MANTIS GROUP

With its dynamic presence in the Greek market since 1974, the Mantis Group, with the companies of Mantis Trading SA, Fortis Trading SA and Attraction SA, leads the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCGs) industry in Greece and is one of the top distributors of refreshments, alcoholic beverages and consumer products. For more than 4 decades, the Mantis Group has maintained strong partnerships with global suppliers, while constantly evolving through strategic investments and collaborations in various sectors and industries of the economy. The Group aspires to stand out and succeed by providing its partners with a vast and comprehensive range of services, from brand & product management and sales, to the management & distribution of products and consumer & trade marketing.

The name Mantis is synonymous with reliability and business excellence, as we are trusted by global giants such as Red Bull GmbH, Energizer Holdings Inc and Mars, with whom we maintain exclusive and multi-year partnerships. The Group’s portfolio boasts internationally recognised and highly regarded brands, including: Red Bull, Malamatina, AQUA Carpatica, Energizer, Wilkinson, Hawaiian Tropic, M&Ms, Twix, Snickers, Mars, Bounty, Uncle Ben΄s, Pedigree, Whiskas and others. The Mantis Group represents specific brands exclusively in Greece (Mars brands only for the Impulse Buying and Small Retail channels), while representing Energizer, Wilkinson & Hawaiian Tropic in Cyprus as well, ensuring their effective distribution throughout its extensive network.

Through the Mantis Healthcare division, the Group is active in the medical equipment sector, with brands including Samsung and JVC, while offering personal protection and hygiene products such as masks and antiseptics. At the same time, by accurately interpreting professional and consumer needs during a particularly critical period regarding health, the Group has invested in a modern and integrated system of machines and consumables of the latest technology for cleaning and disinfection, Steriexpert, also creating its first e-shop, www.steriexpert.gr.

A history dating back half a century

OUR HISTORY

Since the 1970s, the Mantis Group of Companies has stood out in the Greek market with many important partnerships and strategic investments.

Our vision for the future is driven by our values

Our Values

Through teamwork, respect, integrity, initiative and responsibility, we do our best to meet everyday needs and desires. Our priority is to constantly create added value for our consumers, our partners, our suppliers and our people.

 

Our Vision

Our vision is to become the undisputed leader and the first choice for the distribution of FMCG products in all national channels. Driven by our values and passion for our work, our vehicle is one of innovation, technology and business excellence. Always keeping our people at our core, we continuously expand our services and portfolio through strategically selected partnerships.

Our objective is to achieve sustainable growth by continuously expanding our activities into new business sectors, providing the best brands in every category in order to meet even more needs and to satisfy even more of the desires of each consumer and customer, as well as those of our partners.

Our Vision

Our vision is to become the undisputed leader and the first choice for the distribution of FMCG products in all national channels. Driven by our values and passion for our work, our vehicle is one of innovation, technology and business excellence. Always keeping our people at our core, we continuously expand our services and portfolio through strategically selected partnerships.

Our objective is to achieve sustainable growth by continuously expanding our activities into new business sectors, providing the best brands in every category in order to meet even more needs and to satisfy even more of the desires of each consumer and customer, as well as those of our partners.

People behind success

OUR TEAM

For Mantis Group, its biggest asset is its people, who with their dedication, passion and experience is its greatest success. More than 150 employees of Mantis Group share the same passion for growth and development. Also, the desire to offer solutions to consumers, customers and partners, through the products and services they provide.

Management Team

Charalampos Crommidas

President

Alexandros Crommidas

CEO

Antonios Kelesis

Board Member

Alexandra Simou

Financial Management Consultant

Executives

Fotis Mikes

Director of Sales, National

Aristea Papathanassiou

Director of Operations

Georgios Grigoropoulos

Director of Financial Planning & Analysis

Spyros Dinos

CFO

Ioannis Balakas

Sales Manager, Impulse Channel

Chrysanthi Argyropoulou

Group Brand Director

Nikos Mariolis

Director of Human Resources

Stavros Karelos

Director of IT & Systems

Evmorfia Kandia

Chief Accountant

Charalampos Crommidas

Charalampos Crommidas

President

Charalampos is a co-founder and President of Mantis since 1997. He has significant 35 year-long experience in operations planning and management, as well as product commercialization. He studied Economics at the University of Macedonia and holds a M.Sc. in Information Systems from the European University in Brussels. He has been involved in the launch and the establishment of many consumer brands in the Greek market.

