Being a leading EPC Contactor for over six decades, Archirodon has entered its seventh decade with the same energy and enthusiasm its two visionary Greek engineers and founders had, when they formed a joint entity to internationally expand their companies’ local Greek activities in 1959.
Without question, it takes a lot of hard work, talented individuals, elaborate planning, and determination to stay at the forefront of your industry for so long – and Archirodon, having been through thick and thin, has done exactly this, successfully and consistently, chasing challenges and turning obstacles into opportunities for growth. It is, however, our inherent ability to evolve as an organization that makes me proud to be at the wheel of this Company.
Listening to our Clients’ needs, following the market trends, avoiding shortcuts and compromises; all this has allowed us to find innovative solutions, become pioneers in changing the industry’s conventional approach and eventually transform from a construction company to a major EPC contractor, focused on adding value to our Clients’ business through our unique work. We have accomplished a distinguished record of performance in hundreds of large-scale projects, increasing tenfold the company's size and expanding its operations to more than 30 countries worldwide. Our response to the changing markets enabled a remarkable evolution and it is no understatement that these challenges are our drivers for shaping an even more robust and agile organization.
We are driven by the needs of the world, and we are committed to helping economies grow, improving infrastructure’s resiliency, and increasing access to renewable energy and resources while contributing to a safer, cleaner and more sustainable habitat for future generations.
Leading such an organization has been nothing short of rewarding and fulfilling. The teams I have been honored to work and grow with and the communities we serve, give an immense purpose to our joint efforts, instill daily new lessons and make me eager for what lies ahead.
Every day is a new opportunity to go one step further, give back to our world and achieve something greater with kindness and care.
Welcome to Archirodon excellence!
Dennis, Archirodon’s Chief Executive Officer, with over 35 years of experience in the construction industry, has played a vital role in the company’s development and sustainable growth over the years, shaping the Organization for the future and optimizing value for stakeholders.
Throughout his career, he held key positions and faced challenges successfully, with passion, integrity, resilience and drive, demonstrating exceptional leadership acumen. Following a successful course as Archirodon’s Chief Operating Officer from 2001 until 2015, Dennis was appointed to the position of CEO in January 2016. In his new capacity, he leads the Company’s evolution from a Regional to a Divisional Operational Model based on fields of expertise, expanded the company’s geographical outreach and diversifying services, while he focused even more on the client’s satisfaction and seamless project delivery. Dennis holds a M.Sc. in Civil Engineering and postgraduate studies in the field of Mathematical Modelling Techniques in Transportation Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.
Hazem, Group’s Chief Operating Officer since January 2016 and President of AIC Group since 2013, has been with Archirodon Group for more than 34 years.
During this period, he has worked in different capacities and various companies of the Group concurrently. His experience extends over a wide variety of positions and projects in different countries in the Middle East and Africa, holding key roles in Regional Management, Operations Management and Project Controls. His diligence and business insight have been key in Archirodon’s successful positioning over the years in the countries of operation. Hazem holds a B.Sc. in Structural/Civil Engineering from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt, while he has completed the Advanced Graduate Program in Construction Management for Professional Engineers from the American University in Cairo and the INSEAD Advanced Management Program, in Fontainebleau, France. He is a member of the Egyptian Engineering Syndicate and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
Hazem, the Group’s Chief Operating Officer since January 2016 and President of AIC Group since 2013, has been with Archirodon Group for more than 34 years.
Appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer in May 2019, Marios has been leading the Group’s Financial function in an ever-changing and demanding economic scenery with unique resilience and success.
Marios has been part of the Archirodon Group for the last 40 years and previously held the position of Group Financial Controller. He has a vast experience in a wide range of financial activities including budgeting, financial reporting, electronic data processing control, insurance, banking relations, tax planning and internal audit. He graduated from the University of Piraeus, Greece, with a BSc in Business Administration. He also holds a diploma in International Financial Reporting (IFR) from the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (ACCA). He is a Certified Professional Accountant in Greece with License A’ Class and has a Higher Diploma in Accounting from the London Chamber of Commerce.
Nektarios Mitsokapas is the Director of Archirodon’s Marine and Infrastructure Division, since its formation in 2019, with responsibility for a portfolio of marine, rail and civil infrastructure projects.
