Born and raised in rural Crete, Andreas quit the prestigious Mathematics University of Athens to pursue his passion for Advertising at the University of Florida, graduating with High Honors. He kick-started his career at DMB&B NY and JWT Greece, before setting sail for Asia. In 1997 he launched and run Media Vest Japan, later merging it with Starcom, with a short stint in between as the Wieden & Kennedy Media Director for Nike, Uniqlo and Ben & Jerry’s. In 2003 he moved to Taiwan as the CEO of the MindShare Group, cementing it to be the undisputed market leader. In October 2006 he relocated to Malaysia to lead the Onmicom Media Group (OMD & PHD), transforming it to be an award-winning formidable force. On August 2016, he assumed the CEO role of the newly formed Havas Media Group Malaysia, tasked to build the group’s media operations in the country.
A seasoned adman and a frequently sought-after speaker, Andreas has conducted high-powered learning sessions at numerous conferences, universities, media companies and the industry at large. He has served as president/ treasurer/ council member on several industry associations and committees (MSA, MDA, JIC), as a judge on numerous award juries and as a member on various industry & university advisory boards (GOOGLE, Campaign 360, BRANDFEST, Ad:Tech, APMF, INTI, TAYLOR’s, UTAR, MONASH and more). He is a Certified Professional Coach locally & internationally (CCA & ICF), a Certified NLP practitioner and the recipient of several industry awards and accolades. In December 2017, one year in the making, his team @Havas Media Group won GOLD for Best Media Agency in Malaysia from Campaign, the most prestigious industry Award in Asia. Andreas finds his purpose into being a catalyst for positive change and a coach for greater things to come.