Our Mentors

Meet our current mentors!

Member of NGO ΚΕΜΕΛ

John Kotis

John is a certified Master Coach by the Centre for Advanced Coaching US. (www.advancedcoaching.com) He was also trained as a Coach by his Company Unilever NV. in order to train the Trainers of the organization

He was senior partner of the coaching company SARGIA PARTNERS and after that he was senior partner in the coaching company HECATA .Today he is an active member of the NGO KEMEL (Center of volunteer Greek Managers www.kemel.gr) and in this capacity he assists  startuppers in their initial steps as a Coach and Mentor .In addition he gives lectures regarding financial and marketing topics and is invited as an assessor by incubators and similar organizations which host and help startups

John has more than 25years of experience in Executive Coaching, having successfully coached more than 150 executives face-to-face or in team sessions, across a large number of industries and startup companies ranging from high-tech, green energy to transport services

John motivates executives and Boards to modify and improve their leadership style and expand their influencing competencies.

He combines his passion for coaching with an advanced commercial and business understanding, that he acquired during his past work experience, which he applies at his Interim Management assignments. He is characterized by his supportive style as well as his friendly and cooperative manners.   John has a financial background and worked for 30 years for the Anglo Dutch multinational Unilever, where for the last 12 years he was the CEO of Algida Greece.

He holds a Master’s degree in Accounting from Erasmus University of Rotterdam , a BSc from two  Universities of Athens and  attended two semesters in the University of Nuremberg

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Katerina Papathoma

Co-founder & MANAGING CONSULTANT at KPCh Consultants PC, Certified Business Coach & Mentor, Business Advisor

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Evangelia Gralista

Web Design Internship

Evangelia Gralista from Trikala,Greece is in her senior year at University of Patras in the department of mathematics. She is currently working as a web design intern at Patras Science Park (PSP).

Vicky Tomara

Development Director

Vicky studied Business Administration at Athens University of Economics and Business and she got a M.B.A. from University of Patras. Her experience and background focus on supporting businesses-academia partnerships. Especially, she has been primarily activated in innovation supporting tools, while she worked in the past as an economist and research project manager in the industry. She has a good knowledge of the Greek innovation ecosystem actors, including academia, research institutes, regional and central governmental organizations, entrepreneurs and industry. She contributed to the launch and development of the Innovation and Technology Transfer Office of the University of Patras where she served as a Technology Transfer Consultant for 4 years. She acted as the principal organizational officer on behalf of the University of Patras for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Patras IQ Innovation Exhibition. Also, she contributed to the launch and development of the Technology Transfer Office of Patras Science Park and she involved in the building of the collaborative network between both CERN procurement and CERN Technology Transfer Group with the Greek start up community & enterprises. She is currently the Development Director in Patras Science Park, she is member of the Advisory Board of the Proof of Concept and she participates in the selection committee in various regional innovation competitions.