administration from the University of Macedonia.  He had his postgraduate studies in the International Hellenic University in the fields of the environmental management and sustainability. Due to his interest in the fields of Finance he participated in the Financial Modeling and Valuation Analysis (FMVA) certification program of the Corporate Finance Institute (CFI).

 

Andreas, as a Greek-Finn, speaks Greek and Finnish. He is also a fluent speaker of French and English. In his spare-time he enjoys playing music, doing sports and volunteering in NGO initiatives towards environmental and social issues.

Ilianna Charalampaki

Senior Analyst

Ilianna Charalampaki

Senior Analyst 

Ilianna Charalampaki is a Senior Analyst at Octane Management Consultants.

 

She has started her professional career as business consultant in 2021 whereas she has been working as coordinator and supervisor of the NSRF 2014-2020 programs in which the Institute of Educational Policy (I.E.P) would participate.

 

Her undergraduate studies are in Project Management at the Technological Education Institute of Thessaly and she holds a Master’s degree in Project and Programme Management from the University of Thessaly. Fond of Business Analytics, she has attended a course of Business Analytics with Big Data at the Athens University of Economics and Business.

 

Ilianna enjoys reading books, photography, travelling and music.

Konstantinos Barakos

Senior Analyst

Konstantinos Barakos

Senior Analyst 

Konstantinos Barakos is a Senior Analyst at OCTANE Management Consultants.

 

Before joining OCTANE, Konstantinos has been working as an International Relations Researcher at the Center for Oriental Studies and Geopolitical Analysis at Panteion University. Additionally, he has worked in WWF Hellas where he provided fundraising services, participated in events organization and advocacy campaigns, and volunteered on the legal team.

 

 

Moreover, he conducted a ?lue Book traineeship at the European Commission’s DG Migration and Home Affairs where he attended high-level meetings of EU institutions with various stakeholders and participated in the monitoring and evaluation of EU-funded projects under AMIF, BMVI, and ISF while conducting Policy Research/Analysis.

 

Konstantinos holds a B.A degree in International, European and Area studies from Panteion University of Athens, as well as an M.A in Political Science/Philosophy from Panteion University and a second MS.c in Public Policy and Human Development at Maastricht University and United Nations University, specialized in Migration Studies and Human Rights.



He is fluent in English and with an advanced knowledge of French.

Giorgos Mavrommatis

Senior Analyst

Giorgos Mavrommatis

Senior Analyst 

Giorgos Mavrommatis is a Senior Analyst at OCTANE Management Consultants.

 

His professional career started at the National Bank, where he worked as Business Analyst in the Department of Business Development and Intelligence of the Trade Finance Division focusing primarily on the statistical analysis of banking financial transaction products for small and large companies. His genuine interest in Corporate Strategy and Investment Decision-Making led him to work as Business Consultant in the field of Strategic Development and Financing Tools for Private Investments for the last 2.5 years. During this period, he has submitted business plans and managed the implementation of numerous private investment projects in the development of financial programs.

 

Giorgos holds a Master’s Degree in "Actuarial Science and Risk Management" from the University of Piraeus (UNIPI) whereas he is currently attending a Master’s Degree in "Urban and Regional Development" at Panteion University. Additionally, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics with specialization in the field of Applied Mathematics & Statistic Analysis from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA).

 

Giorgos is actively engaged in winter camping and swimming as well as exploring neighborhoods of central Athens always discovering new, local, and traditional things.

Ilias-Marios Koufogeorgos

Analyst

Ilias-Marios Koufogeorgos

Analyst 

Ilias-Marios Koufogeorgos is an analyst. He holds a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens. He is currently a postgraduate student in the M.B.A. program, of the Athens University of Economics and Business.

 

Prior to joining OCTANE, he mainly taught private lessons in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry to Junior High School and High School students. He has also worked as a Chemical Analyst, in two different occasions. The first one was during his studies at the National Technical University of Athens, where he was involved in food analysis and the second one during his military service, at the Greek Army Laboratory, where he dealt with the analysis of the fuel used by the army.

 

In his spare time, he plays tennis and basketball, listens to music and studies history.

Evangelos Stachikas

Analyst

Evangelos Stachikas

Analyst 

Evangelos Stachikas is an Analyst at Octane Management Consultants.

 

Evangelos is a Political Science and Public Administration graduate from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens with a specialization in Public Administration. During his academic years he assumed parallel studies in the American College of Greece, in the field of Communication, from where he graduated with first-class honors distinction while being the recipient of a merit scholarship. He also holds international academic experience from the KU Leuven.

