George Papadimitriou

Work experience

Work experience

Head of Corporate Finance, Hands-On

Head of Corporate Finance, hands-on oversees, presents, negotiates and wins businesses at CXO/Owner level. Manages SVL consultants, intermediates, subcontractors and partners during project life cycle. Expertise covers areas such as corporate finance, corporate & commercial strategy, cost management, price management, project management, business development, business transformation and restructuring, business planning, exports, process reengineering, organizational design, and change management.

Corporate Finance Senior Partner

Jan 2013 - Present
SVL Consultants
Athens, Thessaloniki, London, Rome, Istanbul, Melbourne Corporate Finance Senior Partner


Oct 2010 - Present
Expense Reduction Analysts/Verallis-Greece & Cyprus
Partner Business development and project management of various big-size OPEX categories by leading industry experts(category analysts). Develops expense reduction solutions for Key Accounts(Sales€ 40m+), delivers business transformation proposals, performs comprehensive cost/benefit and risk analysis, supports implementation and change. Presents, negotiates and wins businesses at CXO/Owner level.

Marketing Manager

Jul 2004 - Present
Southern Europe
Marketing Manager Managed the Regional Southern Europe) 3 Motorcycle business for all channels(BP Fuel Stations, OEMs, Workshops, Retail, Hypermarkets) by heading the multicountry MCO Marketing Team. Strategic Marketing planning & implementation. Led marketing programmes for the Region. Member of the BP European Marketing Leadership Team. Reporting to the BP European Marketing Director. BP Hellas, Athens, Greece

Business Unit Manager-Insulation & Renewables

Oct 2008 - Sep 2010
Yannidis Group Vitex
Hermes., Athens, Greece Business Unit Manager-Insulation & Renewables General management responsibilities over three Group companies producing and selling construction/building/RES products in 25+ countries. Headed 100+ people in sales & marketing, production, and operations in all three units. Budget and full P&L accountabilities. Set the BU strategic direction, hands-on monitoring and streamlining against budgeted figures. Reporting to the Group's Chairman.

Group Sales Manager

Oct 2006 - Sep 2008
M.J. Maillis Group
Athens, Greece Group Sales Manager Managed the Group 1€ 105 million Global Wrapping business 2(50+ countries) via Subsidiaries and Exports, multicountry Sales Team, Exports Sales Team, and Multinational Key Accounts Sales Team. Accountable for the sales and profitability of three, 72ktns capacity stretch & shrink film production facilities in Greece, Poland and Romania. Strategic design & implementation. Budget and P&L accountability. Multiyear/country business plan formation and landing. Reporting to the Group CEO. BP Italia Spa, Milan, Italy

Channel Manager-Consumer

Jul 2000 - Jun 2004
Southern Europe
Channel Manager-Consumer Lubricants Managed the Consumer Lubricants business in Greece for all respective channels(BP Fuel Stations, Workshops, Retail, Hypermarkets, OEMs). Led Consumer Sales & Marketing Teams. Strategic Sales & Marketing planning & implementation. Business Plan formation & landing. Budget ownership. Price setting & implementing accountability.

Castrol Hellas

May 1997 - Jun 2000
Castrol Hellas
Piraeus, Greece Worked in Sales & Marketing managerial positions.




Athens University of Economics and Business


Newcastle Business School Northumbria University


Northumbria University Institute of Larissa School