Management Team

M.S. Jacovides views its employees as its valuable asset. The company is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the most competent and talented professionals in the field. For this reason, the company supports ongoing employee training programs and offers individual opportunities for growth and success. Its working environment is designed to enable employees enhance and apply their professional and personal skills.

The company currently employs 45 people, 27 of which are in the Sales & Marketing Department.

Aris Jacovides

President & Managing Director

Born in Nicosia in 1956, Aris has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Chemistry from City University London, and holds an MBA from INSEAD Business School in Fontainebleau, France. After fulfilling his mandatory duties as an officer in the Cyprus National Guard and completing his studies abroad, he joined the family business in Cyprus where he was responsible for the firm’s entry into the medical devices field. Following the success of this operation, he moved to Athens to implement the vision of expanding MSJ Group’s business into Greece, with the creation of M.S. Jacovides Hellas, in 1982. In 1997, Aris co-founded Genesis Pharma S.A., the affiliated specialty biopharmaceuticals company, where he serves as Vice Chairman of the BoD. He also sits on the Boards of MSJ Group Companies in Greece and Cyprus.

Nicolas Hadjichristofas

Manager, Blood Transfusion, Dialysis and Gastroenterology Business Unit (B.D.G.)

Born in 1965, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the American College of Greece (Deree College) and an MBA from Keele University, England. He has had further training through executive programs in areas such as Relationship Marketing and ISO 9000. Having worked with BNP Bank, he joined M.S. Jacovides Hellas in 1992 as a Marketing Executive. In 2000, he was appointed Business Unit Manager of the Blood Collection, Transfusion and Dialysis department, which later also expanded into the Gastroenterology field. Nicolas speaks four languages, including English and French.

Nikos Giannopoulos

Business Unit Manager, Interventional Cardiology & Radiology Business Unit (I.C.R.)

Born in 1962, Nikos holds a degree in Electronic Engineering and an MBA from IUKB University, Switzerland. He began his career as a Sales Engineer at Siemens and Viennatone Hearing Aids and has also worked for General Electric, as a Biomedical Engineer. He joined M.S.Jacovides Hellas in 1998 as a Product Specialist and within a few years he was promoted to Area Manager. In May 2005, Nikos took up the position of Marketing Manager. Since December 2011 Nikos was promoted to Division Manager and leads the Critical Care Division. As from April 2012 has taken the position of Business Unit Manager in the restructured ICR Business Unit.

Nikos Logothetis

Business Unit Manager, Advanced Patient Care Business Unit (A.P.C.)

Born in 1969, Nikos holds an MBA in Marketing from ESCEM – Excellent Schools of Business & Management – in France. He also holds a Master’s of Science degree in Sports Management from Springfield College MA, USA. After completing his military service in 1995, he worked for a few months as a Sales Representative for the Commercial Graphics Department in 3M. He joined M.S. Jacovides Hellas in June 1996 as a Product Specialist and in the following years he was promoted from Assistant Product Manager to Division Marketing Manager. In May 2005, Nikos took up the position of Division Manager of the Surgical/Advanced Wound Care/ CSSD Division. As from April 2012 has taken the position of Business Unit Manager in the restructured Surgical/ICU/CSSD Business Unit.

Zoe Plaka

Manager, Logistics & Quality Manager

Born in 1971, Zoe began her career immediately after secondary education while having continuous training in Sales & Marketing and Logistics. She is currently studying Business Administration at the Hellenic Open University. She initially worked in the professional hotel equipment sector for three years and entered the medical market in 1994 as a marketing support professional for the distributor of Hewlett-Packard medical equipment. She joined M.S. Jacovides Hellas S.A. in 2000 in marketing support and within the following years was promoted to Business Support Executive and later to Logistics & Quality Manager.