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

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

Veni Kleonakou - General Manager - Weber Shandwick Athens Veni Kleonakou - General Manager - Weber Shandwick Athens Veni Kleonakou - General Manager - Weber Shandwick Athens Veni Kleonakou - General Manager - Weber Shandwick Athens Veni Kleonakou - General Manager - Weber Shandwick Athens

Veni
Kleonakou

General Manager - Weber Shandwick Athens

Veni has more than 15 years’ experience in the communications industry. Her particular expertise is in strategic corporate and brand communication for international and local brands. 

Prior to Weber Shandwick, Veni was Special Advisor to the Greek National Tourism Organization, the Ministry of Development, and Greenberg Quinlan & Rosner in Washington, DC.

She holds an MPA from Cornell University with a specialization in business and public affairs. In addition, she holds a BSc in International and European Economics & Politics and has been awarded the Onassis Scholarship for graduate studies. Due to her studies and work, she has travelled to many places around the world and is no stranger to dealing with odd situations.

Veni loves sailing in the Aegean and believes that, in life, rather than waiting for the winds to change, it's better to adjust your sails.

Veni Kleonakou

General Manager - Weber Shandwick Athens

Madga Koutsouflaki - General Manager - Weber Shandwick Madga Koutsouflaki - General Manager - Weber Shandwick Madga Koutsouflaki - General Manager - Weber Shandwick Madga Koutsouflaki - General Manager - Weber Shandwick Madga Koutsouflaki - General Manager - Weber Shandwick

Madga
Koutsouflaki

General Manager - Weber Shandwick

Leading the PR sector requires multiple skills. And Magda is a results-driven professional with over 30 years’ experience in all communications fields. 

Ever since she joined Weber Shandwick in 2013, she has been actively involved in strategy development, corporate communications, crisis management, digital and brand communications, employee engagement, event planning and sponsorship activity.

At Weber Shandwick, we “engage always” and “we solve”. This is exactly how Magda sees PR: Establishing strong engagement and building trust, while providing effective solutions to our partners.

Madga Koutsouflaki

General Manager - Weber Shandwick

Katerina Yiannouli - General Manager MRM Katerina Yiannouli - General Manager MRM Katerina Yiannouli - General Manager MRM Katerina Yiannouli - General Manager MRM Katerina Yiannouli - General Manager MRM

Katerina
Yiannouli

General Manager MRM

Digital native, data-driven and creative at heart, Katerina combines her deep understanding of data with creative thinking. She focuses mainly on digital marketing and has led many performance, social and strategic teams in their mission to provide clients with elegant solutions that move hearts and minds.

She loves yoga, nature and crafting fairies and elves with her daughters.

Katerina Yiannouli

General Manager MRM

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.