Christos Economou
Interview with Christos Economou

"My dream job is to be the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of a Fortune 500 Company. "

Christos Economou 
Chief Operating Officer
Matriarch Marketing PTY     
South Africa

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Please tell us about yourself, your family and your interests.

I am a 48 year old man living in South Africa. I have two beautiful children both of whom are now young ladies (18 and 15). I love travelling and the great outdoors.

What drew you to the program you are studying at Athena? Is it living up to your expectations?

This program raised my interest by way of its flexible structure and stacked approach. It is good value for money too.

What would you like to do after completing this course  from Athena?

I would perhaps relocate to Europe.

What do you think makes a great teacher?

A great teacher is someone who offers support to his/her students, has understanding and empathy.

What’s your dream job?

My dream job is to be the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of a Fortune 500 Company.

What is the most courageous thing you have ever done?

I have done a complete organizational restructuring in the area of Finance & Operations in my company. I consider that as the most courageous thing I have ever done.

What is your best childhood memory?

My most precious childhood memories are of my family holidays.

What is your idea of a perfect vacation?

To me,  a perfect vacation is being at the  European Alps in winter.

Which fictional character (character from a film, book, TV series, play) would you like to be friends with?

James Bond 007, the fictional British Secret Service agent created by Ian Fleming, featured in novels and short stories. He has also been adapted for television, radio, comic strip, video games and film.

Mention one important lesson you have learned in life that made you what you are today.

Persistence – Never give up!

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