Nektarios has more than two decades of international experience in EPC contracts in the marine, infrastructure, and Oil&Gas sectors. At Archirodon he has held key construction, project management and estimating, tendering roles in Middle East, North Africa and Greece. As Director of the Marine and Infrastructure Division he is based at Archirodon’s Headquarters in Athens.
Nektarios joined Archirodon in 1999, as a construction engineer, on the MIDTAP petroleum and coke loading terminal in Egypt. Over the years, he has successfully managed large and diverse teams in multimillion-dollar projects and has held key leadership positions on numerous projects across the Middle East and North Africa regions.
Nektarios holds a Master’s degree in civil engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He is registered civil engineer in Greece, a member of Greek Institution of Civil Engineers.
Piero is the Director of the Energy Division since July 2015. Prior to joining Archirodon Group, he was the Chairman & CEO of Saipem India from 2010 to 2015.
Throughout his career, he has held key positions of responsibility within ENI Group and ENEL, including the roles of General Manager, Head of Business Development, Head of Nuclear Business, Project Director and Head of Internal Audit. Piero brings to Archirodon his international experience in multinational companies and his expertise in the dynamic fields of Power & Water, Oil & Gas and Chemicals. Piero studied Marine Engineering at the Marine College of Imperia in Italy and holds a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic of Turin in Italy. He is a Commander of the Italian Navy commissioned at the Naval Academy of Livorno and holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in the USA.
Costas Loukos has been the Director of the Dredging and Pipe Laying Division since 2002, while he has been with the Archirodon Group for 30 years.
During his tenure, he has held various key dredging positions in Archirodon Group in multimillion-dollar projects all over the areas of the Company’s operations, in the Middle East, Africa & CIS countries. Through his leadership, guidance and unquestionable expertise, the Division has been delivering projects successfully for more than 20 years. Costas holds a M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering and a M.Sc. in Laboratory Tests on Turbine Banks from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.
Daniel Grey is President and Chairman of AICI’s (American International Contractors, Inc.) Board of Directors since October 2013 and the Director of the Government Services Division at Archirodon Group since April 2019.
Prior to joining Archirodon Group, Daniel was the Division Vice President at Louis Berger Group (LBG) for two years. Throughout his career, he has led large engineering organizations and managed multimillion-dollar infrastructure programs . He holds a B.Sc. degree in Engineering from the U.S. Military Academy, a M.Sc. degree in General Engineering and a M.Sc. in Structural Engineering from Stanford University in the USA, as well as a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.
Khaled El Sayed is the Director of Archirodon’s Major Projects Division since April 2019.
Khaled first joined Archirodon in 1988, at the beginning of his career. Since then, he has held various key engineering and project management positions in the company’s landmark projects in Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Khaled holds a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt.
Damianos Efthymiadis is the Business Development Department Director since 2022.
Prior to this role, Damianos served as Country Manager in Kazakhstan for almost a decade, where he established Archirodon in the new market of Central Asia and CIS countries, successfully laying strong foundations through important partnerships and securing solid business relationships with clients and the local market. Damianos has more than 40 years of international business experience and unique industry expertise through long-term collaboration with corporate clients, such as HSBC, Bank of America, Pfizer, Lilly, etc. Prior to joining Archirodon, he organized and ran the operations for two large construction companies, designing and executing various prominent projects in the public sector. Damianos holds a B.Sc. in Architecture from the Sapienza University of Rome and a M.Sc. in Architecture and Renewable Energy from Ball State University.
Eliana Theophanous, Central Functions Director since 2019, has been a valuable member of the Archirodon team for more than 26 years.
Through her dual role, as Central Functions & Operations Control Director, Eliana provides direction and ensures the long-term growth of the Group’s Operations Control, Human Resources, Risk, Plant & Equipment, Geotechnical, Survey, and Diving departments. In addition, her role is instrumental in Committees or Steering Groups that lead the group to the new era. Entrusted with the responsibility to design and implement crucial group-wide initiatives of strategic importance in partnership with key stakeholders in the company, she works towards helping the organization adjust to the changing environment while promoting cooperation of all stakeholders and leading to higher performance and better results. Her insight into new trends, coupled with her deep knowledge of the EPC industry, put her in a unique position to advance the sharing of knowledge within the company focusing on the continuous improvement of the company’s operations performance.
