A desire for meaningful change
“Quite simply, I wouldn’t be where I am now if I hadn’t come to London Business School. I was introduced to Reload Greece (RG), a London-based UK-registered educational charity, through the School’s Hellenic club. The company’s mission is to support entrepreneurs to develop ventures that have a positive social and economic impact in their home countries. I find this hugely inspiring."
“Founded in 2012 by five Greek students living in London, RG supports the revival of the Greek economy and encourages young, highly-skilled Greeks of the diaspora to give back to their home country through their innovative ventures. So far, more than 130 ventures have been accelerated, more than £5m investment has been raised by participating startups and more than 210 new jobs have been created".
“While I was studying on the EMBA I started to develop a wellbeing initiative called MeTime, which I still run. I pitched MeTime and the benefits it could bring to the working environment at RG’s Young Entrepreneurs Programme. A while later, they began advertising for a new Chief Executive Officer and invited me to interview."
“According to the feedback I received, I was offered the CEO role because of the added value of my LBS EMBA, my wealth of experience growing and leading teams and my passion for entrepreneurship."
“I’ve been in finance, asset management, and credit rating agencies since the beginning of my career, so it’s incredibly exciting to take on such a different role. But I always knew that I wanted a new direction - one that was broader, more meaningful and impactful than just creating new revenue streams."
“I’ve always been interested in leadership, strategy, technology and innovation and after nine years at Moody’s, I realised I’d hit a wall."
“I’d held senior positions leading international teams of more than 50 people, but I never really had the freedom to make my own mark - even when I was at Moody’s working in product development and innovation, launching new products and developing new revenue streams for the credit ratings business."
“RG’s scope and network of people is wide and its social and economic impact is significant. I’m delighted that my experience and the network and knowledge I gained at LBS can add value to Reload Greece as the organisation enters its next phase of development."
“Commiting to the EMBA, an exciting but intensive and demanding programme, was initially a scary thought process, especially given that I’d previously lacked support for personal ventures. But the mentoring and encouragement, especially from other women at the School was instrumental in putting me at ease.”