Panos Martinis appointed as CEO; Antonis Kyriazis as Executive Chairman
SOFTONE Group, a member of the Olympia Group of companies, announced today it is strengthening its leadership team with the appointment of Panos Martinis as Chief Executive Officer. Antonis Kiriazis, who had previously held the position of CEO, transitions to Executive Chair of the SOFTONE Board where he will continue to contribute to the strategic planning of the Group.
SOFTONE’s CEO Panos Martinis is one of the most experienced executives in the software technology sector, having previously worked for several years at UPSTREAM as Chief Financial Officer with additional responsibilities in Strategic Partnership Management and Human Resources Management. During his tenure at the company, he substantially contributed to the establishment of UPSTREAM into one of the most successful digital commerce and marketing software companies in the world. Panos Martinis has also held senior positions in technology and consulting firms in Greece and the United States, such as Dell and Deloitte. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s degree in Economics from the London School of Economics.
SOFTONE’s Executive Chairman Antonis Kiriazis stated: “The addition of executives of the caliber of Panos Martinis, will help SOFTONE Group accelerate the implementation of its long-term strategy. Panos and I share the same values, principles and objectives. I am positive that by joining forces, we will undertake initiatives that will fundamentally redefine the business software industry standards.
SOFTONE’s new CEO, Panos Martinis, commented: “I feel very honored and excited to take on the position of CEO at SOFTONE Group. The company is one of the least advertised technology related success stories in Greece and abroad. Product innovation, solid commercial execution, extremely talented executives and a committed partners network, are the foundations that make SOFTONE Group a strategic choice for any company that is looking to embark on its digital transformation journey.”