Eliana holds a B.Eng. in Civil Engineering and an M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering from the Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine in the UK and a Certificate in Advanced Management Programme from INSEAD in France.
Kostas is the Engineering & Design Director since 2006 and is responsible for the Group’s Design Services and Technical Support to all projects throughout the world, to regional tendering teams, as well as to the company’s regional offices and other divisions and functions.
Being in close contact with external partners and prospective clients, while following the engineering market developments and adopting best engineering practices and tools, he is at the forefront of exploring and evaluating new opportunities to meet operational needs. Before joining Archirodon in 2006, Kostas held similar managerial positions in Greece and the USA, where he started his professional career in 1989. Since then, he has an uninterrupted research activity in the field, leading to several publications over the years.
Kostas holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, a M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA and has completed postgraduate studies in the University of Southern California (USC), California USA. He is a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece, the American Society of Civil Engineers, and a Registered Civil Engineer in the State of California, USA.
Andreas (coming from a leading Law firm in Greece) joined Archirodon in September 2007 and assumed the role of Legal & Contract Director of the Group in March 2022.
Andreas bears a rich and versatile cross-border experience of more than 20 years in legal advisory, contract management, corporate/commercial transactions, international arbitration, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), crisis management and legal strategy in several industry sectors.
Applying the highest standards of care, together with a niche, agile team of legal advisors and contract managers, he supports the entire spectrum of Archirodon’s operations globally. Andreas has efficiently handled unprecedented legal challenges with a mission to consistently safeguard Archirodon’s interests and business continuity.
He holds an LLB and an LLM from Cardiff University, UK. He is included in the Legal 500 GC Powerlist in recognition of his high-quality legal work.
Jean François joined Archirodon in 2016 as Supply Chain Management Director.
With over 30 years of professional experience, Jean François is responsible for developing and implementing the Group’s Supply Chain strategy in an ever-changing international landscape. In the last years, he has succeeded in building strategic collaborations with key suppliers/subcontractors worldwide with a high focus in Middle East, Africa, and Europe. In parallel, through a new global procurement strategy for critical activities, including the implementation of a centralized organization, Category Management approach and strategic vendor management, he has transformed Archirodon’s procurement department to a strategic Cross-Functional Supply Chain Management function supporting all company’s divisions and projects. Before joining Archirodon, Jean François held managerial positions in Supply Chain Management in major EPC organizations in France, Malaysia, and Singapore. He has earned a Diploma for Merchant Marine (DESMM / ENSM – Le Havre), a Master of Business in Procurement Management (DESMA IAE Grenoble – 2000/2002) and a Merchant Marine Officer certificate (C1NM / ENSM Nantes).
He has also served as Vice President of the French Maritime Cluster for the French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (2015-2016).
Panos is the Tendering Director of the Group since 2011. Throughout his 30 years with Archirodon, he has acquired extensive industry expertise and held key construction, project management, and executive leadership roles.
Having joined as a junior engineer, he gradually gained experience across complex multi-discipline international projects, in close cooperation with some of the top international clients and partners in the construction industry.
Panos, in his capacity as Tendering Director, has contributed to the organization's sustainable growth and maintained an essential role in developing the company’s diversified presence in new countries and markets. Thanks to his experience, integrity, and loyalty, combined with his analytical and synthetical skills, he remains a key player in negotiating and securing successful new projects.
He holds a M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, Greece.
Nafsika, Human Resources Director, is responsible for Archirodon’s human resources globally and the company-wide HR strategy, systems and operations.
Nafsika joined Archirodon in 2015 as People Section Manager in the Human Resources Department, designing Talent Management and HR Infrastructure policies and systems. In September 2020, she was assigned to her current position, overseeing the governance of people-related policies, including Manpower Planning, Recruitment, HR Operations & Employee Relations, Rewards, Learning & Development, HR Infrastructure & Systems and HR Data & Analytics. Through her role, Nafsika partners with all Divisions, Departments and Regions to ensure that the business strategy and needs are aligned with the Group’s HR initiatives and curricula.
Having more than twenty-two (22) years of professional experience in the field of HR, Nafsika is a people-oriented leader, who brings into her role a deep understanding of the vital part that HR plays in an organization, coupled with an in-depth knowledge of HR practices to unleash the employees’ inherent potential.