Alexandros Crommidas

Alexandros Crommidas

CEO

Alexandros is a co-founder and CEO of Mantis since 1997. He has significant, 30 year long, experience in commercializing and establishing consumer brands. He launched and drove to leading positions famous products such as Ursus, Red Bull, Energizer, Wilkinson Sword, Hawaiian Tropic, and several products of Mars Hellas. He studied Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH).

Antonios Kelesis

Antonios Kelesis

Board Member

Antonios overseas the company transformation processes in the areas of operations, sales, supply chain, and distribution channels. He has significant expertise in strategy, business development and sales. Over a 30 year long career, he led the launches and commercialization of many different products. He held senior sales positions at Johnson & Johnson and Diageo and was General Manager Mantis. He studied Business Administration at the University of Macedonia.

Alexandra Simou

Alexandra Simou

Financial Management Consultant

Alexandra Simou holds the position of Financial Management Consultant at Mantis Group. She is responsible for Financial, Accounting, Planning & Controlling issues. During her career, with over 30 years of experience, she has held senior positions in finance, auditing and accounting management at international companies such as Hilti Hellas SA, American Express TRS, Mercedes Benz Hellas SA & Wind Hellas SA.

She is a graduate of the Athens University of Economics and Business and she holds a B.Sc. degree in Accounting, Business Administration & Finance, while she is Certified in Accounting & Taxation.

Fotis Mikes

Fotis Mikes

Director of Sales, National

Fotis has over 20 years of experience in the field of FMCG. Prior to joining the group in 2014, he served in various sales positions at Energizer Ηoldings. He studied Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Athens and holds an MSc in European Political Economy from the University of Hull and an MBA from the Greek Open University.

Aristea Papathanassiou

Aristea Papathanassiou

Director of Operations

Aristea, has been Director of Operations since 2016. She is responsible and oversees customer service, supply chain, demand planning, logistics, and credit control departments. She began her career at customer service and gradually has been taking extra responsibilities in the aforementioned areas. Over 20 years of tenure, she has undertaken multiple and important strategic and business development projects and has acquired comprehensive knowledge of the business. She studied programming and analysis.

Georgios Grigoropoulos

Georgios Grigoropoulos

Διευθυντής Οικονομικού Σχεδιασμού & Ανάλυσης

Giorgos is responsible for financial planning and analysis of Mantis Group. Using his experience in auditing and accounting / financial management at PwC, he has been dedicated to analyzing and evaluating the financial performance of large FMCG companies. He studied Accounting and Finance at the Athens University of Economics and Business while holding an international MBA from the same university.

Spyros Dinos

Spyros Dinos

CFO

Spyros has been Head of Financial Services (CFO since June 2020) of Mantis Group. Spyros was responsible for financial planning and analysis. He has extensive experience in economic appraisal. In the past, he held management positions and supervised the accounting department in a large national retail chain. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Department of Economics of the University of Piraeus and post-graduate specialization diplomas in Budgeting and Reporting from the University of Athens.

Ioannis Balakas

Ioannis Balakas

Sales Manager, Impulse Channel

Ioannis, has over 35 years of experience in sales. He worked in the field of insurance for 5 years in Interamerican. For 25 years, he held senior sales positions in the multinational B / S / H / Bosch & Siemens home appliances. Ioannis has in-depth knowledge of the electrical appliance industry and experience in developing new businesses, creating new markets, strategic planning, customer relationship management, contract negotiation, budgeting and forecasting. He studied Business Administration at the Athens University of Economics and Business.

Chrysanthi Argyropoulou

Chrysanthi Argyropoulou

Group Brand Director

Chrysanthi is responsible for developing and implementing marketing and launch strategies for the different brands of the group. She has significant experience in marketing by running successful product communications campaigns for multinational companies such as Sarantis SA and Franke Hellas SA.. She holds a M.Sc. from Manchester Business School, specializing in International Business and Management and a B.Sc. in Economics from Piraeus University.

