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Manolis Paterakis

Manolis Paterakis

Chairman & Managing Director

Allied Domecq

Experienced Business Executive; Former Special Secretary for Competitivenes





Ministry of Defense - Defense Industries Directorate

Special Advisor to the Deputy Minister

Developed and implemented a full "offset nenefits" policy and participated in relevant negotiations

Career medium 06

PepsiCo - Frito Lay

Business Planning Manager

Developed planning systems for strategic and operating plans
Evaluated over 15 capital investment projects for cost reduction or capacity expansion using projected cash flow models (NPV, IRR)
Assessed three company aquisition projects, two of which materialized


ATE Bank

Finance Division/Assistant to Chairman

Evaluated special projects for bank's performance improvement
Proposed the introduction of new products and services and prepared restructuring plans for affiliate companies

Career medium 04
Career medium 04

Allied Domecq

Chairman & Managing Director

Developed and successfully executed country strategy achieving a three year profit growth of 150%
Awarded title of "Manager of Europe" (2002)for delivering excelent results
Member of the European Management Board responsible for developing regional strategies


Allied Domecq

CFO/ Deputy General Manager

Designed and implemented massive company restructuring to reestablish sustainable growth :
Closed underperforming factory and outsourced logistics saving euro 2 mln anually
Restructured commercial operation and took over management of sales & marketing
Built highly competent teams; reorganized processes; upgraded IT

Career medium 01
Career medium 06


CFO & HR Director

Developed business processes and implemented management systems to support fact-based decision making and drive performance improvement
Managed the local aquisition and integration of Milupa into a new Sales & Marketing Business Unit



CFO & HR Director

Developed and implemented planning and control systems for improving business performance
Led the functional integration of Sales & Marketing Greece with Production & Logistics Netherlands into BU Greece

Career medium 02
Career medium 03

Hellenic Ministry of Development, Competitiveness etc

Special Secretary for Competitiveness

Full management responsibility for Operational Program "Competitiveness & Entrepreneurship 2007-2013" of euro 2.6 bln budget co-funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Main objective : Launch programs to improve business competitiveness by promoting innovation, encouraging export orientation, making Greece business friendly and ensuring sustainability of energy supply. Covered sectors of Manufacturing, Commerce, R&D, Culture, Tourism and Energy.

Member of the Investment Boards and instrumental in designing and implementing the Entrepreneurship Fund and Jeremy Fund (in cooperation with European Investment Fund) to cover financing needs of start-ups and existing SMEs.

As of July 2012, had scored country's highest absorption rate (over 65%) among all NSFR (ESPA) operational programs.


Business Performance Improvement

Freelance Management Consultant

Focus on business planning and development assignements for several SMEs.
Led the restructuring of two large manufacturing companies (Interim GM)

Institute of Management Consultancy, London UK

Certification on Consultancy, Management Consultancy

Citibank Banking School, New York USA

Full Course Completion (1 month), Market and Credit Analysis

McGill University

MBA(I), Management

The University of Connecticut

MA, Economics

Kapodistrian University of Athens

BSc, Economics