Sotiris Karagiozidis

Sotiris started his career in 1990 as a sales trainee in L'OREAL while studying Business Administration in Deree college (the American college in Greece). After completing his military obligations, he worked at ING as an insurance broker and then moved back to fmcg at NESTLE as a key account sales man.


In 1998 he moved as an area sales manager of Castrol intl and in the year 2000  moved into consulting as a trainer at Response int. 
In the year 2001 he took the challenge of becoming the general manager of Response in Romania by moving there to establish the local office from scratch.

In 2006 Sotiris participated in the opening of the Bulgarian affiliate as well as the transformation of the executive search department into a separate company, Stanton Chase Intl., a major American network that Response joined.

In the end of 2006 he decided to establish his own business in Bucharest UP services with key activities as recruiting, executive search, training and events. During the following years he established valuable international collaborations with APS, Advanced People Strategies UK, in training and HR tools (certified trainer) and Chris Daffy and the Academy of Service Excellence, a pioneer in the domain of customer experience management (certified trainer).
He also had the chance to organize very big events bringing in Romania famous speakers including Stephen Covey, Daniel Goleman, Alan Pease, John Kotter and others, gathering more than 400 people in each event, with a record of 1200 attendees for Stephen Covey.

He also had the chance to host for 3 years 2 radio shows in, one of the biggest internet radios in Romania "Global business"​ for international business news and interviews, and "job masters"​ for HR. 
Sotiris taught as a visiting professor to the executive MBA program of University of Wales in Romania delivering courses on international management, strategic human resources, leadership & management and organizational analysis.

As country manager for Romania and Greece Sotiris is the focal point for all our clients in the region.