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Partner (Paris, France)
Prof. Athanasios Tsirikas

Athanasios N. Tsirikas is an Associate Professor of Human Resources and Talent Management at ESCE International Business School in Paris, France and also an Academic Research & Laboratory Teaching staff at University of Macedonia (Thessaloniki, Greece). Dr. Tsirikas holds a B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering Science, a Master degree in Advanced Materials Science, a Master degree in Management of Production Systems and also a PhD in Organisational Behaviour (Strategic Knowledge Management) from University of Macedonia, Greece.

Prof. Tsirikas served as a visiting professor at Paris School of Business (Paris, France), at Technological Institute of Western Macedonia (TEI - Professor at the MBA and the Educational Leadership Programs) and also as an Academic Teacher at several universities in Greece and Europe.

In the past Athanasios Tsirikas served as a Manager at the Multinational Organization “Bombardier Transportation” in Zurich, Switzerland, as a Production Director at Hellenic Railways Organization, leading 220 workers, as a Lecturer at University of Macedonia (Department of Accounting and Finance - Courses: Strategic Management, Introduction to Management, Marketing Management and Organizational Behavior) and also an Engineering executive at ELITHERM SA.

His research interests include: strategic knowledge management, organizational memory, organizational behavior, strategic management, job satisfaction, change management and entrepreneurship. He has several national and international publications including scientific journals and international conferences.

 

athanasios.tsirikas@esce.fr

www.tsirikas.com

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Prof. Maria Tolika
Partner  (Paris, France)

Dr. Maria Tolika holds a PhD in Political Sciences and a Master degree in Political Analysis at the department of Political and Economic Sciences (Aristotle University Thessaloniki). She is also completing a Master degree in Art and Public Sphere at the School of Visual and Applied Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts and a Bachelor Degree in European Civilisation (Aristotle University Thessaloniki). Her scientific interests focus on the field of participatory governance, political networks, institutional formation and legitimacy, leadership and stakeholders’ management, vocational training and lifelong education.  Her research areas are mainly focused on how to develop human resources, how to evolve participatory democracy in societies, how to manage crisis and also how to improve leadership skills through innovative techniques. Her publications are focused on knowledge management, active participation, innovative actions and tourism.   

She is a teaching assistant in Postgraduate Studies Program "Governance" at the course of Local and Regional Governance, and in Undergraduate Studies Program of Political Science department at the lesson of State and Market: Liberalism, Neoliberalism and Democracy and at the course of Vocational training (Aristotle University Thessaloniki).

Dr. Tolika worked as a sales representative and public relations executive for a multinational company in the field of advertising and telecommunication, as a bank executive and as an executive of public administration in the Civil Services Center (Ministry of Digital Governance) and in Financial Service (Ministry of Internal Affairs).

 

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Associate (Paris, France)
Prof. Andrés Dávila

A people Developer, a researcher and entrepreneur, Andrés Dávila is a faculty member at ESCE, head of the specializations International People Management and Well-being at work and an affiliated researcher at LARGEPA (Laboratoire de Recherche en Sciences de Gestion Panthéon Assas) where he is preparing an HDR (Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches).
Before joining academia, Dr. Davila worked and lived in the United States, China, Thailand, Vietnam, and Ecuador. Andrés Davila has a broad range of managerial experiences both in corporate and research environments.
Andrés Dávila, holds a Ph.D. in Management Sciences and a Master in Clinical Psychology. His research interests are IHRM (International Human Resources Management), General Management and Psychology. He is the author of academic articles and a book in the fields of international management and skills assessment. His research areas are often focused on how to develop important competencies to face the future of work.

Prof. Davila is the co-founder of Praditus.com

With Praditus you get the whole picture. Discover your full potential, not just your personality. Praditus is a self-discovery and career-guidance platform helping individuals identify their talents and areas of development through a series of scientifically designed tests based on psychometrics and predictive analytics. Praditus is an affiliate member of the International Test Commission and adheres to the American Psychological Association standards. Headquartered in Paris, France, Praditus also has operations in New York, USA.

andres.davila@esce.fr

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Associate (Athens, Greece)
Dr. Kleanthis Katsaros

Dr. Katsaros holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration; two Master degrees in Information Systems and International Economic Relations respectively; and he has a PhD in Strategic Change Management & Organizational Behaviour from Macedonia University, Greece. He is also Postdoctoral Researcher at Athens University of Economics and Business.

