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Project Manager, Consultant

Certified Project Management Professional (PMP®) with 10 years’ experience in Consulting and IT industries. Have been engaged in challenging and demanding projects from a business and technology perspective. Demonstrate a winning attitude, an analytical approach to problem solving and a capability to understand both business and technology issues. Results focused professional with a structured way of thinking, customer service oriented, well-organized individual performing well under pressure and delivering high quality work within project time-frames. Strong mentoring skills, capable of leading and motivating individuals to maximize productivity.

“Grigoris is a trustworthy partner to work with. He is always committed to every task given, in addition to his creative spirit and quick thinking. Moreover, his excellent communication skills turned him quickly and easily into a member of the NBG team. I feel strongly that he is capable of working in any company and project in the future, having the same successful results.”

Georgia Botsika, Head of ATM Channel at NBG

Work experience

Jan 2014Present

Project Manager, Professional Services

SAS Institute
Project manager in projects related with Anti-fraud solutions, Financial Management, Customer Intelligence, Data Quality, Customer Unification, and Solvency II compliance in Greece. Assigned in major client accounts (Ydrogios, Generali, Atlantic Union, Interamerican, International Life, and Allianz). Also, responsible for the presales activities of SAS Performance Management solutions and Enterprise Fraud Management (among others: OTE Group, Alpha Bank, Piraeus Bank, NBG, Eurolife, Cablenet).

Achievements:
Regional (CEE) focal point in the area of anti-fraud solutions. Won the BITE award for the implementation of anti-fraud solution to Ydrogios. Awarded for the best performance for the local office. Lead multiple teams and multiple projects with significant results.
Sep 2011Dec 2013

Supervising Senior Advisor, Management Consulting, IT Advisory

KPMG
Been engaged in projects related with Financial reporting, Business Intelligence, Budgeting and Planning, Business Requirements Management; in Greece and Romania. Assigned in major client accounts (among others: Volksbank (Romania), AB Vassilopoulos, Gaslog Ltd, Pernod Ricard, Vodafone, RBS, HOL, Geniki Bank)

Achievements:
Introduced the Tagetik solution for Budgeting and Planning for internal use (100 users, 4 legal entities, over 5000 projects). Won the BITE award in the category of Business Improvement for this implementation. Decrease preparation and back-office support by over 50%. Communicate with C-level executives. Annual performance award: ‘Outstanding Performance’. Always positive feedback from clients for exceeding their expectations
Nov 2006Aug 2011

Manager, Head of Performance Excellence Division

ITMC S.A. Greece // OMAS Cyprus Ltd.
Project Manager in projects related with Performance Management, Business Intelligence, Customer Relationship Management, Business Process Management, Data Analysis and Geographical Information Systems; in Greece, Cyprus and Bulgaria. Assigned in major client accounts (among others: Piraeus Bank, National Bank of Greece, GAP Marinopoulos, Frigoglass, Carouzos, Karcher, Ministry of Health).

Achievements:
Lead a team of up to10 members. Create and lead the Performance Excellence Division; being the major company’s revenue stream. Actively involved in the presales and sales efforts by running various marketing efforts and meeting hundreds of potential customers. Introduced a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Business Intelligence (BI) system for internal use. Author of various articles and trainer in the area of Performance Management.
Sep 2003Jan 2004

Information Consultant, Intern

CosmoONE Hellas Marketsite
Development of a Business Intelligence Model using COGNOS business intelligence software based on actual data from cosmoONE’s e-marketplace transactions for companies in the telecoms industry. Development of a spend analysis methodology. E-Commerce service provider.

Indicative Projects

Project

Industry

Role

Implementation of a Business Intelligence (BI) system

Retail

Project Manager

Anti-Fraud solution (multiple projects)

Insurance

Project Manager

Solvency II implementation

Insurance

Project Manager

Data Quality & Customer Unification

Insurance

Project Manager

Customer Intelligence

Insurance

Project Manager

Budgeting, Cash Flow Planning & Financial Consolidation

Shipping

Project Manager

Implementation of a IAS 39 system

Banking

Team member

Consulting services in BI and Performance Management

Banking

Project Manager

Implementation of a GIS system for ATM relocation

Banking

Project Manager

Implementation of a governance system (CRM, BI, BSc)

