Angello Gabriel Ioakimides

Consultant in Agia Marina, Greece

Angello Gabriel Ioakimides

Consultant in Agia Marina, Greece

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Being Born on July 4th 1976, and having moved 21 times by the age of 20, one learns to pack well. Packing belongings, dreams, a whole life, is an opportunity to sort your mind, to re-start, to hope for new adventures and to count your acquired blessings. This conflict of "security" and "freedom", is the theme of my history: From the 80's messy Athens, to the faux-elite city of Panama and the fishing & dives at the island of Hydra, childhood was over just in time to graduate from University of Kent at Canterbury (UK) in Computational Physics (what?). Computers being my hobby (good place to virtually experiment and hide), and after a year in the army, life started (read work). From tech support, to programming consultant, to department manager, to pre-sales, keeping life never-boring, and providing means to learn/explore as well as survive. A short escape to Prague (CZ) for 2.5 years (in 2008), helped collect bearings. A degree in Sales Management (and self improvement) later, I moved back to Greece with two by-product addictions: a family & the TED idea. As this city hurts me with the attitude of her people: "who cares?", was looking to influence individuals to believe in human ties. In 2005, porting the idea of FreeCycle to Greece via the first Athens group. Why throw something away, when it can be used by someone else? The idea propagated with more volunteers joining from all around Greece, and Greece FreeCycle became a good "παρέα", keeping useful items out of landfills. What I can share:

Where there is a will there is a way for everyone, as long as one is prepared to pay the price.

Different points of view are worth more than money, which proves that we are not as important as we think

Remember: do not ascribe to malice what can be explained by stupidity and fear/weakness.

This is not a definitive summary. It is a point of view in whatever life brought me while I craved for the illusion of "control".

  • Education
    • University of Kent
    • Dublin Institute of Technology