He has published in numerous international peer-reviewed academic journals, while his teaching/research interests lay in the field of Organizational Behavior and Business Administration; and more specifically in Change Management, Leadership and Human Resources Management.

kleanthis.katsaris@gmail.com

+30 6974 806 389

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Associate (Zürich, Switzerland)
Mr Dimitrios Karkanis MBAc.

Dimitrios is a highly trained, reliable and dedicated Executive Assistant with strong experience of coordinating international teams and remote team members. Experienced Accountant with proven experience in all the accounting and finance sector.

Dimitrios holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, a Financial Diploma in Finance and Accounting and an Official Permit practicing as Accountant.

He is pursuing a MSc MBA in Business Administration.

Professional team player with a positive mind set, who has successfully built international experience.

Motivated personality who learns new skills very quickly and acquires new things very easily.

Recognized by Caliper as an employment who is `` able to multitask, juggle priorities and achieve timely results. Problem-solving resource, calculated risk tasker, enjoying interacting with others, able to build working relationships``.

Dimitrios΄s skills are: Impeccable Organisation, Strategic Multi-Tasking, Analytics Skills, Ironclad Discretion, Ruthless Prioritisation, Time Management, Tech Prowess, Networking, Vendor & Supply Management and he is specialised in the following areas: Economic Analysis and Policy, Money and Capital Markets, Financial Management, Project Management, Accounting, Quantitative Methods, Total Quality and Environmental Management, Law and Administration, Marketing, E-Business, New Technologies, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Administration of Businesses and Organisations, Industrial Organisation, Labor Economics and European Business.

dimitrios.karkanis@gmx.ch

+41 76 204 09 84

Associate (Germany, Berlin Area)
Mr George Ntaount M.Sc.

Action oriented person with  an  entrepreneurial  spirit.  Immense experience  in  continuous improvement,  lean  concepts  and tools.  Impeccable  and  excellent  interpersonal  and communication  skills. Strong  and  huge  Manufacturing  and Operations  experience.  Proven  experience  achieving  results and  driving change.  Problem  solving  and  critical  thinking skills. Proven  experience  in  achieving  results  and  driving change.   I possess vast experience  in  Manufacturing,  Production,  Project Management  with very deep,  profound understanding  of  the Lean  Production  Principals.  I possess 18 years leadership experience  in  management  of multi  disciplinary team with the commitment  to  deliver objectives  in  the  most  demanding circumstances,  always  with  the  Customer  Requirements  and flawless Project  execution  in  mind. My  mission  as  a  Leader was  to  solve  problems  in  terms  of  change  management, productivity,  efficiency, quality  and  performance.  I  worked  to very  tight  deadlines  and  was  always  able  to  identify bottlenecks  and implement  the  required  improvement  to commit  with  costumers  &  project  objectives  with  respect  to waste, costs,  time  to  market  and  profitability. 

Strategy development and implementation : to promote manufacturing solutions and services  to over 12 countries worldwide.  

Proven ability to initiate, maintain, and build ongoing relationships with key accounts and costumers. Helped to maximize the opportunities for revenue growth.  

Exceptional expertise in management of multi disciplinary team, in lean concepts and tools, in performance and KPIs management, in operations and project management and in sharing best practices and technologies

Specialties: Vast experience in Manufacturing, engineering processes, lean manufacturing, Production. Project & Program management. Emotional intelligence. 6 Sigma, Short Lead time, Continues improvement, Standardisation, Built in Quality, Lean Manufacturing, Change Management, Design for Manufacturing, Project Management, Gate Reviews, Balanced Scorecard, Internal Audit, Pre-manufacturing Review, First Article Inspection, BOS & Q6(Lean Operating System), Root Cause Analysis, Full Cycle Project Management, Digital Manufacturing, Strategic Planning, ToT & ToM (Transfer of Technology & Manufactruring), Good Manufacturing Practices.

 

gntaount@yahoo.gr

+49 157 519 36 914

+30 6908 305 522

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