Venieris, Thanos

Born in Thessaloniki (Greece), graduated with distinction from the economic dept. of the law school of the Aristotelean University of Thessaloniki. Master in “strategic management” from the Stockholm University with special interests in philosophy, sociology, and psychology. Co-writer of the book “entrepreneurial profiles of creative destruction (courage imagination and creativity in action) published by Palgrave Macmillan.

After his graduation, he tried different jobs until he created his own international company in global textile trading based in Thessaloniki with two other production and administration offices in Istanbul (Turkey) and Shanghai (China). This company succeeded to get contracts from the biggest clothing companies of the world like Zara, H&M, Esprit, Mexx, Nautica, and many others. Being the leader of the clothing industry he retired from the global arena of entrepreneurship by 2012 and is now working as a business consultant in many Greek and foreign companies which want to expand their business worldwide by creating strong branding and fresh consumer needs. He is also working on writing another book with guidelines for young entrepreneurs from all over the world together with a special project for national geographic.