Our Team

Managing Director

Costas Vamvakas

Costas is the owner & CEO of VK PREMIUM Business Consultants LTD.

Over the past 15 years, Costas has provided advisory services in a wide spectrum of industries ensuring a solid deployment of investment plans and obtaining funding (e.g. through EU Structural Funds) for more than 800 companies.

Since 2017, Costas is actively involved in advising & facilitating Medical Cannabis investments in Greece and over the last year he was speaker in international Conferences in Europe (CBD Expo, London, July 2019, Cannabis Business Europe Conference, Cologne November 2019), speaking on the legislative framework and the investment opportunities of Medical Cannabis business.

Before VK PREMIUM, Costas worked for Coca–Cola Hellenic Bottling Company across Europe (UK, Switzerland, Greece).

He also worked as Operations & Supply Chain Manager for Alumil Milonas, an Aluminum Extrusion Company (turnover €200mil) in charge of operations (production facilities & logistics Centers) in 13 countries.

Costas is a Chemical Engineer (Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece) with an MBA (Strathclyde University, Great Britain).

COO & CTO – Senior Growth Director

Nikos I. Dedes

Nikos is a highly effective Global Business Operations Executive & Program Manager with over 25 years of experience working in multinational companies across markets in Europe and Middle East driving growth and providing excellent customer service. He is fully engaged in Medical Cannabis business focusing on relevant legislation and regulatory environment in Greece.

Nikos over the past 8 years worked in Global Operations & Services of MetLife driving major transformational programs at a global scale. Comprehended business strategies & requirements and developed necessary designs and plans to ensure projects and solutions satisfied those needs. Designed and implemented solutions, actively listened to client problems & needs to implement information when creating solution plans. Provided advice and made decisions, consistently monitored the scope of projects, and collaborated with all business stakeholders to develop budgets and timelines for solutions

Nikos holds a bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Technical Management from WNE – Springfield MA, USA

Senior Consultant in Control Environmental Agriculture (CEA)

George Gkoumas

George has a pure farming DNA since he was born & raised by a farmer’s family and has an experience of 23 years in the design & operations of modern cultivation approaches and systems.

Right after getting his university degree in agronomic science with a major in plant production, he further continued his studies in facilities’ design of integrated cultivation systems – CEA (Controlled Environmental Agriculture), in Denmark and Netherlands.

During his career, he built up strong partnerships with Senmatic A/S and Priva B.V companies, published a variety of articles for agriculture business & scientific trends and many times participated as a senior hydroponic cultivations’ expert in forums organized by the Greek Agriculture Ministry.

He is the owner of a farming business since year 2000 while in parallel writes for agricultural business and a certified inspector of production & quality in agricultural systems. Since 2018 George is an associate for VK Medical Consultants.

Marketing Manager

Manolis Kontolios

Manolis is a marketing and sales professional with more than 15 years of experience in FMCG & B2B companies.

Having an 360° extensive marketing experience, he has worked as an executive in major multinational commercial and advertising companies such as Philip Morris, Vitex - Yannidis Bros, Leo Burnett, Affichage.

He is responsible for VK PREMIUM's marketing strategies and the implementation of marketing activities, applying a “win win” spirit with internal and external stakeholders.

Manolis holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing, from Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece.

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