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ALEXANDER ATHANASSOULAS

Founder, President and CEO, STIRIXIS Group

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ALEXANDER ATHANASSOULAS

Founder, President and CEO , STIRIXIS Group

Short Bio

Founder, President and CEO of STIRIXIS Group, Alex holds a Masters in Civil Engineering (MCivEng) from Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) with distinction, from the Adam Smith Business School of Glasgow University in Great Britain.

Certified in Project Management from IPMA, in Strategy and Innovation from ICSA, Alex is an eminent public speaker on the subject of the Future of Business, Systems Thinking and Maximization of ROI.

A founding Member of both the Greek and Romanian Chapters of CEO Clubs International, the largest CEO Organization globally, Alex currently serves as a Member of the Advisory Board for CEO Clubs Greece.  He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Athens Customer Experience Festival, President of the Hellenic Alumni Association of the University of Glasgow, Secretary General of the Board of the Greek Nigerian Chamber of Commerce and Technology, Member of the Board of Directors of the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce and Member of the Board of Ecali SA.

Alex is married and has three daughters.

Current position

Alex is currently the President and CEO of STIRIXIS Group, which consists of companies in London, Greece and Romania, while two more strategic joint ventures will soon be finalized in Africa and the Middle East.

Alex manages a team of more than 25 expert engineers combined with Marketeers, Graphic Designers, Strategists, and Business Optimizers.  STIRIXIS Group proudly works globally for important companies such as Coca Cola HBC, ENEL, Daikin, Samsung, Schneider Electric, Switz Group, Perrigo, and other.

STIRIXIS Group has won international awards for its work during the last ten years from the most prominent organization, among which the International Property Awards, the German Design Awards, the Global Excellence Awards, the Build Architectural Awards and many more.

Achievements

A husband and father of three, Alex managed together with Elena through the catastrophic years of Greece, 2009 to 2019, to re-invent STIRIXIS Group and to lead it to not only impressive growth but also geographic expansion.  STIRIXIS Group has now completed successfully more than 700 projects in 24 countries and has won global recognition and more than 30 international awards.

On a personal business level, Alex is a much sought after keynote speaker, openly sharing experience and knowledge in many events globally.  In the last 3 years he has given more than 45 speeches in 6 countries.  Among his favorite topics are “Systems Thinking and its Prosperity Tools”, “The Future of Retail”, and “The future of Workplace”.

Alex was awarded in 2015 as the Best European CEO in Retail Development from European CEO Awards, in 2018 as the Best CEO in Europe from Acquisitions International and in 2019 as International – Gamechanger of the year, form ACQ5 Global Awards.

Contact

alex.a@stirixis.com

THE COMPANY

Imagine a company that turns every business idea into the ideal business.

STIRIXIS Group merges design with business planning, value engineering with implementation, and strategy with project management, creating immense emergent values. And then delivers it all seamlessly to its clients. STIRIXIS Group creates, designs, optimizes, delivers and manages business concepts globally in Retail, F&B, Hospitality, Workplaces and Leisure industries.

Imagine Stirixis Group.

An Internationally awarded strategy-through-execution design consultancy firm which ensures long-term business prosperity.  STIRIXIS Group offers clients practical strategic advice based on a clear understanding of implementation, and at the same time executional skills with a profound understanding of the business context, while bringing to the table valuable experiences and know-how from more than 650 projects in 24 countries, from Scandinavia to Oman and from Russia to Nigeria.

STIRIXIS Group offers its proprietary systemic approach in creating sustainable growth globally through London, Athens and Bucharest.