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07 July 2020

Alumni Association Board Elections 2020 - Candidates Profiles

Chatzitzotzia Konstantina – PT19


 Energetic Chemical Engineer with 14 years experience in Sales departments of Pharmaceutical companies. Enjoys working with people and supporting them to accomplish their goals in the most efficient way. A passionate team player with a strong scientific background who aims to add value to everything she does and constantly seeks for personal and professional development.

She also loves sports (she has been playing volleyball since she was 10 and is an active member of beach-volleyball teams since 2005). She also finds peace and pleasure while hiking and spending time doing activities in nature!

She believes that with Team-work miracles can be achieved and through her last year's experience in the iMBA Alumni Board she can empower the Alumni spirit and active operations!


Fine Stella – PT20

Stella’s BSc and iMBA degrees have been completed at the Athens University of Economics and Business. Stella specializes in logistics management, workflow optimization, and efficiency improvement. She has lived for long periods in three different countries of the European continent, due to this fact she speaks three foreign languages.

Her strengths are conscientiousness, extraversion, agreeableness, creativity, and openness to experience. She embraces values such as personal integrity, mutuality, and excellence. She enjoys working in teams and one of her strongest beliefs is that outstanding results materialize through collaborative activities. She finds freedom in music and among the rest, she is also focused on raising her daughter.

She would love to be part of the iMBA Alumni Association Board in order to empower its role and to continue adding value to the iMBA degree for the years to come.


Gkotzia Maria – FT20


Kalabalikis Thisseas – PT19

Excited by interacting with people, an entrepreneurial mindset, and also a Marathon runner. More than 12 years of experience in Sales & Marketing, in Retail & FMCG. During his career, he worked for McKinsey & Company, LEGO Group, and Public. Launched 2 startup companies and currently working at P&G as E-commerce Account Manager.

Thisseas obtained his BSc in Computer Science and Information Systems and his MBA degree from the Athens University of Economics and Business (International MBA).

His aspiration for alumni association is to co-ordinate a strong network of talented people and leave a vivid footprint.


Kalaitzakis Emmanouil – PT20

Manolis grew up in Chania, Crete. Graduating from high school he moved to Thessaloniki to attend the Electrical and Computer Engineering program at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Upon graduation, Manolis moved to Austin, TX to attend the Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate program at the University of Texas at Austin. With the completion of his studies in Texas, Manolis accepted an offer from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas where he worked for 5 years. He returned to Greece in 2012 and is currently the Managing Director of Viener SA, the energy unit of Viohalco, which is one of the largest industrial groups in Greece and a major exporter of manufactured goods.

Manolis attended the iMBA program at Athens University of Economics and Business (PT20) with a Finance major and is soon to graduate with Highest Honors. Having gained tremendous value from the program, Manolis would like to give back through his participation in the iMBA Alumni Association Board. He believes that his passion for the iMBA, combined with his academic experience from a top program in the United States, will enable him to make important contributions to the program. Furthermore, he thinks that it is important for the iMBA Alumni Association to adopt a holistic approach in moving the program forward; an approach that will simultaneously address matters related to academic life, networking, lobbying, and of course to the association itself. Manolis strenuously advocates that actions such as upgrading the association website, increasing membership, stimulating engagement of the alumni, reinstating the Loutraki camp, getting in touch with alumni associations of MBA programs in Greece and abroad, and communicating to the Ministry of Education roadblocks that are stopping the program from achieving its full potential, should all be among the priorities of the new board. 

Having recognized the impact that the program had on his professional development, Manolis would love to be given the opportunity to be part of the iMBA Alumni Association Board and assist in the effort to push the program towards achieving new standards of excellence.


Katsarou Marianna – PT19

Marianna completed her undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and continued with an MSc Degree from Cardiff University in Environmental Design of Buildings. Upon returning to Greece she was employed in various industries including technical consulting and renewables and is currently working as a project manager in an exporting construction firm. In 2018, she graduated from the International MBA program of AUEB which revealed a new perspective in her business view leading her to actively get involved in the marketing and operations of the family business in retail cosmetics. For the last 3 years, she is volunteering in Job Pairs as an account manager helping young graduates to enter the job market.