Prior to joining Archirodon, Nafsika worked for eleven (11) years in two multinational boutique HR Consulting firms, Hay Group/Korn Ferry and Aon Hewitt, and in HR Operations at the Hilton Hotel in Athens, from where she started her career.
Nafsika holds a BSc in Business Administration from Deree College – The American College of Greece and a MSc in International Employment Relations & Human Resource Management from LSE - The London School of Economics and Political Science in the UK.
Ahmed is the Regional Manager of Archirodon’s Gulf operations as of 2021 and has almost 30 years of diverse experience in international construction, predominantly in the marine infrastructure sector.
He has a strong track record in risk management, cost control, and contract management with extensive expertise in operations and execution, including delivering complex offshore projects.
Ahmed has served Archirodon for more than 20 years, in a variety of senior management roles initially within controls and engineering and then moving over to regional management. He has worked on numerous high-profile projects in locations including UAE, Egypt and Qatar.
He brings a wealth of knowledge to the organization and in his current role as Regional Manager-Gulf focuses on the strategic and sustainable growth of Archirodon’s presence in the region.
Ahmed holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from Alexandria University, Egypt.
Nasim is the Regional Manager in Saudi Arabia since March 2021 and has more than 35 years of diverse experience in business development, investment, construction and management of different portfolios across the Middle East region.
Nasim joined Archirodon Group in 2016 as the Regional Business Development Manager (covering Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait and Jordan) and has been instrumental in the growth of the company in the region.
Throughout his career, Nasim has held a succession of executive leadership, operational, and general management positions. His broad experience in project development and EPC execution ranges from smaller-scale projects to mega projects across multiple industries, including mix use, retail, healthcare, education, hospitality, and public facilities.
He holds a B.Sc. degree in civil engineering from Michigan State University, USA.
Tamer is the Regional Manager of the North Africa region for Archirodon Group since 2019 and has nearly three decades of operations and project leadership expertise within the construction industry.
Having joined Archirodon in 1999, Tamer has been involved in all aspects of project management and execution, including the engineering, procurement and construction of power plants, NGL export facilities, port terminals, quay structures and the installation of pipelines.
His extensive experience, in both large and smaller-scale projects, spans the Middle East region covering countries such as Egypt, Kuwait, Jordan, Bahrain and Qatar.
In his current role, as Regional Manager of North Africa, Tamer leads the coordination of business development operations and client/partner relationships.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Structural/Civil Engineering and has completed post-graduate studies in Geotechnical Engineering, both at Ain Shams University, Egypt.
Samuel is the Regional Manager of Western Africa as of May 2021 and has close to 30 years of diverse experience in engineering, construction, and project management roles, with expertise in the civil and marine infrastructure sectors.
Samuel reinforces the business development of new prospects in Western Africa to support business growth. His contributions have been essential in building Archirodon’s solid presence in Morocco and in establishing the regional office.
He began his Archirodon career in 2004. He went on to hold key project leadership positions on EPC projects in the Middle East and Europe. He has spent more than 10 years managing strategic marine and infrastructure projects as well as complex buildings for prestigious clients.
He holds a B.Sc. degree in structural and civil engineering from Alexandria University in Egypt and is a member of the Egyptian Engineering Syndicate.
Ioannis is the Director of the Europe Region/Business Unit since October 2020.
Prior to joining Archirodon Group, he was the General Director of AKTOR S.A. for 7 years. During his career, Ioannis has held the position of Project Director in various Railway, Highway, Building and Infrastructure Projects, in Greece, Middle East and the Balkans. Ioannis graduated from Salford University in the UK with a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering, while he also holds a M.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Heriot-Watt University.
Damianos Efthymiadis is the Regional Manager of the Central Asia Region since January 2014.
Damianos has served as the Country Manager in Kazakhstan for almost a decade, where he established Archirodon in the new market of Central Asia and CIS countries, successfully laying strong foundations through important partnerships and securing solid business relationships with clients and the local market. Damianos has more than 40 years of international business experience and unique industry expertise through long-term collaboration with corporate clients, such as HSBC, Bank of America, Pfizer, Lilly, etc. Prior to joining Archirodon, he organized and ran the operations for two large construction companies, designing and executing various prominent projects in the public sector. Damianos holds a B.Sc. in Architecture from the Sapienza University of Rome and a M.Sc. in Architecture and Renewable Energy from Ball State University.