Prodromos Papavasileiou, MBA, Dipl.Eng.

Prodromos Papavasileiou

Managing Partner HRE

Organizational Effectiveness and Changing Culture Advisor and Coach,

 

BUSINESS PROFILE

Prodromos has had a remarkable knowledge and experience for over 30 years covering leading and demanding managerial positions with great success.  General Manager, Human Resources Manager, Director of Education and CSR for Titan Cement Group for 25+ years.

Over the last 10 years he has been Managing Partner of HRE and has a key role in effective organizational and functional design for companies with lasting results.

He supports, trains and coaches with exceptional commitment, visionary and authentic entrepreneurs and leaders, to have a positive impact in the world.

He contributes to issues such as company's strategy alignment , development and communication of vision and values, people' s involvement and engagement, talent retention.

He is an associate trainer and e-learning programs author of “National Kapodistrian University of Athens”   under the titles “Business Responsibility in Practice” and "The profession of Recruiter"

He is an associate trainer of  “National Centre and School for Public Administration and Local Government”, (N.C.P.A.L.G.) Institute of education, (Ε.Κ.Δ.Δ.Α).

Consultant and trainer of CSR –Hellas

Areas of expertise: Leadership, Management of Change, Corporate Culture, Manufacturing cost improvement and process optimization, Lean organization, Environmental Management & stakeholders communication, Health and Safety, Crisis Management, Labor Unions Management, Talent Management, Knowledge Management.

Volunteering: Co-founder of The Rebounders”: “Re-invent yourself in the job market” a voluntary initiative for supporting executives who face employment challenges (+300 volunteers). Initiator of an innovative project "Monstiraki - the open village" in the tourism sector.

My Professional Experience Story

I started my career as a maintenance manager. I was responsible for the maintenance of the electrical equipment of the Patras’plant of TITAN Cement Company and new technology projects. My most important achievement was the high utilization of equipment and the successful implementation of PLC (Programmable Logic Controllers) technology in distributed automation systems.  Additionally I was the Safety manager of the plant with the mission to convince the employees to work safely and effectively.

I moved to production and adapted myself to a new environment with new targets and processes. Coordinating people and equipment targeting cost, quality and safety improvement. Personally, I had the opportunity to experience and  practice the concept of Total Quality Management. One of my key targets was the radical optimization of safety in production department.

I was promoted to the leading position of plant director with the mission of present and future profitability and customers’ and other stakeholders’ satisfaction. The experience in directing three cement plants (Patras,Kamari, Elefsina) with challenging goals in an effective and safe way, was unique.

The expansion of TITAN the last 15 years was rapid and the need of well trained engineers was very high. Next I was offered the position of HR director and I had the responsibility to attract, develop, and train young managers, according to the vision and the values of TITAN. One of my achievements was to initiate the creation of company’s university together with safety culture development.

Date Job Title Objectives / Key Achievements
2008 - today Business Consultant HR management, Coaching, Safety, Training, Internal growth.
2003 – 2008 HR Director Stream-line processes, developing new managers, create the TITAN University. Cooperating with Health and Safety manager in order to develop safety culture in organization. /Attracted talented people, charted career paths, establishment of technical training and Knowledge management, initiated the creation of TITAN University and safety culture development
2000 - 2003 Plant Director (Kamari and Elefsis plants). Overcome R. Materials shortfall, reduce cost, / Acquisition of new quarrying licences and extension of existing. Use of alternative fuels and change of fuel mix, reduced variable product cost by 11%.
1995 - 2000 Plant Director (Patras Plant) Increase productivity, reduce cost, manage social relations. Personnel restructuring decreased headcount by 17%; Win-Win relation achieved with neighbouring communities; production of the special cement for the Rion –Antirion Bridge.
1992 – 1995 Deputy Plant Director (Kamari Plant) Minimize invested capital / Reduction of spare parts inventory.
1986 – 1992 Production Manager (Patras Plant) Production process optimization / Completed successfully, in cooperation with HOLCIM (leader of global cement industry). Great improvement in safety performance. Exporting products in Europe / Certify Products and processes according to BSI (British Standards Institute).
1979 - 1986 Maintenance Manager (electrical) and Plant Safety manager (Patras Plant) Increase efficiency. Lead the health and safety activities of entire plant, train the work force in safety procedures and implement the HS system of the company in Patras Plant/ Installed and used successfully the new technology and adapted the personnel. Improve health and safety.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Master in Business Administration, ALBA Graduate Business School 1994-1995, Athens,

Electrical Engineering, University of Patras-Engineering Department 1971-1976, Patras

Postgraduate Diploma in Managing People Effectively, Cranfield  University, 1985 UK

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS - MEMBERSHIPS

  • Certified “Knowledge Management” by International Knowledge Management Institute, CKMO 1226/2008”
  • Certified Coach by HRE
  • Certified Trainer from National Center for Public Administration & Local Government,  (Ε.Κ.Δ.Δ.Α) 180 hours in total
  • Certified e- learning Trainer. “Training the trainer “ from National Center for Public Administration & Local Government,  (Ε.Κ.Δ.Δ.Α)
  • Associate Trainer and Author of two e-learning programs at Athens Kapodistrian University “Business Responsibility in Practice” and "The profession of Recruiter"
  • Consultant trainer of CSR –Hellas
  • Leader of the Greek NGO F.A.O.S. in order to promote children’s safety in Greek schools.  For their activities they were honored and awarded by United Nations (Global Compact pledge) as a best practice in Europe.
  • Vice President of Federation of Industries in Peloponnesus and W. Greece (SVPDE)
  • Member of Special committee for key national employment issues of Hellenic Federation Enterprises (SEV).   
  • Vice President of Pension Fund of Cement Producers Employees (TEAPET) and leading negotiations of Greek cement companies with employees’ unions.

Blogging:

Rebounders at work life

Languages: Greek (native), English (fluent) and French (competent)

Interests/ Personal data

Social and Political Responsibility, Culture and Education. Keen on mountain skiing and cycling. Married, 4 children, born in Thessalonica, grew up and live in Athens.

 

Human Resources Expertise

11, Olympionikon St.

Kryoneri Attikis 145 68

Athens - Greece

Contact us: info@hre.gr or +30 210 81 60 255