Founder and Chairman
Dimitris Maris is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors of 24MEDIA Group, Greece's leading and fastest-growing digital publishing group. He has studied architectural engineering in the U.S.A and for more than 10 years he is an entrepreneur and investor in the fields of media, new media and new technologies. He is a genuine pursuer of international partnerships in Greece with global players such as Huffington Post, NBA, etc. He is also the President of the Greek Online Publishers Association.
Stavros Drakoularakos is the CEO of the 24MEDIA Group. He is a senior management executive with 10 years of experience in editorial strategy, content creation, mobile, digital marketing, e-commerce, and global partnerships in highly challenging and multicultural environments. He is the driving force behind the corporate strategy of the company, achieving the growth of 24MEDIA from a single site in 2006 into the no1 digital publisher in Greece today. Within 24MEDIA he has in the past held the positions of Deputy CEO, Director of Digital Content & Operations, General Manager and Editor in Chief. Stavros holds a BA Degree (Hons) in Business Studies from the University of Hertfordshire and a Masters in Management, specializing in technology and innovation from the Durham Business School. Stavros is passionate about writing and running.
Pola is the Finance Director of the 24MEDIA Group since 2008. She has also been actively involved in accounting, legal, business planning, project management and product release planning within the company. She has gained a significant amount of international professional experience working formerly for Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. as Director of Product Management for ISS’s Corporate Product Solutions (Maryland, USA); for the Claims Resolution Tribunal as Project Manager for claims processing and operations (Zurich, Switzerland); for Thomson Financial as Director of Product Management for TF’s Research Products Solutions (New York, Boston, & Maryland, USA, and London, UK). She holds an MBA from the Kogod School of Business, a JD from the Washington College of Law, and a Bachelor Degree in Economics from the Seton Hall University.
Director of Content & PRODUCTS
Manos Mihalos is the Director of Content of 24MEDIA Group. He is in charge of all aspects of content creation, development and distribution for all 24MEDIA brands. He is also responsible for designing and implementing content marketing activities. A member of the 24MEDIA management team since 2011, Manos is also a distinguished columnist for Sport24.gr since 2005. He has an extensive experience in print media and has worked as an editor and chief editor for some of the most successful magazines, such as Nitro, Downtown, Esquire. In addition, he has frequently contributed to sports newspapers, sports radio and other national print media properties. Manos has also been a member of the Press team of the 2004 Olympic Games, working for the Organizing Committee of the Games between 2002 and 2004. He read International Studies at the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences.