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Vassilios is an I.T. and Telecommunications Professional with proven ability to set up and run international business operations whilst always focussing in over exceeding aggressive sales targets coupled with demanding financial results.
Vassilios started his career in the IT industry, gaining experience from companies such as Digital Corporation, Microsoft, AT&T Corporation and Dow Jones-Telerate before moving on to Telecommunications reaching Chief Commercial Officer level with a major European Mobile Operator, namely Cosmote (now part of T-Mobile).
Currently, Vassilios is Chief Commercial Officer/ Partner at TDT Distribution in Europe and General Manager of TDT Hellas, a group of private companies supplying technology products and services to Mobile Operators and GSM Retailers throughout Europe. Through building and managing relationships with C-Level executives from Mobile Operators and large GSM Retailers, Vassilios has contributed significantly in the growth of the Group in a relatively short time period.
Prior to this, he was a member of the start-up team that made Cosmote Mobile Telecommunications, the leading Mobile Operator in Greece and Southeastern Europe (Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, FYROM). Initially in 1999 in Greece as Corporate Sales Director, Vassilios was the driving force in building a Business-to-Business Division and establishing Cosmote as the preferred Telecom Services Provider within the Corporate Customer sector. Since 2003 as CEO in Cosmote Cyprus and as of 2005 in Cosmote Romania as Commercial Director in yet another business start-up, he was responsible for all actions regarding Sales / Distribution and Customer Operations. Reporting to the company CEO, he was responsible for the company’s total sales and customer operations P/L, running a sales network of over 800 exclusive retail shops, a distribution network of over 20.000 p.o.s., a direct business-to-business sales team, together with an integrated Customer Care Operations Centre, coaching in total over 550 professionals.
Over the last 22 years he has built an international career based on very strong management skills together with impressive leadership qualities and a solid academic background. He is a strong believer in the selection of the right partners/team members and the necessity for skills transfer at every level, whilst throughout his career he has exhibited a solid character and professional behaviour based on business and social et