Wholesale

Project Manager

Implementation of a CRM system

Tourism

Project Manager

CRM strategy, process design and specs of a sales toolkit

Manufacturing

Project Manager

Consulting services in the Ministry of Health regarding BI

Public

Team member

Business Intelligence services

Telecoms

Team member

Education

Oct 2004Sep 2005

MSc in Electronic Business Management

Warwick Manufacturing Group, School of Engineering, Warwick University
Supply Chain Management, Business Process Analysis and Modeling, Management of Information Resources, Business Strategy Implementation, Business Intelligence, Procurement and Demand Management, e-Business, Customer Relationship Management.
Oct 2000Jun 2004

Degree in Management Science and Technology, major: Information Systems & e-Business

Dept. of Management Science and Technology, Athens University of Economics & Business
Management Science, Decision Making, Financial Management, Analysis and Design of Information Systems, Project Management, Management and Information Technology, Simulation and Decision Support Systems, Production and Operations Management, Business Strategy

Certifications

Aug 2011Present

Project Management Professional - PMP

Project Management Institute - PMI
Certified project manager
2009Present

Trainer in Performance Management & Balanced Scorecard, Business Intelligence, Business Process Management and Customer Relationship Management

Cypriot HR Development Authority
Certified trainer
2009Present

Trainer in Performance Management & Balanced Scorecard

Special Fund for Employment and Vocational Training-LAEK
Certified trainer

Seminars / Trainings

Project Management:
Project Management (Critical Path, Athens), Consulting Excellence (Dr. Katsalis, Athens),

Performance Management:
KPIs for Balanced Scorecard (TUV, Athens), Balanced Scorecard (QPR, Helsinki),

Business Intelligence:
QlikView BI Commercial Track (QlikTech, Athens), BO Xcelsius (Relational, Athens),
Summer Conference of Simulation ’07 (The Society for Modeling and Simulation, San Diego),

Financial Management & Accounting:
Tagetik Consultant Silver Level Certification: Budgeting and Planning (License CQAwaOv8JF), Tagetik Budgeting, Planning and Financial Consolidation training (Lucca, Italy and Arnhem, The Netherlands), Various courses (KPMG Business School, Harvard Mentor, Coursera)

Languages

Mother tongue(s): Greek
  • English (C2: proficient user)
  • Spanish (B2: independent user)
  • Bulgarian (A2: basic user)

Skills

Personal competences
  • Project Management
  • Technical knowledge
  • Professionalism
  • Problem solving
Social competences
  • Interpersonal excellence
  • People & Self development
  • Feedback & learning
  • Build relationships
Organisational competences
  • Strong consulting skills
  • Engagement management
  • Business development
  • Accountability
Computer skills
  • Microsoft: Project, Office (Advanced in Excel), Visio,
  • Business Intelligence & Data Analysis (i.e. QlikView, SAS VA, Cognos Powerplay, Business Objects, BO Xcelsius),
  • Performance Management (i.e. Tagetik, QPR, SAS Performance Management),
  • Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting (i.e. SAS Financial Management, SAS ABM, Tagetik EPM),
  • Financial Consolidation (i.e. Tagetik EPM, SAS Financial Management),
  • Business Process Management (i.e. QPR BPM, Aris, Visio, Erwin Data Modeler,Simul8),
  • Data Warehouse (MS SQL Server),
  • Extract-Transform-Load (Informatica PowerCenter, MS SSIS),
  • Collaborative Disclosure Management (i.e. Tagetik CDM),
  • Customer Relationship Management (i.e. SalesManager CRM).

Personal Interests

Enjoy all sports, particularly water sports, such as sailing, kite and wind surfing and swimming. Love to travel and experience different cultures. Interested in learning foreign languages. Interested in reading, listening music, watching musicals/theatrical plays, and watching movies.

Additional information

  • Member of Project Management Institute (PMI) and PMI’s Greek chapter
  • MSc Thesis: ”e-Business Intelligence in manufacturing environments: Complex Adaptive Systems approach” (distinction)
  • Military Service Fulfilled (Hellenic Navy, 02/2006 - 02/2007, Petty Officer)
  • Driving licence category B
  • References available upon request