 

As a professional, Evangelos has vigorously employed himself in the private sector. Prior to joining Octane, he worked as a sector studies researcher in Stochasis Consultancy where he carried out various projects recording the sustainability of a sector within the Greek and international market, while highlighting investment opportunities for clients. Furthermore, he has served as a policy advisor for a Member Parliament of the incumbent party, facilitating the office in the means of parliamentary control, speechwriting, developing campaign strategies and managing the social media presence of the MP.

 

As a member of the Octane family Evangelos aspires to drive change that creates real value and deliver pioneering results.

Nikolas Komodromos

Analyst

Nikolas Komodromos

Analyst 

Nikolas Komodromos is an Analyst at Octane Management Consultants.

 

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Hospitality Management from the University of Surrey and a Master’s degree in Marketing from the Queen Mary University of London, in the United Kingdom. At the moment, he is a postgraduate student at Athens University of Economics and Business in Greece, studying International Business Economics.

 

Before joining Octane Management Consultants, he completed a Project Consulting internship for a Non-profit Organisation in London, a Marketing internship in a Destination Management Company in Limassol and two internships in the Hotel Industry of Cyprus. During his studies, his passion for delivering the best possible innovative service to customers led him to create an online shop selling electronics.

 

In his spare time, Nikolas enjoys travelling, swimming and playing music.

Dimitra Tzia

Analyst

Dimitra Tzia

Analyst 

Dimitra Tzia is an Analyst at Octane Management Consultants.

 

As a professional Dimitra started her career as a journalist / blogger for various Greek sites and newspapers (e.g. Huffington Post). Since 2021, her focus is on consulting and project management starting at PwC as an Associate – Public Sector and Guidepoint as Client Service Associate. Finally, she served as an Intern at the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

 

Dimitra is an International Relations & Strategic Studies postgraduate from Panteion University. During her academic years she was a Researcher and Team Leader at the Institute of International Relations, and she was recipient of a scholarship from the National Scholarships Foundation.

 

In her spare time, she is a bookworm, and likes listening to music and painting.

Theodora Kavvadia

Analyst

Theodora Kavvadia

Analyst 

Theodora Kavvadia is an Analyst at Octane Management Consultants.

 

She started her academic course in education and soon she started developing herself in   Counseling Psychology and Counseling in the field of education, Public Health and Labour, successfully completing her postgraduate studies at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

 

She has gained considerable experience in the organization and planning of actions for the development of social services in Local Governments, in the context of the implementation of European Programs. She is a member of the research team of the University of Patras and she has been an organizer and speaker of seminars in collaboration with the Liaison Office of the University of Athens. She continues her research and academic course in the fields of Digital Governance, the design of Interactive Systems and Virtual Reality Environments.

 

She grew up in Athens and Corfu and enjoys traveling, hiking and good movies.

Silia Paraskevopoulou

Analyst

Silia Paraskevopoulou

Analyst 

Silia Paraskevopoulou is an Analyst.

 

She launched her professional career in the advertising industry as a copywriter for Rascal, the leading multidisciplinary communications company in Greece. At Rascal, Silia was responsible for the engagement of multiple stakeholders at various seniority levels, market research, analysis of customer profiles as well as the design of bespoke marketing campaigns for national and international corporate clients. She has also worked as a sales representative in the Energy Sector, conducting efficient and effective customer service.

 

She holds a Bachelor's degree in Politics from the University of East Anglia in the UK. During her studies, she specialised in Governance structures of institutions in the UK and the US while her dissertation focused on digital methods of foreign interference in the 2020 US elections.

 

During her free time, Silia is actively involved in local volunteering initiatives including tree planting activities organised by municipalities and NGOs, while she also loves theater and traveling.

Maria Chatziioannou

Analyst

Maria Chatziioannou

Analyst 

Maria Chatziioannou is an Analyst at Octane Management Consultants.

 

Maria holds a bachelor degree in Computer Science and biomedical informatics from the University of Thessaly.

 

Prior to joining OCTANE, she worked as a congress and event planner and as a marketing assistant in Athens and as an assistant store manager in Cyprus.

 

Maria has a passion for volunteering and helping communities in need as well as the preservation of the environment. During her university studies she co-founded a voluntary community working on various projects assisting those in need and is a long term passionate member of Aegean Rebreath, an NGO with the mission to decontaminate and preserve the beauties of the Greek sea.

Martha Gkika

Analyst

Martha Gkika

Analyst 

Martha Gkika is an Analyst at Octane Management Consultants.

