I am 56 years old and my professional carrer was in the automotive business.In particular,Manager inSales & Marketing,and in Leasing .
November 2006 - September 2013
To establish Maklease in Skopje ,to find software,to hire employees etc.,to make contacts with the car importers,with the automobile club for road assistance.
At the same time to travel and to make market reserch in Serbia,Montenegro & Albania for selling and distributing Land Rover & Jaguar.
In 2008 I also established Fidelity insurance brokers and I became president of the board of directors while while in 2012 I also became General Manager of Remak Motors selling Land Rover & Jaguar in Skopje.
September 2004 - October 2006
To increase the sales of spare parts & lubricants in Romania and to expand the distributors network.
Shell AutoNet Business Development MAnager.
Shell Hellas S.A
January 2000 - April 2004
To establish a network of OEM spare parts shops in Greece,Bulgaria & Romania.To conclude a market researchin each and every geographical area and to evaluate the candidates for having a shop with the Shell logo.To make negotiations with spare part importers in order for the Shell AutoNet shop to be competitive and profitable plus not to financially "blocked" by a stock of slow moving spare parts.
September 1996 - November 1999
To manage the activities of STP additives and lubricants while establishing new sales points.
Audi country manager
KOSMOCAR S.A Importers of VW & Audi
April 1994 - March 1996
To increase the sales and to be profitable ,to select the specifications and the competitive,while profitable for the firm,prices for the new models and to make separate showrooms for Audi.In 1993 Audi Greece finished in the top 3 European sales contest while being the first to have Audi showrooms separate from VW.
Aytomotive Division Manager.
September 1991 - March 1994
The automotive activities of the Group in Bulgaria were ,sole importers of Mazda,importer of Opel and Avis Rent a car.My task was to increase the sales and to be profitable.Furthermore,to expand to Ukraine and to sign new agreements with FIAT Auto spa & Toyota Motor Corporation.
Marketing Dept-Advertising & PR Manager,Motorsports manager,Brand Manager Passenger cars
TOYOTA HELLAS S.A
September 1986 - June 1991
I was proposed by TMC to the new importer,an Inchcape plc member company,and I continued what I was doing in Kassidopoulos S.A while to this it was added Advertising & P.R Manager ,Motorsports Manager and when we applied the brand management I became Brand Manager for Passenger cars.
Brand Manager Passenger cars.
Kassidopoulos S.A ,Distributor of TOYOTA in Greece.
February 1985 - July 1986
I started at the Marketing Dept.being responsible for the stock control,orders to the factory,selection of specifications for new models,price built up and monitoring competition very thoroughly and in accordance with TMCs standards.
To introduce Land Rover & Jaguar in Serbia,Montenegro,Albania .
In 2007 the importer of Land Rover & Porsche in Greece appointed me as General Manager in Maklease while at the same time I was in charge for establishing and running the Land Rover & Jaguar in Serbia & Montenegro and at a later stage in Albania.After concluding market research and selecting premises the project was stopped because of the financial crisis in Greece.
To establish a network of OEM spare part shops in Greece,Bulgaria & Romania.
Shell Hellas S.A wanted to establish a network of OEM spare part shops in Greece,Bulgaria & Romania in an effort to increase the sales of Shell lubricants.The project was made,2000-2004,and it had a tremendous effect in the lubricants sales performance .
To introduce Toyota in Bulgaria.1993
After discussing with the representative of Toyota Tsusho ,I managed to have a meeting with the Greek owner in our premises in Sofia ,Bulgaria.Toyota were ready to sign butunder the condition that we were not going to deal with any other Japanese automotive brand,see Mazda.
To introduce Mazda & Opel in Ukraine and FIAT in Bulgaria.
While being Automotive Division Manager in BULVAR,a Vardinogiannis Group company being the importer of Mazda & Opel In Bulgaria,and after concluding an agreement with Mazda & Opel,I concluded a market research and feasibility study for introducing these two automotive brands in Ukraine.The shareholders changed their plans and we did not expand to Ukraine.At the same time I was in negotiations with FIAT Auto spa for being their distributor in Bulgaria and at a later stage in Ukraine.I concluded the agreement for the distributorship rights but as mentioned before,we did not proceed.
Qualifications & Certifications
Post graduate Diploma in Shipping Economics
City of LOndon Polytchenic
Bsc in Marketing
The American College of Greece-Derree