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. Dimitris is a genuine pursuer of international partnerships in Greece with global players such as Huffington Post, NBA, Euroleague, Dailymotion.
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 Group Business Development
Eleni Chatzimitsou holds a BSc in Business Administration and an MSc in Sports Management from the University of Northumbria (Newcastle, UK). She has been involved with Online Media and Digital Advertising since 2005, from Client Service and Project Management to Media planning, Advertising Co-ordination, Sales Team Management, Business Strategy and Commercial & New Business development. From 2007 within 24MEDIA, Eleni has overseen the growth in media sales revenues, focusing on Sales Strategy Planning, Campaign Monitoring & Controlling, Key Clientele Expansion, Partnerships with major advertising & media networks, new business and products development and projects supervising. Prior to 24MEDIA, she has worked as a Senior Account Manager for Inkam Ltd. and as a Project Manager for Sportnet.gr. She has also served as a Rowing Staff Supervisor during the ATHENS 2004 Olympic Games, managing a team of 208 employees and volunteers. Until the age of 21, she was a professional rowing athlete winning the 2nd and the 3rd position in PanHellenic leagues and many medals in club races.
Director of Digital Content
Manos Mihalos is the Content Director 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.
Head of Audience Development
Dimitris is the Head of Audience Development for 24MEDIA Group, responsible for nurturing engaged communities, moderating social media, training of the editorial teams, as well as online and social media advertising. Dimitris is managing all 24MEDIA Social Media Channels and Applications (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest etc.) In addition, he is handling Google Adwords, Adsense, Analytics and various digital campaign tools. A member of the 24MEDIA team since 2006, Dimitris has held in the past the positions of Marketing Manager and Account Manager. Prior to 24MEDIA he has worked for Origina Ltd., Neo Katoikein and Explorer World Wide Research. He holds a BA (Hons) in Marketing with Information Systems from the University of Hertfordshire and a MSc in Marketing from the University of Leicester.
Director of Technology
Miltos Efentakis is an 24MEDIA's lead Project Manager in all publishing projects. He has been providing project management and technical know-how to 24MEDIA since 2006. He is responsible for project management of 24MEDIA brands, and has been involved in every aspect of content management such as the re-launching of the Group's properties and the launch of new websites, mobile sites and apps as well as various services. An economics graduate of the University of Staffordshire, Mr. Efentakis earned his Master degree in Economics at the University of Essex, and studied for his PhD in Financial Risk Management at Durham University. He held various teaching positions at the Universities of Essex and Durham in both undergraduate and postgraduate level and he has two academic publications in the field of Value-at-Risk Measurement and Management.