 

She holds a Bachelor degree in Political Science from the Democritus University of Thrace. She is currently completing her postgraduate studies in International Governance and Politics at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

 

Before OCTANE, Martha was an intern at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Directorate for European Integration, Economic and Monetary Policy. She is currently a research trainee at the Institute of International Relations in the Russia, Eurasia and Southeast Europe Section.

 

In her free time, she likes to travel and swim.

Anna Nguyen

Analyst

Anna Nguyen

Analyst 

Anna Nguyen is an Analyst at Octane Management Consultants.

 

Prior to joining Octane Anna has completed two internships, the first at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece in the Directorate of Economic Relations with EU countries, North America, EEA, Oceania, Japan and Switzerland and the second in the Institute of International Economic Relations.

 

During her studies, Anna has been writing articles in websites with the most recent being offlinepost.gr where she was also an Editor-in-Chief.

 

Anna's academic path began in the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Piraeus from which she obtained her Bachelor degree. Afterwards, she continued her studies by pursuing a Master's in International Politics in the KU Leuven in Belgium.

 

In her free time, Anna enjoys taking photos and playing volleyball.

Penny Tzanetou

Analyst

Penny Tzanetou

Analyst 

Penny Tzanetou is an Analyst at Octane Management Consultants.


Penny has professional experience in the private and public sectors as well as NGOs. She has published her own research on international security and strives to deliver meaningful impact through her daily work. She likes to constantly learn new things and enjoys volunteering for environmental and social causes.

 

Penny has graduated from the Department of International and European Studies at the University of Piraeus. Moreover, she has studied Human Resource Management at Deree - The American College of Greece, where she was a Stavros Niarchos Foundation scholar. She is fluent in Greek and English, and speaks German and Arabic.

 

In her free time, she enjoys traveling and meeting friends.

Kon Pavlou

Analyst

Kon Pavlou

Analyst 

Kon Pavlou is an Analyst at OCTANE Management Consultants.

 

Prior to joining OCTANE, he has started building a career centered around leadership, communication, and sales. Heavily immersing himself in the Real Estate industry, Kon has experience first as a Real Estate Asset Manager and, later, as a Real Estate Sales Consultant, where he highlighted investment opportunities for clients. In addition, during his studies, Kon worked on various consultancy projects, ranging from SMEs to the energy sector.

 

He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Management from the University of Bradford, UK, and a Professional Diploma in Data Analytics. Kon has a great passion for enriching his knowledge; currently, he is pursuing a Master’s in Strategic Communication and Public Relations at The American College of Greece.

 

In his free time, he is an avid museum visitor, member, and admirer of Arts & Culture. Moreover, he partakes in various volunteering initiatives, keeps active and reads books from multiple genres.

 

As a member of OCTANE, Kon strives to leverage his knowledge to solve problems and contribute to the growth of businesses.

Dimitra Psalida

Analyst

Dimitra Psalida

Analyst 

Dimitra Psalida is an Analyst at Octane Management Consultants.

 

Dimitra, having completed her undergraduate studies in Economic Science in National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, is soon finalising her Master’s Degree in Management & Technology at Athens University of Economics and Business.

 

Along with her studies, she has been sharpening her business and communication skills into the private sector while attending an internship in the Shipping Department at Hellenic Energy Holdings S.A. and holding operational positions in different organizations with a business mindset.

 

Dimitra, in her free time, enjoys exercising, cooking, travelling and meeting new people.

Ioanna Asimakopoulou

Analyst

Ioanna Asimakopoulou

Analyst 

Ioanna Asimakopoulou is an Analyst at Octane Management Consultants.

 

Ioanna’s academic journey began with a deep dive into the world of physics, where she honed her analytical and problem-solving skills. Her passion for pushing boundaries led her to pursue a Master's degree in Management Science and Technology, bridging the gap between scientific innovation and business strategy.

 

Parallel to attending her undergraduate Studies in the Department of Physics of University of Patras, she  had been working as a private tutor, teaching physics, mathematics and chemistry to High School and University students. She has also worked as a research intern in the National Observatory of Athens and participated in astronomical observations at the Helmos Observatory.

 

Ioanna believes in the power of collaboration, and she is committed to working closely with our clients to drive positive change and utilizing her knowledge to unlock the potential of strategic management advanced technology, and data analysis.

 

Outside of work, you'll often find her listening to music, playing classical guitar and travelling with friends.

Manto Vlachopoulou

Analyst

Manto Vlachopoulou

Analyst 

Manto Vlachopoulou is an Analyst at OCTANE Management Consultants.

 

Manto is a dedicated professional with strong educational foundation in the fields of civil engineering and business economics. As Junior Consulting Engineer, she gained valuable insights into the practical applications of her academic knowledge. This role has not only honed her technical expertise but has also instilled in her a strong work ethic and problem-solving capabilities that are sure to serve her well in her future endeavors.