She does believe that there is great room for enriching the iMBA Alumni Association’s services and therefore the value of the program overall. After all, the measurement of the effectiveness of an academic program should be the successes of its alumni. Alumni are not ‘’second-class’’ citizens after graduation.

No need to reinvent the wheel, it only takes will power and determination to ‘’revive’’ the Association. Some simple steps to start:

- Ask directly the alumni to give feedback about their expectations from the association.

- Directories: A thorough map of the alumni professional development and current job positions

- Ambassadors per industry who can provide knowledge and networking opportunities – increase a sense of lobby of iMBA

- Alumni members providing mentoring to graduates

- More active social media activity

- Most importantly, to remind the school that a mutually beneficial partnership with alumni is the ultimate factor for the future value of the program.


Konstantos Konstantinos – PT19

Konstantinos is a seasoned management consultant with more than 10 years of experience, focused on helping firms achieve their business goals. He currently works as a Manager in the Strategy & Operations practice of KPMG in Greece. In the past, he has worked for E.J. Papadopoulos, PWC, EY, and IRI's Analytics Center of Excellence.

Konstantinos obtained his BSc in Informatics from the University of Piraeus and his MSc in Business Mathematics from the Athens University of Economics and Business. He was a part of the PT19 cohort during his iMBA journey, where he graduated as a valedictorian.

His vision for the Alumni Association revolves around the increase of the number of active Alumni Association members and the strengthening of their ties, in order to feel really connected and be able to increase their ROI. Additional targets of his service include close collaboration with the career office for further utilization of its role and consultation with the program director for contributing to the academic offering of iMBA.


Kosmas Anastasios – PT20


Nathanail Kyriakos – PT19

Kyriakos is a trusted professional with over 10 years of experience in the healthcare industry and an entrepreneurial mindset, constantly seeking – or creating – blue oceans, currently working in the pharmaceutical industry, in the field of Oncology (PC).

He has a proven track record of serving at an educational board as, during his Biomedical Engineering (BME) MSc degree at TU Delft, The Netherlands, he sat at the board of education of his department as commissioner for student affairs. Achievements during that era, among various networking events, include an educational visit to Philips Laboratories and the MEDICA exhibition in Dusseldorf.

 Kyriakos is on a constant crusade to conquer with business solutions that are based on integrity and sustainable growth while striving on the "life"-side of his understanding of "work-life balance", by perpetually getting involved in (non) business-critical projects and training that quench his urge for life-long learning.   One such example is the formation of a diverse team of professionals (along with another colleague from iMBA PT19) that participated in the Global Business Challenge of the University of Queensland and QUT, Australia, in 2018, to address the issue of smart cities.

 His professional interests include employee excellence, branding for internal stakeholders, and professional engagement founded on gamification principles.


Shakhverdieva Sabina – PT5


Project and Events Manager. Executive-level MBA. An active member of the International Sports Olympic Network.

Education/ MBA from Athens University of Economics and Business/ Olympic Researcher IOC, International Olympic Academy/Ph.D. Candidate in Sports Sciences/Bachelor in Translation. Expertise

in Project Management, Sports Innovation, Human Resources Management, Tourism, Events, Eastern Europe, Soviet, Ancient Greek Culture, and Languages. Language Skills and Cultural Background/ multicultural background living in three different countries. Citizen of Greece. Russian Native Speaker with professional University studies in English, Greek, and French.

Participant in International Congresses, Forums and Events. ISC, HYPE, IOA, Olympic Games Athens 2004 etc. Master of Sports in Rhythmic Gymnastics and prize-winner of various tournaments. Twice Winner of Nemean Games.

Professional Skills: International Sports Cultural Olympic Events and Tourism Manager, HYPE 2018 Sports Innovation Moscow, Athens 2004 OCOG, MBA Program Advisor, Coordinator and Researcher at IOA, Project Manager Erasmus European Programs in Sports Integrity.



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