OUR BOARD

Harry Parianos - CEO Harry Parianos - CEO Harry Parianos - CEO Harry Parianos - CEO Harry Parianos - CEO

Harry
Parianos

CEO

Harry is a dyed-in-the-wool McCanner: after getting his Bachelor’s degree in Economics at Athens University, he started out as a trainee in McCann’s Account Management department in 1993—and has been with the network ever since. In 1996, he moved to Sofia, Bulgaria, after McCann became the majority holder of a local advertising agency. Harry was responsible for transferring the McCann know-how, handled all the McCann multinational clients for 4 years and was the main driving force behind the office’s growth.

Following his stint abroad, be moved back to Athens as a Business Unit Director and later became Deputy General Manager. Harry has handled practically all the clients on McCann’s roster, won major new business pitches and contributed to the stability of the Agency. Most importantly, he kept the McCann “culture” intact through tough times and several management changes. Harry is currently the CEO of McCann Worldgroup Greece.

Harry Parianos

CEO

Eleni Zisimopoulou - Executive Creative Director Eleni Zisimopoulou - Executive Creative Director Eleni Zisimopoulou - Executive Creative Director

Eleni
Zisimopoulou

Executive Creative Director

Eleni Zisimopoulou was born in Larisa but grew up in several places around the country—and the planet.

This fact helped her form a stable personality (more or less). She completed her studies in London and joined the world of advertising in 1999. Back then, she promised herself that she’d change careers within a year.

Today, 19 years later, she works as Executive Creative Director in McCann Athens.

She still wonders what to do when she grows up.

Eleni Zisimopoulou

Executive Creative Director

Dimitris Michopoulos - Managing Director - Weber Shandwick Dimitris Michopoulos - Managing Director - Weber Shandwick Dimitris Michopoulos - Managing Director - Weber Shandwick

Dimitris
Michopoulos

Managing Director - Weber Shandwick

Dimitris is senior leader—and a visionary—with a proven success record in business development, stakeholders’ and relationship management, as well as reputation and crisis management. He has been Advisor to the Management for Marketing and Communication at OPAP since 2012.

Dimitris started his career at Unilever, continuously upgrading his multidiscipline role for 5 years. Before joining McCann Worldgroup, he was Corporate Affairs Director at Vodafone for 9 years. He also served as Head of Communications and Marketing of the Organizing Committee for the Mediterranean Games, and is a member of the Advisory Board of CEO Club.

Dimitris Michopoulos

Managing Director - Weber Shandwick

Effie Issaakidou - Managing Director - Momentum Effie Issaakidou - Managing Director - Momentum Effie Issaakidou - Managing Director - Momentum

Effie
Issaakidou

Managing Director - Momentum

Effie is the Managing Director of Momentum Worldwide Athens.

With more than 15 years of experience in the communication industry, her experience includes strategic development and implementation both for local and international brands.

Mother, fashionista, long-distance runner. For Effie, all challenges are accepted and all barriers can be transformed into experiential opportunities to gain momentum.

Effie Issaakidou

Managing Director - Momentum

Theokritos Chatziris - CFO Theokritos Chatziris - CFO Theokritos Chatziris - CFO Theokritos Chatziris - CFO Theokritos Chatziris - CFO

Theokritos
Chatziris

CFO

Theokritos (Takis) Chatziris is Executive Vice President and C.F.O. at McCann Greece, managing the company’s financial strategy and operations. Takis is committed to maximizing long-term shareholder value and maintaining the high level of integrity for which McCann is known. He is also a member of the company’s Board of Directors

Takis joined McCann in 2014 as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Prior to McCann, he held managerial positions—and was a BoD member—in other business sectors, including the Dairy Industry (Fage S.A), Pharmaceutical Industry (Famar S.A) and Yellow Pages (GYP).

He spearheaded McCann’s transition from basic accounting systems to wholly integrated business and financial information systems, and increased the company’s profitability mainly through cost optimization. He also has great experience in the fields of finance, leadership and negotiations.

Takis holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Macedonia in Thessaloniki, as well as a Master of Science (MSc) Degree in International Economics, Banking and Finance from the University of Wales.

Outside of work, Takis loves to travel and enjoys swimming and running, having completed five classic marathons (yes, the 42km kind).

His motto is "Trust is more important than qualifications".

Theokritos Chatziris

CFO

George Tridimas - Client Service Director – McCANN Athens George Tridimas - Client Service Director – McCANN Athens George Tridimas - Client Service Director – McCANN Athens

George
Tridimas

Client Service Director – McCANN Athens

George is McCann’s Client Service Director. Born and raised in Athens, George is a proud McCanner; he’s been part of the family since 2006, and has worked in both the Athens and Milan offices. Always hungry for innovation, he also headed Brand and Offline Marketing for efood.

In addition to his agency responsibilities, George oversees all of McCann’s business and fosters solid partnerships.

He lives downtown, breathes by the sea.

George Tridimas

Client Service Director – McCANN Athens

Ilias Pantelopoulos - Managing Director – MRM//McCANN Ilias Pantelopoulos - Managing Director – MRM//McCANN Ilias Pantelopoulos - Managing Director – MRM//McCANN

Ilias
Pantelopoulos

Managing Director – MRM//McCANN

Ilias is a Communications & Digital Marketing executive with over 18 years of experience, including general management, digital business development, digital marketing, digital PR, creative direction and brand strategy. In 2016 Ilias joined MRM//McCANN as the Managing Director for Greece.

He began his career at the advertising agency Karamella, as a New Media and Creative Director. In 2011, he co-founded Bakers digital communication, a digital PR agency. Ilias has also served as the Digital Business Manager at Sony Music, being responsible for the digital business development and digital marketing. Since 2016, he has been an instructor at KnowCrunch Professional Diploma in Digital & Social Media. He also acts as an advisor to startups from Europe and Greece.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA HONS) in Visual Communication from Birmingham City University and has actively contributed to several local and international workshops, conferences and seminars as a speaker.

Ilias Pantelopoulos

Managing Director – MRM//McCANN

OUR PEOPLE

You’ll find all of us in the trenches, every day (OK, maybe with an iced latte in hand). At McCann Athens, it’s always been about teamwork, each person guarding the other person’s six. From planning to media, account management to art direction, it’s an understatement to say we love what we do; we give it our all on every project and expect—in fact, demand—results. This gives meaning to every moment we spend at work, rewards our clients’ trust and allows us to have a great time outside the office too.