He was born in Athens and studied at the Economics University of Athens. He is also a graduate of Athens College.
His vision and business thinking brought significant development in the company making it one of the leading consumer companies in Europe.
He has repeatedly produced sustained revenue, operational performance, and profitability within dynamic and changing markets, building shareholder value, driving vision, and achieving critical strategic goals.
He is renowned for his healthy and practical management style centered on the employees’ fulfillment and advancement.
He has been in charge of the Group’s Operations strategy and its implementation since he joined the Group in February 2021.
Mr. Kostianis holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Birmingham University, and a master’s degree at the same field from Manchester University. Additionally, he has participated at various management development programs in institutions such as INSEAD and MCE and holds a diploma for Non-Executive Directors from London Financial Times.
His career boasts more than 30 years of international experience in many senior managerial roles. Previously he had worked for PZ Cussons as Managing Director & Chairman of Minerva SA for 7 years and as Global Supply Chain Director for the entire group for 9 years.
Holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics from Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki and a Master Science Degree in Strategic Human Resources Management from ALBA. Before joining our Group he had experience in the FMCG sector in several HR positions at Minerva S.A Food Company, having being a member of its BoD over the past 2 years.
He has been in charge of the subsidiaries’ management and the Group’s commercial strategy and commercial activity since he joined the Group in August 2020.
He is a graduate of the School of Chemical Engineering of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and holds a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Staffordshire, while he holds a degree in Corporate Governance from INSEAD.
His career started in 1999 at Minerva SA in the purchasing department and later he moved to marketing, gradually taking on senior roles before taking over the General Management in 2011. Four years later he moved to the PZ Cussons group as Regional Managing Director of Asia, while from In November 2019 he held the position of Chief Marketing Officer (Global) & Regional Managing Director APAC.
Deputy CEO & Chief Financial Officer responsible for all the non-commercial activities of the Group. He has been the CFO of Sarantis Group since 1995, having 12 years of former experience as a Chartered Accountant (at SOL) and Business Consultant (at ARTHUR ANDERSEN). He has also attended the Advanced Management Program (AMP) and Corporate Financial Strategy in Global Markets (CFSGM) executive programs of INSEAD Business School.