Nikos Mariolis

Nikos Mariolis

Director of Human Resources

Nikos joined the group as a human resources director in 2017. He began his professional career in the mid-90s in Elgeka and after taking several positions in the customer service and logistics department he was appointed as compensation and benefits manager. During the course of the past 15 years, he held several senior human resources positions in large Greek companies such Elgeka, Vitex-Hermes and the Yannidis Group. He holds a Masters Degree in Human Resources from EADE.

Stavros Karelos

Stavros Karelos

Director of IT & Systems

Stavros, has been Director of IT & Systems of the Group since 2015. For over 20 years, he held senior positions in IT departments of multinational companies in the financial and energy sectors. Stavros has significant experience in IT systems and specializes in ERP and business intelligence systems. He has studied Computer Science in England and holds a M.Sc. in Information Systems Management from Middlesex University in London.

Evmorfia Kandia

Chief Accountant

Evmorfia holds a Bachelor of Business Administration as well as a M.Sc. in Financial Analysis from the University of Piraeus. Evmorfia has over twenty years of experience in accounting departments of leading multinational companies with experience in managing daily processes as well as in matters of advanced financial analysis.

As an executive with certified expertise and formal training in both Greek and the International Accounting Standards Evmorfia has dealt with issues Tax, Budget and Cash Flow Control, with Management and Development Processes, Optimization Accounting Procedures, as well as with legal compliance issues.

Finally, she has shown exceptional efficiency in the management of Accounting staff as well as in the promotion of their professional development.

Management Team

Charalampos Crommidas

President

Charalampos Crommidas

Charalampos Crommidas

President

Charalampos is a co-founder and President of Mantis since 1997. He has significant 35 year-long experience in operations planning and management, as well as product commercialization. He studied Economics at the University of Macedonia and holds a M.Sc. in Information Systems from the European University in Brussels. He has been involved in the launch and the establishment of many consumer brands in the Greek market.

Alexandros Crommidas

CEO

Alexandros Crommidas

Alexandros Crommidas

CEO

Alexandros is a co-founder and CEO of Mantis since 1997. He has significant, 30 year long, experience in commercializing and establishing consumer brands. He launched and drove to leading positions famous products such as Ursus, Red Bull, Energizer, Wilkinson Sword, Hawaiian Tropic, and several products of Mars Hellas. He studied Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH).

Antonios Kelesis

Board Member

Antonios Kelesis

Antonios Kelesis

Board Member

Antonios overseas the company transformation processes in the areas of operations, sales, supply chain, and distribution channels. He has significant expertise in strategy, business development and sales. Over a 30 year long career, he led the launches and commercialization of many different products. He held senior sales positions at Johnson & Johnson and Diageo and was General Manager Mantis. He studied Business Administration at the University of Macedonia.

Alexandra Simou

Financial Management Consultant

Alexandra Simou

Alexandra Simou

Financial Management Consultant

Alexandra Simou holds the position of Financial Management Consultant at Mantis Group. She is responsible for Financial, Accounting, Planning & Controlling issues. During her career, with over 30 years of experience, she has held senior positions in finance, auditing and accounting management at international companies such as Hilti Hellas SA, American Express TRS, Mercedes Benz Hellas SA & Wind Hellas SA.

She is a graduate of the Athens University of Economics and Business and she holds a B.Sc. degree in Accounting, Business Administration & Finance, while she is Certified in Accounting & Taxation.

Executives

Fotis Mikes

Director of Sales, National

Fotis Mikes

Fotis Mikes

Director of Sales, National

Fotis has over 20 years of experience in the field of FMCG. Prior to joining the group in 2014, he served in various sales positions at Energizer Ηoldings. He studied Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Athens and holds an MSc in European Political Economy from the University of Hull and an MBA from the Greek Open University.

Aristea Papathanassiou

Director of Operations

Aristea Papathanassiou

Aristea Papathanassiou

Director of Operations

Aristea, has been Director of Operations since 2016. She is responsible and oversees customer service, supply chain, demand planning, logistics, and credit control departments. She began her career at customer service and gradually has been taking extra responsibilities in the aforementioned areas. Over 20 years of tenure, she has undertaken multiple and important strategic and business development projects and has acquired comprehensive knowledge of the business. She studied programming and analysis.

