[ Background ]

Simos J. Sikiaridis
Founder & Managing Partner

MBA, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, 1979
Diploma in Economics, Athens University

Business Background
Senior executive at the Heracles General Cement Group, responsible for financial matters, development of overseas activities, and negotiation of international commercial and financing agreements, 1979-91. Served on the Board, as of 1989. His job included the establishment and operation of distribution terminals in the Middle East and the administration / monitoring of subsidiaries. After leaving Heracles, he was involved as an advisor to the group.
Subsequently, has been active in the intra-Mediterranean commerce of cement
and complementary packaging materials.
Managing Partner of Handel-Verpackung-Vertretung EPE, a company founded to engage in the trade of cement.
He has been active -since 1987- as an independent consultant in mergers and acquisitions, financing arrangements, private placements, business planning and development and joint-ventures. Founding shareholder of InterProject Investment Consultants SA, 1992.
Coordinator of postgraduate courses in Total Quality Management and other topics.
Has worked, from 1995 up to 2004, for Emporiki Venture Capital -as of 2000 as Executive Director of the company-, having realized, agreed and completed exits from investments in South Eastern Europe, in cereals’ processing, real estate, confectionery, mobile telephony, insulation materials.
Visiting Professor of the Athens University of Economics and Business teaching the course “Doing Business Across Cultures : East Med Case” within the context of the International MBA programme.