Konstantinos Konstantinopoulos joined Coffee Island in 2010 and since 2013, he has led the company as Chief Executive Officer. During this time, significant developments led to increasing the network and expanding to new markets. Coffee Island became the 7th biggest Coffee Chain in Europe and were selected as a National Champion, representing Greece for three consecutive years in the European Business Awards (2014, 2015, 2016) as ‘Growth Strategy of the Year’. For its commitment to coffee excellence, Coffee Island was awarded as the Best Coffee Chain in Southern Europe for 2016 and 2018 in the European Coffee Awards.
Konstantinos holds a PHD in Economics and a Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering & Management , having a background in Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics.
Working in the coffee industry he holds the SCA (Speciality Coffee Association) Coffee Diploma, he is an Authorised SCA Trainer and he is certified as a National Judge. He travels to farms around the world, setting up the company’ s direct trade program introducing the “Coffee Island’ s Microfarm Project” pushing the speciality coffee scene. Konstantinos won the Coffee Excellence Award as the Young Entrepreneur for the year 2015 from the SCA of Europe for his valuable contribution to the industry. He is the President of the Greek Franchise Federation since 2017, and member of the Board in the SCA based in California since 2016.