Ioannis Xifaras

Founder & Managing Partner of Critical Solutions and Managing Director in BM&T Hellas based in Athens. Critical solutions and BM&T founded BM&T Hellas to address the non-Performing loan market in Greece in early 2017.

Mr Xifaras (MBA) spent much of his earlier career based in Germany and working across Europe and Asia in the retail and wholesale industry with companies including Praktiker and Makro. He has been a Deputy CEO, a main Board Director, a Commercial Director, a Buying Director and a Sales Director. With this background he has a breadth and depth of all aspects of commercial management which is particularly appropriate in the current market conditions in Greece. Following his time in Germany he returned to Greece to establish Critical Solutions as a business advisory, performance improvement and turnaround company. He has assembled a team with financial and operational skills to which he applies his knowledge of Western European management practices. He is fluent in English and German and is a native Greek speaker.

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