Entrepreneur, Thessaloniki, Greece


Graduate “Anatolia” College, Thessaloniki, 1962
Graduate Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Dpt. of Agricultural Sciences, 1967
Dr. (h.c.), Kingston University, England
Dr. (h.c.), International Hellenic University

 Professional career:

Chairman REDESTOS – Efthymiadis Agrotechnology Group, established 1935.
A leading business group in Greece and Southeast Europe in the field of Agricultural technology, supplies and services.

The Group was established in 1935 and consists of 21 Companies, with 16 of them outside Greece and employs 450 staff in 8 regional production units.

Social activities:


  • Chairman & CEO Thessaloniki Innovation & Technology Center – Thess INTEC S.A.
  • Chairman of the Business Information and Clearing Center (BICC)
  • President of the Association for Democracy in the Balkans

 In the past:

  • President, Federation of Industries of Greece
  • President, Northern Greece Businessmen’s Cultural Association
  • Chairman, STABILITY PACT / Business Advisory Council for Southeast Europe, Brussels
  • Chairman, Business and Cultural Development Centre, KEPA
  • President, Hellenic Crop Protection Association
  • Member by Excellence of the Board of the Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Thessaloniki

Contributed to several European think tanks on development and cooperation in Southeast European region.