Our Team

We employ and also collaborate with highly experienced experts, from a wide range of complementary fields of specialisation. Our extensive network of local and international external consultants enables for HEADWAY to meet any client demands or consulting needs.

Pyrros Papadimitriou

Founder and Main Shareholder

Dr. Pyrros Papadimitriou is a lawyer, economist and Associate Professor in International Economic Relations at the University of Peloponnese.

Pyrros Papadimitriou

University of Athens, Greece, B.A. in Political Science and Public Administration (1985)
University of Athens, Greece, law degree from the Law School of the University of Athens (1989)
Sussex University, U.K., Post-graduate Diploma in Economics (1987)
University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, M.A. in Economics (1988)
University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, PhD in Economics (1992)

Dr. Pyrros Papadimitriou is a lawyer, economist and Associate Professor in International Economic Relations at the University of Peloponnese.

Pyrros began his professional career as a financial analyst at Gerald & National Inter Commodities in London (1989-1990) and continued as researcher at the Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research in Athens (1994-95), manager in the Sector Research & Analysis department of ALPHA Bank (1995-96), advisor to the European Parliament (1996-98) on issues regarding the euro monetary union and director of Consulting Services at ICAP S.Α. (1999-2000).

In 1996 Pyrros founded HEADWAY Economic Consultants Ltd and still remains the main shareholder of the company. In 2006 as a co-founder, Pyrros established another company, the Four Assist Development Consulting Ltd, which mainly undertakes projects in the field of Public Financial Management and in Economic Development in developing countries and countries in transition. During these years Four Assist implemented more than 120 projects, financed mainly by the European Commission and the World Bank, in several regions of the developing world, including the South Caucasus, Central Asia, South-East Asia, Balkans and Africa. In Four Assist Development Consulting Pyrros remained active until the end of December 2015.

In the period 2007 -09, Pyrros, interrupted his business activities and undertook the challenge of running the privatization project of Greece's flag carrier Olympic Airlines, Olympic Airways – Services and Olympic Aviation. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer in Olympic Airlines (2008-2009) and in Olympic Airways – Services (2007-2008). During his tenure with the Olympic, he had under management 6500 employees and an annual turnover over 750 million euros.

After the successful conclusion of the privatization process, Pyrros returned to his academic duties and consulting activities. In the period August 2012 – June 2014 he has been appointed Coordinator of the Privatization of the Greek Regional Airports a project that has also been concluded successfully with the acquisition of the airports from Fraport AG for 1,23 billion euros. More recently Pyrros undertook the post of vice-president in Public Power Corporation SA in Greece.

Pyrros has also a strong teaching and academic experience having been a professor of Economics at the Hellenic Air Force Academy (1993-1994), a visiting professor at the Economics Department of the University of Crete (1996-1998), a lecturer (1998 -2003) and assistant professor (2003-07) at the Department of International and European Studies of the University of Macedonia and currently an associate professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the University of Peloponnese (2007 – cont.). He has published various papers in international academic journals.

Michail Kefalogiannis

Senior Investment Advisor

Mr. Kefalogiannis has been Group Vice Chairman & Senior Investment Officer at DEMCO Group since early 2009 until the end of 2013 (total assets under management of appr. $1 billion).

Michail Kefalogiannis

University of Cologne - Germany, Diplom in Economics
Baruch College – New York USA, MBA in General Management

Mr. Kefalogiannis has been Group Vice Chairman & Senior Investment Officer at DEMCO Group since early 2009 until the end of 2013 (total assets under management of appr. $1 billion). He has co-lead the successful acquisition of Village Cinemas and Village Films from Village Roadshow Australia (Village is the absolute market leader in Cinema entertainment and Film distribution in Greece) as well as the successful comeback of the Group in insurance through a series of acquisitions in the Cyprus insurance market in order to create Prime Insurance.

Mr. Kefalogiannis has also served as DEMCO Group’s Managing Director & Executive Vice President in the period between early 2003 until the end of 2006. Prior to that Michail turned around the Group’s telecoms investment and operating company CosmoTelco/CosmoLine in a three year period by investing successfully in the region in a partnership with MATAV/DEUTSCHE TELEKOM. During the period 2000-2003 Mr. Kefalogiannis served as General Manager International Operations of Interamerican Insurance Group.

Michail Kefalogiannis has also headed as Project Manager several important projects of the Greek Goverment. In the period between 2007 and 2009 Michail coordinated and co-managed the whole privatization process of Olympic Airways (OA) on the side of the Greek Government ranging from the successful EU approval process for the OA sale through the Transportation and Competition authorities, the launch of the public tender and ultimately the successful completion of the privatization in March 2009. In the period 2012 - 2014 Mr. Kefalogiannis lead the establishment of the Greek Investment Fund (IFG), a joint successful initiative of the Greek Government together with the German Development Bank KFW, the European Investment Bank (EIB), the French Treasury and the Onassis Foundation.

Mr. Kefalogiannis has worked as a Principal for a regional private equity fund (the venture capital arm of Emporiki Bank of Greece) for another five years (late 1995 – early 2000) thus being an investment manager for the last 20 years.
Additionally, he serves as Chairman on the board of Greek Tourism and Hotel Enterprises of Crete SA, a 4* and 5* resort hotel operator in Crete (where he maintains a significant business interest).

Mr. Kefalogiannis was born in Crete, Greece in 1964.

Dimitrios Kasvis

Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Dimitrios Kasvis has extensive, hands-on experience in information systems design & implementation, with a track record of resourceful enterprise IT installations on several industries such as healthcare sector, maritime industry, telecommunication industry & management consulting.

