Anestis Anastasiou

Anestis (born 14.07.1972) has studied initially Mechanical Engineering in London (University College London) getting his BEng and continued with a Masters in Energy Utilisation and Management (City University). He afterwards studied Business Administration and got a Masters in International Management (Kings College London & London School of Economics). His professional experience does include working for an important Tour Operator in the UK, as well as working for various International Companies at a series of managerial positions.
In addition he obtained a series of other professional qualifications: Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education Teaching (giving him the right to teach at a university level), Proficiency in Hospitality Management from Ecole Hotelier de Lausanne. He is a Certified Hospitality Trainer from the American Hotel & Lodging Association and Certified Performance Consultant from World Training Conference (Atlanta, Georgia, USA in 2008). Currently he is studying for an MA in Politics and Economics in Contemporary Eastern and Southeastern Europe and doing his PhD in Performance Management.
His teaching and corporate training experience exceeds 6500 hours and specializes in: entrepreneurship, management and leadership, customer service and sales techniques, professional development programs, as well as train the trainer. He has been a lecturer for over a decade at various private colleges in Greece in business & management modules, in cooperation with reputable Universities abroad, in both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Since 2009, he has been teaching at University of Macedonia and International Hellenic University.
In 2001 he founded and since then runs “AA&Partners” (www.training.gr), a corporate training and human resources services provider, mainly focusing towards the hospitality, leisure and retail industry. He is currently President of the Young Entrepreneurs Association of Northern Greece and Chief Promoter of Entrepreneurs Commons – Thessaloniki Chapter.
He is fluent in Greek, English and German, has basic knowledge of French and Spanish and is IT proficient and modern communication technologies user. He is highly mobile, likes international travelling and has an extensive experience in various business sectors. Married with Christina since 2003, having Eveline (born in February 2005), Theodore (born in January 2007) and Yvonne (born in April 2012).