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A Tseriou Street, Lakatamia, , Nicosia, CYPRUS : + home + mobile
born th January in Nicosia/ Cyprus Married
Personal Profile IT, Sales/Marketing, Project and Account Management Professional Major specialization in the financial industry in Europe, Middle East & Africa, Private and the Government Sector. IT Integration Solutions specialist able to deal with the strategic issues of management in the services sector. An exceptional ability to conceptualize technology solutions in support of the overall business strategy Resultsoriented individual with a proven track record of, Sales, Business Development, Marketing and major projects implementations following an architectural approach. Strong analytical and problem solving skills, ability to organize a job and carry it through.
Professional Experience and Background
BULL Cyprus Ltd Business Development Manager Responsible for developing new and managing existing business for BULL in Cyprus. Currently involved in building customer awareness with regards to BULL solutions, products and services. Extensive sales targets achieved by developing the business and selling complete and diverse integration solutions infrastructure, security, etc to the Banking sector as well as government departments e.g. SEM Ltd, COOP Banks, Department of Information Technology Services and JCC Payment Systems Ltd. Sales orders M on average annually.
eNet Solutions Ltd now Logicom Solutions Ltd Project and Bid Manager I have been managing all big projects from contract signoff to final project customer acceptance. IT infrastructure of IKEA Cyprus gone live already successfully Project Manager on behalf of eNet for Hermes Cyprus Airports Project Larnaca and Pafos Network infrastructure Various government projects with Department of Information Technology Services Servers, storage, networking equipment The University of Cyprus and Cyprus University of Technology Servers & Network Infrastructure upgrade Within eNet I also had the role of Bid Manager, where I was responsible for all replies to tenders/RFPs. In addition I was responsible for the eNet Solutions website
Consulate General of Cyprus, St. Petersburg Head of Visa Section · Main duties involved authorizing, approving and ensuring that the visa issuing process was orderly and fairly carried out. Certify signatories, examining applications, and interview applicants if necessary. Involved in providing appropriate advice regarding all areas of consular affairs, including local immigration laws affecting Cypriot citizens and all other pertinent laws, policy regulations, and processing procedures. · Responsible for preparing written reports on matters affecting Cypriot citizens in the host country, such as travel warnings or instances of mistreatment of Cypriot citizens. Charged with building bridges of communication between Cyprus and the host country in support of Cyprus national interests. Involved in carrying out both cultural and information programs to explain to foreign audiences the complexities of Cyprus society and culture and the current Administration&;s foreign policy agenda.
Marketing & Deployment Manager, Payment & Imaging Solutions EMEA NCR, Nicosia/ Cyprus Promoted and moved to NCR Financial Payment & Imaging Solutions Division, where I had been responsible for the strategy and solution marketing program to enable the Payment Solutions Team to deploy solutions for the field, which would effectively maximize sales, revenue and market share growth.
Responsible for the complete NCR&;s solution & services offering to financial institutions with regards to cheque and image processing processes inclearing, outclearing, balancing, POD, image capture & truncation. Decision driver for signing regional EMEA partnerships with other technology solution vendors, whose products complement and complete the NCR solution offerings mainly distributed image capture devices, content management and archiving through the Third Party Process TPP. Managed NCR&;s solutions positioning, competitive analysis, pricing strategy, solution collateral and education content. Organized roadshows in EMEA, arrange for NCR&;s participation in worldwide exhibitions e.g. CeBit, where NCR provides demonstrations and consultancy. Organized personal development programs for our sales and professional services team through NCR&;s HQs, NCR University as well as other external training organizations. / / Account Manager Teradata Division, NCR, Nicosia/ Cyprus Managed business development of NCR Cyprus System Integration Projects, Datawarehouse/CRM solutions, services and equipment, contract negotiation, account management and customer satisfaction. Implemented new procedures to best quantify and qualify customers needs by studying/analyzing their operation and keep abreast of competitive activity and strategy. Won the Century Point Club CPC Top Sales Performer Award Achieved % of personal Orders quota: US$ .M, revenue target: US$ M. Major Achievements: Hellenic Bank EDW/MIS Enterprise Data Warehouse and CRM Solution. As Account and Proposal Manager, I was heavily involved in planning and coordinating proposal activities, assigning tasks to project members, compilation of proposal items and setting up meetings. Responsible for the evaluation and selection of specific partners in terms of professional resources, products and services depending on their competencies, price structure and future viability. Treasury Financial and Management Accounting Information System FIMAS NCR Account Manager and overall Project Manager responsible for the coordination and implementation of an integrated Financial Management Information System for the Cyprus Government Treasury CYP £M, sites, users, year project. Highly successful Solution Systems Integration/ implementation of the Census Project. / / Business Account Officer EMEA Card Tech Ltd., Nicosia/ Cyprus Business Account Officer for banks around the world, with major duties in account management and new business development, as well as consultancy services in all of the following areas: Card Issuing and Management, Acquiring, Electronic Business. Increased sales of Card Management System solutions, working closely with the Marketing department. Directly involved in the creation of the overall pricing strategy for the product/solutions, Promoted CTL solutions in international conferences of payment solutions Visa, MasterCard, Europay Exceeded personal Orders and Revenue target of US$. M by %. Major Achievements: Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, are two examples of successful sale of a new Card Management System. Each project worth around US$ K. / Systems Engineer GCC Computers Ltd., Nicosia/ Cyprus Worked in the Professional Services Department as a Systems Engineer, with major involvement in a number of IT projects with major exposure to: Networks: internet/intranet setup YK, consultancy services Provided training to customers on Operating systems Unix, NT, other system software and software applications, e.g.: Excel, Powerpoint. Presenting GCC&;s products and services to client companies, as well as providing second line software support. Provide professional services to clients consultancy and also work on inhouse development projects.
Professional Training / / / / / / / / Euromoney Training NCR Payment Solutions "Moving Business Ahead" SalesTraining Teradata Selling Business Value Holden Solution Selling Sales Training in Financial Track Teradata SPIN Selling, internal Sales Management Training for main consultants CTL Visa and MasterCard Chip Card Solutions, VSDC and Mondex CTL Management Training Program, "The Longmoor Challenge"/, England
Operating Systems/ Tools/ Programming Very good knowledge of Microsoft Excel/ Word/ Access and Powerpoint. Adove Illustrator, Adobe Writer, Adobe Photoshop MS Project CTL&;s PRIME and online Card Management Systems Teradata CRM Internet research Networking expertise configuring and ordering Cisco equipment Proficient with client/ server architecture Windows/ DOS/ UNIX and VMS operating systems Programming skills in Modula, Assembly, dBaseIV, C++, SQL
Education/ Certifications/ Services
University of Southampton UK Masters in Business & Administration MBA Specialization on competitive Strategy. Thesis: "Creating a framework and developing a competitive strategy for ICA a construction company in Mexico". Anglia Polytechnic University Cambridge/ UK renamed Anglia Ruskin University BSc Honours in Computer Science and Business Studies : upper second class. Military Service Airforce, Rescue Coordination Center Officer The English School Nicosia/ Cyprus
Languages Greek native language, English fluent, Russian beginner
Hobbies, Interests Car Mechanics and Technology Diploma Nicosia Technical School, International cuisine cooking, cycling, skiing, tennis
References References available from previous employers upon request.