Mr. Dimitrios Kasvis

M.Sc. Computer Science University of Essex, Essex, United Kingdom
B.Sc. Economics University of Piraeus, Piraeus, Greece

Mr. Kasvis accumulated extensive, hands-on experience in information systems having a track record of resourceful enterprise IT management systems design & implementation. He demonstrates a profound experience (over than 25 years) in core ICT positions (Supervisor, Director, Project Manager) achieving ambitious technological goals and providing economy of scale profitability for the organizations working at (Interamerican S.A, ESEAP Clinical Labs External Quality Assessment, Cognity SA Greece, Iaso Group SA, Medicom Systems S.A/ EUREKO - ACHMEA Group , Euroclinic of Athens S.A – Interamerican Group). During his career, he has successfully led teams of ICT engineers & consultants, gaining and sustaining remarkable and cost-effective results. Moreover, his working experience includes the design of training seminars specialized to ICT sector and the structural re-engineering of companies’ IT activities.

Mr. Kasvis has comprehensive skills in technology solutions initial budgeting, launch, deployment and maintenance of IT systems and processes, including network infrastructure, system integration, and management of cross-functional teams. Furthermore, he has demonstrated ability to build proprietary solutions and implement new technologies both alongside and in place of existing systems. He is also efficient in effectively creating innovative solutions based on strategic needs analysis and he has proven strength in proactive knowledge sharing, building generational teams of experts and empowering team members. 

He speaks fluently Greek and English.

Stefania Fafaliou

Consultant

Mrs. Stefania Fafaliou is an HR consultant and Project Manager who possesses extensive experience in the bid preparation and implementation of technical assistance projects, specifically both framework contracts and larger scale/long term projects.

Stefania Fafaliou

University of Piraeus:
BSc in International and European studies London School of Economics and Political Science

MSc in International Employment Relations and Human Resource Management.

Mrs.  Stefania Fafaliou is an HR consultant and Project Manager who possesses extensive experience in the bid preparation and implementation of technical assistance projects, specifically both framework contracts and larger scale/long term projects. Ms Fafaliou has been involved in the bid preparation and implementation of projects for a variety of donors (European Commission, EBRD, EIB, World Bank).

Through her experience in technical assistance projects, Ms. Fafaliou has also obtained significant experience as a recruiter and specialises in the process of identifying, liaising, screening and evaluating potential candidates. She is familiar with a wide variety of sectors such as sustainable energy and development, rural development, water/wastewater, social policies, employment, education, culture, home affairs and governance and trade.

In her capacity as HR consultant, Ms Fafaliou deals with and provides guidance on a variety of topics such as facilitation of HR processes by implementing best practices, reorganization of companies/organizations, employee assessment and reward systems, optimal employee performance among others.

Mrs. Stefania Fafaliou is fluent in Greek and English and she has implemented a number of projects in French.

Akis Flouros

Senior Business Advisor

Dr. Akis Flouros is a results-driven and highly motivated professional executive with an impressive track record of consistent success in all aspects that he has been involved so far in this 20+ years’ career.

Dr. Akis Flouros

Dipl. Chem. Eng., MBA, MA, MSc, PhD, Post Doc

Dr. Akis Flouros is a results-driven and highly motivated professional executive with an impressive track record of consistent success in all aspects that he has been involved so far in his 20+ years’ career. He has a broad understanding of European and Middle East economy and business while he has held several progressive executive and managerial roles in the chemical, minerals, petrochemicals, polymers, energy and ICT sector.

He holds a Diploma in Chemical Engineering from the Polytechnic School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece [5yrs study at a master level] and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) with commendation from Nottingham Business School, NTU, UK. In addition, he completed a Master of Science (MSc) in Oil and Gas (O&G) Technology with focus in energy related topics and respective industrial units and a Master (MA) in Mediterranean Studies in Greece. He studied and defended his PhD thesis at the University of the Peloponnese in Greece focusing on the areas of Energy Security and National Security under the umbrella of International Political Economy. Furthermore, he has been accepted from University of Aegean in Greece for a Post-Doctoral research on Climate Change and Energy Security in the Mediterranean and Middle East under Political Economy.

He is a Research Fellow at the Centre of International and European Political Economy & Governance, an Alumni Fellow at NTU/Nottingham Business School, a member in several organizations and associations such as Hellenic Association of Political Scientists, Hellenic Association of Chemical Engineers, Technical Chamber of Greece, etc.

Spyros Bismpikas

ICT Consultant

Mr. Bismpikas is an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications and energy industry. Strong consulting expert skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, Operations Management, Sales, and Team Building.

Mr. Spyros Bismpikas

BEng Hons in Electrical & Electronic Engineering - University of Dundee, Scotland, UK

MSc in Control Systems - Imperial College, London, UK

Mr. Bismpikas is an experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in the telecommunications and energy industry. Strong consulting expert skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, Operations Management, Sales and Team Building. 

Through his experience, for over 16 years in the telecoms industry, serving at different positions at top brand Telecom Companies, such as Attica Telecom SA, Hellas OnLine SA and Vodafone Greece, he has obtained significant experience in ICT Consulting services -including Auditing, Expense Management, Telecom RFPs, Contract Negotiation and Business Planning.

His engineering background plays an important role to understand the technical needs of every customer/project easier and along with the -built through the years- customer centricity provide strong relationships with leading organizations in private and public sector.