Dr. Zairis Antonis


Antonis Zairis was born in Piraeus. He studied Political Sciences and did postgraduate studies (MBA) in Business Administration. 

His doctoral dissertation was on Consumer Behavior, specializing in Retail Trade. He has served for 32 years as Managing Director of Sales and Marketing and General Manager in various Multinational Companies and Large Greek Enterprises.

From 2005 to June 2012 he served as General Manager of the Hellenic Retail Business Association (SELPE). From July 2012 to November 2013, he served as General Manager of the Department for International Development Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He also served as Deputy National Representative at the UN Intergovernmental Expert Committee on Sustainable Development. Today is Assist. Professor at Neapolis University, Pafos as well as Associate Vice President of the Board of Directors of SELPE.  He is a member of the American Economists Association (AEA), the British Institute of Management (BIM), the Goethe University of Economics (CFS), the Company of Senior Managers (ESSE), the Greek Academy of Marketing (EAM) and the Association of European Journalists.

He has participated in many international conferences and has several academic publications with the judges system. He has also given interviews to well-known Greek and foreign newspapers. Among other things, he is the author of books: “What Development? “,” Total Business Success “, 2009 by the publishers Ath. Stamoulis (in collaboration with G. Stamatis), “The role of the leader in the modern business”, “How to make successful sales” and “Sales Practice”, 2005 by Modern publishing, “Discovering the wheel – In Search of a New Politics “, 2005 by Dardanos (in collaboration with G. Stamatis) and” For a New Democratic Model “, 2010 by Critics.