Global Programme Manager, Mc Vitie's at pladis Global
Avgoustinos Galiassos came to the UK in 2003 to pursue his Master’s Degree in Supply Chain Management at Warwick University. From the very beginning he committed himself to the Greek Community while at the same time holding positions of high responsibility within multinational Companies such as Coca-Cola, Bloomberg and more recently with British Biscuits at McVities as a Global Programme Manager.
Avgoustinos is the founder of the largest Greek Facebook Group in the world – Ellines sto Londino / Greeks in London – with more than 39,000 members where thousands of Greeks in UK interact daily. He also hosts a weekly radio show on London Greek Radio with over 45,000 views per month.
Avgoustinos’ greatest passion is music. He is a founding member and Dj of the Hellenic Nights team that has been organising weekly Greek events and concerts in London since 2005. You will find him behind all major Greek events in London, such as the Hellenic Initiative Charity Annual Ball at the Dorchester Hotel, the Oinoussian Ball at the Savoy Hotel, the Annual Ball of the Hellenic Engineers at the Grosvenor House Hotel , the Ball of Greek Bankers and many other prestigious Greek events and venues.
Further to his London residencies Avgoustinos regularly visits Monaco, Monte Carlo where he plays music at the Monaco Yacht Club and Hotel Hermitage as well as Island Club, Zonars and Salon de Bricolage in Athens.
Having spent his time within the Greek Community since his early days in London, he soon realised how vitally important it was to connect Greek businesses with Greek residents and vice versa for the common good.
His vision came to fruition and materialised through the creation of The ‘GreekList’. The goal of the ‘GreekList’ is to directly connect all Greek Businesses, Individuals and Professionals that are active in the UK, with the Greek community who visit or reside in the UK.