There are 11 employees under the two Managing Directors, who also directly oversees East European activities.

Sales are under John Tsakalos, who leads a group of 5 Sales Representantives, while Marketing and Regulatory Affairs by Michail Vathis.

Dr. Sotiris Kokothakis is part-time Medical Director and Michael Vardalas, a well-respected local attorney, is a non-executive director.


Experience and professionalism

Stratos Tsakalos


Stratos Tsakalos, C.E.O. of KITE Hellas, studied at Thessaloniki University, got a BSc in Business Administration and, later, after a postgraduate course at Lancaster University in England, gained a MSc in Business Administration.

His pharmaceutical career began with F. Hoffman-La Roche Hellas S.A., where he progressed to become Finance & Administrative Director. In 1980, he joined SMITHKLINE & FRENCH Hellas Ltd in a similar position and in 1983 he was appointed Managing Director. During this period, he was responsible for a number of successful new product launches, the introduction of the company’s biological product range and annually achieving the company’s ambitious growth goals. Stratos Tsakalos has also worked for a short period of time as Manager of the American Pharmaceutical Company Pfizer Hellas S.A., while he was one of the first Executives of Ergasias Bank before his working in the Pharmaceutical market. In 1991, he establishes his own company, KITE Hellas.

Today, after many years of experience in the pharmaceutical market, Stratos Tsakalos is a member of the Board Directors of the Hellenic Association of Pharmaceutical Companies (SFEE) and alternate member at the Pricing Committee of the Ministry of Commerce.

Michail Vathis

Pharmacist, Bsc, Msc in Pharmacognosy and Natural Products & Product Manager

Michail Vathis is KITE Hellas Pharmacist & Product Manager. He is a graduate of the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Faculty of Pharmacy and has a Msc in Pharmacognosy and Natural Products.

John Tsakalos

Sales Manager

John Tsakalos became KITE Hellas Sales Manager in 2005. Graduate of the American College of Greece, “Deree”, with B.Sc in Business Administration. He, also, attended a management course for a year in New York, U.S.A., at N.Y.U in collaboration with Harvard Business School.

Aggeliki Tsakalou

Gynecological Products Manager & Marketing Assistant

Angelika Tsakalou is the Manager of Gynecological Products. She is a graduate of the American College of Greece, “Deree”, with B.Sc in Business Administration.

Xenia Botsiou

Administration Manager

Xenia Botsiou, KITE Hellas Administration Manager, she is a graduate of the American College of Greece, “Deree” with B.Sc in Business Administration.