 

Manto holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Business Economics with Analytics at the Athens University of Economics and Business.

 

In her free time, she enjoys exercising, reading books and meeting her friends.

Katerina Zoumprouli

Analyst

Katerina Zoumprouli

Analyst 

Katerina Zoumprouli is an Analyst at OCTANE Management Consultants.

 

Katerina holds an MSc in Entrepreneurship from City University in London. Additionally, she has gained a BSc (Hons) in Marketing from the University of Southampton, UK.

 

In parallel to her academic studies, she completed two Internships in M. Hamburger Successors Ltd as Operations Audit Assistant. She has gradually enhanced her organizational and planning skills as well as time management and communication skills. In the Master’s degree, her team consulted an online auction technology startup which now operates in the UK.

 

In her free time, she enjoys traveling and sports.

Vangelis Zografakis

Analyst

Vangelis Zografakis

Analyst 

Vangelis Zografakis is an Analyst at OCTANE Management Consultants.

 

Vangelis is an ambitious professional who has sharpened his consultancy skills while working as Real Estate consultant at Domart P.C., a subsidiary of Intercasa Real Estate, whereas being involved in renovations for real estate investments, as well as the management of short-term leases.

 

Parallel to working in Real Estate Industry, he has graduated from University of Piraeus with an MBA, with specification in Marketing and from Panteion University with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science And History.

 

 

In his free time, he travels, and he is fond of engaging to sports such as football and kickboxing.

Kostas Eleftheriadis

Analyst

Kostas Eleftheriadis

Analyst 

Kostas Eleftheriadis is an Analyst at OCTANE Management Consultants.

 

Prior to joining Octane, Kostas gained valuable experience as a Financial Analyst specializing in Transaction Diligence in Ernst & Young. He has actively contributed to several projects across various industries, mainly in energy, retail and manufacturing by developing advanced financial models to assess the financial impact on potential M&A deals. His proven ability to analyze financial data, identify trends and prepare insightful reports has been a key asset to project success.

 

He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Banking and Financial Management from the University of Piraeus (UniPi), demonstrating a strong foundation in Finance, while he is currently pursuing the FMVA Certification by the CFI Institute aiming to further enhance his skills and knowledge in Financial Modeling and Valuation.

 

Furthermore, as a former professional football player, he understands the importance of teamwork, discipline and consistency. He also enjoys activities such as hiking, skiing and traveling, showcasing his adventurous spirit and appreciation for new experiences.

Kostas Pettas

Analyst

Kostas Pettas

Analyst 

Kostas Pettas is an Analyst at Octane Management Consultants.

 

Kostas holds an MSc in Quantitative Management of Financial and Actuarial Risk from Athens University of Economics and Business and a Bachelor’s degree in Financial and Management Engineering from the University of the Aegean.

 

Kostas began his career journey with an internship at EuroCapital S.A and, later, he transitioned into roles within the retail and food industries. As Assistant Store Manager at OK Markets S.A., he oversaw the overall business performance, ensuring seamless operations and customer satisfaction. Most recently, Kostas focused on modernizing the structure and financial strategy of a family-owned business operating within the food industry.

Georgia Malakasioti

Front Office Administrator

Georgia Malakasioti

Front Office Administrator 

Georgia Malakasioti, is the assistant of the Office Manager for OCTANE Management Consultants.

 

Georgia is a highly experienced office professional with over 14 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. She has a proven track record of success in roles such as secretary and sales administrator, where she was responsible for managing multi-line telephone calls, scheduling appointments, and maintaining the staff schedule, teleconferences, and travel.

 

Georgia is fluent in Greek, English, and Spanish, making her an asset to any team in need of strong communication skills and language proficiency.

 

In her spare time, enjoys listening to music and meeting friends.

Mariella Riga

Operations/Administration Assistant

Mariella Riga

Operations/Administration Assistant 

Mariella Riga is an Operations/Administration Assistant at Octane Management Consultants.

 

 

She has gained rich experience in multinational organizations in the private sector, mainly in tourism and technologies, such as Huawei Technologies where she has gradually obtained key roles in the European Training Center of Huawei Technologies as Presales and Solutions Coordinator and Training Coordinator / Administration and, then, promoted to Asset Manager in the Head office of Huawei Technologies.

 

 

She has earned a higher Diploma in Food and Beverage Management by Chef Oeuvre, and a diploma in Tourism Industry.

 

Mariella enjoys dance and yoga as she is a licensed practitioner as well as photography, travelling, hiking, cooking and reading books.