Georgios Grigoropoulos

Director of Financial Planning & Analysis

Georgios Grigoropoulos

Georgios Grigoropoulos

Διευθυντής Οικονομικού Σχεδιασμού & Ανάλυσης

Giorgos is responsible for financial planning and analysis of Mantis Group. Using his experience in auditing and accounting / financial management at PwC, he has been dedicated to analyzing and evaluating the financial performance of large FMCG companies. He studied Accounting and Finance at the Athens University of Economics and Business while holding an international MBA from the same university.

Spyros Dinos

CFO

Spyros Dinos

Spyros Dinos

CFO

Spyros has been Head of Financial Services (CFO since June 2020) of Mantis Group. Spyros was responsible for financial planning and analysis. He has extensive experience in economic appraisal. In the past, he held management positions and supervised the accounting department in a large national retail chain. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Department of Economics of the University of Piraeus and post-graduate specialization diplomas in Budgeting and Reporting from the University of Athens.

Ioannis Balakas

Sales Manager, Impulse Channel

Ioannis Balakas

Ioannis Balakas

Sales Manager, Impulse Channel

Ioannis, has over 35 years of experience in sales. He worked in the field of insurance for 5 years in Interamerican. For 25 years, he held senior sales positions in the multinational B / S / H / Bosch & Siemens home appliances. Ioannis has in-depth knowledge of the electrical appliance industry and experience in developing new businesses, creating new markets, strategic planning, customer relationship management, contract negotiation, budgeting and forecasting. He studied Business Administration at the Athens University of Economics and Business.

Chrysanthi Argyropoulou

Group Brand Director

Chrysanthi Argyropoulou

Chrysanthi Argyropoulou

Group Brand Director

Chrysanthi is responsible for developing and implementing marketing and launch strategies for the different brands of the group. She has significant experience in marketing by running successful product communications campaigns for multinational companies such as Sarantis SA and Franke Hellas SA.. She holds a M.Sc. from Manchester Business School, specializing in International Business and Management and a B.Sc. in Economics from Piraeus University.

Nikos Mariolis

Director of Human Resources

Nikos Mariolis

Nikos Mariolis

Director of Human Resources

Nikos joined the group as a human resources director in 2017. He began his professional career in the mid-90s in Elgeka and after taking several positions in the customer service and logistics department he was appointed as compensation and benefits manager. During the course of the past 15 years, he held several senior human resources positions in large Greek companies such Elgeka, Vitex-Hermes and the Yannidis Group. He holds a Masters Degree in Human Resources from EADE.

Stavros Karelos

Director of IT & Systems

Stavros Karelos

Stavros Karelos

Director of IT & Systems

Stavros, has been Director of IT & Systems of the Group since 2015. For over 20 years, he held senior positions in IT departments of multinational companies in the financial and energy sectors. Stavros has significant experience in IT systems and specializes in ERP and business intelligence systems. He has studied Computer Science in England and holds a M.Sc. in Information Systems Management from Middlesex University in London.

Evmorfia Kandia

Chief Accountant

Evmorfia Kandia

Chief Accountant

Evmorfia holds a Bachelor of Business Administration as well as a M.Sc. in Financial Analysis from the University of Piraeus. Evmorfia has over twenty years of experience in accounting departments of leading multinational companies with experience in managing daily processes as well as in matters of advanced financial analysis.

As an executive with certified expertise and formal training in both Greek and the International Accounting Standards Evmorfia has dealt with issues Tax, Budget and Cash Flow Control, with Management and Development Processes, Optimization Accounting Procedures, as well as with legal compliance issues.

Finally, she has shown exceptional efficiency in the management of Accounting staff as well as in the promotion of their professional development.

Privately owned facilities

FACILITIES

The Mantis Group of Companies is housed in modern, privately owned facilities covering an area of 14,500 m² in Aspropyrgos, Attica. Its 3 floors house the following departments: Operations, Marketing, Sales, IT, Finance, HR and the Management of the company, with the potential to expand depending on the evolving needs of the Group.

With over 150 employees, the Group ensures an ideal working environment for the people on its team, so they feel productive in a modern space.

The complex includes 2 warehouses, which can store a total of 8,700 pallets of various shapes, and ample parking for employees, visitors and management of the Group’s logistics.

Strong performance, Steady growth

Take a look at our financial results here

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