The Golden Team

The Experience of Excellence

The Golden Team

Laurel International's team of professionals are highly skilled, well-educated individuals with many years of experience in their respective fields. Our foundation is perfectionism, and our main goal is to support each vision that we are asked to develop. Laurel stands out from its competitors in that our team endeavors to accomplish each and every mission with imagination and positive energy to ensure that even the most demanding assignment is competed successfully.

Chris PALLAKIS

Chris PALLAKIS

Chris Pallakis is a former Greek national indoor pole vault record holder who represented Greece at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona and was ninth at the 1995 World Indoor Championships.

Throughout his life he has been involved in sports and is well-qualified to carry on his involvement in the field in his capacity as CEO of LAUREL.

He studied Sports Marketing and Management in the United States and started his career working in this sector for a number of different sports marketing companies, bringing many new ideas to the sports industry.

The Organising Committee for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens hired him under the General Division of the Human Resources and Administration Services. During the Games he worked at the important position of the HR Manager at the Olympic Stadium for which ATHOC employed more than 4,000 staff members.

Chris has also worked with the Hellenic Amateur Athletics Association and was the Event Director General of the IAAF World Athletics Final in 2009.

 

Athanasios GKOLTSIOS

Athanasios GKOLTSIOS

Athanasios Gkoltsios is a highly qualified Professional with ten years experience in Media & Broadcasting Operations & Communications working in multi-cultural envirenments.

Athina KARTALOU

Athina KARTALOU

Athena manages all of Laurel International Management’s regional matters in the Middle East. Her professional expertise lies in communications, event and project management, publications and training.

Vassilis GEORGIOTIS

Vassilis GEORGIOTIS

Vassilis Georgiotis is a former professional triple jumper with more than fifteen years' experience as a reporter, writer, section chief editor, editor and columnist in major national newspapers and magazines.

Stella SARIDAKI

Stella SARIDAKI

Stella Saridaki has 15 years of work experience in event planning, public relations, marketing, communication services and project management.

Zoi PAPANTONI

Zoi PAPANTONI

Zoi Papantoni is the Marketing Manager of Laurel International Management. Holding a Bachelor in Economics from the Economic University of Athens and a Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK, Zoi has extensive experience in Marketing, Communications and Sponsoring. The last 24 years she has held key positions in multinational companies, organisations and delivered projects for the Greek and international market.

Marios CRYSSAVGIS

Marios CRYSSAVGIS

Marios Chryssavgis is an established facilitator and trainer with experience in a variety of industries and countries. More importantly, he has extensive working knowledge of the events industry working in small and large venues and major events in different regions of the world.

Christina VASILIKOU

Christina VASILIKOU

Christina Vasilikou has a long experience in a great variety of events. Holding a Master Degree in Tourism Planning & Development and a second one in Sports Management, she started her career in 5* hotels in Athens and Dubai.

Pierre KOSMIDIS

Pierre KOSMIDIS

Pierre Kosmidis is a media and communications expert in International Media Relations and Olympic Games. He is a strong asset in the communications team of candidate cities bidding for large scale sporting events. Having a bachelor on English & Greek Literature from the University of Athens, he won a scholarship for the Metropolitan University of Manchester on TV and Media studies.

Andrew DUNSCOMB

Andrew DUNSCOMB

Andrew Dunscomb is an internationally recognised Communications and Media Relations Expert with tremendous experience in major international sport events and also in successful political campaigns.

Bob RAMSAK

Bob RAMSAK

Bob Ramsak is a long-time professional journalist with more than twenty years' experience as a reporter, editor, copywriter and translator, the past 15 of those as a highly regarded athletics specialist.

Björn PAZEN

Björn PAZEN

Björn Pazen has a long-term experience in reporting on international handball. Since 2005 he covered all major handball events like European and World Championships, Olympic Games and all top club competitions. Björn had started as a newspaper journalist in Germany, becoming editor in chief for the sports desk.

Will PONISSI

Will PONISSI

William Ponissi is a sport journalist and PR expert with extensive world class experience. He has fulfilled media duties during several sport events such as Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, World and European Championships in a wide range of sports. With a Bachelor on Communications Sciences and Technologies he completed his master's degree on International Journalism.

Angelos ZYMARAS

Angelos ZYMARAS

Angelos Zymaras offers unique expertise in Photo Management, combining knowledge in planning and implementing all aspects of Photo Services and great experience in managing sports photographers.