Alumni on the Rise

Kelly Panagiotidou


Kelly Panagiotidou (DEREE’ 01 & ALBA ’08) has been an HR Director at Travelplanet24/Tripsta since the beginning of 2015.

She obtained her BSc in Management and Organizational Behavior from DEREE and has earned an MBA from ALBA Graduate School in 2008.

She received several certifications including a Diploma in Positive Psychology from ALBA in 2013. She is a certified NLP Practitioner and a Certified NLP Coach.

Her outstanding career started at the exclusive hotel Grande Bretagne in Athens –member of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts in 2000- where she served as an Assistant HR Manager for almost 5 years.

In 2005 she was appointed Head of Learning, Performance and Talent Management at the multinational insurance company ING (currently NN) where she successfully served for 9 years. 

Fotis Klidas

Rising Star - Fotis Klidas

Fotis Klidas (DEREE ’09) holds a Senior Category Marketing Manager position at Public S.A and is responsible for the communication of Tech, Telecoms and services categories. Exceptionally hardworking, Fotis graduated from DEREE with a BSc in Business Administration and Marketing Management with high distinction. Fotis began his career at the well-know food chain shops Goody’s S.A. as an Assistant Store Manager where he worked for ten months. After that, Fotis moved to Germanos S.A. and worked for the sales team for one year. His competence was quickly recognized and in a year’s time from a Sales Representative, Fotis was promoted to a Store Manager. After spending three and half years at Germanos S.A., Fotis started to collaborate with Public S.A., a well know technology and entertainment department store. He begun at Public S.A. as a Marketing Assistant and in less than a year’s time he was promoted to Junior Brand Manager. It didn’t take much time for the company to realize what as asset Fotis was for their company and in 5 months he was again promoted to a Brand Manager. Fotis held this position for almost a year and a half and then was quickly promoted to a Senior Brand Manager-Tech, Telecoms and services Marketing.

Tina Papadopoulou

Tina Papadopoulou (DEREE’ 07) has been a Development & Recruiting Specialist at Amanzoe Resort member of Amanresorts since January 2015. Prior to this position, she was HR Coordinator at Amanresorts for two years. Tina graduated from DEREE with a BA in Psychology in 2007 and the same year she travelled to the UK where she obtained her Master’s degree from the Warwick Business School, specializing in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management.

Tina’s career has been outstanding throughout the years. She started working at the exclusive Costa Navarino Resort, member of the Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, as an HR Coordinator in 2009 after returning from the UK.

She was also part of DIAGEO’s team- a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands across spirits, beer and wine categories.


Marilou Koutsoukou

Marilou (DEREE’ 93) has been a Partner/Marketing & HR Manager for Friends Fire & Security since the beginning of 2015.

She received a bachelor’s degree in French Literature from Athens University in 1992 as well as a BA in Psychology from DEREE in 1993. She earned a Master’s degree in Organizational & Industrial Psychology from the University of New Haven, graduating with honors. Marilou also earned a Diploma in Marketing from DEREE in 2012 with honors.

Marilou’s career has skyrocketed in the HR field, where she has held several positions in well-known companies since 1995.

She has been Marketing and HR Manager of AGIS Fire & Security for four years.

She worked for Asprofos SA for 7 years as an HR Generalist, then moved to FOKAS S.A. where she worked for 8 months as an HR Manager. She became part of ADT’s -Security and Investigations industry- HR team and worked there for almost 7 years, acquiring valuable experience that led her to her current position.

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