Summary

Performance-driven and entrepreneurial business development / project management expert with 25+ years’ progression, PMP® certified, building strong cultural awareness through experience in multi-ethnic and diverse working environments – driving initiatives that exceed operational performance targets while gaining exposure to the implementation and monitoring of processes / procedures. Demonstrates in-depth analytical and strategic ability to facilitate operational and procedural planning and reduce costs; adopts a holistic approach to problem solving and decision making to deliver productivity and efficiency improvements alongside the continuous improvement of operational processes / standards. Proficient in the use of: CRM / ERP systems

PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES

  • Project/programme management
  • Relationship building
  • Planning/organisation
  • Research and analysis
  • Problem resolutions
  • Negotiation and influencing
  • Senior level presentation
  • Team collaboration
  • Operations management
  • Cross-functional team leadership
  • Process improvements
  • Stakeholder liaison

Work History

Work History

Apr 2014 - Present

Venue Technology Expert

Rio 2016 Olympics 2014, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Project Management of multi million dollars installation of IT, telephony, Wi-Fi, mobile, and Broad Band facilities at the International Broadcast Center and Main Press Center (an 185000 sqm2 building) covering the installation and services for the World’s Broadcasters that cover the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Manage & monitor the planning, implementation, operations & decommissioning of all Information Technology & Telecommunications systems, reprographics Hardware, Equipment and Services, SLA agreements in a secure environment across the most complex venue of the Olympic Games.

Jul 2013 - Mar 2014

Managing Expert

Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, Sochi, Russia

Managing the operational plan to be used in the Olympic Family Accreditation(94, sponsors, media, broadcasting, Federations, Dignitaries) process during the Olympic and Paralympic Games period of Sochi 2014. Managing the operational plan to be used in the Olympic Family Accreditation(94, sponsors, media, broadcasting, Federations, Dignitaries) process during the Olympic and Paralympic Games period of Sochi 2014 Olympics . 

Dec 2012 - Jul 2013

Games Operations and Ticketing Consultant

Kazan 2013, Executive Committee, 27th Universiade, Russia

Consulted in operational and marketing issues, for the first international multisport event in Russia after 1980 Olympics where 175 nations participated with over 10.000 athletes. Kazan 2013 tickets sales exceeded 900.000, for the first time in Universiade history.

Sep 2011 - Sep 2012

Ticketing venue Operations Executive

London 2012, Olympics, London, UK

Developed and managed operational plan to be used in the venues during the Olympic and Paralympic Games period. Integral part of the team which managed to achieve record sales of 9.000.000 tickets

Jun 2010 - Sep 2010

Media & Broadcast Manager

1st Youth Olympics, Singapore

Managed the concept, planning, implementation and operations of Technology for 5 sports.  Liaised with Host Broadcaster, Press Operations and telecoms to determine requirements for Technology Services ; 

Manage Technology rate card catalogue and operations planning in cooperation with other Functional Areas and Technology partners and service providers; Oversaw all media operations matters and attended to accredited media (press, photo and broadcast) within 1 of the main venues in Singapore; ensuring all media requirements were fulfilled and in place for competition. Supported Host Broadcaster’s Broadcast Venue Manager for broadcast requirements; providing strategic communications input to the Media Communications Manager (located at MMC) for incidents necessitating follow-up action, including; holding statements. Provided leadership, motivation and strategic direction to staff, playing a key role in their development.

Feb 2007 - Feb 2010

Executive Advisor

OPAP, Athens, Greece

Facilitated the business development of ‘PAME STOIXIMA’ – the leading product of a €2bn / annum turnover sports betting arm of Greek operator, OPAP Adopted a consultative approach at all levels to effectively analyse / delineate requirements. Interfaced effectively with all internal functions, including Trading and Risk Management Consultants. Instrumental in the successful integration of the ‘PAME STOIXIMA’ product from Intralot into OPAP.

Jul 2005 - Feb 2007

Head of Planning

Qatar 2006 Asian Games, Doha, Qatar

Oversaw the planning of 40 sports taking place during the 2006 Asian Games(spanning 52 countries and 10500 Athletes). Coordinated the competition program, the training program and all associated staff(8000). Led negotiations with broadcasters(gaining 2, 500 hours of live TV across 5000 media organisations). Successfully project management Sports department operations within often stringent constraints. Oversaw the planning of 40 sports taking place during the 2006 Asian Games(spanning 52 countries and 10500 Athletes). Coordinated the competition program, the training program and all associated staff(8000). Led negotiations with broadcasters(gaining 2, 500 hours of live TV across 5000 media organisations). Successfully project management Sports department operations within often stringent constraints.

Jun 2000 - Dec 2004

Program Manager; Accreditation

Athens 2004 Olympics, Athens, Greece

Planned and implemented Accreditation Services for the Olympic Games in 2004(producing credentials for all Games participants, athletes, officials, media and staff) with a client group of 300, 000 people  leading and directing a team of 2000 people from 202 countries. Produced~ 500, 000 credentials, including: Visas produced in Athens.

Ensured adherence to a strictly regulated process directly linked with the security of the event. Planned and implemented Accreditation Services for the Olympic Games in 2004(producing credentials for all Games participants, athletes, officials, media and staff) with a client group of 300, 000 people leading and directing a team of 2000 people from 202 countries. Produced~ 500, 000 credentials, including: Visas produced in Athens. Ensured adherence to a strictly regulated process directly linked with the security of the event.

Jan 1990 - Jan 2000

Early Career Highlights as Director of IT and New Business Development

Various Companies, Athens, Greece
  • Created and implemented a technology strategy as Director of IT and New Business Development at the Federation of Greek Industries (1995 – 2000);
  • Active member of a team that formed 3rd funding proposal from the EU and participated in the European Community Infrastructure Support Steering Committee. Also coordinated ICT e-portals, B2B applications and education campaigns.
  • Coordinated the development and marketing of major projects and prepared auditing policy guidelines as Senior Consultant at Intrasoft in Athens (1993 – 2005).
  • Developed and applied audit methods for 110+ participating companies in STAR, Telematics and IMP EU programs as Project Manager at the Federation of Greek Industries (FGI), Athens (1991 – 1992).
  • Designed and implemented a plan to cover the entire electronic infrastructure as Director of Information and Telecom Systems at the 1991 Mediterranean Games in Athens, including: accreditation, transportation, food and hospitality planning, logistics, competition and timing systems in 30 different locations around Greece while leading and directing ~450 people.
  • Enjoyed progressive experience from SW Consultant at McGill University, Montreal, Canada (1983 – 1986) before acting as Cryptographer within the Greek Army (1986 – 1988) and Insurance Agent at Helvetia Insurance, Athens (1989 – 1990).

Education

Education
Sep 1995 - Oct 1995

Executive MBA

Insead

Young Manager's program. 

Sep 1988 - Sep 1989

M.Sc. Management Information Systems

London School of Economis (LSE)

   Analysis, Design and Management of Information Systems

Dec 1982 - Jun 1986

B.Sc. Computer Science and Mathematics

McGill University McGill University

Bachelor in Mathematics and Computer Science

Portfolio

Certifications

Certifications
Apr 2013 - Dec 2019

PMP

Project Management Institute
PMI’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMP® demonstrates that you have the experience, education and competency to lead and direct projects.

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